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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Canyon is simply the best! A true gem in all of South Florida. From the signature Prickly Pear margaritas to the amazing "small plates" to the main dishes and of course, SWEETS. We were a group of four and had Tuna Tartare, shrimp and grits, smoked salmon tostada, and the beef tenderloin tacos to start with...not a single dish disappointed.... More 

Thank ilonamochan
Hollywood, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overjoyed from the get go! The warm intimate ambiance made for a perfect stage for a special birthday celebration amongst close friends. We ordered the prickly pear margaritas which are a must and shared in an assortment of tapas...each one better than the last. My favorites were the calamari and quesadillas. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating which is... More 

Thank EscapeArtist4vr
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

4 of us came to Canyon for a Saturday evening birthday get-together. Started with a couple of Prickly Pear Margaritas before ordering several appetizers from the menu. Tuna tartare, Sweet & Spicy Calamari, Port Tender Stir Fry, Braised Pork Tamale, Pork Tacos and the BBQ Shrimp Tostada. For dessert we had the home made chocolate brownies, their crisp apple dessert... More 

Thank Harry S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice neighborhood restaurant. The chef has added a twist to the dishes, combing flavors not expected. We were three diners, each ordering something different and each commenting how much we had enjoyed the food. The wait staff was very attentive, but not hovering. A couple of caveats 1. They do not take reservations, which means it can... More 

Thank Tom R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here. The Prickly Pear margarita was perfect, you can see the pulp from the fresh made sour mix in every drink. Ribeye tacos were so good I'll be back for margaritas and tacos in the future. The Strip on special was ridiculously good, it was a last minute decision and I'm glad I made it. Hidden gem, or... More 

Thank MHerchuck1
Davie, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Starting with the prickly pear drink and ending with the white chocolate bread pudding...everything was perfect! Shrimp, scallops, quesadillas...you can't go wrong! Worth the drive ans worth the wait!!

Thank brjjcohen
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered multiple small plates and were more impressed with every one that came out. We are huge foodies and we're so impressed with the quality and flavor of the food! Great attention the flavor profiles. I had read reviews about the bread pudding and usually don't find myself ordering it, but this was by far the best I have... More 

Thank Todd A
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Used to be a good place. Unfortunately our experience was marred by a stroppy female bartender. Think the pre made house margarita is far too sweet!

1 Thank ozanita
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 1 week ago 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
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What is the name of the barmaid the evening of 17th of January 2017? I was sitting next to a group of 3 people who were very nice. She had the rent a cop evict them for making a joke, the barmaid escalated the situation and threw the guests out, and the renta cop threatened the guest with being arrested.... More 

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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
USD 25 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, 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?