Reviews

Good place, one bartender making drinks for the whole place made no sense to me... I can see if you
Good place, one bartender making drinks for the whole place made no sense to me... I can see if your serving bottled beer or making rum & cokes... But several ingredients, frozen drinks etc takes time... A lot of time ... read more
Brandon Eyre via facebook.com - Aug 12, 2018
I love it!!
Brian Horton via google.com - Aug 12, 2018
El Gato Cantina is affordable, delicious, and has very nice staff. Be sure to come here if you want to have a great experience with delicious Mexican food!
Chamwitch via google.com - Aug 11, 2018
Great food with great service. Spanish music with cute waitresses ... read more
Nate Williams via google.com - Aug 9, 2018
Drinks are good...food tastes good, rice not so good ... read more
Sebastian Fuentes via google.com - Aug 6, 2018
Love Love love the food and location on lower Church St.
Celine Blondel via google.com - Aug 3, 2018
Good Food Friendly Staff
Stopped in for dinner before going to a concert at the Flynn. Got in early so it wasn't crowded but by the time we left it was filling up fast. Looked like there was more tables but they were not sitting in that area. Food...More ... read more
1041159 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 1, 2018
Tables were so congested. We were 10 peoples and hardly adjusted ourselves and somehow manage to ea
Tables were so congested. We were 10 peoples and hardly adjusted ourselves and somehow manage to eat. Food was good and service was ok too.
Lina Shrestha via facebook.com - Jul 31, 2018
Good bang for the buck
Food was really tasty, good menu options, good service. Loved the free chips and salsa. If. Had to make one suggestion it would be to offer wheat and/or whole grain tortilla options for us health conscious people. Overall great!
matthewgonyo via tripadvisor.com - Jul 30, 2018
Very good and authentic Mexican food.
Joseph S via google.com - Jul 29, 2018
Honestly I love this place, can’t beat the margs and the food is great. Always a stop when I’m in B
Honestly I love this place, can’t beat the margs and the food is great. Always a stop when I’m in Burlington ... read more
Britt Hatch via facebook.com - Jul 28, 2018
Always a great experience at El Gato! We love bringing our kids and enjoying a fun family meal together. My favorite is the Pozole!
Matthew Giulianelli via google.com - Jul 26, 2018
Great drinks, food and service!
Lucas Towne via google.com - Jul 25, 2018
Seated right away, service was ...
Seated right away, service was great and the tacos were delicious. Only downside was the guacamole.... I ordered the guac, not a pile of shredded lettuce and quartered limes smothered by a heap of mashed avocado.Aside from that, the carnitas tacos were definitely a hit. Get that. I'll definitely be back.
Adam P. via yelp.com - Jul 22, 2018
Been here before and enjoyed it. Sat at the bar, it was a good 20!minutes before anyone showed up at all! Another female customer was at the bar and she had a terrible time getting anyone to come out of the kitchen to take her order. I got my own menu from the hostess stand. No one was there. Finally a female bartender showed up ... read more
Mary Cain via google.com - Jul 21, 2018
Food was pretty good, leaning toward authentic...no jalapeño poppers. Service at lunchtime was surprisingly slow, considering how empty the place was. Entrees weren't very hot (temperature). Staff was friendly.
Adam Huff via google.com - Jul 20, 2018
Great drinks and food ... read more
me me via google.com - Jul 18, 2018
If staying in downtown Burlington and hungry for local Mexican food...
We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn just a couple blocks from El Gato. The food was tasty and had a wide selection to choose from. Prices are good along with the portion size, salsa was tasty also! Various local brews to choose from along...More ... read more
Nathan C via tripadvisor.com - Jul 12, 2018
Perspective: this was a delivery ...
Perspective: this was a delivery order with Mr. Delivery service.First, I am a 'tamale-holic," so I ordered the pork tamales.  They are listed on the menu as "smothered in roja, onions & peppers."  When ordering from Mr. Delivery, I requested a side of tomatillo salsa because I'm not a fan of "smothering" my tamales in anything.  I'm ... read more
Jen W. via yelp.com - Jul 10, 2018
I came in here for lunch while I was visiting Burlington. This restaurant is not located too far from the pedestrian only part of Church Street. We happened to come in on a day when there were $5 margaritas, they were good. Our waiter was GREAT, very attentive and he gets two thumbs up. As soon as we sat down, he brought us wate ... read more
Kara M. via google.com - Jul 7, 2018
I came in here for lunch while ...
I came in here for lunch while I was visiting Burlington.  This restaurant is not located too far from the pedestrian only part of Church Street. We happened to come in on a day when there were $5 margaritas, they were good.Our waiter was GREAT, very attentive and he gets two thumbs up.  As soon as we sat down, he brought us waters a ... read more
Kara M. via yelp.com - Jul 7, 2018
Immediately seated on a Wednesday ...
Immediately seated on a Wednesday evening. Great margarita selections and their fried fish taco is outta sight! Casual atmosphere and amazing selection of authentic food.
Blair W. via yelp.com - Jul 6, 2018
I had a burrito, and it was really good. The only thing I didn't like, was that they slathered it with salsa on top, making it really soggy, and impossible to eat with your hands. I had to use a fork and knife, which was unusual for me, being used to picking up burritos to eat them. Do not get enchiladas though, those are bad.
Salvatore Boone via google.com - Jul 4, 2018
Always friendly staff and good comfort food! Try the Meximosas; they are never a bad idea!! Great location, reasonably priced.
BrieAnna Fleury via google.com - Jun 27, 2018
Good food, very large portions!
Our family stopped by for a pre-concert lunch. The service was good and the food very tasty. The vegetarian options were good, but we've seen better at other Mexican restaurants. Our portions were huge, so be prepared to take home leftovers.
Frank B via tripadvisor.com - Jun 24, 2018
Was not as happy as we were after eating at the Essex location. Might have just been the night. The waiter said there was a wedding party. Servings are large, but the food was bland and service was s bit off.
Chris Mazur via google.com - Jun 22, 2018
Great margaritas, tacos and queso!!!
Mark Laseau via google.com - Jun 18, 2018
Great margs and food ... read more
Sarah W via google.com - Jun 14, 2018
Great service food is delicious.
Anne Crawford Kurtz via google.com - Jun 13, 2018
I love this place! Incredibly authentic Mexican ... read more
Emily Reynolds via google.com - Jun 11, 2018
Decent Mexican food. Good local beers on tap. Nice staff. Good location. Enjoy ... read more
Tim Barritt via google.com - May 30, 2018
El Gato is one of my favorite places ...
El Gato is one of my favorite places in Burlington. The food is pretty decent at a fair price. But what makes this place pop is their selection of pretty bomb tequila. The well tequila is pretty good too for being well. On Wednesday they have half off margs which is pretty dope and it gets real busy for a good reason so get here earl ... read more
Ray C. via yelp.com - May 30, 2018
Great food and value
We've gone here the last five years after the marathon and are always satisfied with the tasty food and selection of drinks. It is a great value and a relaxing atmosphere. The service is inconsistent, but it has always been resolved when we've asked.
ebreimer via tripadvisor.com - May 29, 2018
Eh?
Around the corner from the Floyd Theater, this Mexican restaurant is, in my opinion, just so-so. Drinks were good. Chips were served, but they forgot the salsa...which we had to ask for. Not bad. It took a long time for the food to be served....More ... read more
Robert S via tripadvisor.com - May 27, 2018
Awesome food!
Melissa DeCicco via google.com - May 27, 2018
Best house margaritas around, and the tacos have great flavors!
Best house margaritas around, and the tacos have great flavors!
Lauren Beach via facebook.com - May 25, 2018
Wicked good veggie tacos ... read more
Steve 'Rat' Albert via google.com - May 24, 2018
$5 Margs on Wednesday night, with quality food and service to accompany!
Jacob Lumbra via google.com - May 24, 2018
Great food good drinks great fun ... read more
Linda Chasse via google.com - May 22, 2018
Love everything I've ordered! So authentic!
Susan Leckey via google.com - May 7, 2018
Cinco de mayo a day early
We tried to make reservations for Cinco de mayo but everything is booked or first come basis so we went out a day early - I’ve been to a lot of Mexican restaurants and most in the. eastern US are Tex-mex. El Gato was authentic-...More ... read more
Quinnipiac10 via tripadvisor.com - May 4, 2018
Food was ok nothing special. It was moderately pricey ... read more
Krystal Speed via google.com - Apr 30, 2018
Good sized portions and reasonable prices, pretty good for Mexican food this far north.
Parker Hoblin via google.com - Apr 25, 2018
Delicious Mexican food and free chips and salsa. $5 margaritas on Wednesday!
Donald Hefferon via google.com - Apr 24, 2018
Great Mexican restaurant. Good service and good food at a fair price ... read more
George Nash via google.com - Apr 24, 2018
So good I ate too much!!!
Brian Nelson via google.com - Apr 23, 2018
Poorly made cocktails. Bartender lacked knowledge for basic drinks.
Eleanor Keeler via google.com - Apr 21, 2018
Only had beer, chips and salsa, but that was good and reasonably priced. Good service and atmosphere.
Stephen Radel via google.com - Apr 14, 2018
Best margaritas around, great beef tounge tacos, carnitas, and easily the biggest tequila selection I’ve seen in the state in a restaurant or bar. Awesome place to gather with friends.
Colleen Crete via google.com - Apr 11, 2018
This is THE place to go if you're ...
This is THE place to go if you're in the mood for a delicious burrito, tasty tacos, or a much needed margarita! Friendly atmosphere, great service, and very reasonable pricing. Can't wait to come back!
Evan A. via yelp.com - Apr 11, 2018
Food was quite good. The service was a little slow and it wasn't all that crowded.
Jim W via google.com - Apr 7, 2018
Best Margs probably in the state. Great authentic cuisine!!! Lengua tacos are the best I’ve had nor
Best Margs probably in the state. Great authentic cuisine!!! Lengua tacos are the best I’ve had north of the border. Great place to bring friends and enjoy a meal with a great atmosphere.
Colleen Crete via facebook.com - Apr 7, 2018
Great service, great food, great margs ... read more
Allen Vance via google.com - Apr 6, 2018
Went to the Essex location for the first time tonight. Our server Nicole was awesome! She was promp
Went to the Essex location for the first time tonight. Our server Nicole was awesome! She was prompt and so accommodating even though she was super busy! Food was delicious. We will definitely be back!
Amy Buchanan Lumsden via facebook.com - Mar 31, 2018
Dope food with even better Margaritas!! I went on a Wednesday night and the wait for a table was ab
Dope food with even better Margaritas!! I went on a Wednesday night and the wait for a table was about 30 minutes but it was well worth the wait as you can enjoy the superb margaritas while waiting!
Jeremy Cline via facebook.com - Mar 22, 2018
The one on Church Street in Burlington is Thank God!!! e best Mexican restaurrant in the area. Awes
The one on Church Street in Burlington is Thank God!!! e best Mexican restaurrant in the area. Awesome margaritas and great food to go with wonderful service. They have the best Chili Relleno and Chicken Mole I’ve ever had and I grew up in Southern California!! Prices are very reasonable which makes a huge difference. You gotta try i ... read more
Jerry Lee Gothong via facebook.com - Mar 18, 2018
The bar tender at night is awesome and works her but off, the food is good and well portioned plates. They do have a decent drink list also.
Jeff R via google.com - Mar 1, 2018
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