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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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner

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  • 468
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
touch of arizona

This place reminds me of Arizona 206 in NYC. It was one of the early southwestern/nouvelle places. Canyon is a cool little bar, decidedly straight and that's okay, with yummy things to eat. It is a great choice for a bite before or after a movie at the gateway, for instance. There seems to be a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
bulstrode777
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This place reminds me of Arizona 206 in NYC. It was one of the early southwestern/nouvelle places. Canyon is a cool little bar, decidedly straight and that's okay, with yummy things to eat. It is a great choice for a bite before or after a movie at the gateway, for instance. There seems to be a jolly crowd at the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent southwestern themed cuisine. Try the prickly pear margarita. The downside is that they don't take reservations and it's a small restaurant that fills up quickly, especially in season.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Prickly Pear Margaritas are to die for. Everything on the menu is excellent. Amazing Happy hour from 5-7.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

yum if you can get a table - small place and no reservations taken. The menu is really good, but the prickely pear margarita is the best!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went here with my guy and had an incredible meal with perfect drinks! It was packed, so reservations are probably a good idea before showing up like we did. We went in the middle of the week, expecting it to be slow, but it was standing room only! Definitely will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of our favorites, always an amazing meal! We come about once a month and always leave full and happy. Not to mention the prickly pear margaritas!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Canyon takes food to a whole new level! Not to mention the amazing, like no other Prickly Pear Margarita!!!! Wow!! Delicious & cool place to eat. Not much of a desert person, but the white chocolate bread pudding with berry coulee!!! Unbelievable! I will forever long for the prickly pear and the blue corn encrusted goat cheese filled poblano pepper!!

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Ambiance is great. Presentation of food is fabulous. ALL items that we have ordered have been very tasty. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited back In March and I had promised to write a review for Mario the owner. Better late than never! It was our last night on holiday in Fort Lauderdale and after googling local restaurants we settled on this one. It was the perfect end to the holiday. The greeter initially told us it would be an hour and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service! It's impossible to have a bad meal, bad drink or bad time. Must try the prickly pear and bread pudding. Canyon is a restaurant that cares about quality.

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?