1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 5 Fun Facts About Guacamole

    Welcome back to the El Charrito blog! We hope that you are enjoying your summer and are getting plenty of time out in the sun and eating delicious food. Be sure to come by our authentic Mexican restaurant in Monterey and grab a delicious burrito — we were just voted the best burrito in the county! Also be sure to enjoy a refreshing bowl of guacamole and an agua fresca. Summer and Mexican food go…Read More

  7. What is Authentic Mexican Food?

    Hello and welcome back to the El Charrito blog! On our blog, we are always talking about our favorite thing and that favorite thing is food. We at El Charrito are passionate about good food and have been for over the last 30 years. Our authentic Mexican restaurant has even won awards like Best Burrito by Monterey County Weekly. We are honored by this recognition and are proud to serve Monterey wit…Read More

  8. 5 Reasons to Eat At El Charrito

    Hello and welcome back to the El Charrito blog! If you love Mexican food in Salinas and the Monterey area then you are right where you need to be. On the El Charrito blog, we talk about all things relating to the food we serve at our authentic Mexican restaurant. Recently we discussed some of the health benefits of the food we serve and why it should be a part of your New Year’s resolution to ea…Read More

  9. New Year’s Resolution: Eat More Mexican Food – Part 2

    Welcome back to the El Charrito blog! You may be a little confused by the title of our blog . . . the time of New Year’s Resolutions has passed. It is the time of year when we have already stopped beating ourselves up about not staying true to our resolutions and have either given up all together or are trying to, once again, go towards our goals. Or, perhaps, with it being March, you are alread…Read More

  10. The Lowdown on Tequila

    At some point in our lives, most of us have tried tequila. Whether you go out with friends and do tequila shots or drink margaritas, you tried it once and absolutely hated it, or you like to use it as an ingredient when cooking Mexican food, you might be surprised at how little you know about this popular Mexican spirit. Tequila is a huge part of Mexican food and culture, so even though we don’t…Read More