Reviews

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
Good Margs, decent food, reasonable prices. All and all a great Mexican food or Margarita stop.
Jordan Black-Deegan via google.com - Feb 26, 2018
Authentic Mexican lunch... free chips and salsa!
We loved our experience... service was friendly and efficient. The free basket of chips and salsa were a nice treat. Very much enjoyed the feel of this quaint-feeling (yet spacious) restaurant. The food was flavourful, hot and yummy — do not settle for a chain...More ... read more
AmyS1975 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 24, 2018
Essex Jct. location. I want to first start by saying that the food is delicious each and every time
Essex Jct. location. I want to first start by saying that the food is delicious each and every time I have eaten in house. However, ordering takeout is not something I will ever do again. I have ordered on 3 separate occasions and each time it has become increasingly worse than the last, which was tonight. After placing my order at ... read more
Karen Ann Clodgo via facebook.com - Feb 24, 2018
Even on a night that had only one wait staff working they were able to stay on top of things. The food was good, the drinks were great, It might've taken longer than I would've liked but as I said only one waiter was there. I still had a great night, I had a great meal, and I had a great night. What more do you want? ... read more
Nate Palm via google.com - Feb 22, 2018
Good food, okay service ... read more
Emily Pomichter via google.com - Feb 18, 2018
Good margs, okay service ... read more
Daniel Bebernitz via google.com - Feb 7, 2018
Good Mexican.
Jonathan Stevens via google.com - Feb 2, 2018
Good food and good drinks ... read more
julien croy via google.com - Jan 26, 2018
Food is always delicious. Their drinks never fail. However the service was slow and has been the last couple of times I've been there.
Nita Moore via google.com - Jan 24, 2018
THE best Mexican restaurant in Vermont and beyond!
We came here for dinner and had an amazing experience! It had a fun vibe and the food was fantastic! Everything was homemade, from the salsa to the chicken soup. It was a Wednesday and they had $5 Margaritas....which were excellent. I would especially recommend...More ... read more
Karen V via tripadvisor.com - Jan 13, 2018
I absolutely love this place ... read more
Samantha Hurt via google.com - Jan 6, 2018
I've had good times here, and I've ...
I've had good times here, and I've had bad times here. The food is good but the service is subpar. Tonight my friend ordered off of the "$10 menu" only to find that they no longer honor the $10 menu when brought her check. She ended up paying full price, despite arguing that it was advertised as $10.
Judy O. via yelp.com - Dec 27, 2017
In need of Mexican in Burlington, do it!
chad tetreault via google.com - Dec 26, 2017
Excellent Meal & Margarita, service was lacking
Food, drinks and atmosphere was awesome!! Service could have been so much better, our waitress was not attentive and was very slow. I wouldn’t let that deter me to go back again!!
Whitty955 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 17, 2017
I I’m not a fan of the shredded meat.... and the beef was way too salty. On the plus side I love y
I I’m not a fan of the shredded meat.... and the beef was way too salty. On the plus side I love your salsa! I even buy it to take home!
Kellee Helena Carman via facebook.com - Nov 13, 2017
A Great Place to Celebrate Good News!
We were in Burlington for two appointments, and got wonderful news at both of them! So what to do, but celebrate. It was mid-afternoon by the time we were free and both of us were hungry. Not sure how we found ourselves on Church, but...More ... read more
twomartinilunch via tripadvisor.com - Nov 8, 2017
My new favorite place. I liked everything we had. Only disappointing thing was they just sold the
My new favorite place. I liked everything we had. Only disappointing thing was they just sold the last piece of flan before me. Nice staff, great portions ... read more
Tammy M Wells via facebook.com - Nov 7, 2017
This was our first time at El Gato's Church Street location. And, of the two, I definitely prefer
This was our first time at El Gato's Church Street location. And, of the two, I definitely prefer the Essex location. My Tamale Platter was delicious, but my wife's Chiles Rellenos was disappointing. Soggy and lifeless. We also had an issue with the service... Maybe we were just seated in an odd place where our server couldn't s ... read more
Chris Sartoris via facebook.com - Nov 1, 2017
The enchiladas are awesome! Great service. Favorite restaurant!
Steph Sports via google.com - Oct 22, 2017
I like El Gato a lot, but my fiancée ...
I like El Gato a lot, but my fiancée LOVES it here. Most dishes serve a lot of very flavorful, delicious food -- I don't think it's possible to leave here still hungry. Many dishes come with a side of rice and beans, which are sort of bland, but I'm usually so full after the rest of my meal that I barely even touch them. They're usua ... read more
Ben B. via yelp.com - Oct 13, 2017
This place was recommended to us over another Mexican place we were considering. Haleigh, our waitr
This place was recommended to us over another Mexican place we were considering. Haleigh, our waitress, was great an my husband loved his assortment of tacos. The drinks were the bomb. “Dirty old man” and “Paradice in the desert”. We will definitely be back 👍 ... read more
Lynn M Cheeseman via facebook.com - Oct 8, 2017
Mid price and quite good
We went for the first time, and were impressed with the quality, variety and friendly atmosphere. It was not very expensive and the portions were big enough and the drinks were tasty and strong enough.
sjk7301948 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 6, 2017
Staff & Food are EXCELLENT
I travel for work and visit many restaurants all through New England- we have many Mexican joints and most are good, but this place is TOP NOTCH. The wait staff and hostess are Super Friendly, Excited about the Menu and food, able to give a...More ... read more
Edward R via tripadvisor.com - Sep 26, 2017
We are Californians who just found this place. It had been a couple of months since we had any Mexi
We are Californians who just found this place. It had been a couple of months since we had any Mexican food. We thought about leaving as it took 5-10 minutes to be seated. We were there about 4 pm on a Sunday so it was pretty slow. Glad we stayed. I had a 2 item combo of chicken enchilada and a chicken burrito. The portions were sm ... read more
Brian Stoebe via facebook.com - Sep 25, 2017
This place is great, from the food to the ambiance. The Google photos make the place look awful, but it is definitely much nicer. It is really worth stopping by.
Nikola Mendoza via google.com - Sep 22, 2017
Food and service was wonderful,would definitely return.
Food and service was wonderful,would definitely return.
Carol Isabelle Cooke via facebook.com - Sep 22, 2017
Amazing food! Love it. Staff were ...
Amazing food! Love it. Staff were so friendly. Prices are perfect. I will definitely be back again.
Nana W. via yelp.com - Sep 16, 2017
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