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El Gato Cantina

169 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401

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(802) 540-3095


  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Cuisine: Mexican Restaurants

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4.6 of 5.0 from 38 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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  • Mag ThomasGreat food and service

    55555 by Mag Thomas

  • Jon B.Average tacos, but very strong margaritas

    55555 by Jon B.

  • jeanne m.Everything is good here. I love this place and come every time I'm in the Burlington area.

    55555 by jeanne m.

  • Scott M.Horny Toad margarita is fantastic. Made the way it should be. Tequila, triple sec, like juice. No sour mix. Delicious and strong.

    55555 by Scott M.

  • Michelle J.Been going downhill ever since it opened. Margaritas are good, but the food isn't worth it.

    33333 by Michelle J.

  • John C.The chicken mole tacos are delicious!

    55555 by John C.

  • Kate M.Get a Prickly Pear margarita!!

    55555 by Kate M.

  • Jacob W.Don't waste your time at any other Mexican place in town! The Gato Burrito is awesome. The most authentic for sure.

    55555 by Jacob W.

  • Con jsilver dolla gonna make U holla!!

    55555 by Con j

  • Amanda W.Stop being indecisive. Get it with pork.

    55555 by Amanda W.

  • Rebecca H.Scared of the crazy tequila infusions? Don't be, ask for a taste.

    55555 by Rebecca H.

  • Rachel M.The restaurant made hot sauce called Gato Muerto is serious. They aren't kidding around about hot spicy it is. Delicious.

    55555 by Rachel M.

  • Liz RDon't go here drunk on a Tuesday night

    33333 by Liz R

  • AmandaGreat margs...Passion in the Desert is da bomb

    55555 by Amanda

  • Jessie F.The El Chinaco Anejo is $26 but it is the best margarita I have ever had!

    55555 by Jessie F.

  • Ted C.Go for the Dos Equis on tap.

    55555 by Ted C.

  • Brian S.The "Shrimp Quesadilla" is $12.99, but a "Cheese Quesadilla" with shrimp added is only $10.75 ... menu loophole epicwin

    33333 by Brian S.

  • Rob WCourtney Rocks

    55555 by Rob W

  • Jen G.Try the dead cat!

    22222 by Jen G.

  • Paxton H.if you're deciding between here and El Cortijo, come here. One consideration is that you will need to make a reservation much in advance.

    55555 by Paxton H.

  • HeatherGet the Pescado speciail !

    55555 by Heather

  • Christopher SwansonRoja sauce = spicy. Verde = mild.

    55555 by Christopher Swanson

  • Susan A.make sure to avoid the curved table at the top of the ramp. The person in the chair has a kitchen view and a light from the hostess station in their eyes. And, the table is freezing on cold nights.

    33333 by Susan A.

  • Michele S.Combo of a taco and enchilada is a great deal for the price! Margs are delicious and authentic

    55555 by Michele S.

  • Sami W.Beef taquitos are great, but the chicken not so much.

    55555 by Sami W.

  • Whitney F.Blood. Orange. Margarita.

    55555 by Whitney F.

  • Jennifer G.The agave nectar margarita was incredibly refreshing, and they also have Switchback beer on tap!

    55555 by Jennifer G.

  • Bridgette A.Aguacate con queso..x2 Perfect for drinks and out!..Paired with a blood orange Margarita..Yum

    55555 by Bridgette A.

  • DanielNo matter what amount of time they give you for a wait... double it.

    33333 by Daniel

  • Chris S.Chili Verde is the play here

    55555 by Chris S.

  • Galen SGo for the combinations! They are a great deal and you can try lots of different things on the menu.

    55555 by Galen S

  • Zack L.Grilled corn is awesome. So is the Barbacoa!

    55555 by Zack L.

  • Michelle J.Holy crap, the jalepeno margarita is amazeballs.

    55555 by Michelle J.

  • Chris S.Dont miss the grilled corn its awesome. Seriously get it....now. Why arent you flagging down a server? Ok thats better. Enjoy!

    55555 by Chris S.

  • WesAvoid the guacamole, it's overpriced and disappointing.

    22222 by Wes

  • Robert D.The food is AMAZING!!!!! N.

    55555 by Robert D.

  • Stavros M.Blood Orange Hornitos Margarita is SO GOOD.

    55555 by Stavros M.

  • Racquel KArrive early it always a 45 min wait. But I guess that mean the food is awesome!

    55555 by Racquel K

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