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El Cortijo

) #16 of 180 Restaurants in Burlington $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
189 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 05401-3845
+1 802-497-1668
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (135 reviews)
“guacamole” (25 reviews)
“carne” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
189 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 05401-3845
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The service is wonderful and the old style diner is great. But, if your looking for authentic tasting Mexican food this is not the one. The menu is a bit limited, mostly some taco and burrito choices. They are also overpriced for the execution of...More

Thank Siena45
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tacos were good, but small and overpriced! Basically would have had to order 2 portions of everything to feel full. We sat at the bar and the service was fast. The best part of the meal were the cocktails! Overall a decent experience but...More

Thank PacoO
Reviewed 3 days ago

I lived in Arizona and California for many years, so I am quite familiar with good Mexican food. Sadly, having lived in the New England states for many years, I am also familiar with very bad Mexican food. Taken solely on the basis of food...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellently prepared Mexican classics. Pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of the plates. Dish with 2 tacos and sides was just perfect. The Pescado taco was really delicious. The fish was crispy and tasty, and the salsa on the table complemented it very well....More

Thank not-a-redshirt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small restaurant, a former diner, in the center of town. The service and the food are great. Burritos are awesome. But the child menu offers VERY VERY small portions, not enough for a 6 years old !We had to take two menus ! Margarita is...More

Thank Mariesaphir
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mine was. Mt partner raved about her carne asada deliciousness that was a special. Our grown-ish daughter sighed over her chicken tacos. We all loved the homemade chips and salsa (cruda and tomatillo) and guac. My mini house margarita was perfect, too.

Thank 012345km
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in town for some shopping but needed to fortify myself before heading to Church Street. I found this spot (the old Oasis Diner). The diner was nicely tranfformed - but still kept that feel with the counter/bar and the seating. Sat at the...More

Thank noranekko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the tastiest tacos in Burlington! Not to mention the coolest atmosphere! My wife and I stumbled on the restaurant by chance, and gave it a shot. Really glad we did.

Thank Bradley W
Reviewed July 16, 2017

My daughter and I had dinner on a Friday night. This is a relatively small place, in center of town, with lots of seating at the bar. We waited about 20 minutes without a reservation which was great. Tacos were really good including vegetarian options....More

Thank lmphilly
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This is our 2nd time to El Cortijo. The place is great. Fresh, delicious food. Try the avocado toast! The place has a throwback diner feel. It's clean with great ambience. So now let's talk about the staff. They are super attentive and so friendly....More

Thank cap249
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 05401-3845
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-497-1668
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A farm-to-taco experience located in the historic 1950s Oasis diner on Bank Street in Burlington. Tacos and entrees are prepared with fresh, local ingredients and expressed as traditional Mexican fare. Fresh-squeezed margaritas and handcrafted cocktails are served in a lively, vibrant atmosphere. Full menu available until late Sundays through Thursdays and 1 a.M. Fridays and Saturdays.
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