Reviews

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
Okay, so the staff are pretty inconsistent - There's a 50% chance the hostess will ignore you for a few minutes before seating you (my partner and I have been keeping tabs). But the servers are usually helpful and prompt, even on busy nights. Best margs in Burlington for the price, and the food is always consistent.
Katherine L via google.com - Sep 6, 2017
Awesome spot ... read more
Ethan Nicholson via google.com - Sep 5, 2017
I love going here for dinners. They have great menue choices and I love most of their drinks. It's almost always busy when I go in, but the hosts have been nice and I can usually find a seat. I have, however, on several occasions noticed that one of the men who works there seems to not help his employees. In fact I have overheard him ... read more
Sally Privot via google.com - Sep 5, 2017
MEH-xican.....
We went here on a Friday night in August, and it was busy. Our server was on the ball despite a full dining room. We had to wait a little bit for our food, but the server came over to acknowledge and apologize for the...More ... read more
SpinaciousB via tripadvisor.com - Sep 4, 2017
I work at a restaurant on church street, so I know how hard it is this time of year with student em
I work at a restaurant on church street, so I know how hard it is this time of year with student employees leaving and yet students coming back, making it busier and yet short staffed. Our server, Haleigh S. was adorable and as attentive as she could be considering how busy she was. The food was good as per usual. Thanks to all the s ... read more
Sandra Lee via facebook.com - Sep 3, 2017
Outstanding drinks! Great service. Food is very good. We come here every time we come to Burlington!
Shane Marchand via google.com - Aug 25, 2017
I really enjoyed the experience... Barbacoa Taco is my favorite :)We'll come back...
I really enjoyed the experience... Barbacoa Taco is my favorite :) We'll come back...
Julie Ciavarella via facebook.com - Aug 21, 2017
Cute little Mexican place right off of church street. Food and drinks alike are excellent.
Allie Jameson via google.com - Aug 18, 2017
Taco Night is Tuesday
Tuesday is taco night st El Gato. Tacos are $2. The menu is pretty typical for a Mexican restaurant - tacos, enchiladas, burritos and tostadas. There are a few specialty items like mole chicken and a shredded chicken with cheese. We went with a family...More ... read more
dmount2001 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 16, 2017
OK food
They mixed up our taco order, but in the end we straightened it out. They didn't seem to care. Overall, it's just ok but far from Good Mexican. I probably wouldn't bother going there again.
754Chuck via tripadvisor.com - Aug 14, 2017
We had the two lime enchiladas ...
We had the two lime enchiladas special, tostado and a chicken taco with sides, excellent all around and very reasonable too.  The enchilada special was outstanding!!!
Richard H. via yelp.com - Aug 6, 2017
Decent food, long wait
I end up here with my family every now and then - it's average Mexican food, usually a pretty long wait. The guacamole is excellent!
olyonsvt via tripadvisor.com - Aug 4, 2017
This place has the worst service ...
This place has the worst service I have seen in a long time. My family sat there for a hour watching tables around us get food. When we asked about our food they said our order was put behind a big table. I said ok we are leaving and the waitress said ok and walked away. I gave it three stars because yelp would not post a one star!
Tony S. via yelp.com - Jul 29, 2017
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
Mark
We went here on a Wednesday night. Fairly busy but great service. Bartender was very friendly and we were seated quickly. Great menu and food was excellent. Loved the homemade sauces. Would defiantly go back!
Markramer via tripadvisor.com - Jul 26, 2017
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