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“Great Atmosphere! Food is Good-Great.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canyon Southwest Cafe

Canyon Southwest Cafe
Ranked #9 of 1,322 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great Atmosphere! Food is Good-Great.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a very small restaurant. They do not take reservations, so if you plan on going here make sure you are prepared to spend a decent amount of time waiting to be seated. The bar fills up pretty quickly.

Highly recommend having a Prickly Pear Margarita.

I enjoyed my Shrimp entree very much, other half said theirs was good.

We will most likely visit again.

Visited October 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Never disappoints ......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Back once again for dinner for 2. Very busy on Saturday nights and they don't take reservations. Got seats at the bar and had delicious small plates - beat and goat cheese salad - mouth watering as I write this! Plus tuna tartare (chips should be pita chips as regular ones are too small) and warm lobster and avocado salad. Very attentive bar staff. Great place ......question.....why is it called a "cafe"???

Visited July 2014
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Lake Worth, Florida
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“Consistently Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is the third time that I have been to Canyon and it is always a wonderful dining experience. The ambiance is cozy and the wait staff are attentive and friendly. While the restaurant does not accept reservations, I have never had to wait beyond 40 minutes, even on a Saturday night. Even if you do have to wait, the delicious prickly pear margaritas make it more than tolerable. From appetizer to dessert you will be delighted. I highly recommend the tuna tartare and the shrimp tostadas appetizer. I am not typically a fan, but the bread pudding at this restaurant is a must....it is to die for.

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“Fabulous!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Every time we eat here it is wonderful...great food, great service and the prickly pear margarita is so good!!
We love the calamari, short rib appetizer, lobster salad and so much for. The desserts are fabulous too!! Highly recommend!

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Miami, Florida, USA
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“Wonderful Dinner, Enjoy it too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

Small place, packed. 40 min wait, but the Martinis made it worth it.
the tuna tartare and salmon tostadas were sublime.
The special of the day was a duck which was just perfect. You cannot miss the rigatoni with beef and mushrooms, just an experience.
Please go there and enjoy.

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