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Canyon Southwest Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Contemporary
As featured in Ohh... Laudy... and 1 other guide
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1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
+1 954-765-1950
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to dinner before show. Nice place. Prickly pear Margaritas was very good. We had their small plates and bread pudding. Service was superior!!!!!

Thank Phylzone
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exceptional in every way. Appetizers through dessert were amazing. Ambianee is busyt but personalized. very enjoyable

Thank 867sandy
San Jose, California
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You'd better arrive early as Canyon fills up fast... and no surprise as to why. The intimate dining room has limited seating, and servers really do know their business. Although nominally Southwestern cuisine (thanks to generous infusions of ancho and poblano chiles here and there), the seafood and pasta dishes while not typically Southwestern really are phenomenal. We've enjoyed a... More 

Thank Steven M
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best meals we have ever had in all our years of vacationing in Fort Lauderdale. The tuna tartar was incredibly fresh, and only the calamari we had in Greece came close to the tenderness and flavour of the Thai chili calamari here. Save room for the incredible white chocolate bread pudding, which is truly decadent and meant... More 

Thank icopnick
West Palm Beach, Florida
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256 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with 5 friends and everyone enjoyed their food. The grouper was tasty, the steak burrito was also good. The bread pudding is to die for. The service was great even though the place is small and a bit cramped.

Thank BizLuxTrvlr
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with US based family whilst on vacation from UK. The menu is varied but when asked about changing some items our server was quite dismissive and aloof. I wasn't asking him to change anything that would be difficult only maybe have plain grilled chicken as opposed to one that had been marinated in spices that I didn't like. His... More 

Thank Mike E
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As usual busy and buzzy , be prepared to wait, but excellent cocktails and cool lady behind the bar will make time fly Food is delicious and tasty, this time we tried as part of our tapas the beef tacos, without doubt the best I've ever had , please make a point of visiting this cute restaurant Only downsides is... More 

Thank Peter M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place never disappoints! Wednesday's are ladies night and everything is half off. Prickly pear margaritas are what they are know for. 2 of those and you are good to go!

Thank Kathy V
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read the reviews and decided to give it a try. Wow! Don't be afraid of the no reservations policy, they move people fast and even on Nye we sat right down. Two small plates per person will leave you stuffed and gives a chance to check out the whole menu. We especially liked the pork tacos, the pulled pork... More 

Thank Sam M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service & food! 30 min wait minimized with infamous Prickly Pear Margarita, and chats with locals. Shrimp & Grits was yum along with bread pudding. Waiter (Jeff) was super!

Thank CindyWessel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
American, Southwestern, Contemporary
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
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?