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“Good seafood”

Cardero's Restaurant & Live Bait Marine Pub
Ranked #31 of 3,749 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Cardero’s Restaurant in Coal Harbour offers spectacular waterfront dining right in the marina. Enjoy tasty wok dishes to share, fresh seafood, an extensive wine list, and much more. You can dine and watch as their talented kitchen team prepares your food from their open kitchen. The Live Bait Marine Pub features live music Sunday through Thursday from 9:00pm, a great place to grab a bite and pint and enjoy some tunes with friends!
Cartersville, Georgia
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good seafood”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Cardero's is by the marina and near the Westin hotel. The food was quite good, the service was okay. Nothing out of the ordinary but a good and convenient place to eat.

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Tasty food and a nice experience overall”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We went to Cardero's with family visiting from out of town staying at the Westin. Overall, it was a very nice experience for fish-eaters and non-fish-eaters alike. My husband ordered the salmon and said that it was one of the best salmon dishes he'd ever had. The halibut and tuna looked equally tasty. I had the Mediterranean Salad with grilled chicken and enjoyed the myriad of flavours and colours in it. The bread at the start of the meal was quite good as well, with our family commenting on the quality of it.

We brought a young son (10 months old) in a jogging stroller, and the restaurant had no problems accommodating either him or the stroller. The restaurant staff went out of their way to talk to him, and he loved the attention. It was nice to be in an upscale restaurant where we didn't feel as though our son was a bother to the staff or to other patrons.

Our one suggestion is that if you eat inside, ensure no one in your party has a view directly facing the harbour when it's sunny outside. We gave our out-of-town guests the seats facing the harbour so that they would have a view, but the glare instead made it nearly impossible for them to see us. Gorgeous view, but a bit of a bummer nonetheless!

  • Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
“Best Restaurant in Vancouver”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

We're a family with two teenagers and we had a hard time finding nice, classy restaurants in Vancouver...until we found Cardero's. What a great experience! Get a seat on the patio - it has the most amazing view of the harbor, day or night. The menu is extensive and the food is absolutely delicious (try the salmon or the spinach and beet salad). The prices are nothing too outrageous. I liked that the restaurant isn't too much of a bar scene. Maybe it isn't for families with small children, but for us it was just perfect. I would've eaten there every night of the trip if my family had let me!

Visited July 2013
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Austin, TX
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Went here for lunch on a Friday at the recommendation of our concierge. It was very crowded and we were offered to take a place in the lounge in lieu of a wait which we did. There was a nice view out into Coal Harbor. However, the food left much to be desired. My husband had the tomato-based clam chowder which tasted like minestrone soup. It had no clams in it. She said someone else had said the same so she replaced it and with little improvement. We each had a different fish dish and both were over cooked. When you are paying a high price for fresh Halibut, it is very disappointing to have it overcooked. We had passed several restaurants on the way that were not crowded and wished we had stopped at one of those. Over-hyped? Bad day? Not sure which.

  • Visited July 2013
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Sequoia R, Customer Service Coordinator at Cardero's Restaurant & Live Bait Marine Pub, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Dear Elizabeth,

Thank you so much for this feedback. I am sorry to hear that your meals disappointed.

Please be assured that your observations have been passed on to the Executive Chef, and his kitchen crew. With constructive comments like yours, we can ensure we maintain the high standards of food excellence with which we typically delight our guests.

Thanks again,

Adele Holgate
Customer Service Coordinator I Sequoia Company of Restaurants
e: feedback@vancouverdine.com
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

I was pleased with my seafood dinner and also had a cajun chicken soup, which had a good flavor. I was seated away outside where there were throws to cover up with. The lighting of North Vancouver was very pretty to view at night from Cadero's.

Visited July 2013
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