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Canyon Southwest Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

dinner tonight with my wife. we were very pleased . the prickly pear margarita was excellent. we both had salads which were fresh and tasty, the lobster nachos were to die for.this is a place we will return to, fyi.. u must get there by 6 pm or you will be waiting

Thank steve m
Remscheid, Germany
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141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been visitors for many, many years and go there regularly a couple of times in our vacation. What seemed and has always been a safe bet has turned into a nogo. Why ? First of all the noise. It has always been lively place but by now the wall of sound is unbearable. As you can nowadays measure... More 

Thank ulibear
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and drinks. Ladies night 1/2 price for dinner, highly recommend. Nice decor and atmosphere.

Thank Mercedes L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to enjoy the happy hour but was unable to get to the bar and decided to sit at a table. The pricey prickly pear margarita was small. Place is cute and appetizers were good but too expensive. Would not go back.

Thank dsant
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to Canyon, but I usually only go in the Summer. It's too popular in season, which says something for the caliber of food. It's really good and inventive. I prefer to order several appetizers rather than entrees. Their appetizers are unusual, and they are great to share. If they have the bread pudding for dessert, get it...you... More 

Thank lauderdalelocal2013
Sunrise, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We consider Canyon our special occasion restaurant. The food is always amazing. I was disappointed that the Filet mignon was removed from the menu, but the burrito and the pasta were outstanding. Always have the bread pudding for dessert. This is a cool casual, intimate place that we love.

Thank epowell1914
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the dinner prices are a bit high but happy hour offers great discounts on appetizers. The flat breads are amazing and the wine list is good. Parking can be challenging

Thank Caroline M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic blend of contemporary and Southwest menus, great bar service and you have to try the margarita.

Thank CaptTed61
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had dinner at Canyon tonight. Enjoyed it as much as I did when I was last here in 2010. Let's face it, any restaurant that has been around that long has got to be good. This place definitely is. If you like margaritas then you should try the prickly pear margarita, I have specialty. The beef tacos... More 

Thank Joel_Lied
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with some friends this evening and our drinks and food were awesome! We had the Prickly Pear Margarita and it was delicious - just the right amount of flavor and sweetness. I had mine with salt and loved it. We all shared some light bites. We had the Lobster Nachos which were really good! They are individual nachos... More 

Thank Wendy G

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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, 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
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?