1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Authentic Mexican Taquitos vs Americanized Taquitos – Know the Differences

    Between an average American, and somebody who grew up in Mexico, their definition of a taquito is probably vastly different. Taquitos, very commonplace in Mexican culture, have taken a much different form in their Americanized version, so much so that a lot of people in the USA don’t even know how good authentic taquitos are! At El Charritos, the best local authentic Mexican restaurant in Monter…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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