We are excited to announced that el Santo was recently awarded best latin restaurant in Vancouver by Vancouver Magazine.
Experience El Santo: Hispanic Heritage MonthCA$18.00 per person
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021In support of Hispanic Heritage Month, el Santo is featuring our Chile Relleno - a fun version of a panela cheese and green rice filled Poblano pepper with salsa ranchera! This classic Mexican dish is also gluten-free and vegetarian and available throughout the month of October.
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
Our tastebuds went on a trip to Mexico! We had the guacamole trio and the Chile Relleno and it was delicious.
Server not friendly. Unable to explain the menu as it was our first time visit l.
Pricy but not balanced food. No salt in guacamole and bland
Get-together dinner with a friend. She eats mainly vegetarian so I joined her in a plant based meal. Chile Arellano was delicious,enhanced by a very flavourful Salsa. Cauliflower Taco was tasty though a little sweet for my taste. My friend,however,loved it. Cocktails were on the pricey side but probably in line with most current places. They were not only creative but also delicious.
And the multiple pages of spirit lists incl half pages of tequilas and Mezcals was crazy! Music ambience was perfect and our server was knowledgeable and friendly.
3 of us went out for a girls night and had a wonderful time. The food, drinks and service was absolutely fantastic! I cannot wait to go back! Highly Recommended!
The restaurant is always adequate but never outstanding. We had to wait close to 10 minutes before we could order drinks and dinner and this was at 5:15 not a terribly busy time. My wife’s fish tacos were adequate as were my chicken enchiladas but nothing particularly noteworthy. The rice that accompanied the enchiladas was very bland. I recall their tortilla chips as excellent but these were somewhat stale tasting. The highlight of the meal was my Batanga cocktail, very delicious. I like to support New West restaurants and I know this one is an excellent community supporter but there are better local choices so I’m not sure we will be rushing back.
Amazing date spot! Great food, drinks, and service
The service and food was excellent. I found it a little noisy.
The food here is great! I have yet to be disappointed! The atmosphere has a great vibe. 100% recommend!
We were a late sitting so some dishes ( their Huevos and the chilli relleno were sold out . They could tell I was bummed because that’s what I had come for . The tuna I ended up order was melt in the mouth tender and juicy and phenomenal ( didn’t love the corn flour gnocchi that came with it though … they were dense ) …. Fast forward…. When we went to leave they brought out a chilli relleno to take home ( they made one specially for me ) .Unreal restaurant , unreal service .
Thanks Alejandro and crew ! Lisa
Food is fantastic. Very flavourful and unique recipes. Great service and tasty cocktails as well. Only downside is that it is very loud when busy and can be hard to carry on a conversation.
Very enjoyable experience. Great food, lovely writers and a fun atmosphere. Will definitely return
El Santo is our favorite date night restaurant. We love the casual atmosphere - yet it feels special at the same time. Alejandro and his team always make us feel welcome and valued. As always we started with the tortilla chips and salsa trio - with a guac added in. Followed by tacos - Pescado for me and pulled pork for my partner.
Alas, we did not have room for the Churros!.
Been here many times. The food was very good this night , but the enchiladas were very, very spicy. The table next to us also told the server that their dish was too spicy. The service was a little sporadic - took almost 10 minutes to get an extra churro dip. Regardless it was a very good night out. No doubt the restaurant business has had to struggle to keep going. Our expectations need to shift.
Went specially for Happy Hour, we were disappointed when we got there to learn that El Santo is no longer offering it. I checked their website to see if something was said about them no longer offering it but couldn’t find anything about it.
Food is always delish! Service is always great!
One of my fav Mexican places for sure!
Great food and awesome service. You can tell the staff put a lot of effort and care into everything they do. And if you appreciate good tequila this is the place to go!
Brunch eservation for 3 eas super easy to book. After some back-and-forth about dietary concerns, service and kitchen were kindly accommodating and patient with our questions. No alterations to their menu, but it was easy to make a choice to suit our needs. Holy dinah, it was phenomenal!!! Braised beef eggs Benny and pepper and onions Benny. Omg, the cornbread, delish. Every taste was sweet, soft and crispy and savory.
Of course we let our lovely server convince us to order the churros. We did and if she wasn't working, we'd have loved to have her sit with us to share them.
This late morning meal kept the 3 of us full very well into the late evening.
Great experience, thank you ElSanto!
Great cuisine with the contemporary flavors of Mexico City. Loved the drinks, too, our favorite being the Old Fashioned!
Great service, excellent food, great decor, lively environment
Next visit will try a tequila flight!
Food was great, drinks good. Restaurant was fairly overcrowded, glad for the vaccine passports
Good food and excellent service. The waiting staff are cheerful, helpful and knowledgeable. I love El Santo .
Excellent food and service in a fun atmosphere. From decor to recipes, everything had been carefully thought.
Great food, highly recommend the Vincente smoky drink.
Excellent food and service . A bit on the noisy side , was super busy but expected for such a good restaurant
Fantastic food, ambiance great, excellent service
Always a good experience at El Santo. Service was attentive, and food tasted great.
The best service i have had in any restaurant in a very long time. Our group was taken care of so well from the planning and communication to preempting what people would need throughout the meal. Only issue we had was the noise level/acoustics in the place made it really difficult for conversation across the table
We had a wonderful, delicious lunch for 6 yesterday.
The service was attentive and the food was terrific.
We will definitely return.
It was a great meal. The service was good until the end when we wanted dessert. Our server basically forgot about us. We tried flagging her down and she never came. A busperson put new napkins and cutlery on our table, and we waited around 35 minutes before anyone acknowledged us.
The menu doesn’t have many options, the food was ok, by the way the service was good.
Our server was really lovely and helpful - just ended waiting a long time to get the bill - so gave bit of a lower rating for that reason - food was fantastic!
Excellent staff great food but just a bit too noisy for me. It was other guest that were extremely loud. We could barely hear each other talk
Food was amazing..noise level was too much could not talk
Very good authentic food..great atmosphere! Have the churros for dessert!
Menu was perfect in size and selection. A little bit pricey but definitely worth every penny for the quality received. Attention to detail with everything from the service, speed and food quality overall is the reason we'll be going back very soon.
Good margaritas. Food decent. Came on a Saturday evening… Very noisy and boisterous but good atmosphere. Service was good
Food was amazing. Service was not so great, my niece ordered a cheese quesadilla off the kids menu as she is 12 and the server gave her a hard time about it. She put her on the spot and said “that’s on the kids menu, how old are you”. I just didn’t think it was appropriate. Everything else was great.