Hello and welcome back to the El Charrito blog! Lately, we have been talking about all things Mexican food on the blog. From the health benefits of Mexican food to the difference between authentic and americanized taquitos to the low down on tequila, we have been talking a lot about our favorite foods and drinks. Be sure to check out our latest blog posts to learn more about the food that we love and serve at our authentic Mexican restaurant in Monterey.

El Charrito’s latest news, however, is being named best burrito by Monterey County Weekly! We are truly honored to be recognized and are excited that we are quenching the taste buds and filling the hearts of those in the Monterey area with our tasty, flavorful burritos. Here is what they said about us:

“Don’t let the long lines scare you. The earthlings at El Charrito have speedy service down pat. And once you get to the front of that line, you’ll be in position to order the best burrito around: Not too big, not too small, a super-soft, house-made flour tortilla wraps around tender meat and veggies (beef, pork, chicken, peppers, onions and more), fluffy rice, succulent beans and all the salsa, cabbage, cheese and crema you want. The end bite, where the juices have dripped into the folds of the tortilla? It’s so otherworldly it will make you believe that life exists elsewhere.”

If you haven’t yet been into our authentic Mexican restaurant, you are missing out and our friends at Monterey County Weekly would agree. We would love to have you visit us and treat you with some delicious eats. Here is what you can expect when you stop by.

Start the Day With a Breakfast Burrito

If you are a burrito fanatic, you will be pleased to know that you can eat one of these little packages of heaven for not only lunch and dinner, but also for breakfast, too. We serve:

  • Huevos Con Chile
  • Huevo Con Chorizo y Pap
  • Huevo Jamón y Papas
  • Huevo Con Tocino
  • Huevo Con Nopales

Start the day off right with on of our delicious and filling burritos served with beans and your choice of salsa for only $3.19.

Enjoy All the Flavors South of the Border with El Charrito’s Burritos

Nothing is better than taking a break from the day with a burrito or ending the day on a high note with all the flavors wrapped in a burrito. We serve:

  • Chile Verde
  • Chicharron
  • Chile Colorado
  • Carnitas
  • Pollo Guisado
  • Lengua
  • Costillas
  • Carne Asada
  • Chile Relleno
  • Al Pastor
  • Bistec Ranchero
  • Bean & Cheese

With each burrito, we serve rice, beans, and a choice of salsa for only $3.19! If you aren’t in the mood for a burrito, but still want all the fixings, get a Torta served on French bread with avocado, crema, melted jack cheese, tomatoes, onions, and pickled jalapenos. Or, get a plate served with twice the meat, rice, beans, your choice of salsa, and two house-made tortillas. Our house-made salsas are always fresh, flavorful, and packed with heat!



Make It a Meal

In addition to our flavorful cravable burritos, we also offer tamales, chips with salsa or guacamole, taquitos, and refreshing aguas frescas such as Jamaica, Horchata, and Limon. Nothing is better than enjoying some chips and salsa, eating a flavorful delicious burritos, and finishing it off with a refreshing sip of an ice cold aguas fresca. All of us at El Charrito would love to be your Mexican food fix when you are craving authentic south of the border flavors.

Some of the best things in life are made even better when they are shared. When you come in to see us, be sure to bring a friend or two! We offer catering services as well! We would love to fill your stomachs, delight your taste buds with soul food that you can’t find anywhere else. Thank you again to those at Monterey County Weekly and we hope you come into El Charrito in Salinas to see what all the fuss is about soon.