We are excited to announced that el Santo was recently awarded best latin restaurant in Vancouver by Vancouver Magazine.
Tacos de Canasta
Four steamed tacos, frijoles, costillita, papas, chicharron
Cinnamon & Sugar Dusted, Dulce de Leche
Poblano pepper, panela cheese, green rice, salsa ranchera
Excellent date night location, good food and service.
As the covid restrictions are easing and we are able to have indoor dining it’s so nice to finally go out for a meal to an amazing local restaurant! They will be changing up the menu in the next couple of weeks so I’m excited to see what the new offerings will be?!
Delicious food and cocktails. I've missing traveling to Mexico and this brought the flavours back.
Our server was awesome, after I ordered my first drink she knew exactly what to suggest next and read me perfectly - a Pina Spritz (pineapple infused Aperol spritz, yum!). Great experience there every time!
Food was okay. Drinks were good. The pescado taco was a bit dry and could use some salt. We came there for happy hour as per the website but found out when we arrived they don’t have happy hour and they’ve never bothered to update the website. Also was told after being there for 90mins they only allow 90min seating. Never bothered telling us when this when the reservation was made or in person when we arrived. They also seemed visible annoyed when we communicated our disappointment with the misrepresentation of happy hour and the 90 min seating they don’t tell you about. Throughout the night the server seemed fine at first but became visibly annoyed by us and eventually passed us to a new server who handed us a bill that wasn’t separated by who ordered what. We then had to figure out with this new sever who ordered what. All in all we would have rather go somewhere else with happy hour and where we could have been seated longer as that was the purpose of our night. Plus I don’t feel like us communicating our displeasure deserved the grimacing and annoyed faces towards us from the severs
Due to covid there's a limited menu but even in this case it's still fantastic food!
It was the first time in over a year that I was able to meet for a business dinner. It was perfect - the food was delicious, as usual; the service was great; the restaurant was not crowded or noisy so perfect for talking. Thanks for a lovely evening.
Amazing creative food
It was our 1st time at El Santo and we will be back.
As usual El Santo’s didn’t disappoint. Always great food, drinks and Alejandro and staff are awesome!
Dinner at El Santo was fantastic! Our server Tova was personable and knowledgable of the menu and bar. We had a lovely time!
Great birthday celebration! Thoughtful staff brought a birthday surprise!
pickled cauliflower on the chicken taco was amazing.
Great food, service and ambiance. One of the local jems.
We had fish tacos, a burrito and two salsas and chips. AND Churros of course. Everything was great. I had one of their famous Margaritas! ALWAYS a big hit. So nice to be back INSIDE enjoying the normalcy of a meal out. Thanks to everyone at ElSantos!
Experience was delightful thanks to our awesome server.
Good bar, good, food, good service - what's not to like? Great selection of tequilas. Their take on one of my favourite Mexican dishes, chile rellano, was a little strange (kind of a Mexican lasagne) with no stuffed pablano chile, but was pretty good. Overall a pretty positive experience that we'll do again.
Everything was delish and the decor is super cute.
Beautiful space & best cocktails in New West! Food is creative and delicious also.
Food was Amazing. The brussel sprouts were phenomenal! The staff were really on top of things especially with it being so busy. So happy to have made it.
Great food and cocktails also nice wines. The special on Saturday was amazing tuna belly.
I dream about this food [and the jalepeno margaritas] Thank you El Santos
Very pricy. Food was good. Drinks a little over priced. Really loud with the music and number of people. We were in a back room and still had to shout to one another. With masks it is hard to hear the waitress. But nice restaurant over all.
Our waitress was by far the best we've had in a long time.
She was friendly and attentive and helped create a greaw atmosphere for our 5 year anniversary.
Always a great dining experience! The food is delicious and the service is fantastic.
Amazing delicious food and friendly service!!
Three course menu options were not as good as things I have eaten there before. The chairs are not that comfortable.
Delicious! We really enjoyed the beef tacos and the churros after dinner.
We love this place! Delicious dinner and drinks. Attentive service. Warm reception.
Nice ambience. Friendly servers. Authentic Mexican cuisine and interesting ingredients. Great flavor. Always a nice date night!
I found that the overall ambience of the restaurant is quite nice however we were put in the back room which has no windows or other dinners. Perfect for a private party however if you want a dining experience this is not the table for it.
I found the salmon was bland and the plantain purée it came with was very nice but just smeared on the plant for decoration, hardly what I would consider a potion rather just a garnish. The broccolini served with it was well... just broccolini. This particular meal was poor value.
If I was to base this dining experience alone I would not return to this restaurant however I have been before with better results so I might give them another chance.
Great overall experience. The service was excellent.
We went to El Santo to celebrate my husbands birthday and it was amazing! The food and drinks are all so delicious! We each got two different drinks (he got the feature flight and an Old fashioned. I got the Horchata and a grapefruit cocktail) and they were all so tasty! You can taste the quality in their drinks and food! We ordered the guacamole trio and it was to die for! My husband got the steak and it was amazing and I ordered tacos. Everything was amazing! Not a single thing I would change about the food. The service was just as amazing!! Our server was so sweet and knowledgeable. She shared so much knowledge about the menu so we could get exactly what we wanted. All the staff there were so kind and helpful. We will definitely be coming back again and again! This restaurant is a favourite for sure!
We went for my daughter’s 8th birthday as she loves the fish tacos. Her and my son both devoured multiple tacos and chips and salsa! They brought her a special birthday “cocktail” and happy birthday churros! My husband and I loved the Happy Hour margarita’s and the wild boar and brussel sprouts were fantastic. The service is always top notch and we really appreciated the special touches!
Very cool place. Best mexican in Van! We will be back
Love this place. Great food and atmosphere. Service is good too :)
Well seasoned food with the perfect amount of heat. They have many gluten free options and could also address a citrus fruit allergy. It was a great place to celebrate my birthday and to try a flight of Paron!
Meal was excellent, looking forward to our next trip.
We were there to celebrate my son’s birthday. Food was fantastic and service was great too!
Brussels sprouts are always a favourite.
Amazing food, amazing service! Would recommend to anyone!
Fish tacos weren’t your best this time otherwise our meal was delightful!
El Santo does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.
El Santo is rated 4.6 stars by 685 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.