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Canyon Southwest Cafe

££££American, ,
1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
+1 954-765-1950
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great south western style food, nice beer and wine menu. Really good cappuccino. Locals come here, few tourists.

Thank Ola G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for happy hour. I found it odd that men get 2 for one martinis and women are only offered 2 for one prickly pear drinks. The bartender said, "I am sorry but I can not over you your martini 2 for one". Have...More

Thank Darlene L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local person recommended this place to us for our last night in Fort Lauderdale. It is definitely an absolute must for your trip. Their prickly pear margarita, lobster nachos, filet mignon, and bread pudding are top-notch. This was our favorite restaurant we went to...More

Thank 884brittanyw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time there and it will not be our last. The food was excellent. There was 4 of us and we had two appetizers, a crochet special they were having and tuna tartar...both great. There were four of us and we each had something...More

Thank 2bookit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Canyon on a Thursday night while in town for my daughters competition. My daughter (9) and I met a friend there for dinner. We were seated immediately in a window booth. Our waiter (chris?) was so accommodating and made suggestions along the way to...More

Thank On-My-Way-28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great meal here, cannot find fault at all, service was excellent and the Prickly pear Margaritas are divine!

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone goes for the prickly pear margarita'a which are delicious. The food is also amazing. Get there early or you will have to wait... it's worth the wait.

Thank tequilatalkin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is definitely the best in Ft Lauderdale for food ,drinks and service! The prickly pear margaritas are a crowd pleaser for the ladies and the men get great deals on well drinks. Food is phenomenal.. even if you do not want to drink...More

Thank Madchef777
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Canyon (they dropped the "southwest Café" part) is a staple in FLL. Very good food, excellent service with some really good drinks! Gets a bit pricey with all the Tapas and drinks. $11.00 for one piece of their homemade pecan pie...delicious, but overpriced. Great spot...More

Thank pepper1111
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We used to own a house in Ft Lauderdale and the Canyon was always a must for us. Locals love it! Drinks and food are all great, but the greatest thing they have is the white chocolate bread pudding. Omg it's devine and ruins all...More

Thank Amanda G
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Questions & Answers
9 December 2017|
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Response from AUKTourist | Reviewed this property |
There are no reservations so you need to be there 5:30 sharp. You should have time. Plenty of free parking just behind the restaurant. Service is normally spot on.
Ross K
18 January 2017|
Response from Steven M | Reviewed this property |
We were actually dining there (again) this evening, arrived just as the place opened, and actually spoke with her when we walked in before we sat down. Your question isn't really a question and isn't really appropriate for... More
31 October 2016|
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Response from Dean R | Property representative |
Yes we are. Open every evening at 5:30pm. Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10pm. Fridays + Saturdays 5:30pm - 11pm. CURRENT SPECIALS HAPPY HOUR @ THE BAR ONLY Sundays - Fridays, 5:30 - 8PM 1/2 OFF Prickly Pear Margaritas FOR... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
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: +1 954-765-1950
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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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