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Canyon Southwest Cafe

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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Contemporary
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1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
954 765 1950
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 417
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of my favorites!

Went to Canyon with my wife and daughter for my birthday and dinner was wonderful as always. We had their famous Prickly Pear Margaritas and shared four small plates (grilled chicken quesadilla, braised beef short rib tacos, "mac + cheese" & 3 chili bbq shrimp tostada). Each plate better than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
hpleibo
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South Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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South Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Went to Canyon with my wife and daughter for my birthday and dinner was wonderful as always. We had their famous Prickly Pear Margaritas and shared four small plates (grilled chicken quesadilla, braised beef short rib tacos, "mac + cheese" & 3 chili bbq shrimp tostada). Each plate better than the last. We always enjoy Canyon, the food is uniformly... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Canyon never disappoints. The cuisine is just adventurous enough that you're excited every visit to see what they've got cooking that evening. This is not your average southwest restaurant. Menu is diverse, edgy and absolutely delicious. It's one of our date-night favorites, and highly recommended to anyone who is looking for the ultimate unique dining experience!

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is my go-to restaurant for any special occassion. It is easily my favorite place in South Florida. The food is always fantastic (especially whatever is on special), and the prickly pear margaritas are unmatched by anyone. I usually drink wine, but whenever I go here, I can't pass up the prickly pear. It is a lovely, quaint, romantic restaurant,... More 

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Plantation, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Canyon has been our "go to" restaurant for special occasions and date nights for many years, and we've never once been disappointed. The food is always amazing (prickly pear margarita a MUST!) and the service exceptional. Yes, at times the restaurant can get a little crowded, but for no other reason than that the culinary experience is so good, that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We got into Fort Lauderdale and forgot we were on LA.time while we explored our hotels surroundings. In Lala land we love that our neighborhood has fabulous restaurants within walking distance. What a great surprise it was to find the Canyon Southwest Cafe within a few blocks of our hotel. Best part? They were open late ( and busy), probably... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The prickly pear Margarita is amazing. They have a tendency to undercook there pork. Which I have a problem with. All the other options on the menu are totally delicious.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is, and has been, a very popular restaurant although not my favorite. They don't take reservations and the wait is very long. Food is "okay", prices quite high. But, they do make a mean prickly pear marguerita!! Most often you have to drink it outside though as the bar area is always crowded.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Food is always exceptional! Go at opening time to avoid the crowds. And don't forget the Prickly Pear Margaritas!!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love this place, the food is awesome, the atmosphere is romantic and elegant without being stuffy. Can't go wrong.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We all had a wonderful dinner and ordered the prickly pear margaritas. YUMMY!! Everyone enjoyed their meals and we will definitely be returning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 954 765 1950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 80
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?