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El Cortijo

) #16 of 178 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%
Travelers talk about
“tacos” (111 reviews)
“guacamole” (25 reviews)
“carne” (10 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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11 - 20 of 269 reviews

Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Excellent nachos, the smoky sauce was delicious! Tacos, burritos and rice bowls were all delicious. We arrived early to grab the last booth, so you may have a wait.

Thank Jkeyd
Reviewed April 19, 2017

This interesting place is tucked off the side of the ever popular Church Street in Burlington. When I say interesting, I mean it in a very good way! Picture a 50's diner ... Now toss a Mexican Restaurant in there .. And, play oldies country!...More

Thank breb
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Everytime we visit Burlington the husband and I eat here at least once. The breakfast is amazing, and the dinner is so fresh and delicious. The margaritas are made from fresh lime juice, in house made simple syrup and tasty tequila. All the food tastes...More

Thank roadtripgirl84
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

This place was a great place for dinner...a decent number of vegetarian meals done well (the kale and sweet potato was amazing!) and the drinks were fantastic. The history of the diner building itself is also fascinating. An enjoyable evening!

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

We were in Burlington for the weekend and went to El Cortijo for dinner on the recommendation of a friend. It a great spot the classic diner style mixed with a cantina feel. Margaritas are great and food was so fresh , would definitely go...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed April 2, 2017

i visited the restaurant and made a new friend in the process. The flavors were amazing in my carne burrito bowl. the place is small, but that's why it's so great! the little restaurants like this truly make the best food.

Thank lilyjareth2001
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

This place has the best tacos. Period. We had the beef tongue, beef shoulder, crispy fish, and pork shoulder tacos. All were outstanding, but the beef tongue was both our favorites. They also serve Heady Topper, which is such an added treat. Service was impeccable...More

Thank bethinbbTA
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Popular restaurant in the downtown area. The food was spicy and great to take out! We went twice during out stay in Vermont!

Thank JustOreo
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We had to wait about 40 minutes for a table in this tiny diner sized Mexican place but it was so worth it!! Fresh delicious and served hot - also on the lighter healthier side as far as Mexican goes. Definitely add this to your...More

Thank SDC372
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Wandered in to this Latin themed diner in Burlington and was amazed by the offering. Genuinely friendly waitstaff (real warm smiles!). And food that was delicious, affordable and in my case healthy too. Could not rate this place higher. Enjoy!

Thank Jamesjcog
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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
  • E-mail
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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