Cardo's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

Cardo's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

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Hours
Sun
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Mon
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tue
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wed
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thu
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Fri
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sat
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$2.00 – $61.00
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
The Legend The early 1800’s witnessed the arrival of Espero Cardo and his herd of some of the world’s finest beef cattle to Fiji. Originally bound for Australia, this shipment of prized animals from the pampas of Argentina was pirated in the Koro Sea by war canoeists of the Tavuteke Clan. The services of stockman Cardo were necessary and so his life and cattle were spared. The Fijian grasslands proved ideally nutritional for raising the perfect beef beast. Now, four generations later, the perfect steak is available in Fiji’s best little steakhouse of the pacific. --- Full Menu all day dinning, NZ steaks, Burgers, Kids Meals, Pizzas, Local seafood, in house desserts, daily specials, live local music, fresh juices, coffee & NZ wines.
PRICE RANGE
$2.00 – $61.00
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront

Reviews

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles2,102 reviews
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Cardo's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar offers a vibrant atmosphere that guests appreciate, enhanced by live music and a fresh, newly renovated setting. While some diners have lauded the seafood chowder and steak, opinions on the food and value are mixed; affordable prices and quality are noted, yet there are critiques about the burger and occasional slow service. Overall, the service is characterized as friendly and welcoming, though it can lag during peak times.
Food
Underwhelming
Atmosphere
Lively
Service
Varied
Value
Reasonable

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles2,102 reviews
Excellent
897
Very good
724
Average
261
Poor
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Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

hastobetrue
Penkridge63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
This place is always our go-to venue when in Fiji we just love it but our first visit disappointed us with incredibly bad service. Staff didn’t seem to know what they were doing and starter arrived after mains. Food was still delicious and fairly reasonable. Wheat allergy was accommodated with careful selection from menu rather than chef adjustments. So thinking about allergies (which are now quite common) would be my recommendation to improve. We spoke to manager who was very apologetic and acknowledged they had struggled with service that evening which was nice and transparent of him providing a small discount off the bill. We went for breakfast which was reasonable and tasted nice the acacia bowl is a MUST. We will still visit and give another chance As we feel the evening was just after new year and it’s always been so fabulous in the past and the views are amazing!
Written January 10, 2020
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CL08PerthWA
Perth193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Having dined at several locations across Fiji, we love Cardo's the best! It started with dropping in for their $10 frozen mojitos, and had tuna special for lunch. The tuna was seared perfectly, and so tasty. We then came back for dinner, and despite it pouring with rain, the drinks still flowed and food again was brilliant. We had the pork loin, so tender and tasty for a thick piece of meat, chips were hot and tasty. Chicken salad wasn't as good as the other meals but still flavoursome. We went back again for the next day and had the 5 spice star anise pork belly for lunch. OMG - a must have. Sooo soft and tasty, full of flavour, crispy skin and comes with coleslaw and hoisin sauce. We will be back at least a few more times before we leave. The ladies give great service, but the food is divine and very reasonably priced for the marina. Highly recommend if you go to the marina - stop in at Cardo's.
Written January 16, 2020
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Andy W
Bribie Island284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We attended Cardo's tonight for dinner with our new found friends. The background and backdrop is beautiful and drinks are $4 FJD glass Fiji Bitter, Cocktail special at $10 FJD, the found presents and taste amazing. I had a Yellow fin Tuna steak on a bed of mashed potatoes and salsa styled tomato and cucumbers and spinach, tasty. My wife had the Walu fillet & giant prawns, also on a bed of mashed potatoes and other vegetables. Live band was great and the place has a real vibe happening, the sunset just topped the whole experience. Staff are excellent and remember your name through out the night, Maria our waitress outstanding. Been twice already and we will be back again. Meals and quality of the food is exceptional.
Written February 25, 2020
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Oskiecat
Falkirk21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We visited Cardo’s twice when staying at a hotel nearby. It’s right on the dock and has great views. The staff are lovely and although busy take good care of you, even asking if you want to squeeze another happy hour cocktail in just before they end at 7pm. We had steaks both times and they were cooked to perfection. Point to note, they serve their streaks with garlic butter on top so if you don’t like that you have to say in advance. As far as I could see there’s no indoor seating so your options are out on the dock near the water or near the bar where the have overhead fans on. I’d recommend Cardo’s as a great place to eat/drink at Denarau Port
Written February 3, 2020
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Chinny
Sydney7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
The first time we came to cardo's, the draft beer and freshly squeezed pineapple juice and vodka were winners!!! Cardo's is much cheaper than the other establishments on the port. However, food took more than 45 mins to arrive, drinks took 20 mins and getting the bill was another 30 mins! Although everyone says "Fiji time" on the island, not sure if waiting for a total of 1.5 hours is "Fiji time". This place was severely understaffed for the busy night that they had. Still thinking about the freshly squeezed pineapple juice and vodka, we came on a different night. We ordered 2 freshly squeezed pineapple juice and vodka drinks, however, we were served pineapple box juice and vodka - you can certainly taste and see the difference! We weren't told that they ran out of fresh pineapple when ordering or at any point before the drinks arrived. Before we could say anything about the drinks, the waitress disappeared and we couldn't get anyone to rectify this - not sure if this was deliberate. The atmosphere is beautiful at sunset and when playing live music. We would love to come back here, once they've got their service consistent.
Written January 3, 2022
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Alvin Prasad
Suva6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 family
Literally waited close to 1 hour 15 minutes for our food only to get a wrong order which they tried to still serve us. Atleast have the decency to ask the customer first whether they want it or not before putting it on the table. We waited another 30 minutes to get the correct order which was tasteless and also had items missing. You think offering me a discount of $88 and some desert will make it up for the family time we lost? It won’t, it doesn’t. This dinner was supposed to be our last family dinner before everyone departs back to the country. It spoilt the entire mood of all our family members. Not accepted at any level. We expected more from you guys. Come on Cardos - Port Denarau, Fiji you can do better then this. 👎🥺😡
Written April 2, 2022
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Joan C
Melbourne2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
We ordered our meal at 7.15pm, no food had arrived by 8.30pm. The restaurant was busy but all the surrounding diners were getting food. Around 8.30pm a serve of garlic bread arrived (not part of our order) but not our meals. The wait staff said our meals were on the way but they did not arrive until around 9pm despite our asking for our meals and the wait staff assuring us that they were coming. Terrible service. The staff were aware that we had not received our meals, but did nothing. By the time our meals arrived we had lost our appetites due to eating the garlic bread. Total waste of money, we were charged $200 for what amounted to 6 drinks and a plate of garlic bread. Never, ever again.
Written July 11, 2022
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Amber M
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
Had to send food back multiple times. What was ordered: the Hawaiian Chicken Burger with just cheese and pineapple and nothing else and a kids pepperoni pizza. What we got was a kids pepperoni with mushrooms baked in pizza (which did not say in the menu that it came with mushrooms) and the burger had mayo on it (which was also not on the menu). Sent the burger back because it was not what was ordered and it came back on a new bun, but it still had mayo on it. It was not eaten at all. Asked the staff why it had mayo on it when asked for just cheese and pineapple and asked why the pizza had mushrooms on it when it did not say on the menu that it had mushrooms on it. The kid's burger patty was larger than the regular burger patty and the port steak was mostly all fat. The tempura was soggy due to the oil not being hot enough when it was put into the fryer. Even though two dishes were not really eatable because they could not get the orders correct; we still got charged full price for them. I will never go there again nor will I recommend going there to anyone. We actually went somewhere else to eat after leaving.
Written May 24, 2022
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S&P
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
We ate here twice during our stay - the prices were reasonable and the food servings very large. We had the fisherman’s basket one night and the sashimi- both were excellent but the sashimi melted in the mouth. We were told it was yellow fin tuna and was caught the same day. We went back the next day and had the exact same
Written February 29, 2020
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Debbie S
Melbourne239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
Dinner here for special of FJ $12 Oysters for 1/2 doz 3 different ways and special of night Seafood Platter with Lobster FJ $120 for two to share. Everything you could want on the platter mussels, oysters, prawns, calamari, kokoda, fish and of course whole Lobster. For the price delicious. Good service. Open air restaurant. Great location at the marina. Recommend.
Written May 31, 2022
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saara345
Auckland Central42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
Where else can you get a $10 frozen mojito or pina colada - absolutely delicious. The live music is always great to listen to and the meals are generous in size. Lovely to have a meal and watch the sun go down over the water - we'll be back
Written July 5, 2022
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Martin H
Campbelltown358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
Cardos had a comprehensive menu and some food was good value, like the seafood chowder with garlic bread, which we ordered. ($15) It contained plenty of delicious seafood and was creamy and tasty as described, albeit a rather small serving. We also ordered frozen Pina Colada ($10), and they were also very nice. All in all a very decent stop.
Written January 15, 2022
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Jow64
32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
Dined here frequently Steak was great my wife loved the large oysters only $15 for six Staff was very good but it got very busy some times . prices here quite reasonable compared to local hotels. Has a good harbour front setting.
Written August 30, 2022
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Lucyjsmith
Auckland Central131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
This restaurant is good value for money - eaten here twice so far this trip. They cater easily for my partners quite specific dietary requirements and their fish tacos are delicious and really good value. Nice location too by the sea.
Written October 2, 2022
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Rod T
Sydney225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
We had dinner at Cardo's and had a wonderful experience. The wait staff (particularly David who looked after us for most of the evening) were very warm, friendly and accommodating. We were seated at a wonderful outdoor table overlooking the gorgeous marina view. The menu had a broad selection of dishes and the Specials board had so many tempting options on offer. We opted for the filet mignon with the optional lobster tail served with mashed potato and the beef short ribs with polenta chips that was off the specials menu. The steak was cooked to perfection and the lobster meat sweet. The mashed potato was like a party in your mouth and my wife ate a fair portion of my mash which is testament to how good it was. My wife's beef ribs were large, so tender that they literally fell of the bone and flavoursome. The polenta chips complemented the meat well. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take a pic of the ribs because my wife demolished them before I had a chance to take a picture. We rounded off the mains with banana fritters for dessert. The batter was light and crispy and although my wife said that she was full she still ate half of the dessert, much to my dismay. The drinks were wonderful, ice cold and served promptly by David. Cardo's was having a promotion where we could get frozen pina coladas and vodka and pineapple cocktails for $10. The drinks were generous and perfect for a warm Fijian night. The customer service was top notch with David being friendly, attentive and efficient with looking after us while not being intrusive so my wife, friends and I had a wonderful experience and will definitely be heading back on our next trip to Fiji. Vinaka to David and the staff at Cardo's. In our opinion you are the best restaurant at Port Denarau. Delicious food at VERY reasonable prices, wonderful table sevcice and a gorgeous view. What more could one want?
Written March 2, 2023
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