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El Cortijo


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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A farm-to-taco experience located in the historic 1950s Oasis diner on Bank Street in Burlington. Tacos and entrees are prepared with fresh, local ingredients and expressed as traditional Mexican fare. Fresh-squeezed margaritas and handcrafted cocktails are served in a lively, vibrant atmosphere. Full menu available until late Sundays through Thursdays and 1 a.M. Fridays and Saturdays.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a convenient walk to get reasonably priced Mexican Food. They have all the typical choices when you think of Mexican Food, and a margarita.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were extremely pleased to find the excellent Mexico fair in Vermont finally. Margaritas were fantastic and the food was fresh and bright and delicious! The single criticism I have is that it is indeed possible to slow cook meat TOO long....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 459ashleyj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, this place was delicious! The margaritas were on point, the tacos and burritos were excellent, but I don't know if I would do that wait again. (Honestly, I might, but I didn't appreciate it.) Much like the other Farmhouse-owned restaurants, this place is in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RoseLaroiya
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With a group of Mexican friends in town, first time in the United States, I figured I would treat them to some fare they could relate to – I was soooo wrong. Located on Bank Street, within the Market Place Area, this place was packed...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank pelayor_12
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

We always love the food here, but tonight there is a bartender/waiter with so much cologne on we can't taste our food!!! Have to leave early it's soooo bad!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 455rs
Reviewed 8 January 2019

They don't take bookings so we had to put our name down and come back/wait, but the food was worth it. The restaurant is quite small and you all sit quite close together but that gives it a lovely atmosphere and adds to its charm....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Its_Ellie
Reviewed 2 December 2018

It's not Mexican food - sorry. It's good to eat - tasty! The sauces are a bit overdone. There are some Mexican components but I am a frequent flyer to Mexico and real, good Mexican food is hard to imitate. Americans seem to over complicate...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank denmicone
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

We are from Montreal and have some really great Latin style restaurants. Unfortunately we did not enjoy our meal, maybe we didn’t order the right things..I had a fish taco which was nice and a chicken taco which wasn’t good..very dry and bland. It was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HKJ420
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Small restaurant. Friendly and attentive staff. We had tacos for entree and chips and salsa for starter. Carnitas with pineapple salsa taco was good-recommend. Margaritas were also delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Daydream629353
Reviewed 17 October 2018

A friend and I had been looking for a place to brunch while visiting Burlington. Luckily, there was room at El Cortijo. This place was such a gem! First, the food was delicious, very flavorful, and served on beautiful earthenware plates. The service was excellent,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KaitlinK1216
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