Cardero's Restaurant & Marine Pub

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Restaurant type

  • Steakhouse,
  • Pub,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,
  • Cajun,
  • Creole,
  • West Coast,

Dishes

  • Steak,

Features

  • Restaurant With Bar,

Products and Services

  • Seafood Restaurant,
  • Fresh Fish,
  • Waterfront Views,
  • Patio,
  • Oysters,
  • Salads,
    • Burgers,
  • more...
  • less...

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E7
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

  • Direct Debit

Meet the owner

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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jenc2710
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Update for review on Jan 16 visit. Craig, the general manager, left me a voicemail with an authentic and sincere message acknowledging the poor seating arrangement. I really appreciated the time taken to follow up.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 5/5
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Heid2815
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The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. 2 thumbs up!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Jose3417
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The great location with a tasty food.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Will6805
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When I go to Vancouver, I go to Cardero s. Great food and good people.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 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 7, 2019

This is our favourite restaurant, We live in Burnaby but we don’t mind the drive to Coal Harbour. Overlooking a marina gives Cardero’s a beautiful setting! We have friends from overseas visit us and Cardero’s is a must to take them to for lunch or dinner. We always find the food and service excellent! It was my husband’s birthday and he was spoiled with a dessert. The only disappointment was not being in the lounge because there was an excellent singer performing there. Thanks everyone at Cardero’s!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2019

Perfect spot for a meal, great service, nice view & fantastic food!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2019

This is seriously my favourite restaurant in Canada! The service is absolutely fantastic, and the food is beyond great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 5, 2019

Casey was A 1!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2019

Same excellent experience - for over 18 years

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2019

Really noisy in the restaurant. My meal tenderloin was ok. But the other two really enjoyed their dinner

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2019

Service was wonderful, from the warm greeting at the front desk, to the manager Ronnie bringing us to the table and top notch service from Cody. In Celebrating an anniversary, it was made very special by the team at Cardero's. Harbour Platter is a great sharing dish and the steaks were cooked just right. Don't forget to save room for the truffle fries and housemade desserts!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 4, 2019

Great location, service, food and atmosphere...we will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2019

We loved the atmosphere, the service, and the food! What a great place to have a great dinner. Cardero's is a real landmark in Vancouver, keep up the great work, we will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2019

We were here in Vancouver for a vacation and a friend who lives there locally told us not to miss going for dinner at Cardero's while we were in town. I am so happy we listened to his advice. The service was excellent and the food was beautifully prepared and presented. I am a retired chef and restaurant owner and I appreciated the quality of ingredients used and the special touches employed. My husband had your house special salmon and I was so glad as he had a flavorless rendition at another place in Vancouver and your did not disappoint in any way! I had the Thai curry shrimp and it was absolutely delicious with the perfect amount of spice. It was a great way to end our trip to Vancouver.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2019

Absolutely stellar dining experience. Excellent service outstanding hostess and AMAZING food and wine. All this and a wonderful view!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 30, 2019

Had a great time with friends. Great work!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 29, 2019

Took quite awhile before someone came to our table

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

September 28, 2019

The day had been beautiful, but the clouds rolled in, and shortly after we were seated outside it began to blow and rain. We feared being drenched in a possible storm. Our original server graciously offered to move us to a table away from the edge of the outside roof. We enjoyed our meal and stayed dry! Oysters were delicious (Prince Edward Island) as was the squid and the halibut!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 29, 2019

We loved everything about our visit to Cardero’s. The view over the water on a beautiful Vancouver Saturday, our phenomenal server Melissa, and delicious food and drinks. It was a perfect way to celebrate our mom’s 75th birthday!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 26, 2019

Everything was Great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 25, 2019

somewhat louder than i would like as an older person, but other wise a nice setting

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 25, 2019

Highly recommended great service beautiful city and great views.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 25, 2019

Always one of my favourite places to bring clients. Food is always consistent quality. Service is great. Atmosphere is terrific. No surprises and something on the menu for everyone.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 24, 2019

We arrived much earlier than our reservation time and the restaurant accommodated us without any hassle. We had a great table with an amazing view of the marina. Our server was outstanding. The food was top class. I miss the roasted cauliflower, and hope they put it back on the menu soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 23, 2019

Outside made it really worked. Glad as inside would have been noisy

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2019

2nd visit for dinner during our holiday to BC. As on the first visit (day of arrival to Vancouver) another perfect experience. Delicious food (the sable fish ....), very attentive staff, yummy dessert. Reasonably priced. Thank you very much. Will come again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2019

Lovely views from our table on the patio. Quick efficient service. Great server. Food yummy.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2019

Great service! Really nice to have that kind of atentivness these days.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2019

This was my second time at Cardero’s with company from Toronto. Friendly service, very good food. I made a reservation and we were happy to sit on the patio - it would’ve been great to be closer to the water instead of against the wall by the outside door, but the host seemed a little flustered by this request. The highlight of our meal was another server wearing a spoon tie clip. When my friend’s husband commented on it, he took it off and gave it to him! Incredible generosity and a moment that will be shared over and over in years to come. My friends’ son is fascinated with tie clips, so this really made their day and likely their trip! I will continue to bring company to Cardero’s. Thank you for the sincere and kind service and a special kudos to the incredibly kind middle age gentleman with the tie clip :)

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 22, 2019

One of our favorite places for dinner. Food is always great, never disappoints.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2019

My first time at Cardero's! Wonderful food -- loved the halibut. Exceptional service as well. Next time I am in Vancouver, will definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2019

Overall satisfied Ron

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2019

Best pork chop I’ve ever had

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2019

The restaurant is very, very noisy to the point that it is difficult to have a conversation without shouting and extremely hard to hear the waitress and for her to hear you. As an example, I ordered a beer and later asked for a refill. She brought me a different beer from the first not only once but twice. She did not hear that I asked for a plate of oysters. I would not go back nor recommend the restaurant.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

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