New West Well Represented at Van Mag Restaurant Awards

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

El Santo, Longtail Kitchen and Freebird Chicken are all winners at this year's Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.

They were honoured just to be nominated but they're really forging a serious foodie scene here, and we couldn't more happy that they've chosen our neighbourhood to make a name for themselves. The Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards celebrate the hottest new rooms, the top chefs and most creative menus in the city. We are so proud to be represented well here in Downtown New West.  Big congratulations to all three!

El Santo wins Gold for best "Best Latin" restaurant

Better make a reservation now! Vancouver Magazine cited their hibiscus and jicama enchiladas and serious bar program as being what convinced them, our favourites are their tacos and Sopa Azteca. They tied with La Mezcaleria from Vancouver for this top spot.

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Longtail Kitchen brought the silver home for "Best Thai"


Chef Angus An almost swept this category. Last year’s Restaurant of the Year continues to impress the judges with Maenam winning gold here. And of course his more casual Longtail Kitchen at River Market came in a close second, likely because of their amazing chicken wings, pad thai and soups that make any day better. 

Freebird Chicken takes the bronze for "Best Pan-Asian"

Another Chef Angus An owned River Market eatery, Freebird may focus only on one thing (Asian-style rotisserie chicken), but they do it to perfection. And they're expanding to a larger location, to be opened shortly just across from the original one. 


See the full list of winners of the 2017 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards here.


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