Cardero's Restaurant

4.6
367 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 367 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraPJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt so safe in the patio and everything was amazing. Loved the bit I heard Of the live music too-will be back on a Friday to hear more!

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VickyM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting very good safety for Covid 19, always professional staff and great food. Stay Safe Take Care Have Fun

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AlexS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been dreaming of this meal we had for the past 3 days. Definitely my favourite spot to hit when we’re downtown! So good!

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RandyD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice table by the window and had a great bottle of wine. One thing that was weird, we had a drink at the bar and let the hostess know that we will finish our drink before moving to our reserved table.
She said we had only 10 minutes.
If so why did I have reservation!!

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shazza
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Knowledgeable and attentive staff, terrific variety of appetizers. Great attention to Covid-19 safety with table distancing and staff masking. It's always a pleasure to dine at Cardero's.

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ChrisF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food, I have been to this restaurant many times. Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome happy hour and love the live music

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3name
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was fantastic. Service was great although it took a while to place our order even though we had been ready as our server never came by much or asked if we were ready (initially). It was my wife’s 40th birthday (which was mentioned in the reservation). It would have been nice to have some kind of acknowledgment or even ask if we were celebrating anything, but there was none. Like most restaurants, lighting was very dim and difficult to read the menu. Overall, I would say 4 out of 5 stars.

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AliciaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and food like always 👌
The dish you must try the is the miso sable fish. You will not regret it!!
Exquisite service and management. Always such a lovely time at Carderos.

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RoseAnneT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my best friends birthday! Service was amazing, food was outstanding! Thank you for making the eveing an memoriable celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining at Cardero’s was much like Christmas wrapped in a warm blanket.

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Barbara
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This restaurant has been consistently very good for many years. Our favourite for entertaining out of town guests. Location is amazing, with beautiful marina, North Shore mountains and Stanley Park. Great bar, great ambiance, good service (adequate but not exceptional).

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ChristianB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Awesome oyster bar. Waiter was friendly

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PatS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cardero's never disappoints. Service, food, drinks - all excellent. I would happily recommend to others.

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BCGirl
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best salmon I’ve had in a while! All seafood dishes are super fresh!

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Megan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cardero's has a special place in my heart. I have celebrated several milestones here and just generally love the overall ambience. The food is great- the service is always excellent. Location location location. I think even if I had a mediocre experience here (I never have) I would keep coming back just for the ambience/view.

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vipRagout
Vancouver
69 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good Too much food. But did the job in the meantime.

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RussJ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Travis was awesome, going the extra mile, much appreciated.

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AshM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

During this time of COVID I felt very safe and the staff seemed to keep everything very clean. All people were wearing mask when not at table so again felt very comfortable. The waiter was attentive but allowed as to enjoy a leisure dinner without feeling rushed. All our meals were delicious as was dessert. I would highly recommend Cardero’s to anyone looking for a nice dinner out - feeling normal in a very different time.

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DonnaW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always have a good meal at Cardero’s. It never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch in a nice booth with a good server. It was my birthday but I did not advertise it on the reso notes, however our attentive server asked if we were celebrating something, and my friends mentioned it was my birthday. So he brought over a lovely dessert. Thank you!

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Regis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I made a reservation here with my gf for our anniversary and was not disappointed at all. I would definitely come back here for other occasions. Amazing food and attentive servers

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JimS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An overall excellent experience. Great food, ambience and service.

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Johnc40
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

My prime rib was a 5 out 10, The Keg or better yet Chop in Richmond serves a much better prime rib, i didn't care for the demi-glace or the Yorkshire pudding either, my wife enjoyed her crab crusted ling cod. Service was good up until the end when he asked if we wanted dessert or anything else (our wine glasses were empty) and we ask for a minute to think about what we wanted....... he never returned, we waited over 30 minutes and finally got up to leave when he ran over with the bill. We've had better service here previously. We ended up at Joe Forte's for dessert and a glass of wine.

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Name
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service. The food well made and good flavour. The view inspiring and the ambience friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Birthday

No one brought it a piece of cake or pie for the birthday girl like I asked for at time if reservation,, instead they spoiled it by asking who’s birthday was it !!

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Jewel
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

It was great food and ambiance but our server was very condescending and that left us with a not so lovely experience

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LexF
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal I have ever had, crab crusted ling cod.

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ClareM
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Booked weeks in advance and got a table in the bar that was Very Noisy
Asked to sit in the actual restaurant but was told they were all booked - did not seem like it

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StephenD
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful lunch at Cardero's on Saturday. The server Chrisie was very nice and friendly. All of our meals were excellent. While they were following Covid-19 protocols the restaurant did not feel empty. Cardero's is always a good restaurant for lunch with friends.

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Nore
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food, I would recommend!

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ThomasK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always amazing here. Eat here every time in Vancouver. Highly recommend going here.

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CarolD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and it’s so nice to have the live music!!

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LalaineQ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole dining experience was wonderful!
The food was really good. From applies and cocktails, to really delicious entrees, to dessert and coffee/tea, it was sooo good!!
And Laura, our server, made it perfect; she is remarkable - gave us space but, prompted at just the right moments.
But, everyone was lovely, from arriving and claiming our reservation, to everyone bringing our food all to the end as we left, all pleasant people!
I have already recommended to 2 more people and we are definitely looking forward to our next visit to enjoy the rest of the menu.

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HalM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch with longtime friends in a rare get together these days. Great window table socially distanced.

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vipmikew
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing experience we had tonight! We were celebrating my daughters 27th birthday and Travis made us feel extra special, he paid extra attention to detail and was super genuine. If you go to carderos make sure to request Travis as your server, 10/10! 😁

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vipAnonymous
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great COVID-19 precautions in place. Recommend you make a reservation on OpenTable otherwise you might be waiting a while.

Other than that great on everything, service, quality, food wait time. Love supporting local.

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vipcarolyns
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The view was amazing. The food was great- fantastic burger- Fun place to go for
lunch or dinner

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I would come here all the time! Best truffle fries I have ever had! The waitress was very accommodating and noted I had a gluten allergy as well. Very fast and efficient service and felt comfortable.

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Riles
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was extremely helpful and checked in regularly. The overall staff were friendly, polite, would get the door for you and the food matches the service we received. We look forward to returning again soon!

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 367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.