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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (133 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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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 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 4 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 1 week 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 5 weeks 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 9 July 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
Reviewed 30 June 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 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
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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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