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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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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 428
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  • 26
    Average
  • 14
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  • 8
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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
Perfect Prickly pear margaritas !

Upscale southwest dining. The chef manages to come up with lots of creative dishes that are both delicious and visually appealing. The bar is famous for the Prickly Pear margarita which is so good it goes down like kool- aid! If you are looking for not your standard fare, this is a great choice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Elizabeth M
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Upscale southwest dining. The chef manages to come up with lots of creative dishes that are both delicious and visually appealing. The bar is famous for the Prickly Pear margarita which is so good it goes down like kool- aid! If you are looking for not your standard fare, this is a great choice!, but be sure to make a... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We went with another couple and the menu is setup great. Two small plates and one large plate for each couple turned out to be plenty of food along with a few glasses of wine. We had the calamari, tostada, short rib tacos and bread pudding, Everything we ate was delicious. Will definitely go back

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Active dining scene. Enjoyed meal, but expensive so would consider for special occasions. Would like to see more fish dishes on the menu.

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Edison, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was invited to this restaurant, Most of the Excellent reviews may be not by customers. May be if I had more drinks, but I like good food and good service, when we don't get that, it's a major problem with me. I still love Fort-Lauderdale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Everything about our experience was superb. The service was top notch and the food was equally as good. I'm from central New York and we're going to make a point to go there again it was just that good! Maybe a little pricey but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Canyons is one of our favorite places to go for food, drink and atmosphere! The menu is very unique and tastes amazing! The owner, Mario, and his staff are excellent at what they have created in a cozy, sexy and romantic setting. The prickly pear margaritas are incredible along with a full bar and exquisite wines! We can't say enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

staff was great. food was the best we had on our trip. the service was quick. i would come again in a second. apps where also great.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Excellent service, great food. The best macaroni and cheese you could possibly eat. Posh crowd and somewhat pricy, however, definitely worth it!

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Good food and excellent service but much more expensive than we bargained for. We were told to expect a 30 minute wait but in fact we were seated in 5minutes. Good choice of menu and very delicious, but pricey. Do not take reservations so need to get there early Would recommend

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I ate here with my girls and the food was fantastic. Service excellent. Would love to return next time I am in town. They do not take reservations but we were told we would have to wait 30 mins and in fact, we only waited 10 minutes. Must go.

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?