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Canyon Southwest Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
$25 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
American, Southwestern, Contemporary
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For this super casual, no reservations accepted, little spot on a busy street the prices here are rather expensive. Service was friendly and food was served quick. Salads & tacos were good, pistachio crusted fish was okay. The nothing special location and good food don't...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DinedThereSippedThat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming to Canyon every year for 6 years now. Some of the dishes remain the same, and for good reason. They are delicious. Great Southwestern flavors. This year I tried the venison. Wow, really great. The bread pudding is glorious, for two. And...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Richard J
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoy our old favorites as well as our newer dishes + our well curated wine list... and of course Bread Pudding for dessert... See you next year!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chris took care of us and made some great suggestions. We shared appetizers and the food and service was top shelf. It had a nice atmosphere and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 6rossy
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad our suggestions worked out well for you... it's ideal to share some apps + save room for dessert! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night in Fort Lauderdale and have to say that this was by far the best meal we had in the States by a million miles and the maître d was fantastic. As for the lady behind the bar who clearly hates her job,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank paulos1
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, we're so glad you enjoyed dining with us (for the most part) and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the States.

Reviewed January 13, 2019

Having heard good reviews about Canyon, my wife and I decided to try it. Overall, we were disappointed, we both had fish which was bland and lacking in flavor. Also, charging $14 for the margarita, when we were dining and it's only $7 at the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

had dinner there last week. they have many small plates with a southwestern flai to them i had very good soft shell tacos ith filet mignon and a good sauce. cute looking place next to the gateway movie theater

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank barrylight2017
Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review... it is great to enjoy a few of our small plates and perhaps save room for one of our desserts! We look forward to seeing you again soon...

Reviewed January 9, 2019

I hate when restaurants do a prixe fixe for NYE that is usually over the top expensive and nothing extraordinary. Thankfully, Canyon offered their regular menu as well as nightly specials..... exactly what we wanted!!! As usual, one of us had the short rib ragu...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Terptent
Dean R, Public Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thanks so much for your review, we appreciate it! We don't care for prix fixe menus either so we always offer our standard menu, along with specials, every evening. We're glad you're taking advantage of Wine Down Thursdays when all bottles on our standard list...More

Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

A bar tender from another restaurant recommended Canyon for their Prickly Pear Margaritas. Intrigued I suggested my friend to visit since we were both in town for a Dolphins game. The Margaritas were GREAT, the food EXCELLENT, the service Even BETTER. Our waitress Melia was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Recommendations from locals are always a good bet! We're glad you enjoyed our signature Prickly Pear Margaritas, food + service... Melia is fantastic! It's always a good idea to share a number of our small plates and finish with one of our decadent desserts. We...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Impressed my sister last night by bringing her to Canyon (Ladies Night). Lobster nachos, red snapper, and the incredible chocolate bread pudding. A must do in Fort Lauderdale!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

You picked a great night to dine with us and enjoy everything @ 1/2 off! The Red Snapper entree is an older dish which recently returned to the menu and our Chocolate Bread Pudding is a great way to end your meal. Thanks for coming...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I dine here regularly as i live in FLL.. it is such a beautiful space. Amazing food. Nothing you can order from the menu would be a disappointment. Lots of love goes into creating the dishes. The owner always greets me and this time I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Dean R, Guest Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks for your review and for being a 'regular', we appreciate it! Cleuber is fantastic and knows the menu and wine list well. No reservations but if you arrive early or a little later in the evening it's usually not a problem to be seated...More

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December 9, 2017|
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Response from AUKTourist | Reviewed this property |
There are no reservations so you need to be there 5:30 sharp. You should have time. Plenty of free parking just behind the restaurant. Service is normally spot on.
January 17, 2017|
Response from stevenm00001 | Reviewed this property |
We were actually dining there (again) this evening, arrived just as the place opened, and actually spoke with her when we walked in before we sat down. Your question isn't really a question and isn't really appropriate for... More
October 31, 2016|
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Response from Dean R | Property representative |
Yes we are. Open every evening at 5:30pm. Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10pm. Fridays + Saturdays 5:30pm - 11pm. CURRENT SPECIALS HAPPY HOUR @ THE BAR ONLY Sundays - Fridays, 5:30 - 8PM 1/2 OFF Prickly Pear Margaritas FOR... More
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