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Canyon Southwest Cafe

1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
954 765 1950
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Ranked #2 of 1,109 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
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Huge Disappointment. This WAS the best restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale but something has gone horribly wrong. I, personally, would tell every tourist in town to frequent this place but now I would never do so or go there again. I went there tonight, longing for their braised beef short ribs surrounded by their home made ale dente penne pasta on... More

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NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Went for happy hour and dinner. Place opens at 5:30. Got there 5:35 bar was filled.( small bar) Two seats had glasses of water in front of them. Obviously someone holding seats for people who have not arrived asked if we could have happy hour price drinks at table until bar seats opened up was told no left and will... More

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Tortola
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We pass by Canyon frequently and could see it was always busy so decided to try it out. Lovely atmosphere and great menu. The food was delicious and our server was great - personable, helpful and appropriately attentive. All in all, a really nice dinner. Highly recommend.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One of the only reasons I tried this place is because of the positive reviews from my fellow "trippers" and it was listed as the #1 restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. Plus.....it was my birthday and I wasn't paying (HA!). Glad I went. Lets start off with the interior: very warm and inviting. Next, the server..... but he wasn't our server... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Their small plates are tasty! Love the tuna tartare and the prickly pear margaritas. Only complaint is their food is pricey. Atmosphere is romantic and cozy though.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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222 reviews 222 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My wife and I came early and avoided a crowd. We took a booth by the window, even though the view was only of busy traffic on US 1. Our booth was intimate with drawn-back drapes. Background jazz music added to our romantic interlude. Then we noticed that the masonry wall of the booth was badly in need of a... More

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Davie, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Contemporary food plates, good service, nice plate presentation but the price is a bit higher than the food calls for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

It is definitely the best food in the area. Great atmosphere and service. Not one complaint. Recommend the macaroni and cheese!!

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Plantation, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Cool atmosphere, great drinks and amazing food. Their prickly pear martini is the house specialty and is a must try! We went for happy hour but it also looks like a great place to have a romantic date.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Celebrated my wife's birthday. Sat at the bar for a few happy hour cocktails and apps. Prickly pear drinks were great, bartender/staff very friendly. Then sat down for dinner for a filet and short rib. The filet was by far one of the best I've tasted, cooked perfect, and had a goat cheese butter topping that was so savory, I... More

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