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Canyon Southwest Cafe

1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
954 765 1950
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Ranked #1 of 1,112 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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English first
Wilton Manors, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Everything about our evening at Canyon was superb, from the cactus pear martinis (two each!) to the white chocolate bread pudding (one to share). We had heard that Canyon was “pricey,” but while it wasn’t cheap, we have had pricier meals that didn’t come close to our experience here. The menu invites exploration with its unusual small plates. We tried... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Canyon was recommended to us by a few people when we first moved to Fort Lauderdale. Being from NYC, we love trying lots of new restaurants and consider ourselves amateur "foodies" Unfortunately it took us a year to try Canyon. Thankfully we finally did but it took way too long! We can't wait to go back. We started with the... More

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

From the very first Prickley Pear Margarita to the delectable chocolate mousse and bread pudding desserts the food at Canyon was outstanding. The menu is interesting, delicious, and tasty. A great dinner and wonderful atmosphere.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Canyon is by far the best restaurant in Fort Lauderdale and our favorite place to dine. The food is outstanding. Our favorite thing to do is order a series of appetizers. Some of our favorites are the venison, jumbo Sea Scallops with plantain hash, blue corn fried oysters!!! Canyon has the best Lobster bisque in town!! Goes without saying their... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We ate at Canyon Southwest Cafe on a Friday night around 8:30, which we should have known would be kind of a mess. The 25-minute expected wait time turned into an hour wait, and the food took another hour to cook. So I would recommend trying them on a less busy night. We had the prickly pear margaritas at the... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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336 reviews 336 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Have had on our must-visit list for some time but had been put off by the "no reservations" policy. So, we tried on the late side on a Monday evening off-season and were able to walk right in and be shown to a nice table, though the air-con meant one of us felt in need of a wrap. Everything about... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I just left Canyons. We started with the salmon tostado, unbelievably delicious. We shared an entree for dinner and had the most delicious pecan pie with ice cream for desert. Everything is fresh and delicious. Their Margaritas are over the top. Tell manager Cleuber Mendoca is always there making sure all runs smooth and you are happy... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I went to Canyon for my anniversary. I read the reviews and figured it would be worth it. We were seated at one of the booths with a window. It was so private and quaint. I suggest asking for one if you want more privacy. The staff was great and our waitress(Melanie) was perfect. We did not need to wave... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

One of the best meals I've ever had. The rigatoni was unique and delicious. I looked forward to every bite. Got the bread pudding for desert; a must-have for those with room left at the end. It's a little tight inside but I think that actually adds to the atmosphere; it's a very trendy restaurant. If you're in the Fort... More

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Deltona, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A great place with top notch food and attentive service. The only reason I couldn't give it 5 stars was because of the water. I mean even 2 star restaurants filter the water. The bad - Unfiltered water The good - Everything else The review: The Service: Spent an hour eating there and only found 1 thing that was not... More

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