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Canyon Southwest Cafe

1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
954 765 1950
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Ranked #1 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and i came here on 7/28/14 for Dinner. This was a cozy spot, the waiters were welcoming, and trip advisor named this restaurant #1, so we were excited......however this is where the excitement ended. We were offered bread which we ate since we were starving ..and it was wayyyyyyy to salty.. Next our food came.. It looked presentable... More

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Maryland
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29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a very small restaurant. They do not take reservations, so if you plan on going here make sure you are prepared to spend a decent amount of time waiting to be seated. The bar fills up pretty quickly. Highly recommend having a Prickly Pear Margarita. I enjoyed my Shrimp entree very much, other half said theirs was good.... More

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Rancho Mirage, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Back once again for dinner for 2. Very busy on Saturday nights and they don't take reservations. Got seats at the bar and had delicious small plates - beat and goat cheese salad - mouth watering as I write this! Plus tuna tartare (chips should be pita chips as regular ones are too small) and warm lobster and avocado salad.... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is the third time that I have been to Canyon and it is always a wonderful dining experience. The ambiance is cozy and the wait staff are attentive and friendly. While the restaurant does not accept reservations, I have never had to wait beyond 40 minutes, even on a Saturday night. Even if you do have to wait, the... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Every time we eat here it is wonderful...great food, great service and the prickly pear margarita is so good!! We love the calamari, short rib appetizer, lobster salad and so much for. The desserts are fabulous too!! Highly recommend!

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Miami, Florida, USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Small place, packed. 40 min wait, but the Martinis made it worth it. the tuna tartare and salmon tostadas were sublime. The special of the day was a duck which was just perfect. You cannot miss the rigatoni with beef and mushrooms, just an experience. Please go there and enjoy.

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I am a foodie, and at the very least every weekend I eat out. This is by far my favorite restaurant in SF.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant. Every time I am in Fort Lauderdale I make it sure thing to go to Canyon. The prickly pear margaritas are the BEST! and all the food it to perfection. The only thing is that last time I try to go eat there they could not seat us until 10h00 which is when they close the... More

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Everything about our evening at Canyon was superb, from the cactus pear martinis (two each!) to the white chocolate bread pudding (one to share). We had heard that Canyon was “pricey,” but while it wasn’t cheap, we have had pricier meals that didn’t come close to our experience here. The menu invites exploration with its unusual small plates. We tried... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Canyon was recommended to us by a few people when we first moved to Fort Lauderdale. Being from NYC, we love trying lots of new restaurants and consider ourselves amateur "foodies" Unfortunately it took us a year to try Canyon. Thankfully we finally did but it took way too long! We can't wait to go back. We started with the... More

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