Cardero’s (Coal Harbour)
That I have eaten pretty much at every single restaurant of the Sequoia Family of Restaurants is something most people seem to know. I’ve eaten at The Sandbar, Seasons in the Park, I think the only one I’m missing is The Teahouse in Stanley Park. But the one I had eaten at and never written about was Cardero’s. So I took JT here for dinner before heading to see The Temperamentals.
Reliable, tasty and comfortable. Those were characteristics I knew that Cardero’s had. Why? Because one night, I was invited by Ferg Devins from Molson alongside a few other Vancouver social media folks for dinner, and along with Shel Israel. We all loved eating there but I did not write about it. Until now.
I ordered a pretty normal Spaghetti Bolognese (beef & pork, grana padano, fresh thyme, which at $17 is on the regular price point for higher-end restaurants). The pasta was cooked perfectly and the meat sauce was exactly as I expected it: abundant and filling without being overwhelming. I ordered a chocolate martini that hit the spot (and was in the normal expected price range around $10). Overall, a great experience and I wouldn’t have any problem coming back. It was pretty busy, as Cardero’s tends to be, but the service and staff were simply very very good. Highly recommended.
Disclosure: I paid for both of our dinners on my own dime. As always, I retain editorial control over anything I publish on my site.
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