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El Cortijo

A Farm-to-Taco Experience
Tacos, burritos, and killer margaritas. Keeping it fresh and fun in a revamped 1950s diner car.

802.497.1668
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The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

Award-Winning Gastropub
Local burgers, innovative entrées, and lots of craft beer from our backyard and beyond. Our menu is a vehicle for showcasing Vermont grown, raised, and produced ingredients.

Pascolo Ristorante

Handmade Italian Cuisine
Fresh pastas, Neapolitan-style pizza from the wood-fired oven, house made salumi, fine Italian wines.

Guild Tavern

Wood-Fired Tavern & Grill
Premium steaks, tavern fare, fresh North Atlantic seafood. Private dining room for all of your events.

Great spot to hang out and grab a beer and a bite to eat. The ever-changing selection of beer on tap never gets old and is always top-notch! Some of the friendliest staff around.
komorebi
komorebi
01:00 19 Jan 19
The food was great. I love that they offer the option of getting the burgers on kale rather than a bun. Did feel a bit nickel and died with a $0.95 up charge for it, but...whatever. My son said the Mac & cheese was amazing. He would know, Mac & cheese has been his "go to" for most 19 years.
Jay Baker
Jay Baker
02:16 13 Jan 19
Wonderful lunch. Had 1:00 pm reservation. Seated promptly. Party of 5. Staff most attentive. Lunch special fried oyster salads were a real treat. Check out the seafood plateau. Beer selection impressive. I rate as just about the best down Burlington restaurant.
Gregory Gaul
Gregory Gaul
23:25 06 Jan 19
This restaurant came highly recommended and they weren't kidding! It was packed for a weeknight but we had quick attentive service. Everything we had was delicious! The server suggested some awesome local wine too. Would definitely return!
Stephanie Moya
Stephanie Moya
14:56 20 Dec 18
My husband and I found this place in our guidebook and decided to visit for dinner during our honeymoon. Sitting by the row of glass windows was a little chilly but the waitress was amazing. I loved the selection of kombucha and unusual soda flavors like blackberry rosemary. It's nice to be able to have things besides the unhealthy sodas most places offer. I loved my oysters and the Mac and cheese entree. My husband got the meatloaf and was very happy with it.
Jennifer Frost
Jennifer Frost
16:25 08 Dec 18
Great local food. Everything was great from the shellfish to the pork as well as all of the veggies and salad. The beer selection was great I even got a Head Topper! Staff was great and lots of fun. Great location right off the Church St. Marketplace.
Bill Biskup
Bill Biskup
20:31 28 Nov 18
I come to Burlington once a year but never stopped into this place until this year. This will now be a mandatory stop. They have a fantastic selection of locally brewed craft beers and the farm to table food is just really exceptional. Some people might say that the prices are a little steep, but I would argue that this place is definitely worth every penny. The service was also beyond reproach. I can't wait to come back next year.
Alex Barnicott
Alex Barnicott
17:40 17 Nov 18
Great little place downtown, at least the parlor downstairs... Very cozy & warm, staff was super friendly and helpful, very knowledgeable on both food & drink (have Aaron describe any beer to you & tell me wouldn't want to try). Would highly recommend
Justin Hayes
Justin Hayes
03:04 10 Nov 18
Excellent place for beer and local food. I have been coming here ever since I decided I was going to move to the area. I have had the burgers every time I have come here, and have yet to be disappointed. They have a extensive beer list, local and international. One of the best beer places in Burlington. They are a busy restaurant. I would recommend reservations if possible. Or it is possible you can wait up to a hour+ for a table.
Ryan Calvi
Ryan Calvi
01:27 09 Nov 18
Consistently excellent food with a focus on local ingredients sourced by name. Great cocktails and extensive beer list too. Very accessible from downtown, gets very busy on weekends, so expect a wait. The downstairs lounge is a great option if the upstairs dining room fills up, it's super cozy and you can order everything from the regular menu in a more relaxed service environment.
Drew Adamczyk
Drew Adamczyk
18:18 06 Nov 18
Went here for an anniversary dinner and was absolutely blown away! While the wait (9pm on a Saturday) was long, the service was excellent, and our server John was AMAZING; he took great care to make sure the entire evening was perfect in every way! If I could guarantee him a raise, I would; I can't stress enough how special he made our date.The food is farm to table, with lots of options for any palate, and a truly exceptional draft list. This restaurant is a "don't miss" if you're in the Burlington area!
Jonathan Tracy
Jonathan Tracy
13:37 22 Oct 18
Great place to get a bite to eat with some great local brews on draught. I got the bacon cheeseburger and fries and they were delicious. Quality of the meat was good and the bacon was a nice thick cut. The fries were up there as far as fries go. I love good fries and those were fries that I fell in love with. They don't skimp on the amount of fries either. The bartender was pleasant and she made some great recommendations for beer. I just wished she offered samples. Glad her pick was good.
Billy Dana
Billy Dana
23:26 20 Oct 18
Great farm to table style eatery using Vermont grown and made foods and beverages. Burger was just right with a perfect bun and pickled onions. Fries were crispy and tasty. They had homemade mustard, ketchup, hot sauce and a mayo sauce! All these are great. I stuck with the hot sauce! Then there was the chocolate stout cake for dessert. Not too rich and heavy but light with great consistency. Finally, they have a wide offering of craft beers and local wines. I have been away from Vermont a couple of years and was glad to have the chance to have The Alchemist beers Heady Topper and Focal Banger. Thanks Farmhouse for a great finale to my most recent Vermont visit!
Kris P
Kris P
10:40 19 Oct 18
Loved it! Beer was excellent, food was fresh and very tasty. You could taste the farm fresh beef and greens. Not your traditional burger. Extremely juicy and full of flavor. Their side salad was delicious. My macaroni and cheese was awesome, but I was jealous of my husband's burger.
Brittney Bates
Brittney Bates
18:18 12 Oct 18
This place was recommended to us in one of the local shops. The food was excellent. They were crazy busy with a 1.5 hour wait to sit inside. We opted for the patio and were seated right away. The food came quickly.
Vickie Brewer
Vickie Brewer
19:32 11 Oct 18
Had a fantastic meal experience here. Even though the beer selection was fantastic, we started off with a pair of delicious Old Fashioneds, a dozen oysters (YUM+) and some burgers and salad. The place was quite busy on a Friday night but at 5pm we got seated right away inside. By the time we left there was a line and the outside was full. Would love to go back for some beers!
P. Kahn
P. Kahn
00:14 29 Sep 18
Great service, cool atmosphere, great food and beer selection. We each ordered one lunch menu item with the intention to share. I got a salad and my boyfriend got the man and cheese. They actually brought 4 plates with each half portion arranged beautifully as if we had both ordered two things! That kind of service doesn't happen just anywhere.
Varvara Boruch
Varvara Boruch
02:48 26 Aug 18
Everything I had from here was absolutely delicious. All the dishes were so creatively thought out. The restaurant was very busy and they still brought out the most perfectly cooked meals. The ambience was a bit loud but fun. I loved looking at all the industrial light fixtures and the staff was very nice.
Regina Valeriano
Regina Valeriano
21:38 20 Aug 18
Let’s say this before anything: the food, dessert, tap list, and ingredients are absolutely phenomenal at this restaurant. We arrived around 6pm on a Monday and I thought the emphasis on beer taps and farm-to-table foods would mean an adult crowd. Wrong. There were a ton of kids here. Varying ages, varying table sizes. Granted, we did get here early in the evening on a Monday but I think it’s worth noting just how many kids were in the indoor dining room. In hindsight, the outdoor seating may have been a little better to avoid this (unless you love kids or have your own kids and would like an adult meal).Back to the food and service. Helpful staff and seriously fresh ingredients. I got the Baller Burger and my wife got a turkey burger with side salad. Everything was excellent, even the candied beets. To top it off we had the special waffle & maple syrup a la mode dessert. It was top notch. My drink was a local double IPA. In short this place has amazing food.
Matt Vicens
Matt Vicens
01:43 31 Jul 18
The Guild Tavern has some excellent food and a decent atmosphere. The prices are high, but the food was very well done to meet the standards one would expect with those prices. If I had to pick anything to criticize about the food, the steak could have used more seasoning, rather than relying on a side sauce. The dressing for the salad and the sauce for the oysters was heavy handed with the vinegar. Other then those things the food was excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed, for the prices, one might expect a bit more of a fine dining experience then what is delivered, however it is Vermont and in a good way it gives a relaxing, rustic feel. The downside was the service. Our server was extremely slow and often passed the table without checking on us, we would have to get his attention to get drink refills. If not for the other staff, not sure if we would have ever gotten our drink orders or food. When ordering desert, it took at minimum ten minutes to get our order taken, then it seemed like a much longer time for it to arrive. After the desert, we asked for a final drink and the check, the drink arrived but the check never did. After seeing our server appearing to be checking out for the night, I finally had to go to the bar to get our check and pay(This would have been fine if he brought the check with the drink and let us know he was leaving, but he did not). The manager was apologetic and did her best to make it right. It is frustrating to spend this kind of money and get terrible service. I begrudgingly left him half the tip I would have with at least somewhat decent service and gave the rest of the tip to the bartender. Would not mind coming back for the food, but the service needs to step it up if I ever come back.read more
Abel Smith
Abel Smith
02:44 16 Jan 19
Had a fantastic NYE dinner there. Steak was amazing, and my date's gnocchi was very well cooked. There are two reasons I'm not giving this review top marks.1. On the cheese plate we ordered, none of the accoutrements were evenly proportioned. We had to ask for more jam because we only received a smear on the board.2. My date ordered a second glass of wine and we had to send it back. I had still been working on my first glass and had drank about half. When my date's second glass came out it was at the same level as my glass- -half empty...we asked if there were different sizes or if they had ran out of the wine we were enjoying. Out server didn't have a valid reason as to why she served it to us. It was a clear mistake that could have been easily avoided. She came back with after pouring more into the glass, but it still wasn't as full as the first.read more
Evan Teixeira
Evan Teixeira
19:39 03 Jan 19
We stopped at Guild Tavern on our way between Montreal and Boston. My husband had a burger and I had the winter salad with mushrooms and skillet salmon. Everything was delicious, the service was excellent, the restaurant was cozy. We'll come again!read more
Tamara Ouspenskaia
Tamara Ouspenskaia
15:24 03 Jan 19
Excellent service, food and ambience. Steak cooked to perfection. Highly recommend!
Sue Stroud-Speyers
Sue Stroud-Speyers
11:43 02 Jan 19
We had the steak for two and tuna tartare. The steak meal is great; perfect portions for sides to split and salads before the meal (you each get your own salad of choice). Steak cooked perfectly and cocktails were great/refreshing as well. We stuck to whiskey cocktails. Service is generally wonderful. Tonight seemed a little off for some reason in that one respect, but overall a great experience and food/drinks to match.read more
Kate Castonguay
Kate Castonguay
01:40 30 Dec 18
Love the food. Super professional staff with great knowledge of what is being served.
kere cole
kere cole
03:11 12 Dec 18
Good food, great drink list, excellent service. A little pricey for the quality of the steaks.
John Sonnick
John Sonnick
21:39 16 Nov 18
Always delicious wood fired steaks, great beer selection, service is on point. I have gone here about once every 2 months and have been impressed with them every time. I'm looking forward to trying some of the other restaurants owned by the group locally.read more
Matt Ronco
Matt Ronco
06:38 26 Oct 18
Reservations definitely recommended. Expect to spend over $100.00 for dinner for two. Food is well prepared and the food, service and ambience make it well worth the price for the special event/occasion dinner.read more
Steven Kane
Steven Kane
20:31 24 Sep 18
Delicious. Locally sourced. Excellent service. Comfortable seating. Even cushy chairs and a fireplace! Great beverage selection. Meat! Where's the drooling food coma emoji when I need it? Great for family, dates, out of town visit. Plenty of parking. Definitely go.read more
Josh Neilson
Josh Neilson
00:59 09 Sep 18
I was surprised by how much I liked the Guild Tavern. We sat at the bar which was tended by a great bartender. There were a few unusual drinks on the menu and we tried one that was actually really good. We both ordered burgers. One was perfect. Mine was way over done. I asked for rare and got medium well done. It was still good Just not my preference. But overall great and the wait staff were all perfect. With apps, drinks, beers, burgers and tip we spent $120. Well worth it.read more
Mark Nadeau
Mark Nadeau
10:39 20 May 18
Halley was an awesome server. the food was filling and tastefully prepared and presented. Overall just a fun lunch stop and one I will remember for quite a while and I will reccomend it to my friends.read more
Darren Sparks
Darren Sparks
21:53 14 Jan 19
Halley was an awesome server. the food was filling and tastefully prepared and presented. Overall just a fun lunch stop and one I will rememberread more
Darren Sparks
Darren Sparks
20:28 14 Jan 19
First visit, and I was pleased. I'm old enough to remember this place as the Oasis Diner, and I resisted going because I loved that place. But I was really pleased with the food, the price was fair, and the service was good. I will certainly go back again!read more
Brian Yarwood
Brian Yarwood
02:23 01 Jan 19
This place is amazing! The food is so good I could not say enough good things about it! It's a historic Vermont diner that now serves some of the best Mexican food that you could ask for in a northeast corner of Vermont..read more
Neil Marriott
Neil Marriott
15:51 27 Dec 18
The food wasn't bad but it wasn't special either. The prices seemed high for what you're getting.Can't say I'd go back.read more
Andrew Fitch
Andrew Fitch
12:24 22 Dec 18
Good food but too expensive given the portions and compared to other good Mexican food. We used to get food as good or better in Seattle at the farmers market for half the cost. I'd go more often if it didn't feel so wrong paying that much.read more
mikutas
mikutas
14:26 07 Dec 18
Hmmmmm. Went there on a Thursday night in the early Fall of 2018, and the place was full. Now, I know that one visit doesn't always tell the story, but ....Bottom line, good luck getting to sit. I got my order to go, went around the block a few times, then paid and scooted. It, a burrito, was delicious, but I'd rather have sat and savored the whole experience.All in all, yeah, it's all the good stuff others have noted. The staff was swamped but smiling. Food, one item, good, and served as soon as possible.Don't ask me about the drinks. I dunno about such things.read more
Bruce Young
Bruce Young
02:27 26 Oct 18
First time here: Empanadas were big, full, and flavorful. Tacos were uniquely designed and incredible tasting. Service was great, drinks were good and the atmosphere was nice and relaxed. Easily one of my favorite Mexican restaurants anywhereread more
Kyle Dalton
Kyle Dalton
18:21 25 Oct 18
Despite there being many great restaurants in Burlington, I find that I end up at El Cortijo for lunch almost constantly! Their tacos are awesome and the value of their burritos (especially the wet burrito) is excellent. Cap that with a constant supple of Hill Farmstead's Edward and you have the recipe for a great meal.read more
Russell Womer
Russell Womer
19:15 27 Sep 18
Super long wait, but also super good food. I mean, REALLY good food. It also has an excellent list of VT beer. Totally worth putting your name in, walking around the shops for a bit, then heading in for some good eats.read more
Steve Welgoss
Steve Welgoss
20:31 26 Sep 18
Awesome Mexican food! The best nachos I have ever had, tried the chicken and carnitas tacos, delicious. I wish I could eat there every day. Nice selection of beer and tequila. The people who work there were fantastic, really nice.read more
John Beob
John Beob
17:16 17 Sep 18
Excellent service and delicious one of a kind eggplant and salmon. Their farro is unbeatable in taste. Perfecto!
Mi Mi
Mi Mi
08:52 30 Dec 18
Great experience and an amazing treatment. I will recommend it.
Yanvin 007
Yanvin 007
02:01 18 Dec 18
Excellent food and even better staff. Worth going there just to experience the awesome atmosphere. Ask for Rebekah and you won't be disappointed!read more
David Horn
David Horn
02:52 08 Dec 18
Amazing food. Highly recommend this place if you want to mix it up from pub food around Church St (the pub food is good, but sometimes you need something different!) Make a reservation online and don't leave your table to chance. The space is not huge. The pastas and bruschetta we had were amazing. They bring you fresh bread with herbed butter. My only regret is we were too stuffed for dessert!read more
Maddie Conway
Maddie Conway
14:26 21 Oct 18
Great service and amazing food. The fresh made pasta is the way to go! The desserts are worth it as well if you've left room. Perfect for special occasions!read more
Haley Drury
Haley Drury
01:50 13 Oct 18
We had dinner outside last Friday evening. The food was delicious....calamari was exceptional .We did feel the pasta entrees were very nice as well. The portions were a bit small for the price, however.read more
Sandy Richards
Sandy Richards
10:14 14 Sep 18
Great atmosphere and fantastic food! Some of the best Italian we have every had. Definitely returning!
Teresa Lewis
Teresa Lewis
21:28 03 Sep 18

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