1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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. 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

  6. May is National Salsa Month: We Have 4 Facts You Should Know About Salsa

    May is National Salsa Month, and we at El Charrito are revving things up with some fun facts about salsa. Whether you’re looking to impress your friends at a party with your savvy knowledge (don’t forget to call us to cater) or are trying to get into the mood to make a batch of your own salsa, read on! We have five delicious types of salsa at El Charrito, all of which are made fresh from scrat…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. 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

  10. Recently Featured Authentic Mexican Restaurant – El Charrito

    Searching for an authentic Mexican restaurant can be a real drag, especially if you’ve tasted real, traditionally, savory, spicy and delicious authentic Mexican food. Not only are these dishes rich in taste, but they’re hard to come by. Luckily, if you live near Monterey, the possibilities for you to indulge in a spicy, savory and authentic Mexican dish aren’t too far fetched; they’re a re…Read More