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Quick takeout. Close to our daughter's home.
Carolyn Harfmann via google.com - Oct 14, 2020
Absolutely delicious! We were only in Burlington for the day, and so glad we ate here for my birthday dinner! Staff were friendly and attentive, margarita was good, and the food was great! Queso was thick, creamy, and delicious. Chimichanga was also delicious - and huge! I would definitely recommend El Gato for yummy Mexican food and ... read more
Abby MacKnight via google.com - Oct 13, 2020
The food is delicious. I had shrimp tacos and tamales...both were excellent.
The food is delicious. I had shrimp tacos and tamales...both were excellent.
Deborah LaVoie via facebook.com - Oct 10, 2020
Good value, friendly service ... read more
Mike Coombs via google.com - Oct 7, 2020
Maybe a little disorganized at first, but once we got settled the food was delicious and the service was timely and responsive. We will definitely go back there next time we're in Burlington.
Nicholas Hopkins via google.com - Oct 4, 2020
End of the line!
It's at the dark end of Church Street and worth the walk. More margarita options than you could sample in a month. Good solid Mex food at the right price.
howard1379 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 3, 2020
Great food and great service. Get the fajitas and ask for queso. Jason is an amazing waiter as well.
JoJoe Williams via google.com - Sep 30, 2020
Great find
We were here for dinner on a Wed night / house margaritas were 1/2 price and very good. We had the enchiladas that were good size and tasty, They did not have the ingredients to make the sauce on my order but did an acceptable...substitution. The corn on the cob was exceptional , grilled with feta cheese and plenty of spices . The ... read more
1Jannie via tripadvisor.com - Sep 24, 2020
Great food and drinks ... read more
Maura Rapp via google.com - Sep 20, 2020
Food is amazing and authentic however margaritas were of poor quality.
Cherish LaBombard via google.com - Sep 20, 2020
I'm always happy with whatever I order here - it's authentic Mexican food and totally delicious.
Kate Smith via google.com - Aug 29, 2020
Amazing margaritas / fresh ingredients / great service ... read more
Philip Shuman via google.com - Aug 27, 2020
Awesome meal excellent service great price!
Awesome meal excellent service great price!
Todd Welsh via facebook.com - Aug 26, 2020
Professional, fast, clean and safe visit. Loved the spinach and shrimp quesadilla! Well worth the visit.
Josh Behrendt via google.com - Aug 25, 2020
Food was really good especially the corn & server was really nice!
Toni Mac via google.com - Aug 24, 2020
I don’t recommend getting to go
I don’t recommend getting this to-go, there was barely anything in the tacos. They had good flavor though....not the best chips. I would say last Mexican restaurant I would go to in the city. The margs are great though!
ellabreed via tripadvisor.com - Aug 23, 2020
Great service but mostly flavorless food.
These folks are doing a great job with outdoor seating, servers in masks, etc. and the service was excellent. But, except for the mole sauce, which is great, the rest of the menu is incredibly bland, just with zero spice or flavor. I got a...More ... read more
AlabasterSeagull via tripadvisor.com - Aug 17, 2020
Great find
I stumbled on this place about 9 years ago when in town. Was pleased to see it was still open when I returned with my husband. Great, authentic food, fresh chips (pet peeve having stale chips and salsa), and Great portions.
Y5750XHkathyr via tripadvisor.com - Aug 17, 2020
Always great food. Big fan of the specialties and fresh salsa. Service is always a little slow but we always go with in mind.
Michael Dumont II via google.com - Aug 16, 2020
Margaritas are amazing, salsa is fantastic, chips were pretty good, my one complaint was seeing half of the staff with masks down when I came to pick up my order. It made me very uncomfortable knowing that the staff are perfectly fine with putting their customers at risk so casually. Most likely won't be returning until I know that t ... read more
Cat via google.com - Aug 15, 2020
Disappointed ....
We ordered out from the Essex Jct location one night and found the food very bland, ..very basic food in general, corn tortillas were a mess and the beef quesadilla was not worth the money. Would love to dine in and see if there is...More ... read more
susanwF1412LC via tripadvisor.com - Aug 15, 2020
my first timereally really good food and great service!!
my first time really really good food and great service!!
Gary Sunshine via facebook.com - Aug 15, 2020
Good food, decent price ... read more
Elie Kaadi via google.com - Aug 11, 2020
It was good ... read more
Christopher Lovelady via google.com - Aug 9, 2020
This burrito was delicious and was not what I expected. When I got it, it was in a to-go box and when I opened it up, the burrito was served with a coating of green sauce and cheese *on top of the burrito* with more re-fried beans and dirty rice on the side. The sour cream was also served on the side of the burrito in a plastic conta ... read more
Jasper Davis via google.com - Aug 4, 2020
Love ElGato Burlington My favorite place and Jason is the best!
Love ElGato Burlington My favorite place and Jason is the best!
Jeffrey Andrew Garrant via facebook.com - Jul 26, 2020
Their food was really good , but the service felt rushed and that's okay given the recent reopen procedures for the summer . Their bar taps also weren't functioning so I only had two beers to choose . We will go again later this year and try again ... read more
Ryan McCullough via google.com - Jun 19, 2020
Such good food and AMAZING margaritas!
Such good food and AMAZING margaritas!
Kaley Wells via facebook.com - Jun 18, 2020
Great mexican treat!
My best friend and I were looking for some good mexican food, and we came to El Gato Cantina. Oh wow, the menu was great! But since it was for afternoon snack, we opted to get their Nachos Grand and Taco Platter, which we shared,...More ... read more
sightseePhou94 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 5, 2020
The food was excellent ... read more
Dave Newcomer via google.com - May 20, 2020
The food is the the best mexican in this area. The staff is very friendly and nice. The margaritas
The food is the the best mexican in this area. The staff is very friendly and nice. The margaritas are good size and pretty tasty. I highly recommend the Barbacoa Tacos. Add cheese!
Dan Marcum via facebook.com - May 16, 2020
Food was actually fairly decent, however, I'm pretty sure I got food poisoning from the Steak/Shrimp fajitas. No way to tell for certain but that seems to be the only common denominator, as I was fine around 7pm when we picked up our food, and within an hour of consumption I was violently ill.
Cam Mackey via google.com - May 11, 2020
Staff is awesome. Food is the best Mexican in the area. The house made salsa is the best. You can take that to the bank, because I make my own salsa and it's the best too! Photos coming soon.
Dan Marcum via google.com - May 9, 2020
Drinks are excellent along with the food
Drinks are excellent along with the food ... read more
Laurie Young via facebook.com - Apr 25, 2020
Good Mexican Food on Church Street
Enjoyed our meal at El Gato with our grandkids. Everyone's food was good. We tried the braised tongue taco which was very tender, loaded with meat and delicious. The fish tacos were also good with a nice fillet of tilapia and good sauce. Kids liked...More ... read more
Travelcrow via tripadvisor.com - Apr 2, 2020
Mexican treat
We’ve eaten here often before going to the theatre. Their chips & salsa served before you order are homemade. Margarita’s are a must & tacos excellent. Our most recent experience was a takeout due to Coronavirus. It was brought to our car & although we...More ... read more
Lilvt via tripadvisor.com - Mar 23, 2020
Great place to hang out with friends or to bring the family. Very kid friendly. Great menu with som
Great place to hang out with friends or to bring the family. Very kid friendly. Great menu with some delicious options.
Cranky JinVt via facebook.com - Mar 19, 2020
One word, fantastic!
Colin Maguire via google.com - Mar 7, 2020
Good burritos friendly staff
Good burritos friendly staff ... read more
Al Blandi via facebook.com - Feb 27, 2020
Food is fantastic and margaritas were phenomenal🤩 Glenhs took care of us, she's great!♡
Food is fantastic and margaritas were phenomenal🤩 Glenhs took care of us, she's great!♡ ... read more
Alicia Buckley via facebook.com - Feb 27, 2020
Finally, good authentic Mexican food that isn't trying to be pretentious. Worth the trip across the lake.
Warren Garrett via google.com - Feb 26, 2020
Totally awesome!! Food quality is always consistent and truly authentic. Service is great and the atmosphere is warm and inviting!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 ... read more
Darrell Tucker via google.com - Feb 25, 2020
Great margaritas!! And food!!
Great margaritas!! And food!!
Julie Chadwick via facebook.com - Feb 22, 2020
I love this restaurant! Great authentic Mexican food, and the location is wonderful right on Church Street ... read more
Patty Crichton via google.com - Feb 22, 2020
Honestly, some of the greatest tacos I’ve ever had in my life ... read more
Justyna Staccio via google.com - Feb 18, 2020
A friend and I eat lunch here often. Good food, good service, good prices. Not much more to add.
Tim White via google.com - Feb 17, 2020
Meow!!!
I wanted to try the local flare and stumbled upon El Gato. Cute place in a neat part of town ... tacos were very good and I REALLY enjoyed the house made hot sauce!!
jpjr08 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 9, 2020
I know people that really like this place, but frankly I think it's overrated. Pricey for what it is, staff aren't the politest or friendliest, the menu really isn't that big. I think the nastiest thing I ever saw there was outside the building someone going out back with an extremely dirty blue bucket and coming back with a bucket o ... read more
Derp Derpington via google.com - Feb 6, 2020
Never disappointed. Amazing food and even better margs. The atmosphere is comfortable and waitstaff
Never disappointed. Amazing food and even better margs. The atmosphere is comfortable and waitstaff is friendly.
Julie Ann via facebook.com - Jan 26, 2020
Best American-mex food in the Burlington area.
Best American-mex food in the Burlington area.
Alexsandria Sydnee via facebook.com - Dec 27, 2019
Great Mexican food at good prices in a fun environment. Good selection of beer, wine and margaritas. Great place for the whole family.
Leigh Lehhman via google.com - Dec 16, 2019
You cam get a mixed variety of three choices for around $15.00 but unfortunately they we all pretty bland. Our bartender/ server "Sterling" was attentive, but two beers a shot of tequila and dinner ran to $40 plus per person. But it was not busy and a place to eat.
Michael Johnson via google.com - Dec 11, 2019
El Gato is sooo good!!!
Jason Zizza via google.com - Dec 1, 2019
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