1. Tortilla Chips Turn Nearly 70 Years Old

    What would life be like without tortilla chips? It’s unsettling to imagine. Happy hour would certainly be different. Our favorite snacks of chips and salsa, chips and guacamole, and chips with queso might not even exist — insert the screaming emoji face! Life would definitely be less bright without these crispy, salty delights. Tortilla chips have been a part of the American diet for a long ti…Read More

  2. How Much Do You Know About Tortillas

    Tortillas have made their way into our hearts and our minds and aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon. From being a part of all of our favorite Mexican food dishes to being the base of Napoleon Dynamite’s favorite meal — “a dang quesadilla” — tortillas are a staple of our diets in Salinas and the Monterey area. If you are like most, you probably enjoy a tortilla with your meal or by itse…Read More

  3. Are You Salsaholic?

    Do you love salsa as much as we do? Do you have a salsa preference for each of your favorite Mexican food dishes? Whether you could school us on your salsa- knowledge, or you are just beginning your salsa obsession, today’s blog is dedicated to one of the staples of all of the best Mexican food. If you are craving mouthwatering eats, instead of searching “best Mexican food near me,” come vis…Read More

  4. Why is Mexican Food So Popular?

    It is rare that you meet someone who isn’t searching for “the best Mexican food near me” or who would turn up their nose at a fresh bowl of guacamole. It seems safe to say that everyone loves Mexican food. But why is it so popular? Why is it the food of choice for many happy hours, breakfasts of champions, and birthday dinners? Let’s unpack why Mexican food is so beloved by many in today…Read More

  5. Breakfast Burritos: A Love Affair

    Welcome back to the El Charrito blog! Today, on our blog we are talking about breakfast burritos. Because what’s not to love about these delicious little bundles of flavor that start your day with a mouthwatering bang? We honestly can’t think of a better way to greet the day and here’s why. If you’re hungry, don’t wait. Visit our Salinas authentic Mexican restaurant — offering Monterey…Read More

  6. 5 Reasons You Need to Come Into El Charrito

    We understand that in a place like Monterey, there are a lot of places you could eat. So, why eat at El Charrito? Today, we are going to give you five reasons why you should come eat with us. Salinas Institution for 30 Years El Charrito has been a Salinas institution for over 30 years. What began as a small grocery store of immigrants who refused to give up, soon turned into a restaurant specializ…Read More

  7. How Mexican Food Can Positively Impact Your Health

    Hello and welcome back to the El Charrito blog! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and are excited to begin a new year. With the coming of a new year, comes the setting of New Year’s resolutions and refocusing on goals. If you are like many, you are probably setting some health goals to detox from holiday food and drinks and to start getting ready for summer. You are may be thinking…Read More

  8. Feliz Navidad: 5 Mexican Traditions

    It’s finally the holiday season, and we at El Charrito are excited to  get ready to celebrate. Just like in the states, Christmas is a big deal in Mexico, too. Today, on the El Charrito blog, we are going to talk about what you need to know about Mexican Christmas traditions and food. Don’t forget to come on in to El Charrito the next time you are hungry! We offer the best mexican food in the…Read More

  9. Are Doritos Mexican Food?

    Welcome back to the El Charrito blog! If you love Mexican food, you may be a bit appalled at the above title of our blog. Your first response to the question posed may be a loud resounding “no, Doritos are not Mexican food.” However, you could be mistaken and here’s why.   “But Have You Had Dorilocos?” According to an article in the Washington Post, someone decided to take our favorite …Read More

  10. Dinner’s Favorite Finale

    Welcome back to the El Charrito blog! Our blog is your one-stop shop to learn everything about our favorite food — Mexican food. In our last post, we talked about guacamole and shared some fun facts about one of our favorite appetizers. We also recently talked about what makes Mexican food authentic. Today, we are going to discuss the subject of dessert and what sweets are the best finale to you…Read More