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The Lyon Cantina

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22870 Pontiac Trl, South Lyon, MI 48178-1640
+1 248-486-7000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Fajitas and happy hour margarita.the restaurant is clean and staff is friendly. Enjoyable evening

Thank Caroline B
Ann Arbor, United States
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in South Lyon tonight having our taxes done & needed a place to eat on the way home. Our tax person recommended Lyon Cantina. What a nice place to have an informal dinner. The menu was extensive. The service was friendly, qick and efficient.

Thank Peter A
South Lyon, Michigan
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385 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Lyon Cantina is a great place to grab some Mexican food in South Lyon. They offer all the standards, plus an awesome chimichanga. The service here is quick and the food is delicious. They have a pretty big selection of Mexican beers that go beyond the typical stuff. The place is very kid friendly and they offer an inexpensive... More 

Thank Brian C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We've eaten here several times - had take out tonight. Food is consistently good, nice size portions, always satisfied.

Thank Aek76
South Lyon, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This place used to be fabulous but since the new ownership took over, it's been subpar. Service is good, not enough comfortable seating, great Chips & salsa & margaritas, but all the food tastes the same. They have this chunky red sauce that they put over a lot of their food that just isn't good. I want to have a... More 

Thank Stacy E
Royal Oak, Michigan
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188 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place is nothing too special, but the service was very nice and the food was good. You do get a lot for the money (pretty typical of a Mexican food restaurant). Of course they start you with nacho chips and salsa, always nice. And the drinks are also generous and fairly priced ($6 for a huge frozen margarita)

Thank williephips
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Nice local favorite. Consistently good food and good service. We enjoy the nachos, quesadillas and flautas along with the tortilla chips and salsa.

Thank Kimberlee M
South Lyon, Michigan
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

All the traditional Mexican dishes served with great chips and salsa to start. There is a great bar and the wait staff does a good job of staying on top of things. Great place for a relatively inexpensive meal (and left overs for 2 days).

Thank derekzell
Pinckney, Michigan
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290 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Extremely fast service and very friendly. Food is very tasty Mexican fare. Definitely worth a try if you have not been here. Busy on Saturday night but worth the wait. Full bar.

Thank DrSandyD
South Lyon, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love this Mexican restaurant! It is our all time favorite! For starters, the chips & salsa & guacamole are amazing! The Fire Bite Nachos from the appetizer menu are to die for, the staff is always courteous & happy! And last but not least, the margaritas are VERY delicious! A fun time is had by ALL every time... More 

Thank Diane K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22870 Pontiac Trl, South Lyon, MI 48178-1640
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  South Lyon
  • Phone Number: +1 248-486-7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?