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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, Gluten Free Options
1818 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3040
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Dean Myerow Blog often critiques restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. Canyon Southwest is perhaps my favorite in the whole city. The Prickly Pear martini is to die for and the menu choices are a fusion between southwestern and other styles. My only complaint is that...More

1  Thank dean m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were evacuated from the Florida Keys while on vacation- we drove North up to the mainland - it was getting late and we literally stopped into this venue. It was great service was excellent- martini and dinner was fabulous and dessert - bread pudding...More

Thank kharwick17
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Went here as it was convenient to our hotel and good reviews. It is a very small place, it was very crowded and loud. We couldn't hold a conversation at all. The menu is very limited and they have a very small kitchen so the...More

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Arrived near the end of service time, but they seated us and treated us very well. Food was fast and absolutely delicious. House special Kobe skirt steak was perfectly cooked, shrimp cocktail (pictured) was a great Southwest twist on a seafood dish, mac n cheese...More

Thank Jarrett K
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I found this restaurant to serve excellent food but a little expensive . Very different selections with a southwest flavor. I've been here to eat probably 5 times and have had great food every time with good waiters . The problem is they are often...More

Thank bobbos100
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Dinner was terrific. Lobster nachos are a must have. And save room for the bread pudding!!!!! Good, lively atmosphere and music.

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We went to some okay places to eat in Fort Lauderdale, but were so happy when we found this place. The ambiance is cool, the servers are so nice and the food is ridiculous! We got two small plates which were amazing, and an entree...More

Thank kfraunny
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Big fan of the Prickly Pear margarita. Stuffed Jalapeno's are excellent. Smaller restaurant, so the wait can turn into a few prickly pears.

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Visited Canyon last night and ordered the tenderloin burrito. I asked to have the chef cook the tenderloin medium rare. The waiter said he could not guarantee a temp but it came out perfectly... very juicy and delicious. You do need to plan ahead because...More

Thank jetapilot
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Aside from their signature prickly pear mojito , which is quite good, the food items here are good but cost more than they should.

2  Thank BigoBoca
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Ross K
17 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
26 March 2015|
Response from FredAckerman | Reviewed this property |
Ten minutes! Depending on traffic..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 - 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
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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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