El Santo: Brunch in New Westminster

Diana Chan April 25, 2019 Brunch, Mexican, New Westminster

El Santo is a contemporary Mexican restaurant in New Westminster. We decided to come here as we needed a family-friendly place to have brunch on the weekend with our friends.

I’ve heard lots about this place and they had OpenTable reservations. With 2 kids with us, we really didn’t want to wait. As we came on a weekend, there were other tables of families too with strollers. That’s our new life now, but glad we don’t have to compromise on taste when it means taking children with us to eat.


The space is really nice with booth-style seating and then larger tables in the back. The windows are really large so there is a lot of natural light that comes in.



This is their house-made rice milk with cinnamon. Beautiful and delicious. Not too sweet at all.

Los Benedictos

They have 2 different types of Egg Benedict on the menu – Costillita Benedict and Verduras Benedict. We ended up getting the Costillita Benedict which has Ancho braised short rib, skillet corn bread, poached eggs, and a chipotle hollandaise.

This benedict doesn’t look like much but it’s packed with so much depth of flavour. It was pretty darn good.

Chilaquiles de Conchino

This is essentially Mexican Nachos. It has confit pork belly, salsa verde, Cotija, and deep-fried chips. It’s more of a share dish rather than a meal for one person. The cotija is mild in taste which pairs with the bacon.

Huevos D I Vorciados

This has fried eggs, tortillas, refried beans, avocado, salsa roja, and salsa verde. Saucy and delicious.


This has Chili braised ham hock and rice. This was huge portion of meat as the ham hock can really serve a few people. It was so tender and flavourful! the sauce went so well with the rice. Highly recommended,


The churros are dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Then paired with a dulce de leche dip. The churros were coated with so much sugar that it was overwhelming. We had to shake off the sugar.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the dishes we had were delicious and flavourful. They really take care in creating beautiful flavour profiles in their meats. The churros could have been a bit better with less sugar.

680 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC


About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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