Cardero's Restaurant

4.6
460 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 460 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
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Emma
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Dinner experience with Cardero’s is always pleasant. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality Cardero’s!

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BasiaK
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food as always. Very attentive staff.

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visitor
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as usual. See you next time!
The food, service and views are exceptional.

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vipjofahr
Vancouver
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved my harvest salad at lunch!!

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StefanieD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it there! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great!

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

I went with my family for my moms birthday on a weekday when it was not busy at all. Poor service, food was very average for the price. You would expect the service to be phenomenal when there isn't a lot of people for the waiter to attend to.

The manager was fantastic and took a bunch of purchases off our bill. I understand that sometimes it happens but for a birthday? Unacceptable.

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vipNickB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always top notch. Had a small problem with one of the dishes. They handled it perfectly and took item off my bill. Almost never disappoints.

During tough times I found everyone following good C-19 protocols. Well done.

Highly recommended.

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Aurelie
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great view, good food, great service!
We had a good time for our sunday brunch!

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AlessandraC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place! Our favourite restaurant! Food and service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was outstanding. Will definitely be going back here again.

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vipFrbwh1
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

We thoroughly enjoy dining at Cardero's throughout the year. Food is great, ambiance has a great vibe. Had to rate the service a bit lower on this occasion, as our server Kristy could have been a bit more polished. Some rough edges to her delivery and honestly a bit out of character for this location. There are lots of really good, top notch servers at Cardero's and perhaps having her shadow one or two of these for a few shifts would smooth out her delivery and presentation.

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AlanaM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner, amazing view and amazing server! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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vipDeniseJ
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Reservation was made yet when arrived table not ready. Hostess was a bit abrupt and continued to insist we leave the table after 2 hours even if no one was waiting for our table. Food arrived to table lukewarm at best. Not usual quality of food . Patio staff were awesome! Great service and accommodating ! Love the heated patio option for Covid. Sad no happy hour menu on patio on weekends. Disappointing.

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Chloandben
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time we have a special occasion we look forward to coming here each time! It’s the absolute best food, service, and atmosphere you can find in all of BC never mind Vancouver. Travis as well as Kody are both beyond exceptional servers. They both went WAY above and beyond for my table both times. Offering us free appies desserts and wine top ups! Would tip them both a million dollars if I could afford it!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience as per usual! We had a perfect table in the lounge by the fire, overlooking the harbour and close enough to hear the live music. Food was amazing as per usual and service was incredible!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Service was very uneven. Felt like we were being rushed through our dinner.

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vipKotori
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Cardero's is a fabulous place but the lounge floor manager needs to get some training in customer service ! He was perhaps the most rude man to both the waitress and us as guests ! Will not go there again until he is replaced which is too bad as it's is a fabulous place !

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PaulL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Thank goodness for the patio. Inside is very noisy. One big box.

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MonaD
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had lunch at Cardero’s twice this week! Support our local businesses is top on my list!! The bonus: delicious food, excellent service and I feel safe with all the distancing, plexiglass and a choice to sit outside! Outstanding!! Been coming here for 30 years and it’s still my fav restaurant in Vancouver. Always a pleasure!! Thank you to all staff, cleaners, servers, Chef, sous Chef and kitchen staff, we will get passed this pandemic!! Until then, I will continue to support you!!

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MatthewB
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner at Cardero's. Food was great and so was the ambience.

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Panjax
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambience. Really nice expert staff. Good food and value.

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ChrisF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome location, great view of the North Shore. One of my favourite restaurants, the food is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The manager is always fabulous and charming.
He is accommodating and his kindness keeps us coming back.
Thank you to the fabulous staff at Cardero’s

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Framny
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food excellent service friendly it is not my first visit but I have never been disappointed

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and will be a must forever when we visit Vancouver. Incredibly professional and caring. I have told all my clients they have to have a meal at this exquisite restaurant.

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CustomerX
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

I love Carderos and it was always my choice of restaurant prior to Covid. Although they have good covid and safety poilicies in place, I found little details were missed by serving staff. For example, we ordered the seafood platter for sharing between three friends - in the light of covid, they should have included individual cutlery with the platter so we are not digging in with our own forks. We had to ask for that.
Same thing with desert, it was noted that we would be sharing 2 desert items, no separate plates were provided to accommodate sharing without having to dig in with our spoons that we used to have the desert.
I would still recommend them to a friend but hoping they can provide some training to staff on these little details that could potentially lead to bigger problems for their customers and the restaurant itself.

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MonaD
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been a loyal patron of Cardero’s for at least two decades!! Now more than ever, we need to support our local businesses. Tables were physically distanced AND plexiglass between tables! Outstanding! Felt very safe!!! Table with water view, great server, and delicious food, for a brief moment we forgot we were in a pandemic!!! So good for our mental health!! Thank you Cardero’s!!!

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Kortney
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely Covid-friendly experience celebrating a 40th birthday. The food was amazing, the service outstanding, and the drinks delicious!

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GabrielleL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always great service and food. Also sanitizing process I witness gives me a lot of confidence.

Thank you to everyone who works there.

Gabrielle Lacelle

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donaldq
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very consistent, never disappoints

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PadraigR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was mediocre for the price paid. Too loud inside. Really nice on patio.

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CalystaC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food for your money and they are always very friendly staff. I really enjoy eating here, and it’s not too expensive!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Our server did not check up on us until after we were finished dining. The noise level was high.

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AudraB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Loved it, will def be back!

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ElleJ
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They made our 10th anniversary very special with a lovely table with a great view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food amazing customer service amazing attention to details amazing views first class establishment!
Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Went there for an anniversary. I know that a complimentary dessert is at the discretion of the server but the special note was added at the time of reservation. Not a big deal. Reviewing your guests’ reso notes would be a lot helpful to make your patrons night memorable. Our server didn’t seem like she knew what was going on. Don’t get me wrong, she was still really nice and attentive.

What gave the 3 stars was the Plank Salmon & oysters. It was super salty the first time they brought it then burnt the second, where they put the soy aside. I didn’t want to wait another 15 mins for my food again & I was already getting full grabbing food off my bf’s plate, so I didn’t complain the 2nd time around. Oysters from the Eastcoast (& I forgot the name) were disappointing most esp at $4.25/$4.75 ea. They were really small and had barely any meat in them.

My bf has never been here and thought the food, service & ambiance were magnificent. The pot of mussels were the bomb. I’ve always loved Cardero’s. Probably just one of those off nights.

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ElaineQ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Comfy waterfront atmosphere. There was live music in the lounge which we really enjoyed. The scallops were perfectly cooked. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great dinner out with the family! Servers were outstanding and great with the kids!

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Jackm
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall wonderful, sat out on the patio and it was more than warm enough even with the breeze and rain. Sam our server was absolutely great. i commented to my girls " she's the server I want in our restaurants!" Cardero's you so it right!

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 460 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.