1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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