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El Santo

680 Columbia St, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 1A9, Canada
+1 604-553-1849
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“churros” (14 reviews)
“tacos” (46 reviews)
“cornbread” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
680 Columbia St, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 1A9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank mariacE8077RO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Janemccall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Mick K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Travel_Pak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank BC-Swede
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank OliviaB777
Reviewed 11 October 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.

Thank Shelley110
Reviewed 3 October 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

Thank jack v
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

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

Thank blondeflamingo1
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I have been coming to El Santo ever since it opened in 2015. I often go with my family and friends, but I have also been many times to eat on my own since it always has great food and atmosphere. I have my favourite...More

Thank Christopher D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 680 Columbia St, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  New Westminster
  • Phone Number: +1 604-553-1849
  • E-mail
Contemporary Mexican
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