El Gato Cantina is an authentic Mexican restaurant with two locations in Burlington, and Essex Junction, Vermont. We offer traditional Mexican food in a casual dining atmosphere.

El Gato Cantina offers a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes and appetizers made from traditional family recipes. We pride ourselves in making quality food Cantina-style, like you’d find on the streets of Mexico.

We offer a full stocked bar with our own house-infused tequila including Jalapeno, Orange and Tricky Kitty special infusions, inspired by the season. 

We offer gluten-free and vegan dishes and have a full kids menu to accommodate the whole family.

In the summer of 2022 we hit the road with our custom food truck! 

We also added a catering and food truck events crew to our staff. 

Interested in catering or food truck options?  Contact us at