1. New Years Resolution: Eat More Mexican Food!

    It’s that time of year when we’re all looking at our waistlines—the consequences of our merry-making during the holidays—and thinking about the steps we need to take to get healthy and get swimsuit ready by the time the temperatures start to rise. It’s easy to think you must completely eliminate all food from your diet except the great and powerful kale and other powerfoods. This is all …Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Salsa: Delicious AND Healthy!

    If you have ever eaten Mexican food, you know that salsa is a delicious condiment that pairs well with a wide variety of dishes. From burritos to enchiladas and everything in between, salsa is a great way to add more flavor and spice to any dish. Best of all, salsa is low in calories, so you can make any meal taste better without feeling guilty. This power condiment isn’t just for Mexican cuisin…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 5 Ways El Charrito Can Make You a Local Hero

    El Charrito has been serving the best Mexican food in Monterey County for over 30 years, and our approach to authentic Mexican cuisine is second to none. Everything we make is hand-crafted, so you can bet that every item on the menu has received the best attention to detail we have to offer. Because we believe in sharing the love, we wanted to pass along some ways that you can bring a little happi…Read More

  7. Authentic Mexican Food is a Delicacy for These Two Brothers

    Authentic Mexican food is a delicacy to two brothers who have the lowdown on Salinas. Jesus Espinoza and his younger brother Juan own a Deadend Magazine retail store that’s a spinoff of the online magazine dedicated to lowriders. At their store, you’ll find plenty of magazines that have had an automobile-driven existence. Through their 85,000 Instagram followers and their love for the town of …Read More

  8. What’s the Difference Between Authentic Mexican Food and Tex-Mex?

    There’s one detail nearly everyone who loves Mexican food has in common: They all agree there’s a definite difference between real and fake Mexican food. But first, what is Tex-Mex? It’s defined as having Mexican and southern American characteristics of the border regions of Texas and Mexico. On the contrary, Mexican food originates from Mexico. If you don’t think you’ve had Tex-Mex, you…Read More

  9. 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

  10. Is Authentic Mexican Food Spicy?

    Mexican food in Monterey is a common cuisine that many people love to eat. Whether Taco Tuesday is on your dinner menu each week or a quesadilla is your go-to munchie, Authentic Mexican food has something about it that makes consumers keep coming back for more. Maybe it’s the spice? Maybe it’s the mole sauce? Or, maybe it’s the fact that it’s authentic? Whatever your reason for loving Mexi…Read More