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Cardero's Restaurant

4.6
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254 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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 254 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Awesome food, awesome service, decent martini (which rarely happens in a restaurant) nice dinner for 2 for ~$300

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LaureenS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Quite noisy
Food lacking in flavour
Not great value

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bartender was fabulous & food & patio was awesome!

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KenVan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The Highlight was our Server Kristie. She went above and beyond. There had been some disappointment at first In expectations about the casualness of Cardero’s but Kristie’s positive manner and exceptional service won the Day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cody’s great !!

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our steaks were actually overcooked. We ordered Two medium and one medium rare steaks, but they all tasted like medium well.

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Mmmmuscles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great view, great service. Some of the best muscles I’ve had. Be sure to order extra bread to soak up the delicious sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Food and service was terrible

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vipPrivate
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

MG
MovieGuy
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server Dawna was great! Polite, knowledgeable, and managed the timing of her service extremely well. Seafood trio and Snapper fish and chips were perfect. Another great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall had a good time and good service. I asked them to surprise my friend with a dessert with a candle and they brought it out while we were havin dinner with no candle so the surprise was ruined. Otherwise food and service was great. Nice patio.

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TerryB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Is always a pleasure coming back to Carderos....we are never disappointed. We wish Mother Nature would have come thru for us, but it was still hazy which we have no control over....can't wait until we are back in Vancouver again!

Terry & Igor

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NorthShoreMrs
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Everything was amazing but we waited a very long time to order our meal, like 45 or more minutes.

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Junie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have always had a great experience at Carderos and would highly recommend...if you’ve never been you are missing out‼️

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martinf
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

they respect the physical distancing so you can eat there safely

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olgak
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good experience! Would come back for sure in near future.

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Nathan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Food and Service. Enjoyed our experience.

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LesleyB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a treat!!!! It was our first time, & we’re already planning our return visit. Everything was over the top perfection!!!!

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GeorgeC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service were excellent. The view was nice by the window on the north side facing the boats and the mountains.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our 34th wedding Anniversary
When I made the reservations roughly two weeks ahead of time and mentioned that we were celebrating a special occasion. We were very pleasantly surprised to get a beautiful desert sent to our table on the house. That was my fifth time being there and my husbands first. He loved it as well.
We will most def be back.

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MovieGuy
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Obvious 'business meeting' and server was oblivious.

First, he didn't know the menu. I asked what he could tell us about the lunch features and he just pointed to the card on the table and said ' it's all right there.'

Perhaps more disappointing was that about two thirds of the way through our meal/meeting, and in the middle of an obvious business discussion, the server came and put the cheque and the payment terminal on the table, without a word, and walked away. I didn't acknowledge it and about 10 min later he picked it up. Later, we ordered coffee's and where ready to pay.

Usually, the servers here are dialed right in and know how to manage a working lunch/dinner, which is one of the reasons I meet here. This time, however, was a swing and a miss for service. On the upside, you can always count on the food to be great...which it was!

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal. Excellent salmon. The best lamb we’ve ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great evening. Thanks so much.

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Anonymous
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cardero's is always a guaranteed good night. Great food, great atmosphere, great views of the mountains.

Get there for sunset on a summers evening with a window seat or patio seat, you will not be disappointed.

SM
SallyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

I should have sent it back but I do not like complaining. I ordered a rare steak and it came well done. No red what so ever.

I think it was left sitting for awhile before it was brought to the table.

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Ruth
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our table was outside at 5pm. Service was friendly and attentive and the food high quality. It was good to see the wine list included an excellent choice of B.C. wines and our bottle of Wild Goose gurwurtztaminer was good value and delicious. It complemented our food choices of planked salmon and kale salad with prawns. We will definitely return.

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JolieQ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience4

This wasn’t our first time to Cardero’s but this time was very disappointing. We were there celebrating a birthday and 2 of our 4 meals had to be sent back because they were overcooked. It took so long that the other two meals were done before we got our replacement and then there was nothing done. When you are spending that amount of money the meal should be done right. The service was also terrible we had to ask for things multiple times and our waitress rarely checked in. Overall very disappointing.

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Tanya
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The only thing that would need improvement is the fact that the space for the entrance is the same place one exits. And so during this health pandemic, it is a tight space for people.

HM
vipHonestM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

We have been going to Cardero’s for years and always would have a very pleasant experience. We can’t fault their tasty food and our server Travis has been wonderful today. The problem we had was with their manager Trevor who is definitely in the wrong line of work as he doesn’t know how to deal with patrons. There was four of us and we requested a table on their patio that you cannot book in advance. Two tables were available, one for four and the other one for six people. The restaurant wasn’t very busy and we preferred the one for six as it had a nicer view of the harbour, but especially as it was in the sunny part of the patio and we were a bit cold. The host explained that table is not to be seated by a party of four but kept available for the party of six and we said the we completely understand so we were seated at the table by the busy door in a complete shade. Not long after a party of three was seated there (a fourth person joining them some time later). When we asked how’s that possible, the manager was trying to find some silly excuses and started telling us ridiculous reasons for it, instead of just saying ‘our sincere apologies, we made an error’ and that would be the end of it. We’re extremely disappointed with the way he dealt with the whole situation. I’m dreading to think how he would respond and cope with the more serious matters.

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Jasmine
Saskatoon
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch date - we had the wok squid and mussels with rosè on the patio and it was incredible! Superb food and views and the service was excellent. Amber served us on the patio and she was very friendly and professional. Highly recommend and will return!

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DaveN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great view, good food, with pleasant efficient staff. We would recommend Cadero’s

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TheresaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service

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SteveH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great dinner. Food was excellent and our server was very friendly and we had a nice interaction. I had requested a window seat and we got what we asked for. The couple of complimentary glasses of Prosecco was a nice touch for our anniversary. We will definitely be back again .

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Ottawavisitor
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary Dinner and it was a perfect evening. View, staff and meal were all amazing. It was safe and welcoming area despite the COVID requirements. We will be back soon

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JohnM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the meal was outstanding. Will return.

MG
vipMarilynG
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delish!!! The mussels are my favorite in the Coconut sauce... The Pavlova was outstanding!

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Ashi
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food m, lovely served, amazing view, wonderful experience xO

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Halibut was a bit overcooked but we had excellent service and a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time! Service and view were outstanding!

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MovieGuy
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great visit! This time, a lunch meeting complimented by delicious home made fish and chips and the usual fantastic service!

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 254 OpenTable diners.

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