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Canyon Cafe

455 N 3rd St Ste 114, Phoenix, AZ 85004-0652
+1 602-252-3545
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (53 reviews)
“tamales” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
455 N 3rd St Ste 114, Phoenix, AZ 85004-0652
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and service. Excellent chips, salsa, and frozen margaritas. Outstanding main dishes. That's about it. Oh, the patio is also very nice for outside dining.

Thank gandjan
CanyonCafe, Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi gandjan Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed our food and drinks. And yes the patio is a great place to relax with a nice frozen margarita. Sincerely, Richard Cardenas Canyon Cafe Assistant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and was impressed with the meals the park outside the restaurant was being updated so it made it a bit challenge to get in but it was well worth it. Service was great and prices were fair

Thank casperandgizmo
CanyonCafe, Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi casperandgizmo, Thank you for stopping by for lunch. The construction is tough. But, it's well worth it. Looking forward for your next visit. Sincerely, Richard Cardenas Canyon Cafe Assistance Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This one was a great surprise. It is in a little shopping center development. We didn't expect much. Boy, were we wrong. The salsa was awesome. We loved it. Rich, spicy (but not too spicy). That alone is worth a trip. The food was great....More

Thank travelinlight58
CanyonCafe, Assistant General Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Travelinlight58, I'm excited to hear that you surprised with the food and margaritas! We take great pride in our chips and salsa. So much in fact that we take up to 2 days to complete our salsa. Thanks for mentioning the queso bar. It...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best margaritas I have had, happy hour queso bar also delicious! The traditional margarita is pricey but really goodMore

Thank Tinckerbelll
CanyonCafe, Assistant General Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Tinckerbelll, I'm glad that enjoyed are margaritas. Our queso bar is a fairly new addition to our happy hour, so we have been interested on all feedback. Also, we do have are house margaritas on special for happy hour starting at $4 and flavored...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled onto this place. We needed a quick bite before the show. We would up ordering their ultimate margaritas and thought it worked out well. The fish tacos were good and everyone enjoyed themselves. I️ would go back again. Someone else said it was...More

Thank Joseph L
CanyonCafe, Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Joseph, Thank you for joining us. Hope that you would join us again. Sincerely, Richard Cardenas Canyon Cafe Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Went there twice, the food is average, the steak better than the enchiladas. The rice with the enchiladas was quite bad, very sticky. I tried a mojito and it was basically lemonade with some mint leaves. The plus is the complimentary chips and salsa, but...More

Thank Marco R
CanyonCafe, Assistant General Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marco, Appreciate the review. I apologize for the sticky rice and the subpar mojito. I will relay this information to the chef. Glad you found the some value with our prices. I would like to welcome you another time and I personally will love...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The food was okay, nothing to write mom about. The staff took their time in serving the food. They were friendly and helpful but slow. The outside area was under construction and getting to the restaurant was a task. I would not recommend this place...More

Thank Joseph M
CanyonCafe, Assistant General Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Joseph, Thanks for the review. I would like to apologize for the slow service and the subpar food. Here at Canyon Cafe we strive on great food and service. I understand that the construction has made the center into a maze. However, I would...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

One of three specials was a carnitas stuffed Hatch pepper. If you don't know about Hatch peppers look them up; it's worth the time. This local pepper is a hidden treat not found in many places outside of the southwest. The pepper was cooked perfectly,...More

1  Thank SBBW
CanyonCafe, General Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear SBBW- Thank you so much for your kind comments on your Canyon Cafe visit, our Executive Chef Jamie Johnson nailed it! Lots of our customers love the Hatch Chile Relleno. We really appreciated your visit and your comments. Thank you, Tony Lopez Canyon Cafe...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and drinks! The staff was so friendly and the salsa was amazing, nice and spicy with a hint of smoke! And the topper was a complimentary piece of pecan white chocolate baked in a corn husk! Devine!More

Thank mdgammon
CanyonCafe, Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

mdgammon, Thank you so much for stopping by! I am glad you enjoyed your time here at Canyon Cafe... you will have to let us know if the salsa turns out! We do our best to make sure that everyone has a great experience here....More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely a comeback location. The limit two margaritas are on point and the chips are really different with each chip being a little different in texture and flavor. The fajitas are different in the way they prepare and send out.

1  Thank Roger M
CanyonCafe, Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Roger M., Thank you so much! We strive to have the freshest ingredients and best flavors and are so glad that you enjoyed your experience at Canyon Cafe. We hope to see you here again! The Management Team at Canyon Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 N 3rd St Ste 114, Phoenix, AZ 85004-0652
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-252-3545
Description
Our Mission at Canyon cafe is to skillfully prepare and creatively present food & beverages influenced by the American Southwest. Guests may enjoy our hand-shaken Margaritas, our Chef's signature creations, or foods you know with a unique Southwest twist. let us provide you with a truly enjoyable meal and experience. We want you to leave happy and return often!
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