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“My "go to" place for a great meal!”

Canyon Southwest Cafe
Ranked #9 of 1,407 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Have been to Canyon numerous times and it never disappoints! The food seems to be prepared with love, quality and creativity.

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Thank Shancam79
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Canyon is a quaint, cozy southwestern cafe on busy E. Sunrise Blvd. The restaurant has about 12 tables and maybe 10 bar stools. The ambience is great, food fantastic and service is warm but professional. We had a hard time choosing what to eat - the menu is so creative. The poblano stuffed pepper and tuna tartare were delicious; followed by the tenderloin burrito and short rib - yum! The prickly pear margaritas are outstanding - hard to not have more than one! Canyon is a great choice for a cozy dinner - you will get beautifully prepared and presented food in a wonderful environment.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

I ate here my last night in Fort Lauderdale. I started with roasted Maine lobster bisque which came with a gruyere grilled cheese. The bisque was excellent except for two chewy pieces of lobster. For my entrée I ordered Black Florida grouper (Serrano chili, lime marinated tomatoes, Serrano ham, and lump crab meat). The grouper was very good (slightly over salted). For dessert I had their chocolate bread pudding which was also very good. The restaurant was loud as the bar was very busy; however, this was part of the experience and I'm sure a great place to meet for drinks. Also, the wait staff was very attentive.

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Thank MackinawPeach
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Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Excellent food

Awesome service

Environment artistic and colorful

From a filling lobster salad to a cheese stuffed poblano appetizer was very filling!!!!!!!
Followed by fresh pressed coffee made at my table!!!!

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Thank Wandawoman2437
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

we have so enjoyed the Prickly Pear Margaritas here for years. Don't know what a Prickly Pear should taste when soaked in alcohol, but these are sooo good. Had just appetizer bc it was late but they were dinner sized. Place looks cool, the staff is busy & professional and the food is like nowhere else.

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Thank Beatriz M
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