1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Why To Stop By Our Monterey Mexican Restaurant?

    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…Read More

  6. 8 Signs You Are Obsessed With Burritos

    At El Charrito, we get a lot of regular customers. Some come for our tamales, some for our taquitos, but many just can’t resist our delectable burritos. No matter the time of day, we always have burritos for our dedicated clientele, and some are more excited about it than others. In fact, we know that there are many folks who are downright obsessed with our delectable burritos. If you aren’t s…Read More

  7. The History of Tortillas

    If you are familiar with El Charrito burritos, you know one of the many reasons why our Mexican restaurant is so popular is our homemade tortillas. The warm, soft, and fresh taste of these tortillas compels people from all over California to come in and enjoy our authentic Mexican food. While you may know that tortillas are delicious, you may not realize that they actually have a long history that…Read More

  8. Latin Dishes Celebrities Love

    Who doesn’t love a classic, authentic dish of Mexican food placed in front of them? In Monterey at El Charrito, we understand what traditional, authentic and classic Mexican food really means, and it’s not a feature you can find at just any Mexican restaurant. At El Charrito, we take feedback seriously. We want to make sure our dishes are everything you have always wanted which is why we’re …Read More

  9. Health Benefits of Mexican Food – Part 2

    In our last blog we talked about the many health benefits of eating our amazing Mexican food (like we needed an excuse!), and here is part 2! Jalapenos What is Mexican food without some jalapenos? Jalapenos can not only help speed up your metabolism, but they also have capsaicin in them; capsaicin can lower your cholesterol. So come on in and get something spicy, like one of our fresh salsas! They…Read More

  10. Health Benefits of Mexican Food – Part 1

    We don’t need an excuse to crave good Mexican food in Monterey. But did you know that Mexican food actually has health benefits? Here are a few ways why enjoying good and flavorful Mexican food is beneficial to our health s: Beans Beans not only have fiber which helps keep you feeling full longer well after you’ve enjoyed your food, but the fiber found in beans can help with cholesterol, and c…Read More