122 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901
|Mon - Sat:|
Bike Parking: Yes
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
Pets Allowed: No
Best Burritos anywhere !! They make their own tortillas which are amazing . We bought a dozen and ate them on the way home they smelled so good . Salinas has been upgrading their downtown don't be deter by the location its very old world 1920's downtown . You will pass beautiful historic Spanish mission style architecture Salinas High School where John Steinbeck attended. You get a great tortillas and see beautiful historic downtown.
01/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I pass by Salinas, CA, frequently and always stop at El Charrito Market at 122 West Market Street rather than stop for bland brand name fast food. The chile verde is to die for and the remainder of menu is also fantastic. People are friendly. I am anglo but have tried Mexican food all over the southwest and this place is the ""real deal"". I recommend the chile verde burritos but try the breakfast burritos too. Also fresh flour tortillas made in the store daily. My kids love the bean burritos.
During the big forest fires in 2008, I stopped by El Charrito and the fire engines were lined up outside while the firefighters from all over got fresh delicious Mexican food. I was impressed!
You won't be sorry if you venture a few blocks off the 101 and try this place. It looks like a hole in the wall but the food is unbelievable.
05/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
OMG!!!!! Let me tell you, this place is amazing. I have been all over the country and have never tasted food like this. It's a family run business and the food is always so fresh and the taste is always consistent. They even make homemade flour tortillas and the greatest tamales I have ever tasted. I am Mexican and have always thought that my grandma cooked the greatest food, however, i no longer think that way after experiencing the flavors of El Charrito. I highly recommend it. I LOVE THIS PLACE. Tip: Try the Chile Verde-it's the best!!!!! You will not be disappointed!!!!!!