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Canyon Southwest Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Contemporary
As featured in Ohh... Laudy... and 1 other guide
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1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Santa Rosa, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

PERFECT! My fiance and I went there tonight and it was awesome! The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. The owner is a very nice man and talks to everyone in the restaurant. You can tell that he takes great pride in making sure that every patron feels at home. Every staff member was super attentive and no... More 

Thank Tommy J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Chef is one of the best my husband and I go there once a month we love it! Have tried almost everything on the menu. The desert is to die for.

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Canyon before the movies and had a great meal. We shared two starters and a main course which was perfect. The lobster salad and tuna Tatar were both great, especially washed down with a prickly pear margarita. We shared a main course of shrimp over a risotto cake which was fabulous. It was a special of the... More 

1 Thank Sheila L
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to eat. We had Venison appetizer which was absolute tender meat. You can cut it with butter knife. Prickly pear drink with sugar on rim of glass. Rigatoni pasta was fantastic. Great atmosphere with southwestern style. The waiter was friendly and very helpful with the order. We would all go back to Canyon.

Thank rodamy818
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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82 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came a little before 10pm on a weeknight. Is that so late for a restaurant that doesn't even open until 5pm. Service was politely but constantly rushed due to the staff wanting to leave asap. Food was good, but not worth $70 for two small dishes and two glasses of wine. And I was sick the next day, so... More 

2 Thank G4gene
Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great evening. Always enjoy choosing and sharing the small plates and often order several! Look forward to our next visit!

1 Thank Ellen G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Great little spot with DELICIOUS food! Coming from RI, and being surrounded by fantastic restaurants, it's not too often that we are highly impressed by food in other states, however Canyon was a different story. We decided to just go with several small plates instead of the larger entrees. The "Shrimp and grits" was amazing. We ordered another one after... More 

1 Thank natalie s
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you like to try new things, try the famous Prickly Pear Margarita. Whoda thunk it , right? The room is small and cozy with a few bar seats, so go early. The Mac and cheese and all apps are GREAT! Only place that I order these two. Full bar and the menu will give you what ever your taste... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Some dishes were great and some very good. It is an expensive experience. The service was excellent. The noise level is terrible.

Thank docox
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Must try the beef tenderloin tacos. They were exquisite! Beautiful atmosphere, and a pretty small place. The service was great! Our server was attentive and very nice!

Thank Danielle S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $80
American, Southwestern, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 19547651950
An oasis of inspired Southwestern fusion, Canyon consistently serves an innovative and surprising array of American artisanal cuisine with Asian, South and Central American undertones. Chipotle, wasabi, ginger, cilantro, lemongrass, basil, jalapeño, mango and red chilies accent the freshest seafood and wild game available. Seductive lighting and a constantly evolving mix of music enhances your dining experience and keeps the intimate space filled with a captivating and energized clientele every night. Immerse yourself in the ambiance as you savor one of Canyon's notorious Prickly Pear Margaritas.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?