Duino Duende has perhaps the most character of any restaurant in Burlington. As it’s located a few blocks off Church Street, you don’t get the crowds (and the waits) that you might get at the more centrally located spots. And the eclectic, international fare at reasonable prices, along with the live music and funky décor, make this spot
popular with locals and visitors.
Duino Duende is set between Radio Bean (coffee shop/bar) and the Light Club Lamp Shop (wine bar/lamp shop), all of which are connected and share the same owner. Most nights Radio Bean offers live music, which drifts into the Duino Duende dining area.
The restaurant touts its fare as ‘international street food,’ and its menu features poutine (Quebec), pupusas (El Salvador) and fish tacos (Mexico), as well as more standard fare like chicken and waffles and a very tasty cheeseburger. Almost all the ingredients are organic, and much of it is locally sourced. While you’re there,
make sure to check out the torched copper plating in the bathroom and don’t miss out on the five dollar shake – a stout beer with a shot of espresso and drizzle of Vermont maple syrup.