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
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

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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September 16, 2019

Excellent food, visited twice on our 4 night stay in Vancouver. (Recommended by Loden hotel) Great setting , our waiter/waitress on both occasions were helpful without being intrusive and very friendly. Good value for money in particular the specials Would definitely recommend and will return without hesitation. Stuart Wilson/Yvonne yuill (Scotland)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2019

Well done.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 14, 2019

Absolutely fabulous restaurant! Great service, ambiance and food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2019

The two gentlemen that served us were phenomenal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2019

We had a wonderful time in every way.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2019

Fabulous!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2019

Travis and Pete were superb servers; attentive but not overly so, and made perfect recommendations. The chef deserves a medal; delicious, well-seasoned and exquisitely prepared halibut, salmon, and sablefish. We were impressed by every dish.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 7, 2019

Waiter was exceptional an food was fabtastic!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2019

The service and food were excellent as usual. We are from Los Angeles and haven’t been here for several years. We remembered that this was an excellent restaurant then and it proved to be again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 3, 2019

It was a lovely dinner. All seafood dishes were very well prepared and the service was great. We had a good time.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 4, 2019

Love Cardero’s. The setting on the marina in Coal Harbour is beautiful. We always take overseas friends to Cardero’s and then a drive through Stanley Park afterward. We will be there again in a couple of days as we have friends in town from Australia. My husband and I love Cardero’s for a casual meal today and we live in Burnaby. The food is always top notch! Thanks!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2019

Our server was phenomenal, we went with a lot of her recommendations and had a wonderful and delicious evening! Her service and conversational skills were top notch as well!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2019

Overall a wonderful experience, food was excellent. The atmosphere was welcoming and enjoyable. Service was excellent, the only downside was the estimated wait time for our table, it was about 40 mins longer than estimated.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 1, 2019

The outside dining was great!! And so was the salmon chowder and Impossible Burger!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 31, 2019

Your restaurant was suggested to us. Great food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 31, 2019

Food as delicious. Service was so- so. We received our bread after the entrees were served. Very noisy even though the patio deck are was not full. .It was later in evening yet they were seating everyone in one section. Would have been better to spread people around the deck.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

September 1, 2019

Absolutely fantastic oysters sautéed in butter. What a dish! Superb chowder. Fettuccine al Vongole as good as you would get in Italy. Great ambience and service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2019

There is nothing not to like about Cardero’s - awesome food in a beautiful setting with great service. We especially like the cedar plank salmon entree and the special meringue dessert. Our server Christy deserves a special shout out for friendliness and excellent service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2019

Our server Rayne was very attentive, considerate and friendly. Always really liked the atmosphere of Cardero's as well, and of course the food was good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2019

Kristy was our server and she did an absolutely amazing job! Very attentive and had some great ways to make us laugh and fulfill us on the items on the menu. Was a very enjoyable experience with her amazing service. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 27, 2019

Waiter was snarky and annoying and I wasn’t happy with that. The Parmesan fries tasted like it was rancid. The halibut was obviously not fresh, way over cooked, and just so poorly prepared. It was so awful that we’ll stop going to this place. NEGATIVE STARS.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

August 27, 2019

Fan-FREAKING-tastic

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2019

Everything was great! I’ll be there again for sure :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2019

Had lunch on the patio on the perfect day! Lovely atmosphere with plenty of seating, the staff were all very warm and friendly. The meal came out pretty well timed, and overall had a wonderful experience! I especially loved the shrimp cocktail along with the sauce it came with. Special thanks to our server Cody for being a great help in making our last meal in Vancouver during our trip a successful one.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 27, 2019

Food was delicious as always. The vongole pasta, the halibut, the salmon featured special for the day were all cooked to perfection. Our server was fantastic. We had the mussels for appetizers and it was so good we wanted to take home the left over broth. She was ready to pack it for us but someone took it away so quickly so she gave us a fresh one to take home. That was really nice. We love coming here especially when we have guests from out of town. The food, the service, and the ambience are just wonderful.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2019

Excellent location with a great ware view and view of the Vancouver skyline

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 26, 2019

Great service, average quality food, stunning views from patio.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2019

Service, food, and ambiance was incredible.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

We love it here! Try to make it a regular stop every time we're in Vancouver! Amazing seafood, cocktails and always great service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

Excellent live music, great atmosphere, great service, food was excellent and served in good time! Will definitely be back with family and friends!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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