We are excited to announced that el Santo was recently awarded best latin restaurant in Vancouver by Vancouver Magazine.
Very inventive food and cocktail offerings. Great Mexican roots with intriguing twists. Not your standard sangria, nor the salmon with mole and refried beets (yes, beets)! Delicious.
Service was good on a surprisingly busy Sunday evening. Our order got a bit waylaid, but staff was proactive in explaining / making things work out.
Noise level is variable, but you can usually still hear the live combo playing in the corner by the bar.
All in all a sucessful and tasty evening.
Service was great. We had a party of 8 and food was all hot and delivered together. Food was tasty. I find the tacos are the best value and very tasty. I do think drinks such as their margaritas are over priced. They come in such a small glass and lots of ice. Not worth the price.
The server was great at suggesting and the meal was great
Love this quaint Mexican Restaurant, great food, especially the triple guacamole dip & chips. Great service, will definitely be back.
Very good experience with the Dine Out menu. The only disappointment was the dessert - the sugar was burned on the Dulce de Leche pudding. It was not good at all and none of my party finished their dessert if they picked that one.
Surprised upper class Mexican restaurant. Excellent service, very good food, A bit noisy at its peak but not overly loud you could't communicate comfortably. Will be happily going back.
Definitely will go back
A truly modern and compelling take on Mexican food. Excellent. Lovely room and great, friendly service. 6th visit, and it’s always excellent. Try the Salsa trio and the Chile Relleno. So delicious.
My husband and I enjoy escaping to El Santo for a nice meal and friendly environment ❤️
Food was amazing & portions were generous. Cocktails very nice as well. Service friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.
Had the Dine Out menu fantastic salad the seared cured duck was very good felt it could have been a little less rare. Drinks were a bit slow but the place was full. Once again we were very satisfied with our evening which was our Anniversary. We will be back. Love those soft velvety tortillas the best
Food was excellent! The dine out menu and plates were generous and delicious. Our only issue was that the service was a bit slow and we were placed at a table that cought a cold draft every time the door opened.
Love the food, love the restaurant. Staff friendly. Great overall place to eat with friends and family.
This place is fantastic. Not what I expected out a Mexican restaurant in regards to dishes offered but both plates we ordered had great taste and presentation. Highly recommend this place.
Service was above..delirious foods
Amazing experience, loved the food, made great recommendations for my friends allergies
El Santo was fun and the food was unexpected. Fancy Mexican!
Great attentive service and lovely live music in the restuarant... regular updates on menu to keep the experience fresh
First time to visit El Santo and we were impressed. Service was very friendly and helpful.
The Wagyu flank steak was melt in your mouth delicious.
I wish there were more restaurants like El Santo in New Westminster.
Creative, interesting food. Excellent friendly service, although the food was slow to come.
Just such good food. I had my husbands leftover
Fish taco the next day and it was insanely delicious .... even then
I also dream of churros. So so good
Everything was excellent! The food was great our server was helpful and fun! Two draw backs 1) the lights are hung a bit low and I almost hit my head, but I am pretty tall. 2) there was a woman at a table in the other room and she was so dang loud! I thought they were having a heated argument but no she was yelling a joke! Really I’d go back again! It’s pretty good!
Amazing food but overall high level of noise takes away from the whole experience
Had such an amazing dinner here Friday evening. Food and service were phenomenal. Enjoyed the chicken enchiladas and huevo appetizer, as well as a margarita, and everything was amazing. Service was also excellent!
Neighborhood Gem. Inventive Mexican cuisine. Good service. Nice space.
Wonderful as always! We'll be back again in a couple of weeks with friends.
Found tha ambience to be very pleasant. The food menu small compared to alcoholic menu. A couple of the items were not available due to lack of chicken. Considering the very limited menu choices, when two items are not available, this can create a choice problem. The food was excellent but pricey. A simple risotto/mushroom dish was $18 for a lunch entree.
Hard to find such a modern yet cozy Mexican restaurant. It was quite a drive for me to get there from North Vancouver, but I would do it again.
The food/drink/server were all above my expectations.
El Santo is always great. Love this place and can't wait to go back!
We loved El Santo. As usual the food was perfect and the service was great. Alejandro and his team always make us feel welcome. Thank you.
Food is delish and the margaritas are even better. Lovely atmosphere however the live band, although good, was a bit too loud. It was hard to have a conversation at all when they were playing. Over all this did not spoil our dinner, it was a great meal and evening. We'll be back!
Food was tasty, drinks were very nice. Best to have reservation if going in evening as gets busy. Wouldn't recommend sitting in tables near entrance. Line up gets busy and people are all over, not the best for dining ambiance. Also really loud in there.
Brought my daughter for her 21st bday, she already wanted to leave due to a very noisy group of ladies in an enclosed area. Food taste so bland. I ordered their special of the day duck wrap in tortilla and it was so dry and no taste. Everyone in my group of 6 didn’t like the food we ordered...but my mom liked their drinks. I guess it’s a place to drink and get roudy and drunk. Definitely not for family who wants to enjoy quality time. To top it all, my daughter did not order anything but their churros and it was so hard and sweet to her teeth. Value of food - better to enjoy Cactus club or Earls for the same price ! Will not come back for sure.
I love El Santos. Staff, Owner and food are all exceptional. I always enjoy the restaurant.
See if you can get him to make his mushroom dish... it's out of this world. And strangely enough the the El Santo Huevo was amazing.
Please support these guys... they deserve it.
My third time in your restaurant with three different couple everyone loved it ❤️
I made reservations a month ago for 6 for us. Instead of a giving us a booth or a table. We were seated on a high top table. If I wanted to sit at a table that was similar to sitting at a bar then I would not have made a reservations. We waited for a booth.
There was a Xmas party going on and the noise level was very high,the back room could have a better wall in between as we could hardly talk , the service was very good and the menu was designed to be a different type of Mexican food and fairly pricey but most restaurants are now .I made the reservation through open table and they were good at finding us a table , unfortunately right next to the Xmas party .
It was really loud, but we LOVED the food, service and atmosphere! We will definitely come back (but perhaps ask to be seated far away from large groups. To be fair, it was likely a staff holiday party, so I'm glad that they were boisterous and fun. El Santo's would be a great place for a staff party!
Good food, well presented. Wine selection was quite good
Best Mexican food since I was on Cozumel! And Kate, our server, was fantastic!