El Santo, is a Mexican restaurant located in New West that focuses on quality ingredients and sustainable food practices. The food is delicious and price is very reasonable. The environment or decor was fun and relaxing.
We went here for lunch and had one of the most satisfying meals we have had in a long time. I have read the reviews on Google and people were complaining about the price and portion. Relative to other dining Mexican establishments in the lower mainland and downtown that I have been to, this is right on par. El Santo, is more affordable than chains such as Cactus, White spot etc. where an entree will set you back $28. My pet peeve of other bloggers and reviewers. If you want cheap, stay at home and cook.
Whew, now that I got that off my chest.
My favourite dish was the braised ham hock with a side of tortilla’s and rice. This is a huge dish and meant to be shared. The braised beef was tender, juicy and packed full of flavour. Soaked the tortilla with some of the broth and I could have ended my meal there and be completely satisfied.
We had the verduras torta, which is essentially a sandwich. It comes with a choice of potato or salad. Stuffed with poblano peppers, zucchini, sweet onion, tomato, Oaxaca cheese. The bread held up to the sandwich, you get a balance of spicy, sweet, savoury and sour.
Finished up with churros, cinnamon & sugar dusted, dulce de leche. I may be bias because I have a sweet tooth but this was amazing. Reminds me of of the freshly made PNE mini doughnuts, but with a little more crisp, dipped with a milk sauce that had a tinge of coffee for punch.
So go and try it for yourself. Don’t get caught up in reviews or you will miss out on some amazing food.
Fable Diner, located west of Main and Broadway is Trevor Bird’s new restaurant. As with Fable, the menu will change frequently with what is locally available, but diner staples like the homemade burger will be a staple. Continue reading “Fable Diner”
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is curing comfort food cravings with its new fall menu, available starting today at all Famoso locations. Perfect for the cooler fall and winter months, the menu features the brand-new Patate Pancetta Pizza, Korean BBQ Beef Pizza and Mac + Cheese Pasta, as well as the return of the Funghi pizza, a seasonal favourite.
Famoso is a traditional neighbourhood pizzeria that uses authentic ingredients and processes to create their Neapolitan pizzas and pastas, including the newest additions:
Patate Pancetta Pizza: Crème fraîche, rosemary, russet potatoes, fior-di-latte, pancetta, caramelized onions, Grana Padano, sea salt, truffle oil, topped with a fried egg and garnished with a lemon wedge
Korean BBQ Beef Pizza: House-made Korean BBQ sauce, fior-di-latte, house-roasted pulled short ribs, cheddar cheese, green onions, finished with a drizzle of hoisin sauce
Mac + Cheese Pasta: Artisan Cavatappi pasta, covered in house-made beer cheese sauce, baked with prosciutto crisps and sliced green onion, then topped with a crunchy cheddar-gremolata
Caveman Cafe known for paleo based, organic meals with no additives, sugar and is gluten-free. This is a great local cafe for fresh, healthy and hearty meals and prices are very reasonable. Continue reading “Caveman Cafe – Fresh Ingredients, Paleo”
Steel Toad Brewpub and Dining resides in a restored heritage Opsal Steel building that reminds you have a red barn. It is massive inside, with large windows and TV screens surrounding the bar. Steel Toad Brewery also features a colossal projector screen at the front and can be seen from almost every table of the restaurant. Continue reading “Steel Toad Brewpub and Dining – For Serious Foodies & Boozies”
Osteria Savio Volpe, the latest venture from three of the city’s renowned restaurant pros, will throw open its doors to the neighbourhood in early October 2015. Residents of Vancouver’s flourishing Fraserhood will soon have a bustling new tavern to satisfy their hunger for classic country Italian fare. Continue reading “Osteria Savio Volpe To Open it’s Doors in Vancouver”
Anacora restaurant opening
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio, Vancouver’s newest upscale eatery. Situated along the False Creek seawall, the highly anticipated restaurant has opened its doors to dish up West Coast sustainable cuisine with Peruvian and Japanese flare. Continue reading “Anacora Waterfront Dining and Patio”