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Description: Contemporary Mexican
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Description: Contemporary Mexican
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Went for dinner about 2 months ago...Then 2 weeks after... And then again last month.
I love the food! Delicious.
The service was so great too, and every server has been so nice.
I have gone with friends every time and we have shared always. No main entrees yet.
The dishes we have tried have all been better than expected.
Cachete tacos:
Braised beef cheek, crisp shallot & jalapeño, salsa roja So good! I can't get enough.
The Chilaquiles:
Crispy Fraser Valley pork belly, tamarind chipotle glaze, salsa verde, Cotija cheese, tortilla chips.......That pork belly and salsa verde. Wow.
Carnitas de Pato:
Yarro Meadows duck leg, achiote & citrus marinade, roast tomatillo& guajillo salsa, guacamole, fresh tortillas
Guacamoles Trio:
Tomatillo & citrus / Mango / Chicharrón
Trio of Salsas:
Roasted tomatillo & guajillo / Salsa verde / Salsa roja - super fresh chips.
For drinks the Paloma and the margarita is what I would recommend.

And for dessert OMG the best churros and caramel sauce in existence.
Fresh, made to order, and divine.

The bill comes in a little box along with homemade marshmallow bites.
Different flavors every time. Classy touch.

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Thank Clorabelle
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Ashley C, Social Media Coordinator at El Santo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hi there! At El Santo, our staff are always so pleased to read positive reviews like this. Thank you so much for leaving us feedback. We hope to see you again!

All the best,
Ashley

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Went here with an old friend for lunch - we used to work at a 4☆ 4◇ hotel together - I was a pastry chef and she was a concierge).

It's a small place, so you may have to wait.

The food was excellent - even the dessert was good. It was very authentic up-scale Mexican food. Portions are small and the prices are high, but worth it for a treat, to be sure.

The servers are very attentive - a little too attentive, imho. We both found it intrusive and overbearing, as we were busy catching up and engaged in intense conversation. I know they meant well, but we tried to convey that we wanted fewer interruptions... but they didn't seem to catch on.

Nevertheless, we very much enjoyed our meals and would go again.

Thank Roni K
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Ashley C, Social Media Coordinator at El Santo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hi there, thank you for leaving us feedback on your recent visit to El Santo. We hope to see you again!

Cheers,
Ashley

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent fresh food, friendly staff and lovely sangria!!! We sat on the patio and took in the street sights.

1  Thank Cheryl C
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Ashley C, Social Media Coordinator at El Santo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Cheryl! Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to see the patio getting some use over the past few weeks of nice weather. Looking forward to summer! Make sure you visit us on a Friday when Sangria is on special!

Ashley

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Great ambiance, fantastic food and wonderful service. Different from the usual nachos/burritos/enchildos. Fresh and delicious. Worth travelling to New Westminster for.

Thank GailW3084
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Ashley C, Social Media Coordinator at El Santo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Gail! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to el Santo. Thank you for taking the time to leave us some positive feedback, greatly appreciated. All the best,

Ashley

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great supper the four of us. The food was fresh and locally sourced. We liked that. The service was quick and friendly. Our server Kristina was really good and catered to us making sure we were happy and enjoying our meals. Price point was ok for us. We will definitely be back when we visit New West again. This is also close to sky train.

Thank Hugh M
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Alejandro D, Owner at El Santo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi there, glad to hear you had a good experience at el Santo. Our team always enjoys reading comments regarding the work they do, especially if it's positive! We hope to see you again.

Alejandro

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