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Canyon Southwest Cafe

₹₹₹₹American, ,
1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
+1 954-765-1950
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
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1 - 10 of 977 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bar tender from another restaurant recommended Canyon for their Prickly Pear Margaritas. Intrigued I suggested my friend to visit since we were both in town for a Dolphins game. The Margaritas were GREAT, the food EXCELLENT, the service Even BETTER. Our waitress Melia was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ME7162
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Recommendations from locals are always a good bet! We're glad you enjoyed our signature Prickly Pear Margaritas, food + service... Melia is fantastic! It's always a good idea to share a number of our small plates and finish with one of our decadent desserts. We...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Impressed my sister last night by bringing her to Canyon (Ladies Night). Lobster nachos, red snapper, and the incredible chocolate bread pudding. A must do in Fort Lauderdale!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gennieb
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

You picked a great night to dine with us and enjoy everything @ 1/2 off! The Red Snapper entree is an older dish which recently returned to the menu and our Chocolate Bread Pudding is a great way to end your meal. Thanks for coming...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I dine here regularly as i live in FLL.. it is such a beautiful space. Amazing food. Nothing you can order from the menu would be a disappointment. Lots of love goes into creating the dishes. The owner always greets me and this time I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jetapilot
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thanks for your review and for being a 'regular', we appreciate it! Cleuber is fantastic and knows the menu and wine list well. No reservations but if you arrive early or a little later in the evening it's usually not a problem to be seated...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Canyon never disappoints, we love sitting at the bar enjoying food from both the new happy hour menu and the main menu. The quality is always fantastic and the service matches it too. A wonderful experience every time!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thanks for your review. Sitting at the bar is a great way try our new Happy Hour menu and meet the 'locals'!

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

The food and the service were amazing especially the general manager we had a great dinner!! It is a hidden gem and not that expensive.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank markd788
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed everything and we appreciate your review!

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Canyon closes at 9:30 on Thursday's so when we landed at 830pm (9/20/2018) we made a point to go straight from the airport to the restaurant because we knew we wanted to eat at Canyon on this trip but had dinner dates for our other...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Terptent
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

We love that you headed straight to Canyon from the airport and we're glad we were able to make you feel comfortable. Two short rib based entrees pair well with some great wine... enjoy your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 19 September 2018

Wow… where to start?!?!? We met a friend here for tapas, wine and dinner one evening and were greeted by smiling staff as soon as we entered. We heard that there can be a long wait here, but we were seated immediately (we got there...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a great detailed review, we appreciate it! We do hope that you enjoy every aspect of dining with us from the moment you're greeted until you finish one of our fantastic desserts! The Poblano is a Canyon...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We heard about this place as a must go! It is very small and not many tables. Very crowded and loud, but totally worth getting up to the bar and getting a prickly pear margarita!!! The food is super and we weren’t disappointed. I will...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LewisandVivian13
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thanks so much for your review, and your patience (it can get busy)... we're glad you enjoyed your food, Prickly Pears + our Special Bread Pudding!

Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is a hidden gem in Fort Lauderdale. Start with a prickly pear margarita (their signature drink), then order several of the small plates to share (can't never decide which to get, everything is good).... we usually share a main plate of order enough of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Judith R
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thanks so much for your review, we appreciate it! Ordering Prickly Pear Margaritas and a number of small plates is the way to go... and of course save room for Bread Pudding!

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

A group of 4 visited on a Friday night, there was a slight wait, so we enjoyed a drink by the bar and were seated for dinner quite quickly. Service was great, the server was very knowledgeable about the dishes and the specials of the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kathryn S
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

We're glad you enjoyed dining with us + hope to see you again soon for another 'delicious' evening!

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AndreaDines
10 December 2017|
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Response from AUKTourist | Reviewed this property |
There are no reservations so you need to be there 5:30 sharp. You should have time. Plenty of free parking just behind the restaurant. Service is normally spot on.
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690rossk
18 January 2017|
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Response from stevenm00001 | Reviewed this property |
We were actually dining there (again) this evening, arrived just as the place opened, and actually spoke with her when we walked in before we sat down. Your question isn't really a question and isn't really appropriate for... More
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Tyspapa
1 November 2016|
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Response from Dean R | Property representative |
Yes we are. Open every evening at 5:30pm. Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10pm. Fridays + Saturdays 5:30pm - 11pm. CURRENT SPECIALS HAPPY HOUR @ THE BAR ONLY Sundays - Fridays, 5:30 - 8PM 1/2 OFF Prickly Pear Margaritas FOR... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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Description
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.
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