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“Amazing food and service!”

Canyon Southwest Cafe
Ranked #8 of 1,335 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
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.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Amazing food and service!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

My friend and I visited Canyon for a girls night out a week ago. We had the delicious Prickly Pear Martinis and ordered three appetizers to share. Not only were they absolutely delectable, but filling as well. Of course, our server offered us dessert...how could we pass up apple pie nachos?!? Those were to die for! Overall, it was a great experience! Definitely going back!

  • Visited June 2013
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New York City
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“really tasty”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

was there the other night for a business dinner and only have great things to say. The prickly pear margarita is really good. every dish we had was super tasty, a few were amazing. the wait staff was completely professional and there is nothing stuffy about this place. you could be comfortable in casual clothes or a suit.

  • Visited June 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Never Disappoints!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Canyon is a favorite for us!
A small place with a great atomosphere.
They don't take reservations, so if you don't go early (before 7pm) expect to wait at least an hour.
The happy hour offers ladies $5 margaritas...even on the famous Prickly Pear! Great little bar to have a girls evening.
The food is amazing and the servers are always pleasant.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to any local or out of towner!

  • Visited June 2013
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“Delicious & Pricey”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

I went for a light dinner and some cocktails with a few girlfriends for a good bye dinner; and the server was less than impressed we were not ordering full dinner. We each had 2-3 martinis (at about $12 each) shared 5 appetizers and ordered 3 mains because we were getting full. There were 4 of us in total; so that's a bit of food!

Everything came out fast and was delicious; but I just can't justify the pricey menu with the closed attitude of the staff...

Visited June 2013
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Huntington Beach, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun and great tequila”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

We went here for my birthday dinner. Amazing margaritas. And fantastic tequila. The wait was over and hour but well worth it. We sat at the bar, ate some calamari and drank a few margaritas. The calamari was some of the best I have ever tasted!! The bar tenders were very attentive and great. The food was delicious. I would come here again.

Visited June 2013
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