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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” (132 reviews)
“guacamole” (25 reviews)
“carne” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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189 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 05401-3845
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were sorely disappointed at with our lunch. For our just over twenty dollars l got a very small chicken taco, rice and refried beans. Virtually no flavour. No visual appeal what so ever. Looked like it was just slopped without care...More

Thank kleineeule
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took out of town guests there but we're not impressed. The taco serving sizes are very small and prices high for what you get. The bean werent any better. There was nothing ordered that was that good...just average. Service was efficient but not really friendly....More

2  Thank Maddux S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. Came highly recommend by our Lyft driver and a few others. Fresh and delicious food, cool staff, and amazing margaritas. The sweet potato and braised kale taco is a must and I am a carnivore. A must go in Burlington.

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I go to this restaurant every time that I am in VT. The food is fantastic and always different. The margarita menu is a trip...you won't be able to decide! I particularly like their black beans.

Thank CandKNashville_TN
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This was a great choice. Fresh delicious food. The building is an old diner so it is on the small side but the wait on Saturday night wasn't too bad (maybe 20 minutes) and there is plenty to walk around and see/shop if there is...More

Thank Sunshinelinzee
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Burlington! The tacos are inventive and utterly delicious. The Mexican Street corn is out of this world! My husband loves the ceviche, and my daughter adores the not your average nachos. We have only been there for...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I'm so glad we stopped at this little place while walking around town. It's got a great, inviting atmosphere, and very friendly staff. They have excellent, authentic Mexican food and some great beer. Being from out of town I was excited to try some Heady...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My family was in Burlington for college graduation of my granddaughter in Middlebury. Our plane arrival was late..our granddaughter recommended El Cortijo. We had a 10 minute wait...well worth it. Extensive menu....reasonably priced...good craft beers on tap.

Thank hcohn31
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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