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Cardero's Restaurant

4.6
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84 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Cardero's features great fresh fish in a fun and cozy harbor setting. One of the main draws of coming to a restaurant like this is the opportunity for guests to sit and watch the boats come in and out of the harbor as they dine. In fact, should diners happen to own a boat, they are more than welcome to dock it and make the two-minute walk to Cardero's front door.Cardero's features primarily seafood, given its waterfront location but also offers a wide range of classic west coast cuisine and wok dishes.

In addition to our in house dining, we also offer take-out daily.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 84 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing! She was friendly, informative, professional and had a great sense of timing. The food was great as always. We loved the wok squid and the P.E.I. Oysters (Coleman pearl?).

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NicL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Dawna was an excellent server - very knowledgeable and attentive. Great service Dawna, many thanks!

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TB33
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, fun location, tasty drinks and food and attentive service.

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Miki
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio! Service was not just good but fun. Halibut with a dijon sauce was amazing. All good value for the cost.

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SuzanneD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Of course the fish is great but I also love their burger, hummus and sweet and sour wok. Staff are exceptional.

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NicK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Overall a good experience, service was great, food was ok...but would definitely go back just because of the service

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RandyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service by a super nice server, food was excellent as usual. Carderos is our first pick when we come into town for special occasions, you can dress up or keep it casual, and you can’t beat the location.

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DaleC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The waitress was good, the table was perfect, the food very good but we waited a long time for our food. There were at least 10 people that came in after us and received their food before us. That’s the only negative through mostly positive.

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MMMM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were all so friendly, and did a wonderful job implementing physical distancing measures and wearing masks. My husband and I went for our anniversary and they even brought us a cute dessert with a candle!

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Private
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Social distancing between tables was not followed. We had a table right next to us as well as behind us.

No hand sanitizer offered but was displayed on a table next to us. We were offered a physical menu or a paper with qr code. The paper with qr code printed was reused so it defeats the purpose of contactless.

Would have been nice to explain what the company is doing to ensure health and safety.

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ShanJG
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I went for a special dinner so she could wear her Grad dress. The staff was so accommodating and they even brought us a beautiful dessert on the house!

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RonN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, great food, service and a place to really enjoy a good night out.

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JoeS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to be out again feeling almost normal. As usual, Cadero's didn't disappoint. The food was great and Charles was a very attentive server. We had a lovely evening.

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AdamG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant. My wife and I have been going for about 15 years and are never disappointed. The Covid precautions they have undertaken are excellent and we feel very safe eating there.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant and each time I go, I enjoy the experience that much more. Lovely place that I will continue to visit as the years go by.

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HelenaT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Family friendly restaurant offering a great selection of food and beverages. Nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent food quality and service exceptional

SJ
SJoli
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Table with view was amazing even on a rainy day, and accompanied by friendly service and great food

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vipBlandBeGone
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

The service was exceptional! We had a fabulous server who was attentive but never interrupted conversation or lingered too long if we were making a decision. The space was lovely as well we were seated in a booth and the noise level was nice. The food however was very mediocre. We ordered the Szechuan green beans and Har Gow to start and they were underwhelming. The beans were fine, fairly boiler plate but the Har Gow was flavourless and the sauces they came with were overpoweringly wasabi. I enjoy wasabi and I do like spicy things in fact the spicier the better but there was no flavour here or anything to tame the wasabi. Of course we all ordered fish and they were disappointing the second they hit the table. Each fish came with the same fried rice, broccolini and carrots combo. It would have been nice to see more with the pairings. My and my partner's fish was over cooked. Both sides were cold which is not very appealing. I had the halibut and it was very, very dry. My partner had tuna and while it was seared nicely the marinade had cooked the flesh making it tough, dry and not the buttery consistency one might like.

I suppose I wanted more from this restaurant since the service was excellent, and the ambiance great. I also don't mind paying for Oceanwise as I think all restaurants need to be. I think what got me in this case was how honestly bad the food was when I expected so much more!

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NikiC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious meal on the patio for our anniversary. Great wine list too. Service was impeccable!

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Maria
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Cardero's. Food is always good, service is great and we felt very safe and comfortable with all COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

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CorrieP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always outstanding at Cardero's. this was my first restaurant visit in the re-opening phase, I felt like the servers had awesome protocol in place!

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KristiM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Absolutely delicious food, particularly the meatballs and kale quinoa salad! Friendly staff, lots of protective measures in place, wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had reserved through open table and asked for outside seating. I missed the small print about that being a first come first serve. Really it should be removed from the options. When we arrived, we were initially disappointed with the table in the middle of the dining room. However, the manager was very understanding and appreciated our upset. We obviously weren’t going to hold on to being grouchy about it. The service was great. The food was delicious. We will of course visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice. The on duty manager (Ronnie) was the perfect host.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Service !

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MattM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

It was fine. But that was it. The Waitress claimed the porkchop best in the city. It was pretty good, but that was a tall claim. Maybe should have gone with the fish. Not throwing it on the 'gotta go back' list.

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cardero's is always a treat. Consistently excellent food and service. We come in from Langley and it is always worth the drive. The location on the waterfront just adds to the overall wonderful experience.

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shelleym
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

during the distancing era....Carderos did a great job. Our waiter was fabulous and the food was delicious

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AdinaT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Excellent food, wait staff... and that view!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cardero’s did very well under the pandemic circumstances. We hope to return soon.

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service, great food and a prime location. What more could you ask for? I will 100% be a returning customer.

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SandyD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Chicken was different from when we came in march, it was wings or a leg. Service was slow too. Was much better in march.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ate at Cardero’s with my mom for my birthday dinner. What an amazing location. I was very impressed with the beautiful views of the marina from the patio. We shared the tuna tataki appetizer and loved it. The tuna melted in your mouth and paired well with the pickled daikon, edamame, avocado, and grapefruit. My mom ordered the sesame-crusted tuna and I had the linguine vongole. The tuna was perfect; my mom especially loved the sauce it came with. The clams were delicious; the white wine butter sauce was scrumptious and tasted great with the cherry tomatoes. Our server was such a funny guy and made our experience even more memorable. At the end of our meal, I was surprised with a birthday dessert! It was such a cute gesture. We had a wonderful time and it made my birthday that much more special!

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ArthurK
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had an enjoyable outing at Cardero's for Father's Day

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CassieTdog
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous views, varied menu and great food. Nice craft beer selection.

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LizD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, really tasty and comfortable dining experience

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MERVB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal and great service out on the patio. Server was friendly and attentive but not too attentive...which was great. Had halibut and sablefish as our mains...both were top notch. Tuna tataki as starter is amazing.

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GeorgeL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great job at table distancing during Covid. Sat inside. Outside patio is first come...amazing fish and chip and salmon on red cedar plank

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Jack
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location with the best wait staff in town

FAQs

Cardero's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 669-7666.

Cardero's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

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