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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
Excellent food and the staff was very kind ... read more
A C via google.com - Feb 22, 2019
always good food and drinks
always good food and drinks ... read more
Jason Trainque via facebook.com - Feb 22, 2019
El Gato is unique and marvelous ...
El Gato is unique and marvelous. Under the watchful eye of owner Theresa Bertram, the recently renovated interior glistens with life and joyful appreciation of people and food.  The tequila selection is the best in Vermont, and the drinks are generous. Laughter is plentiful.  The food is authentic Mexican prepared in careful traditio ... read more
Thomas P. via yelp.com - Feb 20, 2019
This place has the best Tex-Mex style food in the Burlington area, as far as I've been able to find. Excellent salsa and queso. My favorite entree is the taco combo with the hongos e epazote taco. Several good vegetarian items. Extensive tequila menu. House-made infused liquors. If you like it spicy, ask for the Dead Cat sauce, which ... read more
Joshua O'floinn via google.com - Feb 10, 2019
Came here with my usual partner ...
Came here with my usual partner in crime, looking to get a quick bite before we went out on our errands for the day. It was mid-afternoon, and also the day after a snowstorm, so we were in the mood for hot and spicy. We got to the restaurant and it was basically vacant. We were seated right away and served within 15 minutes. I ordere ... read more
Sarah F. via yelp.com - Feb 2, 2019
Had great experience! Food portions are great. Ordered Nachos and Chimichangas...both were Yum!
Komal via google.com - Jan 26, 2019
Had the lengua tacos. Extremely tasty. Service was great as well.
Had the lengua tacos. Extremely tasty. Service was great as well.
Scott Sanborn via facebook.com - Jan 18, 2019
Etwas überdurchschnittlicher Mexikaner. Qualität und Geschmack voll in Ordnung. Empfehlung für zwischendurch, ohne großes Tam-Tam 👍🏼 ... read more
Oliver Oberthür via google.com - Jan 4, 2019
Amazing food, a little bit of a wait to get it.. but definitely worth it!
Amazing food, a little bit of a wait to get it.. but definitely worth it!
Alissa VanNortwick via facebook.com - Jan 3, 2019
Excellent tequila selection, the Agave wings are the best in town, bar none! The rest of the food is pretty good. Not outstanding but good. The Burlington el gato is much better than the other one in Essex.
joseph poulin via google.com - Jan 3, 2019
Wonderful staff and fabulous margaritas. The food we ordered came out quick and hot. I love this place for the food is authentic and filling. Best Mexican in the area!
michael mutty via google.com - Dec 30, 2018
LOVE the food! Awesome flavor on the carnitas taco. Great house margarita. The staff is amazing as well!!
El Bee via google.com - Dec 27, 2018
Amazing real food, especially the salsa!
Kathryn Lemay via google.com - Dec 23, 2018
Went to the one in Essex, best margarita I’ve had in a long time (birthday girl) 🤤
Went to the one in Essex, best margarita I’ve had in a long time (birthday girl) 🤤 ... read more
Kimberly Kayla Guertin via facebook.com - Dec 18, 2018
Fantastic food.
LisaAnn Oberbrunner via google.com - Dec 13, 2018
My daughter is an employee there and represents a good work ethic...good /friendly customer service
My daughter is an employee there and represents a good work ethic...good /friendly customer service !
Robin L Potwin via facebook.com - Dec 9, 2018
Great Mexican restaurant
Greta Mexican food - the Tacos are amazing with the option of corn or wheat taco shells. The ambience is warm and inviting and service is excellent.
DavidW3935 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 7, 2018
Not only my son works for el gato ...
Not only my son works for el gato...great food, service and atmosphere! It's a special restaurant to me because my husband who recently passed away loved el gato...he loved the beef burrito with rojo sauce, refried beans and Mexican beer...he always had great taste...thank you el gato!
Shirley D. via yelp.com - Dec 2, 2018
great service! thank you for making my friend bday special...we enjoyed the fried ice cream
great service! thank you for making my friend bday special...we enjoyed the fried ice cream ... read more
Shirley Gamelin via facebook.com - Dec 2, 2018
Its a decent Mexican place. The best one around here in my opinion. The prices are a bit high for what the food is but the food is of good quality! Just know it's probably going to be around $15 - $18 a head with one light drink. Still recommend for a good cure to your Mexican craving!
Dustin Charland via google.com - Dec 1, 2018
Great atmosphere, good music and food.
Pierce Fitzpatrick via google.com - Nov 20, 2018
Had a good time and great food.
Had a good time and great food.
Ron Shepard via facebook.com - Nov 19, 2018
Taco meat was colld ... read more
Earl Harris via google.com - Nov 17, 2018
Get the mole! Great margaritas.
michael feeney via google.com - Nov 16, 2018
Excellent food and atmosphere ... read more
Carl Sedon via google.com - Nov 10, 2018
Probably the best Mexican food in Burlington. It's hard for a Mexican restaurant to do well in Vermont because, well, Vermonters kinda prefer their food bland. I've seen numerous Mexican restaurants come in, trying to be somewhat authentic, and over time either dumb down their flavors to "New England Mexican" levels or just close a ... read more
Jay Furr via google.com - Nov 9, 2018
Will go Back Again
Good service and food. All four of us had something different and everyone enjoyed their meal. We arrived at about 6:30 and just getting busy, did not have to wait for a table but by seven you would have to wait.
Dinner649 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 5, 2018
This place is wonderful. Not only is the owner delightful but made my boyfriend and I feel very comfortable and at home. We were in the area looking for an apartment and stopped at El Gato for lunch not knowing what to expect. Our food was wonderful! We signed a lease near by and our first though was "horray! It's near El Gato!". We ... read more
Fiona Lowry via google.com - Nov 4, 2018
I am not a picky eater and just about likes everything. But I felt the food was bland and does not do justice to its price. The wait time was really long, which was okay for me since I just wanted to spend some time with friends. But I might not go here alone or for a quick bite. Most of my friends did not like it. They might probabl ... read more
Anoob Prakash via google.com - Nov 3, 2018
Great burritos, guacamole and margaritas!!
Elizabeth Fontanez via google.com - Oct 13, 2018
Food and service were amazing. Best beef burrito I have ever had!
Food and service were amazing. Best beef burrito I have ever had!
Heather Mossey via facebook.com - Oct 8, 2018
Delicious, heavy queso and generous combination platters. Salsa is fresh and chips are crisp. Good Mexican selection for Vermont area. Cute window-front atmosphere with beers on tap!
Morgan Marshall via google.com - Oct 6, 2018
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