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El Cortijo

) #16 of 175 Restaurants in Burlington €€ - €€€ Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
189 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 05401-3845
+1 802-497-1668
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (110 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 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch because we were both in the mood for some Mexican. The place is small but comfortable. It is right off Church Street in downtown Burlington so it is very convenient and accessible. The fresh warm chips are...More

Thank TriciaM01
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really love the food here, and make a point to eat here every time I am in Burlington. On Cinco de Mayo, things were really hopping! NOT the place for a quiet intimate feast, but, definitely the place for good food at affordable prices....More

Thank Y2807RUlaurab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped off here for dinner and was instantly greeted by the hostess. We were seated within a minute. The waitress was very friendly and was very excited to share her thoughts on the different food options. Portion sizes were pretty large, so think twice...More

Thank Mrk303
Reviewed 20 April 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 19 April 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 17 April 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 11 April 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 4 April 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 2 April 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 1 April 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
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Bonjour Est-ce qu'On peut réserver une table ?
25 August 2016|
Response from FHGbtv | Property representative |
Hello! The service is first come, first serve at El Cortijo. We don't take reservations, but if you come in and there's a wait, you can put your name on the list and enjoy a cocktail or a stroll around the block while you... More
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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.