We are excited to announced that el Santo was recently awarded best latin restaurant in Vancouver by Vancouver Magazine.
Poblano pepper, panela cheese, green rice, salsa ranchera
Cinnamon & sugar dusted, dulce de leche
Trio de Salsas
Salsa habanera / Salsa roja / Salsa verde / Fresh homemade tortilla chips
Have been to El Santo numerous times but this visit very disappointing. Food and service both below the normal standard.
Everything was great, but it took a while to get and settle our bill. But overall great friendly service and good food.
Great experience! Only downside is the 90-minute seating limit on prime nights but the restaurant offered us seats at the bar afterwards. Fantastic ambiance, great food and drinks. Highly recommend El Santo!!
Too loud! Other than that it was all good. Not sure any of us would return though because of how loud it was. Couldn’t hear what was said across table without shouting. Not a place to have a normal conversation. At least not where we were seated - at the back in kind of a separate room
Great food!!!!! Fun night out with a girlfriend!
Dinner was great! It was hard to hear each other as there was a large party behind us. We managed to have a fabulous time regardless. This is on my list of "must go back" places. Food was very good and good size helpings. I recommend having the salsa trio and the guacamole trio.
First time there, service was great for was awesome. This is our new Mexican restaurant
This place has such a nice vibe! The lime margaritas are better than anywhere else I've tried. Modern design with great friendly servers!
Great job El Santo 👏 👏👏👏👏
It was nice, fast service, great food, nice ambience.
Decent food, great cocktail options and a nice atmosphere.
Great experience - we got a table by the window and were moved to a booth which was much better - good lighting :) food was good lots of fun! Will be back again for the churros and Fish tacos
Great Mexican flavours, superb service and overall wonderful experience.
Our sever was fantastic, she gave excellent recommendations for cocktails and food and was very attentive. The food was outstanding and the restaurant was busy but a little loud.
Lamb was delicious
Great contemporary Mexican food. Grilled Romaine was delish, as well as the fish tacos. Save room for churros and caramel ice-cream, you will love them.
Great spot in New West! Delish food and great service
Great food and super cute place!
My favorite time is brunch. Love everything about El Santo. Everyone is so professional and friendly.
Great night out as usual. Food and service was outstanding. Only complaint is it seemed my entre sat for a minute or two under heat lamps before being served. The fat on my steak had started to congele but it was still delicious.
The drinks were delicious, the food was phenomenal and our server was wonderful, very attentive & kind.
Too loud, tables too close together, Enchilada’s were bland, service mediocre…no water refill.
Appetizers were good. Host was good.
A little loud but amazing food and service as always!
Love the atmosphere and the food is amazing as usual. If you are into tequila it's the place to go.
El Santo is a terrific place to meet friends for great food and drinks in a very comfortable environment. The staff are always cruising by your table to check on things and most importantly the food is terrific.
I love the place.
The food is consistently good. The server was attentive. No complaints! Great dining experience.
Every time we go to El Santo their portions seem to shrink and shrink and shrink. While I’m glad the quality is still good, I’m disappointed that everything is just getting smaller. They used to be delicious food for great value and now it’s getting pretty pricy.
My husband and I really enjoyed this place. The food was rich (as we expected) and delicious! And we loved the Latin music they played. Our waitress was also very attentive and friendly, and gave us excellent advice. To sum up, it was a great dinner choice for a Friday night!
Food was horrible and bland. It was all one note. I would not go back here. They definitely made a mockery of the cultures food. The servers and service was very good. The drinks were very good. They need betters chefs.
Overall it was a lovely evening, good service and four of the six dinners were greatly enjoyed however the two halibut dishes were very fishy tasting, over powering. Excellent drinks.
Great spot in new west! Excited to come back and try more items on the menu.
Impeccable service and the best food! Thank you
It's so noisy in this restaurant that you can't hear your friend across the same table!
Everything was fabulous…the server knew someone in our party did not like spicy food and was conscious in her recommendations! Wonderful margaritas and food.
First sat at corner with wall.. but manager and server moved us without asking to Center of room . Food was awesome , server was a star .. management always professional
Great gem in New Westminster
Great experience! The tacos were delicious.
Would like to have some areas where quiet conversations can go on.
Didn’t get her name but Service was amazing! Every time I’m in town I try to eat here as I love the azteca soup anytime of year and the tacos and guacamole are all delicious. The horchata was a little disappointing because it was a little watery but flavor was good. The dulce de leche caramel with the churros is so amazing I could have eaten it with a spoon. Always love the assortment of Mezcal and tequila and for something a little different having the mezcal margarita is a smoky treat.
Really good food and drinks. Love the ambience. The cauliflower and lengua tacos are amazing and the mezcal margaritas are great! If it’s super busy, expect to get kicked out; we had planned to order another drink after dinner and were told that our hour and a half was up, which was unexpected. It wouldn’t have stung as much if our wait staff had asked us if we wanted drinks earlier on. We sat with empty cocktails for 20-30 minutes.
This place is great! Made a reservation for Friday night.. We were seated promptly in a booth (as requested…so great they were able to honour my request). Service was fast & food was delicious. Ambiance was great. Overall fantastic experience. Will definitely be coming back.
Excellent as always. Great service. Take my advice- try the Brussel sprouts! To die for!
El Santo does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.
El Santo is rated 4.5 stars by 862 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.