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El Santo

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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About
Contemporary Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of best places to eat in New West. I went for Appies with a friend and ended up ordering tacos as well. The price for 2 was around $40 dollars with drinks included

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ro B
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I've been here many times and noticed that they've trimmed the menu to their most popular items which is great. Food is very good and not your usual Mexican taco. Yes they have tacos but more on the gourmet kind. Prices are competitive to other...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mariacE8077RO
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Nice restaurant. Lively atmosphere. Great live music and the food is terrific. We had the ceviche, the fish tacos and a really nice boar meat croquette. Everything was really tasty and not too expensive.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Janemccall
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Was told it was worth the trip (by Skytrain) from Vancouver and it certainly was. Staff was great, the food superb and the list of tequila mind-blowing. Highly recommend the Mezcal flights.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mick K
Reviewed October 20, 2018

I went their twice with some colleagues for dinner and for lunch. Honestly, I am not a fan of Mexican food and therefore it is a little tough for me to judge the food but for some reason I have always found Mexican food at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Travel_Pak
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I love Mexican food. I have searched, and visited Mexican restaurants from Vancouver to Banff, and have only discovered a single handful of "acceptable" Canadian takes on Mexican food. I am happy to say El Santos is decent. Not only do they have my favorite...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BC-Swede
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Happened upon this restaurant and took a chance. It was loud inside so we opted to sit outside. Had the fish tacos which were very good. Could have been a little more fish but very flavourful. The best thing we had was the eggs Benedict...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OliviaB777
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Loved the atmosphere; food was good, perhaps the beef tacos were a little bland. Kids meals were great and they really enjoyed the service and the options! Overall good family place, we will be back for another meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Shelley110
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Sat by the window trying to read the black menu, after taking a picture with flash to read it. Very strange menu selection, fajitas consisted of cabbage, small pieces of tomato and cod. Tortilla too thin. The $3.50 potatoes were just silly, over-cooked, kind of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 549jackv
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Funky atmosphere I found it really noisy hard to hear your company...good food and drinks...great happy hour

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank blondeflamingo1
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