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2$ taco Tuesday! All that needs ...
2$ taco Tuesday! All that needs to be said, but have gotten burritos there and also delicious.
Scott G. via yelp.com - Jul 17, 2019
Food and service was great. A little on the expensive side, but I expected that for this area. I would definitely go again.
Caroline Negron via google.com - Jul 17, 2019
Amazing food and atmosphere ... read more
Sara Gallipo-Sammis via google.com - Jul 15, 2019
Amazing and I'm from Texas so I know Mexican food. But let the warn you that the other location taste NOTHING like this one. The other ones food is trash.
Zane Houk via google.com - Jul 10, 2019
Food was salted too generously. The kitchen crew played music that unfortunately competing with the music playing overhead. The seating by the beautiful window seemed to lack air conditioning so I asked to sit further back in the restaurant. We were then seated by the door the employees use to step out to smoke, which was left ajar ... read more
Misty Williams via google.com - Jul 10, 2019
Very good food, service was a tiny bit slow, but worth the wait.
Lilly Baker via google.com - Jul 10, 2019
El Gato Cantina is a pretty decent Mexican restaurant on Church Street in downtown Burlington, Vermont. They serve tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. any how you want. Most of the food are spicy, but do have mild sauces at your request. They do serve both, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Their tap system has some decent local b ... read more
Stan Payne via google.com - Jul 9, 2019
Margaritas
My friend and I went to El Gato after eating dinner for their own drinks. They have a very extensive margarita menu and I highly suggest trying one of their unique margs. The bartender was very friendly as well!
sipriceisright via tripadvisor.com - Jul 9, 2019
Food, atmosphere, and jalapeno margaritas are all great!
Janice Dawley via google.com - Jun 27, 2019
Deff made some good Mexican food ... read more
AL Manager extension via google.com - Jun 24, 2019
Great place to enjoy a few margaritas, great homemade salsa, would definitely stop again.
N C via google.com - Jun 21, 2019
I loved it ... read more
Arif Kamal Syed via google.com - Jun 20, 2019
Best chips and salsa ... read more
Carrie Rigoli via google.com - Jun 19, 2019
Excellent Tacos selection. Great margaritas. We had a good time for sure ... read more
Eric Elkind via google.com - Jun 16, 2019
Good food, good service, great atmosphere!
Stephen Coyne via google.com - Jun 16, 2019
OUTSTANDING! Who knew you could get really great Mexican food in Vermont? El Gato is terrific. Excellent service and great food.
Tim Townsend via google.com - Jun 4, 2019
Food was delicious, great draft beer selection. Staff are friendly and attentive.
Phil Jones via google.com - Jun 2, 2019
This was our last meal in Burlington before heading back down state. It did not disappoint. We skipped busy church street and managed to get a table here. It was busy but a bit quieter, which was great because we had a baby with us. Tamales were fantastic and my husband loved his tacos. Best tamales I've had in a long time. Complimen ... read more
Jacque Bazelow via google.com - Jun 1, 2019
The food and desserts are to die for. great staff too.
The food and desserts are to die for. great staff too.
Sile Sergio Torres via facebook.com - May 28, 2019
Took over an hour to get our food. It was delicious, but I wish it wouldn't have taken so long.
Megan Stowe via google.com - May 27, 2019
Food and drinks with friends
Our friends recommended this place as they eat here on a fairly regular basis. Nice place to hang out. Pescada (fish) tacos were pretty good. Margaritas were ok.
TLG056 via tripadvisor.com - May 25, 2019
A really neat venue with wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent Margaritas, and great food.
Jack Waldbewohner via google.com - May 25, 2019
College watering hole with mass quantities of booze and dangerously attractive U of V attendees. Noisy crowd and a wait to be seated this evening. Food is pretty good and generous portions.. we had the nachos and we were almost unable to eat them all between us two. Enchiladas were only okay, the rice and beans were oddly seasoned? ... read more
Mark Otte via google.com - May 22, 2019
A bit pricey. Was hoping for a lunch menu. Food was pretty good.
Sabrina Milano via google.com - May 14, 2019
I've been twice now so I'm practically ...
I've been twice now so I'm practically a novice.Service was good and pleasant, atmosphere loud and boisterous. Not cheap, but compared to the huge list of more expensive food choices in town, its cheap enough to draw a diverse crowd.Premixed Margaritas were average... my dates somehow better than mine after I asked about how it was m ... read more
Tom H. via yelp.com - May 10, 2019
Delicious Mexican food!
Jacqueline Nichols via google.com - May 9, 2019
Can get very busy but overall great food and drinks!
Amanda Poms via google.com - May 6, 2019
Not Worth A Wait
The place itself is fine and has pretty great service. I'd recommend it more for a drinks stop than food, but maybe I just ordered poorly. On a recent trip I got Enchiladas with shrimp, spinach, in a cream sauce. I got shrimp debris with...More ... read more
Derek B via tripadvisor.com - May 5, 2019
Staff needs training - or maybe they don't want any more customers
The food is always good but the inexperienced staff makes the whole thin just average. Went in with a party of 6 at 5:30 before a show and was told they had no room. The large empty table for 6 was 'reserved' for a party...More ... read more
Pegasherochamp via tripadvisor.com - May 4, 2019
Great food and location. Restaurant was freezing cold. I was shivering until i got my food. Otherwise solid. House margaritas are delicious.
Rick Valenta via google.com - Apr 30, 2019
Yeah the foods pretty good but ...
Yeah the foods pretty good but have you seen the bartender (black hair, gleaming smile, contagious attitude)? Wow. What a catch. Not only is his service beyond 5 stars but you can tell he really cares about you as a customer ;) definitely will be coming solely for him. Thanks for the service!!
Aimee K. via yelp.com - Apr 30, 2019
Very fun atmosphere, tasty food ...
Very fun atmosphere, tasty food and strong margaritas . However, some items are a little overpriced, and the service is rushed on busy nights. Also they are a little dishonest about their wait times, as once I went in at 6 pm on a Wednesday ($5 margarita night) and was told the wait would be up to 60 minutes. Okay.... me and my frien ... read more
Sophia C. via yelp.com - Apr 28, 2019
Cool ... read more
Jamie Hull via google.com - Apr 28, 2019
Food and drink are amazing but service is a little unreasonably slow.
Alissa Matthews via google.com - Apr 27, 2019
Very good American style Mexican ...
Very good American style Mexican food. Vibe is fun & boisterous & can get loud. Servers were overall pleasant efficient but it slowed down once a very large group arrived- didn't see our server for awhile. She was swamped though.Back to the food. We had the guacamole for a starter & it was very good. Hubby had tamale platter ( less s ... read more
Gail B. via yelp.com - Apr 27, 2019
Good authentic Mexican food ... read more
David Waag via google.com - Apr 20, 2019
Scratch kitchen food with good drinks service was a little slow ... read more
Jeoffrey Hubisz via google.com - Apr 20, 2019
Good food and amazingly wonderful staff. Will definitely go back again.
Doug Hilderbrandt via google.com - Apr 18, 2019
Ordered Carnitas Pork was dry Didn't come with salsa , guac , sour cream Rice was bland You can't really go wrong with refried beans ... read more
Brian Mackenzie via google.com - Apr 15, 2019
Great place for dinner, amazing staff, great food, El Gatto is an awesome night out, always interesting a good place to eat ... read more
Andrew Christie via google.com - Apr 11, 2019
Best margarita around.
Jacob Dorsey via google.com - Apr 10, 2019
Fresh, warm chips with in house salsa. The Enchiladas de Camaron Verde were very good. And the house margarita is more than serviceable. Good vegetarian taco options too. Fair prices.
Edward Pricer via google.com - Apr 8, 2019
After walking around this fantastic city, we found El Gato Cantina. Nicely located on the heart of the city. Food was great, our waitress was also the best. Very busy Friday night!
Geo LC via google.com - Mar 24, 2019
Affordable and DELICIOUS
I was on a college visit to UVM with my daughter, who has celiac disease. We went at 2:00 so the place was pretty empty. The staff was super nice and so attentive to our needs. They made special (and fresh) gluten free chips. We...More ... read more
Missy C via tripadvisor.com - Mar 20, 2019
Excellent margaritas!
Julie Cook via google.com - Mar 20, 2019
Very Good but something changed
This is the second time we ate at El Gato. The change was slight but noticeable. The chicken tasted processed and that ruined the dish. The Tostada was excellent but the chicken soft taco was lacking. When I first had this dish, it was excellent....More ... read more
SimoneJ63 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 19, 2019
Fantastic food, delicious tacos, amazing tequila and margarita selection. Would be 5 stars but the service is just not there at all. Sometimes its okay, usually it's not. Its shame because with a little more detail this place could be off the charts. The dirty menus, tables and long waits makes it 4 stars and not 5. That being said , ... read more
Colin Wyler via google.com - Mar 17, 2019
Great Food and Margeritas.
El Gato Restaurant is everything you want in a Mexican eatery. For the adults, you should include their thirst quenching margaritas. They have reduced prices, if you can get there on a Wednesday.
Chris P via tripadvisor.com - Mar 10, 2019
Delicious food, great service, friendly staff ... read more
Mary Andrulot via google.com - Mar 9, 2019
Fair food, pleasant servers, great Tequila selection.
Martin Gold via google.com - Mar 7, 2019
Oh my goodness. They're known for their tequila drinks and boy are they good!
Kristina Love via google.com - Mar 4, 2019
Chill ambiance. Good service and menu selection.
Lan Ullrich via google.com - Mar 4, 2019
House margaritas are delicious.
Keely Sir-Potato via google.com - Mar 1, 2019
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