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Nestled amid the yachts and seaplanes of Coal Harbour Marina, Cardero’s Restaurant is as famous for its expansive views of Burrard Inlet, Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, and the North Shore Mountains as it is for its fresh seafood entrees and its curated wine list (which boasts some excellent B.C. wines, such as Burrowing Owl and Painted Rock Estate winery).

On any given night of the week, the year-round patio, as well as the restaurant and pub inside, are packed with regulars, locals and visitors. Cardero’s has many long time regulars , says manager Ronnie Teti. He speaks fondly of Jack, who comes in twice a day and orders the same dish: cedar plank salmon and ice cream for dessert. “Once in awhile he deviates and will order a steak or lamb,” Ronnie quips. “He also gets very offended if his “seat” is taken.”

While many Vancouver locals consider the restaurant a second home of sorts, Cardero's is also a popular choice among visiting tourists, including popular film and television actors and musicians. Those who are curious about the restaurant's A-list guests can look to the wall of celebrity autographs where famous faces like Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn, Bono and Liam Neeson have all left their mark.

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  • Atmosphere: 4/5
  • Food: 4/5
  • Service: 4.5/5
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Joechang698
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Good ambiance, gr...

Good ambiance, great service. Seafood entrees are a bit on the pricey side, but then again, it's an upscale bar / restaurant. The pub fare (burgers, sandwiches) are more reasonable priced. I had the spaghetti bolognese. One of the best I've had, but wished they gave me a slightly larger portion.

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Jin H
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Just love this place

Nice view, good food, best service, peaceful mood. everything's perfect for me.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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griffinguy
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Great Location

Hanging out from the seawall in Coal Harbour is Cardero's Restaurant and Marine Pub, We always seem to end up here when we have people from out of town who want to go out to dinner. They're a good restaurant but I think they benefit a lot from their location. The last time we were here we had one of the wok's and the tuna and were underwhelmed to say the least. The pub is fun and they have neat marine artifacts in there but forget about enjoying yourself if you plan on going there on a weekend evening. Its small, cramped and they put way too many people waiting for tables in there. Cardero's is a good Vancouver destination restaurant but there are many better ones out there.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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October 22, 2017

Excellent Service, great atmosphere with live music and wonderful meals for all 5 of us !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2017

Food was delicious, fun time! All of our guests were very pleased with the experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 20, 2017

Mark our server was great, friendly and prompt with service. Thanks for a great lunch

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2017

This was an absolutely great lunch experience. We enjoyed the mussels at a curry sauce. And they excellently accommodated my partner’s dairy free requirement. The mains - fish - were cooked very well too. The service by Michael was oustanding. We certainly will be back when we visit Vancouver again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2017

Well, we certainly would ha e given the restaurant a better rating but we had a few problems with dinner unfortunately that put a bad spin on the evening. First off, the waiter forgot to order our appetizer. None the less, our dinner took an incredibly long time to arrive. When it did, my fish was warm and not fully cooked. I had to send it back to the kitchen. The waiter was extremely apologetic and offered to treat us to a dessert (on the house) if we wanted one. He also offered to bring the forgotten appetizer during our dinner so that we could try it regardless of the ill timing. He (the waiter) was very nice and certainly tried to make up for the blunder. The food was delicious

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

October 16, 2017

Lovely restaurant with wonderful food. Everything was cooked and baked to perfection. The waiters were attentive and kind. Will definitely be back again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

There's nothing not to like about this bar and restaurant right on the water's edge. We had great service fish and wine and next time we are in Vancouver will definitely treat ourselves to a meal here again

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

There was an option to contact the website and I had left a message hoping to get in a little earlier. I kind of assumed they might have something earlier than 945 option I was given. We never heard back, we decided to chance it and went down there at nine and got a table right away. After that little hiccup the service was outstanding. My husband and I started with the calamari and a bowl of the Manhattan clam chowder. The calamari was delicious not so much for their clam chowder. Both of our entrées however were excellent. (Black cod and linguini vongole)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 16, 2017

Our waiter was excellent!!! We had family in from out of town. They enjoyed the view, service and food! Very happy we brought them here and will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 14, 2017

Outstanding restaurant!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

Wonderful time. Been coming here for special occasions for years snd we are never disappointed. Note the lively atmosphere- not a quiet dining experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 13, 2017

Dawna was terrific!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 12, 2017

Great restaurant. Really enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with the family.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 11, 2017

Loved this restaurant enough to go 2 nights in a row! Service was by no means bad, just not quite as good as the night before. That was probably due to it being Thanksgiving Day and quite crowded.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 11, 2017

Excellent location. Service was very good along with the food quality. We were satisfied with the overall experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 8, 2017

This was our second time visiting this restaurant this year and both visits were a great experience excellent food friendly staff and a beautiful atmosphere.... Definitely recommend it as one of the best restaurants downtown Vancouver and waterfront....

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 7, 2017

This was an excellent venue, as always, for showing a friend from out of town a perfect evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 8, 2017

Fish tacos cold and not what expected

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

October 7, 2017

The server was absolutely phenomenal.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2017

Server Cory was fantastic Patio was wonderful and we enjoyed the view Not cold even in October

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2017

The staff are amazing and atmosphere on the patio was so great. Was a little cool but they have heaters and blankets at your table to keep you cozy. We had Arctic Char special and sirloin steak which My girlfriend and I shared. We are still talking about the amazing flavours. We will definitely go back next time we are in Vancouver !!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2017

Great night. Professional friendly and attentive waiter.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2017

Our experience was wonderful... consistently fantastic! Our server Jennifer was engaging and made our time at Carderos so enjoyable!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2017

Delicious food especially the steak! Our server was very attentive. The only thing I will say though is that I wished we didn't have to wait 45 mins for our food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2017

We had a wonderful and delicious dinner at this place, on the last evening of our Vancouver visit. Staff was very nice and the service was great. I'd definitely recommend the Cardero's :-)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2017

We had a fabulous evening! The food was amazing, and our server, Toby was fabulous!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2017

Great service and food! Would go back again anytime.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2017

Asked for deck when reserve was made a few days in advance, was told first come basis, later found out there was a priority list. We were down there an hour early, had we known this, we would have got on list. Inside was incredibly noisy. A helpful waiter seated us outside at the bar (last spot). Food was very good but in the middle of the night woke up with pounding heart and headache that we thought was MSG. Have not seen that for a while.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

September 30, 2017

John was amazing server. Very inattentive, made experience even better. Filet special was fantastic.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2017

Really nice place and good food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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