1. A Short History About the Breakfast Burrito

    If you’ve been a fan of our authentic Mexican restaurant for a while, you know that when it comes to making tasty burritos, we aren’t messing around. We have won awards multiple times for our tasty concoctions and have become a destination in the Monterey area for Mexican food. However, we aren’t just serving crave-worthy food for lunch and dinner. We are also serving up breakfast burritos t…Read More

  2. Why Spicy Food Can Be Healthy For You

    Spicy food is known in the states to be an extremely divisive subject. I mean you either like it or you don’t. While a vast majority of the world uses spice in their food to a great degree, the United States has strayed away from it and when they do, it is not always the spiciest of things. Mexican food, on the other hand, has a long-standing tradition with using spicy peppers to bring out the f…Read More

  3. 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

  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