Argo Cafe

1836 Ontario St Vancouver, BC V5T 2W6 604-876-3620

After seeing the Argo Café featured on the Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here!” I knew I had to go check this place out.

Argo has been around since 1954, in 2004 for it was taken over by Chef Denis Larouche and brother in-law Kirby Wong. They have a great menu, but even better are the daily specials. Chef Denis and his crew create anywhere from 7-10 daily specials and emails them out every day. To get on the mailing list send an email to

I decided to order from the Specials Menu. I ordered the Chicken Kung Pow that comes with the standard fresh veggies that’s mandatory in a good stir-fry. Celery, carrots, bell peppers, zucchini, whole peanuts and a flavorful chili sauce that had some zip to it.  Good thing I said Medium Heat!  The Portion size was bigger than I expected and is loaded with chicken on a big bed of rice. The meal also comes with a soup; my choice was the Black Bean.

Did I mention that I got to Dine with Hungry Hippo? Here is his take on what he had:

I had the Boneless Beef Short Rib Special; the meal came with Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Carrots and Cauliflower, all topped off with a Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce. I have four words, Melts In Your Mouth! The meat was so tender that as soon as you put it in your mouth it literally just melts. The Flavors were so great as well. The Blue Cheese was a great topping to a great meal.

After eating here we both unequivocally agree with the Food Network, You Gotta Eat Here!

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