Do you love Mexican food? El Charrito in Monterey has been serving up authentic, delicious eats for every meal for residents of the Monterey area for years. We pride ourselves in offering authentic flavors made with passion and high-quality ingredients. But, why choose us over all the other delicious options that the Monterey area provides?

Eat Here For Any Meal

Do you love Mexican food as much as we do? We love it so much that we offer options for every meal of the day. From delicious breakfast burritos served with beans and salsa on the side to burritos, tortas, and plate options for the lunch and dinner time, as well as taquitos, tamales, and chips and salsa. We have a little something for every Mexican food lover.


We are a family-owned business, meaning we aren’t just another franchise that pays tribute to our mother company off in some other state. Our Mexican restaurant in Salinas is a labor of love and of dedication to serving delicious food for affordable prices all day long. We have been doing this for over 30 years and do not see an end anytime soon. Our patrons travel from all over the Bay area to enjoy the taste of traditional Mexican cuisine made from family recipes that you won’t find anywhere else.

Order Online

Love our food, but can’t stay? No problem! You can order El Charrito’s fabulous Mexican food to-go. We understand that you are busy and sometimes can’t stay and so we have provided our ordering online option. Simply visit our website, click the button that says “Order Online,” and we will have your food ready in no time.

We Offer Catering

Have you ever fallen in love with a restaurant’s food and wished you could share your love of this particular restaurant at your next big event only to find that they don’t offer catering? Say goodbye to these woes. We offer catering for your next big event at affordable prices and provide a variety of options to fit your needs. Visit our website here to learn more about our catering services!

We Are Open Everyday

Have you ever fallen in love with a restaurant and found that they have abandoned you—well, not exactly—they are closed on the day you wish to visit their restaurant. We have all been there, and never wish to do that to our patrons. We are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday except Sunday when we close at 5:00 pm. We may not be open late, but we can assure you that we will be open everyday so you never have to be without delicious traditional Mexican cuisine.

Our Food is Simple, But Made With Love

Most importantly our food is simple but made with a love of the ingredients themselves and the flavors that they create. We believe in offering Mexican food that is simple, but has complex flavors, which are not found at many other fast food-type Mexican food joints. As we said before, we aren’t just another Mexican restaurant. We are a local establishment that offers Mexican food that you can afford to love. Visit our website to learn more about our food and visit us today!