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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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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • 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

We live in the Ft. Lauderdale area, but last night was the first time we had eaten at Canyon Southwest Cafe. It certainly won't be the last. Everybody who works there is nice, friendly and efficient. Our server, Jessi, was an absolute delight. And extremely...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and saw that it was rated highly. The menu is not lengthy but consists of several small (but not small) plates and a few large plates. The sweet and sour calamari over salad was delicious and the beef tenderloin...More

Thank DCRE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve never visited Fort Lauderdale before and Canyon Southwest came up on a number of reviews, but it was a local bartender who told me to head over there. Listen carefully - THE FOOD IS MINDBLOWINGLY incredible. My friend and I have been on vacation...More

2  Thank Pete O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place by accident and really lucked out! Fantastic food & great service! Hint: White Chocolate Bread Pudding is to die for!

Thank Tomahawk1969
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We stopped on 2 for 1 prickly pear margarita night. They are amazing! Love, love love! We shared a salad, appetizer and 2 entrees. Everything was just delicious! This was the best food I have had in ages. The tenderloin tacos were to die for!!...More

Thank L2theC
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

While the service is always flawless and the food sheer perfection the chef just won't bring back favorites. Which I don't seem to understand since the repeat locals are loyal and steadfast. Don't we deserve to be rewarded for our continued patronage??? Please bring back...More

1  Thank SBTWZ
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Canyon has been consistently good for the past decade. Even though the prices for some of their specials have started to creep up ($58 for a Veal Chop), you're left with a very good dining experience. Their friendly staff seems to have very limited turnover,...More

2  Thank nehoe
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Canyon Southwest Cafe is a fabulous place to eat dinner. We often queue to get a seat at the bar! Great drinks and 1/2 price small plates. The food is exquisite we recommend the lobster nachos, tuna tartare, the venison and the pecan pie. A...More

1  Thank AUKTourist
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Canyon Southwestern Cafe I have been wondering about Canyon South West Cafe for a while. I have eaten there four or five times but not in a few years. It is upscale and expensive and was always very good with the chef pushing the culinary...More

Thank D M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

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

3  Thank dean m
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Questions & Answers
10 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
18 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
1 November 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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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