We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Canyon Southwest Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Contemporary
As featured in Ohh... Laudy... and 1 other guide
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
+1 954-765-1950
17:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

836 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 814: English reviews
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant that was in my opinion the very best in Fort Lauderdale. But yesterday after not visiting for a couple of years, and with great sadness, I have to give it a very poor rating. It started with microbrewery's beers, the only ones served now. And NOT to my liking. The food has Mexican influences, but everything... More 

Thank Francoisdlb
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and great astimpsperr fit a great rbrnjnh I love the beautiful Outdoor setting overlooking the majestic Ft Lauderdale beach

Thank ireney780
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. It is a lil bit pricier than I like but well worth it. The tuna appetizer and Filet are a couple of my faves but honestly I have never had a meal there that I wasn't impressed with. I definitely recommend it!

Thank Lori B
Walnut Creek, Ca
Level Contributor
97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd planned to go into Boca for our last night in the area, but chose Canyon instead. We ordered the Prickly Pear magarita and they came super fast. Waiter said they make 'em by the gallon cause they're so popular. We then tried the poblano, the shrimp and grits and the tenderloin tacos, all excellent! We'd wanted dessert but were... More 

Thank AvidTraveler48
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have been trying to eat at the bar at canyon restaurant for sometime. we were on our way to il mulino restaurant next door. but wait, do i see two barstools open at canyon, why yes i do. with only 10 seats at the bar it's hard to find open seats. had to try their famous prickly pear marguerita,... More 

Thank karen t
Miami, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended for its intimate, cozy setting, and it didn't disappoint. The food was delicious, especially the grilled scallops. Staff was efficient and friendly.

Thank DM-Miami
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Not enough can be said of this restaurant. We started with the Prickly Pear Margarita, different and delicious! We took the advice of our server Jeff, who was quite attentive. We decided to try several of the small plates so we could enjoy more of the interesting entrees. We started with the lobster and avocado and the poblano pepper with... More 

Thank Gregoryk2
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

PERFECT! My fiance and I went there tonight and it was awesome! The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. The owner is a very nice man and talks to everyone in the restaurant. You can tell that he takes great pride in making sure that every patron feels at home. Every staff member was super attentive and no... More 

Thank Tommy J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Chef is one of the best my husband and I go there once a month we love it! Have tried almost everything on the menu. The desert is to die for.

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We ate at Canyon before the movies and had a great meal. We shared two starters and a main course which was perfect. The lobster salad and tuna Tatar were both great, especially washed down with a prickly pear margarita. We shared a main course of shrimp over a risotto cake which was fabulous. It was a special of the... More 

1 Thank Sheila L

Travellers who viewed Canyon Southwest Cafe also viewed

Fort Lauderdale, Broward County
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County

Been to Canyon Southwest Cafe? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 80
American, Southwestern, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-765-1950
An oasis of inspired Southwestern fusion, Canyon consistently serves an innovative and surprising array of American artisanal cuisine with Asian, South and Central American undertones. Chipotle, wasabi, ginger, cilantro, lemongrass, basil, jalapeño, mango and red chilies accent the freshest seafood and wild game available. Seductive lighting and a constantly evolving mix of music enhances your dining experience and keeps the intimate space filled with a captivating and energized clientele every night. Immerse yourself in the ambiance as you savor one of Canyon's notorious Prickly Pear Margaritas.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Canyon Southwest Cafe and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Marietta, Georgia
Manchester, United Kingdom
over a year ago
1 month ago
Brooklyn, New York, USA
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Canyon Southwest Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?