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El Cortijo

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
189 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401-3845
+1 802-497-1668
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (121 reviews)
“guacamole” (25 reviews)
“carne” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
189 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401-3845
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1 - 10 of 289 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited Mexico several times and think I have the experience to say that this restaurant does Mexican food well. I've had lunch there with friends and find the location, and the ambiance superb, not to mention the food. Prices are good too. Great place!

Thank lovetotravelVT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son took his girlfriend here for his 21st birthday dinner. I called the manager Sarah in advance to set up a surprise for them. Sarah and her staff went all out to help me and make sure that the dinner was a lovely treat...More

Thank Lucia207
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Love the food, ambiance, location -- and people. A bit off the beaten track, it's really on one of the more interesting side streets just off Church street. Love going there.

Thank Markala
Reviewed 28 January 2018

A bartender at a brewery we visited recommended we check this place out for great Mexican food - and we were not disappointed! We went on a Friday night and had to wait about 15 minutes for a table, not too bad for a small...More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Fresh and extremely tasty nachos to start, followed by delicious fish tacos and kale butternut squash tacos. Both incredibly flavorful. Prickly pear margarita was delicious with the added upgrade tequila. Worth a visit.

Thank Dana P
Reviewed 31 December 2017

El Cortijo has been in Burlington for a few years now and gets good reviews bit I was a bit disappointed in the selection. There are other Mexican restaurants in Burlington with much greater selection. El Cortijo had lots of tacos and a few burritos....More

Thank dmount2001
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Hostess seated her friends Waited for 35 minutes Overcharged for things we did not order Food was not good Poor service and crappy food

Thank julsandcalvin
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I had the three tacos and they were very good. A specially the special and the fish taco were very good.

Thank Gert-Jan v
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Cold and blustery outside, but warm, cozy, and delicious inside! Great retro diner atmosphere, impeccable service, and the food quality that the Farmhouse Group restaurants are known for. I mixed and matched for my plate of two tacos; chicken for one and a shrimp/bacon special...More

Thank LizAnne37
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Their bowls are awesome. I had the special of the day and the flavors were spot on. Service was great and the food came out quickly.

Thank elcoqui121
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Bank St, 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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