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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
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $63
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All was great, staff gave us nice table on water, waitress lovely, ordered the entree which was great. My husband’s main arrived which he ate and mine did not. As we gave up the waitress finally bought my seafood chowder and said sorry we delivered...to wrong table. By then it was so late we said we didn’t want it and sent it back. So at the end of our night they took it off the bill but when I spoke the manager he was like, do you realize what we have been thru…. Well mate we have been coming here for 13 years supporting you, and your dismissive attitude was poor and I will never eat in Cardo’s again !More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A favourite on many past visits to Fiji, we were disappointed by a very poor quality meal delivered by overworked staff, under the leadership of the most hostile manager one might find outside of Fawlty Towers. In a tropical paradise so focussed on customer service,...this was an extraordinary experience. They've lost this long time patron!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined here on numerous ocassions. It never lets us down. Consistently good food done well. Such a broad range to chose from. My tempura prawns for an entree were a hit. The tempura oysters missed the mark! They were either too small, or...overcooked to result in a dried out blob. My wife's Kokoda was certainly pretty good. The fish tacos were not what we expected. Normally would like to see plenty of fresh white fish pieces. Overall, a pleasant night. The staff certainly made you feel welcomeMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 5, 2022

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 backMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

Great place to eat and reasonably priced. Great selection of cocktails - only had mains did not try the deserts but they looked impressive.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022

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.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022 via mobile

Our team ordered a seafood basket and two fish and chips. The seafood basket was some chips, 3 prawns, 2 pieces of fish and some calamari rings for about FJD$42. Not good value for money and a very average seafood basket. The fish and chips...at least had a side salad, the seafood basket didn’t. The orange juices were good as was the live band.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 24, 2022

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.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022

Stopped in here 3 times. Once as a refuge while the wife and kids were shopping, once for lunch, and another time for dinner. All three times we had a great experience. Service is excellent. Nice settings. Reasonably priced. Good options on the menu. Food...was of excellent standard.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022

This restaurant is one of the best I have been to ...anywhere. The lobster morning is so good, I've decided to move to Fiji. Seriously, before the end of 2022. The service is above excellent, staff friendly, chefs and kitchen hands always happy and a...treat to watch. Amazing spot, beautiful at night and reserve a table for me in June for my 60th birthday. Hopefully I'll be there by then :-) vinaka vaka levuMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

The menu has changed over the years. I miss the good old menu with a variety of options. The current menu is rather basic. Mojito was alright, but unless frozen, there is no need to blend the mint, rral mojito needs only mint leaves bruised...and added to the drink, it's less bitter and the aroma lasts longer. The NZ mussels were rather plain, not much flavor. very bland. needs more uuumph to it. 6/10.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

We waited for more than 30 minutes to be served. The wait staff seem to be very racist and rude towards locals. Never coming here to run my evening!!!!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

Watched the sunset while eating excellent fresh seafood. Whole family enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. Once again friendly helpful staff.

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022

$5 and so yummy. had dinner there as well - very good value. Nice cold beer as well and greatcocktail specials. Frozen Pina Colada - yum

Date of visit: April 2022
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The Garden View Room in the older building are my preference as they are quite roomy and have outlooks to the ocean pool and the garden that runs between the buildings. If I was staying there again I would make it my... More
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Yes, Cardo's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar offers takeout services.

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Cardo's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4