We are excited to announced that el Santo was recently awarded best latin restaurant in Vancouver by Vancouver Magazine.
Chili braised ham hock with tortillas & rice
Made To Order, Your Choice: Tomatillo & Citrus / Mango / Chicharrn
We celebrated a birthday and an anniversary tonight. It was a wonderful experience with really good food an drink.
We really enjoyed the happy hour menu, specially the huitlacoche quesadillas. Great drinks and very friendly staff.
We felt very safe with COVID protocols in place .
Food was delicious, portions are a bit small. Other than that has a good experience.
We came to celebrate a birthday and had a great evening.
Food was fantastic. Such a unique and creative menu with so many different options to cater the dietary restrictions in our party.
good ambiance & good food
Great smaller place... great service, and xcellent food and the churros were to die for
Patio was lovely, food came out hot and tasty, service was on it!
The food was outstanding as usual. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us understand the menu. A highlight is always the incredible cocktail menu as well! Health procedures were great with excellent distancing and sanitation occurring after each table was vacated. A wonderful experience!
My wife and I had a great time as we always do at this excellent Mexican restaurant. The food and atmosphere are excellent. We come every couple of months and have been enjoying El Santo for years. The owner is exceptionally personable and makes everyone feels like a truly valued guest.
El Santo is a great Mexican restaurant. The food is delicious, the service is attentive and friendly and the ambience fine. It really is a terrific place to eat.
recent updates to their menu did not disappoint. I had the whole perch. The presentation was something else with this whole fish tail in the air was set before me. Cooked perfectly with a glaze and the most thinnest perfect tortillas ever. Paired with the fragrant rice, it was delicious. Had the churros for desert. The mix of hot and crispy on the outside (great for dipping in the caramel side) and the moist creaminess on the inside was again, absolutely perfect. The service was A1, first time back inside since the start of the pandemic, appreciated and the glass panes separating the booths. I think they add to being able to hear you dinner mates better too. Our server Emma was great, very friendly, good recommendations, great service and rocked her black mask.
As per usual a very enjoyable meal!
Missed El Santo while it was closed for dine-in during the Covid lock down- so happy its open again.
Everything about this restaurant is amazing! Highly recommend!
Always enjoy an evening out at El Santo. Favourite place to go in the neighbourhood.
It was a lovely spot, great food, good service.
Beautifully thoughtful food and drinks, I have never had anything that was short of spectacular!
Not a very adventurous foodie. But I tried something other than the chicken tacos and was extremely pleased
The food was good, fancy, a little expensive but good overall.
We love the new menu. It’s our favourite restaurant , lots of options for everyone in the family.
Miss the pescaito frito , hope it comes back.
The attention to detail is fantastic. We will be back!
A little overpriced for the amount of food. Good cocktails!
Same as always. Great food, wonderful beverages (not just the margaritas) and pleasant staff.
Excellent in every way possible.
Went to celebrate a couple of friends who received their PR and had an awesome time.
The restaurant itself is nice and modern. Service was great and attentive.
Food was REALLY GOOD. We had the Trio de Salsas and Pan de Elote as appetizers and they were both great. I do wish at least one of the salsas had more of a kick to it - don’t expect any of them to be very spicy (YMMV). The cornbread was fantastic. I could have eaten a few skillets of that alone by myself! The jalapeño jelly was also delicious and a perfect pairing.
We were two couples and ended up getting two each of two dishes to share. We got the Carne Ahumada (leek ash rubbed wagyu flank) and the meat was juicy, very tender, and flavourful. You don’t get a ton of the other flavours, but in a good way because the steak was seriously good. Maybe just a pinch more salt would have really helped bring it out even more. The second dish.... I can’t find on the menu so it may have been a special that day. It was a duck breast dish and was my personal favourite of the two (but I’m a diehard duck fan).
Cocktails were delicious they didn’t have a spicy margarita on the list, but they were able to make me one which I very much appreciated.
Overall it was a great meal, a bit pricy in my opinion, but delicious nonetheless!
Every time we go El Santo outdoors our expectations. Thank you for another great meal, we enjoyed our anniversary and even during covid they made us feel safe and taken care of. Can't wait to visit again!
Portions do not reflect the price
Menu is limited
Always a good time at El Santo. We were celebrating a birthday. The staff were great. There’s glass partitions between the booths. Staff are wearing masks. Everything is sanitized often. Food and cocktails were excellent.
Food and service were outstanding. Great measurements in place to address social distancing and COVID protocols.
Great to have nice vegetarian and gluten free options.
Love the creativity with the food and cocktails.
Good date night spot brings the downtown feel to the surbubs
A little pricey. Portions could be a bit more generous and menu is a little limited
It was a fantastic family dinner! Service was great.
Lots of vegetarian and gluten free options and very creative cocktails!
Incredible flavours and wonderful staff!
Great ambience with great food along with a nice selection of drinks :)
An evening at El Santo is always a treat. Alejandro & his staff always make you feel special & the food something to look forward to. Check it out for yourself.
Great service, awesome food. I work in a restaurant that’s been mandating masks and they seem to inhibit the servers abilities to work. The FOH staff wasn’t wearing them and I had such a better time than I have had out since everything has reopened. The tables were socially distanced , service staff was respectful of personal space and I saw constant cleaning and sanitizing by the entire team. I left feeling safe & full. Awesome dining experience start to finish. Great job to the whole team at El Santo and I can’t wait to return again.
I had the Chili relenno.... unreal ........ so flavourful
Great restaurant. Best Mexican fusion food in Greater Vancouver. The cocktails are incredible.
Great food and atmosphere. Very unique menu, and unexpected plates.
Awesome to be back at El Santo. Service was great, food was delicious... the new Pollo Verde was outstanding... the overall post-covid experience was very normal-like. Excellent as always!
Always an amazing experience. Food is top notch and delicious, while the staff go over and above to make your visit special
El Santo is rated 4.5 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.
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