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Carthage Cafe

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1851 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A6, Canada
+1 604-215-0661
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“merguez” (9 reviews)
“couscous” (23 reviews)
“mussels” (32 reviews)
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French, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1851 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carthage Cafe is a small place on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. It offers French and Tunisian food which is unusual for the area. The food is very good. I has the sausage Couscous which was outstanding. There are a couple of issues with the;...More

Thank Brent G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with a friend with whom I eat out once a month, since it was her turn to choose the eating location. I am so glad she chose this place! The atmosphere of this restaurant is very nice, like something out of the...More

Thank Benjamin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find ! This is a tiny treasure. Food is unusually good and well presented. Service is top notch. A nice feeling throughout the evening. Quiet sophistication. Perfect for any occasion. Do not bring small, untrained children to spoil the experience of other guests...More

1  Thank idavidu22013
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times. Interesting experience. They do try hard and the food is unique. Must say the Mussels with fries are awesome. And the Tunisian coffee near perfect.

Thank Aiman E
Reviewed May 14, 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 April 4, 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 February 28, 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 January 20, 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 December 6, 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 November 6, 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
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, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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