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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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Tampa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were in town for the weekend and decided on Canyon after seeing reviews and a good friend's recommendation. To say it was good is an extreme understatement. It was amazing. Their blend of southwestern food with a bit of an Italian flair is a work of art in food. Everything we had was fantastic. The margaritas had the perfect... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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328 reviews 328 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

"Canyon" is cozy, dimly lit even at happy hour. I had a chicken quesadilla and a Miller lite, both at half price happy hour. They sell a lot of a drink: Prickly Pear, tequila, cointreau, lime juice, pear syrup and salt. The restaurant and bar are busy. The staff are great.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A Ft. Lauderdale classic! A good meal always guaranteed! No reservations here so expect to have a prickly pear marg or two while you wait for your table. It's worth the wait, I promise! If anything, those margs may even make the wait seem too short- and they'll make your meal even more enjoyable. A few tips- their "small portions"... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I was invited for a business dinner in this fancy American restaurant the day before i left the city, I love the charming ambiance, the genuine house red wine and the tasteful steak, our waiter was friendly and efficient, Don't miss it !

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Fort Lauderdale
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I've heard about this place for so many years and finally tried it. The food and service far exceeded my expectations! The atmosphere is so quaint, yet romantic. We went for an early dinner on Sunday to enjoy the quiet, comforting atmosphere. Can't wait to go back! I'm craving that mac n' cheese, prickly pear margarita, and filet mignon!

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Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Foodies from Dallas here on a layover. Wanted to see if the hype of being ranked number 1 was legit or not. Excellent wine by glass and bottle list, and the bar makes an excellent Old Fashioned. Started with the Tuna Tartare and Truffle Chips. The Tartare was fresh, but could have been served at a colder temperature. There was... More

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Lethbridge, Alberta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Small quaint restaurant offers sumptuous meals, attentive service. Busy crowd on Holiday Sunday did not affect expedient, quality service. Calamari appetizer huge serving -best we have ever tasted. Shrimp tostadas, crispy cheese potato chips and margarita equally amazing. Don't miss this great Fort Lauderdale find!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a very unique restaurant. This food is always consistent. The food is always amazing. The drinks. ..there signature prickly pear margaritas are the best. The bread pudding is to die for. They have the best filet hands down in the entire US!! Yes I have compared! The service is amazing..Jeff or our Greek Goddess will always give you... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was a place highly recommended to me by a friend. It did not disappoint - the service, drinks, food and dessert were outstanding. Anyone who's looking for a great dinning experience should start at the Canyon Southwest Cafe. Small, quaint space Friendly staff Great drinks -highly recommend the Prickly Pear Tasty (yet simply prepared) food - highly recommend the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I've eaten here a few times and always have such a wonderful experience. I love the food, the prickly pear margarita, and the service is top notch! A gem in Ft. Lauderdale. I'll definitely be going again soon!

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