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El Cortijo

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
189 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401-3845
+1 802-497-1668
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“taco” (55 reviews)
“guacamole” (25 reviews)
“carne” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
189 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401-3845
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So happy I tried this place! We had a couple great burritos for lunch today. Reasonably priced and large portions. Service is friendly but dont expect to get a table between 12-1 PM - very, very busy!

Thank Zachary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here on business Easter Sunday, and happened upon this little place. It’s quite small, and was really busy, so I was lucky to be seated right away. Was glad to see so many vegetarian options on the menu, and enjoyed a delicious burrito! The...More

Thank bri7160
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, great spot! Fantastic food, friendly service, super knowledgeable on the tequila menu. I was referred to this spot by a colleague who knows I come here often for work. I had a carnitas burrito, had to bring the last 1/3 home, it was huge!...More

Thank mscott006
Reviewed 3 March 2018

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 28 February 2018

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 29 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 15 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 1 January 2018

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

1  Thank dmount2001
Reviewed 30 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Bank St, 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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