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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 - 10:30 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: Dinner

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  • 26
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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
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My husband and I think this is the best restaurant in Florida. We had the prickly pear margaritas, the tuna tartare, the octopus, two dinners and the most delicious berry bread pudding. Our server, Milia was fabulous! So sweet and attentive. We will be going back for a second visit it one week .

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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pittsburgh
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I think this is the best restaurant in Florida. We had the prickly pear margaritas, the tuna tartare, the octopus, two dinners and the most delicious berry bread pudding. Our server, Milia was fabulous! So sweet and attentive. We will be going back for a second visit it one week .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Delicious SW cuisine, with innovative flavors. A very nice Tequila list, and a carefully selected wine list. The tuna tartare - fabu! Only downside: no reservations. So get here early - plenty of space before 6:30 pm!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A hidden gem in the neighborhood. Small, maybe 12 tables. Expect a wait, no reservations taken. Ladies can sit at bar (about 10 stools) and have 1/2 price PP Margaritas and 1/2 price tapas. Bartenders are friendly and attentive. I go to the bar frequently when alone and have dinner, the food is awesome and within walking distance of my... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Food and service are very good. My wife and I had dinner there not long ago after not dining there for several years and I don't know why it took us so long to return. Great selection of appetizers and entrees and we will be back soon.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Quaint cozy excellent food pricy but worth it Prickly pear signature drink I own the neighborhood bar around the corner and love eating there when I am in town Mario and Chris run a great establishment

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Canyon is one of my favorite resturants in all of South Florida. Its a small intimate location with the most friendly staff. The prices are reasonable and their famous Prickly Pear Margarita's are out of this world!! If you are in the area I highly recommend you stop by:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants in Ft Lauderdale as it always delivers a wonderful dining experience. It's popular with locals and there is always a wait since no reservations are accepted. We try to go early or during the week. The dining area is small and the tables have an intimate feel perfect for romantic dinners. We often sit at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A very cute local restaurant that we chose to go to because of its high ratings on TripAdvisor. Service was friendly and attentive. The waiter offered complete descriptions of both the specials and the regular menu items. Don't miss the prickly pear margarita, which uses Hornitos tequila, one of my favorite reposado tequilas. I found the lobster salad a with... More 

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of my favorite restaurants in a city with many great restaurants. Be sure to have a prickly pear margarita. They don't take reservations, so the wait can be long on a weekend or holiday. But the food is always great.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

the restaurant is tiny but has a good ambiance. This is a romantic restaurant. Very good food but the problem is they don't accept reservation.

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Additional Information about Canyon Southwest Cafe

Address: 1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
Phone Number: 954 765 1950
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
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
Average Prices: USD 25 to 80
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Contemporary

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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 to 80
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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