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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 4 days ago

Some of the best calamari I've ever had, it was so tender and packed full of flavor. Their portions are also incredibly generous. The quesadilla was also delicious. One suggestion, any chance they could include a side of salsa somehow? We asked but they only...More

Thank LessWork M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food great service amazing cocktails! Been going there for over 10 years. Always impressed with the quality of the food. Love the craft cocktails. Warm, cozy... never feel rushed even though it’s always busy.

Thank penkup
Reviewed 1 week ago

My time at the Canyon was spectacular!!! I was served by the General Manager Cleuber Mendonca and he was really nice, very efficient and very polite.......The food is really good. The bread pudding was excellent. Best bread pudding I have ever tasted.......The food is good.....I...More

Thank tinalynch99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a few times and can't get enough! The service is always fast and they have great specials. The calamari is SO GOOD but the mac and cheese is even better.. I would like, swim... in the mac and cheese i love...More

Thank Angelashealynn
Dean R, Public Relations Manager at Canyon Southwest Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review... come in for a 'swim' anytime...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient location, next to movie theater. Arrived around 5:45pm on a Tuesday, promptly seated. Waiter offered up specials for the day, bought warm bread and butter, and took our order. Steak appetizer was delicious. Small plate chicken quesadilla was well portioned, loaded with cheese but...More

Thank MrsP2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great dinner today. The food was excellent. We shared the roasted beet and goat cheese salad. A delight, especially the green apples and candied pecans gave the salad an extra special taste. A big plus the filet mignon and red snapper, both prepared...More

Thank marckeller56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food at Canyon is, simply put, one of the best I've had! While the decor is a little passé, food was amazing and service outstanding!! We started our dining experience by sharing crispy pork belly and shishito peppers. The texture, the flavors were unique. The...More

Thank KriticL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were 4. Arrived on a Wednesday at 7:15 and luckily did not have to wait. Strong air conditioning. Did not feel rushed but food came out at a nice pace. My husband enjoyed the prickly pear margarita. The lobster nachos were flavorful; a rich...More

Thank AlwaysUpForGoodFood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried several highly rated restaurants while in Fort Lauderdale. Canyon was a highlight, offering a variety of spectacular small plate options. My hasband and I were having dinner so chose their signature cocktail, the prickly pear margarita along with seared tuna and grouper. The...More

Thank Michelle8961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a wait, no reservations taken, always WORTH the wait as well. Incredible food and service. YOU ALWAYS FEEL BETTER LEAVING THAN ARRIVING!

Thank Thomas M
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Questions & Answers
9 December 2017|
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Response from AUKTourist | Reviewed this property |
There are no reservations so you need to be there 5:30 sharp. You should have time. Plenty of free parking just behind the restaurant. Service is normally spot on.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
American, Southwestern, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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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