Reviews

Food was awesome and the service was as well. Would definitely come back.
Food was awesome and the service was as well. Would definitely come back.
Steven J Kedzierski-Paredes via facebook.com - Jul 28, 2017
Friendly staff and bartender, good selection of food beer and margaritas.excellent homemade sauces.
Friendly staff and bartender, good selection of food beer and margaritas.excellent homemade sauces. Would go back again!
Cheryl Kramer via facebook.com - Jul 27, 2017
Good food, friendly service. Love the coconut mojitos!
Ellen Skapski via google.com - Jul 25, 2017
A trip to El Gato Cantina is a ...
A trip to El Gato Cantina is a regular part of any of our visits to Burlington. We love the friendly atmosphere and the food.The fare is pretty standard for a mid-price Mexican joint, but the food is enjoyable.The restaurant is family-friendly and my kids always enjoy it here.
Robert C. via yelp.com - Jul 24, 2017
This place has gotten better since ...
This place has gotten better since I last time I was here about 4 years ago. I got the "birthday girl" margarita. Not sure why it's named like that but it was sweet and what I expected. They give you chips and salsa and that's what really made my night. The chips are delicious and the salsa is a good edition too. A good spot to stop ... read more
Danielle B. via yelp.com - Jul 24, 2017
authentic food done well ... read more
zedaprime via google.com - Jul 24, 2017
Food and drinks were good but the service was slooooow ... read more
Tyler Morrissette via google.com - Jul 21, 2017
Love this place. Normally I would give 5 stars. Buy tonight for the first time ever they served me a un drinkable margarita. No harm no foul. Well worth the visit.
katherine savary via google.com - Jul 17, 2017
This is a really great restaurant ...
This is a really great restaurant that I go to all the time. The servers are really good. Recently I went and I believe my servers name was Haley. She was really great and attentive and sweet. Just based on that I'd go back! Also great margs of course ... read more
Ruby D. via yelp.com - Jul 16, 2017
Wow. What a great experience! The ...
Wow. What a great experience! The enchilada was so good, and the margaritas were fantastic! Not to mention an authentic atmosphere. Our server Julia was extremely  nice and very helpful with recommendations! We will definitely be back!
Steve S. via yelp.com - Jul 15, 2017
Great food & great service. Staff ...
Great food & great service. Staff was very attentive and friendly and helped us decide on all our orders. Overall a 5 star experience.
Jen N. via yelp.com - Jul 11, 2017
Barbacoa taco & steak quesadilla ...
Barbacoa taco & steak quesadilla are amazing! As is the fried fish taco & veggie burrito. Overall very friendly staff & great ambiance!
Haley R. via yelp.com - Jul 11, 2017
In the past I did not have a great ...
In the past I did not have a great experience with the service but lately they have been phenomenal. The management seems to be listening to their customers. The food has always been good as well as the prices. I would recommend El Gato to my mother. Keep it up!
Dylan P. via yelp.com - Jul 11, 2017
I like this place but management have got to put more staff on certain days. I'm hearing people are dissatisfied with the wait, it's not the waitress fault Management put two people on at a busy lunch time ... read more
Heather Lamonda via google.com - Jul 10, 2017
Delicious authentic Mexican food ...
Delicious authentic Mexican food - so hard to find in the Northeast! I grew up in AZ and CA, so to find a place in Vermont that makes the real thing is a treasure. The chile relleno is light and sublime, the toasted corn a must-have. And the margaritas! All fresh, 100% agave tequila and real squeezed lime juice to order - no mix in s ... read more
Hayden B. via yelp.com - Jul 9, 2017
The food was very good and I was especially excited for the jalapeño infused tequila drinks. Portio
The food was very good and I was especially excited for the jalapeño infused tequila drinks. Portions were very generous and I definitely enjoyed the complimentary chips and house salsa.
Ashley Fisk via facebook.com - Jul 7, 2017
My favorite Mexican place ... read more
James Sullivan via google.com - Jul 6, 2017
I've been there so many times over the years and thought I'd finally write a review. For the service, I don't think I've ever had a good experience. The waiters and waitresses all seem to share responsibilities with the table because we always have a bunch of different servers each time we go in. They are extremely slow and forget ab ... read more
Jessica Moore via google.com - Jul 5, 2017
AMAZING SERVICE! I left my boxed-up leftovers at the restaurant and my waitress ran down Church St so that she could give them to me. I was really touched and I wish I'd tipped her more. I never write reviews, but this interaction really stood out. The food also was wonderful and affordable. I would recommend this restaurant to anyon ... read more
Naomi Moritz via google.com - Jul 5, 2017
Of what I ordered, the tacos and refried beans were ok and the Spanish rice was mediocre. But comin
Of what I ordered, the tacos and refried beans were ok and the Spanish rice was mediocre. But coming from the service industry, the service was lousy. My friends and I were sat rather promptly, around 4ish, and it was not busy at all. The server who originally came to our table was not the one who took our order and we didn't realize ... read more
Janina Marie via facebook.com - Jul 1, 2017
It's authentic!
Joshua Choiniere via google.com - Jul 1, 2017
(Translated by Google) Love, love, El Gato (Original) Love, love, El Gato ... read more
Gail Hunt via google.com - Jul 1, 2017
Love, love, El Gato ... read more
Gail Hunt via google.com - Jun 28, 2017
Good Mexican food and great selection of tequila and margaritas, as well as beers and wine ... read more
Thatcher Friant via google.com - Jun 27, 2017
Solid Mexican food with the option ...
Solid Mexican food with the option to make many dishes vegan if needed. Good meals for the price point and service has always been friendly and timely in my time. Good selection of beers from the area and outwards, with a changing selection. Tacos have always been a favorite of mine and the chips w/ queso or guac are tasty.
Mike G. via yelp.com - Jun 20, 2017
Refreshing, tasty food. Variety of options for many price ranges. Great spot for drinks and a snack or something much more substantial. Much more than typical Tex-Mex.
Brian George via google.com - Jun 13, 2017
Our waitress, Kelly, was very friendly and personable. Even though they were busy she was attentive
Our waitress, Kelly, was very friendly and personable. Even though they were busy she was attentive and never let our drinks stay empty long. Thanks for the wonderful start to our evening. (And the Birthday Girl is a delicious beverage).
Kyle Douglas via facebook.com - Jun 10, 2017
Good margaritas. Food is good as well. Your normal hispanic food. Limited outdoor seating but plenty inside. Could use a bit of cleaning and "freshening up".
Corey Gilmore via google.com - Jun 7, 2017
Our favorite place in town! Not ...
Our favorite place in town! Not so pretentious as some other local spots, and the salsa is to die for. Also, I never eat the rice and beans, except at El Gato! Delicious!
Adam H. via yelp.com - Jun 6, 2017
Great atmosphere Great Food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great atmosphere Great Food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Angela Johnson via facebook.com - Jun 3, 2017
Good tacos. Good guacamole. Good ...
Good tacos. Good guacamole. Good chips. Good margaritas. A great little Mexican restaurant if you're in the mood for margs and guac. Food wasn't out of this world or anything, but it was good and the experience was a lot of fun! Good restaurant and good service ... read more
Brianna M. via yelp.com - May 26, 2017
Really enjoyed it. Loved the corn! Prickly Pear Margarita was great.
Really enjoyed it. Loved the corn! Prickly Pear Margarita was great.
Paul O'Kane via facebook.com - May 16, 2017
El Gato Cantina is one of those restaurants in Burlington, Vermont that pays homage to the culture
El Gato Cantina is one of those restaurants in Burlington, Vermont that pays homage to the culture food of Hispanics and Latinos in this New England State. Sincerely, Luis Lazaro Tijerina, Burlington, VT ... read more
Luis Lazaro Tijerina via facebook.com - May 5, 2017
I don't think I've ever actually had dinner here but the grilled corn is really really good. Nice selection of drinks, friendly staff. Great place for drinks and a quick bite and i bet dinner's really good too ... read more
Glick Francisco via google.com - May 5, 2017
Pretty good margaritas and food ... read more
Ross Predom via google.com - Apr 28, 2017
Love the half priced nachos on Thursdays... Mega!
Stephen Kastner via google.com - Apr 26, 2017
Great food, friendly staff and cool ambiance.
Frédéric Soufflet via google.com - Apr 24, 2017
Awesome food. Great pitstop on the drive from Boston to Montreal, wish I lived closer. ... read more
Alex Saxon via google.com - Apr 22, 2017
We asked for a high chair, but never received one. I ordered the Combo plate with choice of 2, so I
We asked for a high chair, but never received one. I ordered the Combo plate with choice of 2, so I got a beef burrito and chicken enchilada with roja sauce. The burrito and sides were very hot, but I do have to say that they were delicious. We're not in Burlington very often, but I'd like to give them another try.
Nicole Cook Stetson via facebook.com - Apr 20, 2017
We're from Connecticut and this ...
We're from Connecticut and this is our first time in Burlington. We came here on recommendations from locals and friends from home. The food was amazing and 5$ house margaritas were so fresh and delicious! They have house infused tequilas that were so good and the staff is amazing. The owner came out and greeted us and the bartenders ... read more
Haley J. via yelp.com - Apr 12, 2017
Excellent all around! Great food and great service!
Excellent all around! Great food and great service!
Diane Muckstadt via facebook.com - Feb 28, 2017
This was my first time in this place while visiting Vermont. It was busy when I arrived with 3 othe
This was my first time in this place while visiting Vermont. It was busy when I arrived with 3 other people. There was only 1 waitress on duty I believe her name was Jennifer. She had a great personality & very helpful with menu choices. The margaritas were awesome. The food was also phenomenal. I would definitely recommend this rest ... read more
Cynthia Henderson via facebook.com - Feb 25, 2017
Food and drinks were food but service was lacking. We had to wait a long tine for drinks and extra
Food and drinks were food but service was lacking. We had to wait a long tine for drinks and extra napkins. We were the first customers so it wasn't because they were busy. Service in Essex is much better.
Sandy LaClair via facebook.com - Feb 25, 2017
Very good authentic Mexican. Everything we tried was perfect and good service.
Bradford Morgan via google.com - Feb 20, 2017
Delicious food. Great service. Reasonably priced. Especially loved the tacos! And it was great havi
Delicious food. Great service. Reasonably priced. Especially loved the tacos! And it was great having chips and salsa before the meal.
Jonathan Leo Connor via facebook.com - Feb 19, 2017
Had dinner lastnight and I was very impressed. The food is absolutely delicious, the drinks were pe
Had dinner lastnight and I was very impressed. The food is absolutely delicious, the drinks were perfect, the atmosphere is fun and comfortable, staffed full of hard workers with friendly faces and our server who clearly had a boat load of tables with a lot going on was calm, collective, and kept a positive attitude even through some ... read more
Alyssa Marie Santamore via facebook.com - Feb 13, 2017
Friendly and Fast service and the house margaritas are Awesome! :)
Friendly and Fast service and the house margaritas are Awesome! :) ... read more
Amber Hargrave via facebook.com - Feb 6, 2017
The food is great, the prices and portion sizes are awesome. The service is always friendly and accurate! Gato is one of my favorite places for lunch.
Conrad Osborne via google.com - Jan 27, 2017
Food was bland. My nachos were slightly burnt. My partner didn't care for his meal. On the flip sid
Food was bland. My nachos were slightly burnt. My partner didn't care for his meal. On the flip side, our server was awesome. Very nice.
Sarah Minall via facebook.com - Jan 23, 2017
I am a regular since 2013 love the drinks and the bartenders that serve them. This is. My go to for
I am a regular since 2013 love the drinks and the bartenders that serve them. This is. My go to for margaritas. Blue moon margarita is my fave though you can't. Beat $5 house Marg night on Wednesday's and love the fried ice cream!
Tarica Superchi via facebook.com - Jan 18, 2017
Not the most authentic Mexican food, but neither is any Mexican restaurant in the area. If your in a large group they will only take 3 credit cards. Could be 2. Either ways it can be difficult for groups. Service really depends on who you get, but you'll probably hardly be checked on. ... read more
Bonnie Cantrell via google.com - Jan 17, 2017
Kyla and Jas (hope I got their names right) were exceptionally kind when I placed the wrong take ou
Kyla and Jas (hope I got their names right) were exceptionally kind when I placed the wrong take out order this evening. Not only did they let me change my order, a chef came from the kitchen to apologize for how long it was taking. (It didn't take long at all) It was certainly not expected of them to correct my mistake, and in such ... read more
Bailey Teresa via facebook.com - Jan 12, 2017
Good Mexican food in a comfortable place. Service was a bit slow. Good craft beer selection. Very reasonably priced, 4 of us ate well for 60 dollars. ... read more
Robert Vertullo via google.com - Jan 1, 2017
Our favorite spot when coming to Burlington from Québec. Hands down the best drinks !My favourite
Our favorite spot when coming to Burlington from Québec. Hands down the best drinks ! My favourite is the "Dirty old man" try one !
Juan Carlos Hernandez via facebook.com - Jan 1, 2017
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