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“Tasty”
Review of Canyon Cafe

Canyon Cafe
Ranked #168 of 4,629 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Tasty”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

We were advised to go to this restaurant By someone who once lived there. It is in an outdoor shopping mall so a little unnerving. But the staff was friendly and we started with the table side quacamole. Definitely for more than one person but very good. The chips were not ordinary, combining sweet potato chips, black chips and tortilla chips with spices on there. The first bite of the chips was overwhelming but keep going. It suddenly attacks your taste buds with wonderful ness. The carnitas platter was good, not great. The meat was delicious, the rice okay but the black beans bland. Definitely try the steak quesadilla with blu cheese and another cheese. They had a sweetness to them but oh, so delicious! The chicken fajita was huge and filling. While there may be better places this is a good place to have a meal after arriving from the airport and not having the lay of the land yet, and making sure you have a good meal.

  • Visited October 2012
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Houston, Texas
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317 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Great chicken fried steak”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Be sure to try the chicken fried steak with jalapeno creme gravy. The portions are huge, but the flavor is so wonderful that you will try hard to eat the entire thing. Even the grilled veggies were amazing.

Visited September 2012
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food but still youn service.”
Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

This place had great food. It's a tex mex style restaurant but almost looks like a Longhorn steakhouse on the outside. Nonetheless great food. Staff is still very new and young. When I say young service I mean it appears to be high schoolers working the host stand.

I would def recommend this place and go again. Decent priced and nice southwestern style atmosphere inside. Don't dress formal it's more a tourists looking spot. People were not dressed up on a Saturday night.

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Thank Coastie5685
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San Antonio, Tx
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot”
Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Nice stop for lunch after a movie at the Quarry. Pecan crusted crab cake very good. Very attentive service. Not noisy, what a joy! Salsa and chips great too. Will definitely return.

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Never a disappointment!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is one of my favorite places to dine at in San Antonio! Never a disappointment. Excellent food and service with a Texas atmosphere! Awesome!

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Thank David K
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