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Canyon Cafe

#90 of 2,533 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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455 N 3rd St Ste 114, Phoenix, AZ 85004-0652
+1 602-252-3545
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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kingsport, tn 37660
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in town for a convention I happened by there the first day but it was packed. I looked it up on Yelp and got on their website. The menu looked good and the outdoor patio was inviting. Upon arriving My wife and ordered a beer each. The waiter left menus and returned saying they were out of that particular... More 

Thank rick928
CanyonCafe, General Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Rick928- I wanted to sincerely apologize for the experience you had at Canyon Café last time you were here on business. I can assure you that this is not the norm. We pride ourselves in the service we provide and the special attention each guest receives. Obviously we did not meet your expectation on that specific day. I have... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was great Mexican food. Much better than some of the expensive restaurants we ate at downtown Phoenix. The service was GREAT! Some friends and I ate outdoors, and had a margarita that was yummy. Totally enjoyed our lunch!

Thank ladybug24sc
CanyonCafe, General Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Ladybug24- Very happy you had a great experience in our place. Please come back and see us when in town again!!! Tony Lopez Canyon Cafe General Manager More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner there with a large group. The host ordered platters of wings (in a Mexican restaurant!) and a mixed appetizer platter that was largely fried. For the meal I had the tuna. Ordered medium rare it came medium, and was very dry. I had expected Mexican food in Phoenix to be less fried Americanized. The dry fish was... More 

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Ft. Collins, Colorado
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I posted a not so complimentary review of Canyon Cafe months ago, mainly because of the service. My husband and I decided to give them another try. This time, they deserved the excellent rating. Our waiter, Jared, was also the bartender on this quiet Saturday afternoon. We were served delicious homemade chips and salsa within minutes of being seated on... More 

Thank yolos
CanyonCafe, General Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Yolos- Thank you very much for your kind review. I am so glad you gave us a second chance and we met your expectations. I did talk to Jared and shared your comments wit him. He was very happy and proud. Thanks again for giving us another try. Tony Lopez Canyon Cafe General Manager More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great location and awesome outdoor patio area if it's not too hot! They over did it with the spices on the chips and salsa was just ok. The food was decent and the service was good. I would go back but would try other places first. Our hotel concierge spoke very highly of this place but after eating there, we... More 

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Windermere, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stopped in for a quick lunch with a group of conventioneers. The service was fast and friendly. The food was not the best and other members commented the next day that please don't go back to the Canyon Cafe.

Thank Alan G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The food could not have better, as a foodie I was impressed. If I had to complain it would be about the painfully slow service.

Thank S.L. S
Barnegat, New Jersey
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Yummy. Great food and atmosphere. Excellent service. Margaritas are the best. Beautiful day in the sun or shade.

Thank kjrealtor
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I was here with 20 people, at two long tables outside, before attending the opera at Symphony Hall. The margaritas are outstanding. The real deal. You can get them frozen, but we ordered a pitcher of the other kind. Chips good, salsas good, salad good. Did not get a full dinner as had a big lunch earlier. But it all... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went for dinner with a group of colleagues. Even when busy, service was fast and friendly. Decent ambiance, if not seated on the perimeter you can't really tell you're in the middle of a mall. Nice outdoor seating area, but was shut while we were there as it was chilly.

Thank K C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 N 3rd St Ste 114, Phoenix, AZ 85004-0652
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-252-3545
Our Mission at Canyon cafe is to skillfully prepare and creatively present food & beverages influenced by the American Southwest. Guests may enjoy our hand-shaken Margaritas, our Chef's signature creations, or foods you know with a unique Southwest twist. let us provide you with a truly enjoyable meal and experience. We want you to leave happy and return often!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?