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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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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Ellen G
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank natalie s
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank will w
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Canyon many times in the past 15 years. I have never written a restaurant review before. However if I am going to write about anyplace- it is here. I just went for dinner last night and it was AMAZING as usual. I go out to eat quite often and have been to several great places in... More 

1 Thank jeffsylv2016
Parkland, Florida
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for innovative delicious apps Canyon is the place to be. Half off signature margaritas for the ladies and half off apps. Portions are large enough for a meal or grab a booth for unique prepared meals. The cream of tomato soup is to die for accompanied with a baby grilled cheese. Try the Prickly pear margarita... More 

1 Thank LisaMilo
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great food, menu changes constantly and each course is something special. Next to a movie theater that is kinda artsy but does show some first runs, makes Canyon the perfect date night/movie night restaurant. The worse part is the huge tv in the dining room that is sometimes on and very distracting.

1 Thank Michael B
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Canyon was one of our favorite spots and then things changed slightly to where it was less inviting. BUT, things have changed again and now we have seen a consistent diet of unique creations that not only sound and look great, but also invigorate our taste buds. The consistent food, drinks, friendly faces and welcoming spirits are certainly worth return... More 

Thank richardpZ4511CE
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This Fort Lauderdale restaurant is not to be missed when visiting the area. The quality and consistency of menu options, ambiance and service is hard to beat.

Thank Jill W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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?