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Carthage Cafe

€€ - €€€French, , Vegetarian Friendly
1851 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A6, Canada
+1 604-215-0661
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1851 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A6, Canada
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Treated with HATRED and DISCRIMINATION today at Cafe Carthage. Our family of 4 sat down at lunch time. There was 1 other table of customers. My toddler was fussing because he was hungry. Before we had a chance to order the waiter RUDELY told us...More

Thank Canadiantraveler1216
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Three of us went for dinner, and were lucky to find the Carthage Cafe. They found a table for us (the place is quite small) and both the experience and food were terrific. I've paid a lot more for much less. We all had the...More

Thank billjohnston
Reviewed 28 February 2018

This is a delightful restaurant for an evening out with your significant other or an excellent place to properly catch up with a friend. This is a quiet and quaint place to sit and sip wine while eating delectable North African fare. I recommend the...More

Thank ricealli
Reviewed 20 January 2018

This is a small, nice cozy restaurant. Great service , nice atmosphere but the food was over killed with spices mixed together. The salad had tuna on the top which was very watery ,clearly from a can just damped on it and the rest mixed...More

Thank Kaviana
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I say that lovingly. I love East Van and Commercial Drive. The food was nice. I say nice because it wasn’t amazing. But they tried hard and it was nice. The restaurant was steady, wasn’t super busy but it was a weeknight. We made a...More

Thank vancityfoodiegirl
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Last night I took an old friend to Carthage for her Birthday dinner and we were both very pleased with the meal, the service and the ambiance. I live in the Commercial Drive area and love it because of the diversity, it's quirkiness and the...More

2  Thank argosyvr
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Charming little cafe transports you to North Africa with its cool and gently sunlit room, quiet hush, and gracious service. Food was authentic and obviously made with care. Chicken tagine, roast lamb shank and mussels all very good, especially with glasses of recommended wine. No...More

Thank Oliver1962
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I was here about4 years ago and it was great. Went again with a friend for dinner, and the experience was not so good. The dinner special was a seafood casserole, with rice. My friend chose not to order the special, as rice is not...More

Thank Yaletowner
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This well established restaurant has "withstood the test of time"!! The menu delivers the promised "French" & "Tunisian" dishes. We had a large "salade nicoise", "Rack of Lamb" and, two types of Mussels with French Fries. The salad was large and very tasty... the lamb...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We were so glad to have chosen this lovely bistro for our Saturday lunch! My husband was very pleased with his choice of mussels done in Carthaginian broth and my chicken tangine with succulent chicken, new potatoes, and fresh peas was absolutely delicious! We thought...More

Thank natalie43
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1851 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-215-0661
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