Authentic Mexican Restaurant MontereyAre you traveling south of border any time soon? We hope so! Traditional Mexican cuisine is a food you need to try at least once in your lifetime, and if you end up liking it, you’re in luck because you can enjoy your favorite dishes closeby in our authentic Mexican restaurant, El Charrito. However, if you’re traveling down to Mexico anytime soon, it’s prevalent that you know what the top 10 foods to try in Mexico are.

Top Authentic Mexican Dishes To Try in Mexico


If you love Mexican breakfast dishes, you’ll love Chilaquiles. This dish features mouth-watering fried corn tortillas which are cut into quarters. They are then topped with red and green salsa (somewhat spicy) along with scrambled or fried eggs alongside pulled chicken. Enjoy this dish with a bit of sour cream and cheese next to a serving of a healthy dose of refried beans, or frijoles refritos.


Did you know that according to anthropologists, this historic dish was once used in ritual sacrifices? Although pre-historic, Pozole is a soup collaboration which includes pork, chicken, hominy corn and herbs and spices. To prepare it correctly, it is stewed for hours upon hours, often overnight. When it is finished brewing, it is served with chili, lime, radish, onion and lettuce.

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There are plenty more traditional Mexican food dishes that we can’t wait to share with you. If you’re searching for a restaurant that has it all, stop by El Charrito in Monterey. If you have any questions about the traditional dishes we just mentioned, feel free to give us a call.

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