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“Just always fabulous”

Canyon Southwest Cafe
Ranked #12 of 1,494 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 25 - US$ 80
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner
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.
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 had my mom with me.. culBERt was my waiter and he was so kind and i consider myself to be a wine enthusiast but the wine i ordered wasn’t available he suggested such an amazing wine i went looking for it the next day.. the menu has specials daily and it is truly a pleasure to dine here. If you are looking for a special night, try this.. i promise you won’t be disappointed. The only rub is they dont’ take reservations so plan ahead.. enjoy!!

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 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 within a 'reasonable' amount of time.

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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'!

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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
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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!

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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 two evenings.

They let us drop our bags in an area of the restaurant that had some room which was so nice of them. We felt awkward bringing in our small suitcases but it turned out to be okay.

As usual, I got the short rib ragu bc there is nothing like it, a truly unique entree that is so decadent, flavorful and the pasta is so perfectly al dente; what a masterpiece.

My partner had the short rib tostada which was also really delicious.

Of course it didn't hurt that it was half price wine night either!

Thanks again Canyon for being awesome, accommodating, and so delish!!

Date of visit: September 2018
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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!

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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 around 7PM, but within an hour, the place was packed).
The menu isn’t too large, but has something for nearly every taste. We found many items (from civiche to steak) that looked appetizing and amazing. We tried several small plates before ordering dinner. Their poblano pepper loaded with goat cheese was nicely done and HUGE! Their scallops came three to a plate and were more than enough to share between three people and were so tasty. The civiche was perfect!
When it came to entrees, the swordfish was amazing… fresh and perfectly prepared to ensure it was dry, tough or bland. The seared tuna was the BEST tuna I’ve ever had… the combo of wasabi flavors and the thinly sliced pears and cucumbers made into a slaw was unique and so very amazing!
Save room for dessert… They have several items that are well-worth the calories… the banana chocolate cheesecake was tasty, but the bread pudding was outstanding!! Can’t wait to return!!

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 classic and our Bread Pudding is a perfect way to end your meal.

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