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Canyon Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Uptown Broadway
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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255 E Basse Rd Ste 600, San Antonio, TX 78209-8345
+1 210-821-3738
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been here several times, and generally have a good experience. I especially like the enchiladas, although I wish they would stop piling everything on top of each on other in the middle of the plate. (Also comical on my most recent visit the head waiter was apparently doing his best "Rod Stewart" impression. Seriously, dude, give it up and... More 

Thank Matthew H
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was all good with a unique flavor, from the seasoned chips and salsa to the Southwest Fish and Chips. Not the usual Latina inspired fare, and worth a try. Finish it off with the huge and phenomenal Tres Leches.

Thank Jared V
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last weekend my wife and I came by for lunch. After a long wait for our order to be taken, it took another 25 minutes to get the food. We ordered Fajitas. The two of us only received 3 tortillas and the contents on the plate were not just small but had no taste. We will not return to this... More 

2 Thank 880koyt
cuero, Texas
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a varied menu, good food, and a great waitstaff. Thee chips they bring to the table are unusual and veryy good. They have a great drink menu

Thank galonthego60
Lubbock, Texas
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

My husband said he didn't want Mexican food again and picked this place because we had never heard of it. I laughed when we got the menu and it was Mexican. It was delicious, not your typical Tex mex fair. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Kay N
Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We chose the restaurant out of the blue - we were looking for a place that would have something light, and just decided to try this place. Great choice. The interior is a blend of southwestern and industrial, and they make it work. We decided to split a soup and salad, and the Poblano Chicken Chowder was great. The chips... More 

Thank cm632000
Seattle, WA
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140 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped for lunch on our was to James Avery. The chips and salsa were among the best that I've ever had. Everyone's lunch was just fabulous. I had the steak fajitas and they were perfectly cooked, with all the accompaniments. Black beans and rice were delicious. We'll definitely stop by the next time that we are in SAT.

Thank TravelLib
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Grand Canyon margarita was the best along with chips and salsa! Tortilla soup was filling. White chocolate tamales to end our meal was amazing! Thank you Luis for your service.

Thank Brittney W
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Funky, fun environment. Great food and service! Will be back! Table side guacamole is sooo good. Everyone was friendly, well trained.

Thank saundiela
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Very pleasant and welcome respite. Good service, good setting on patio. Great salsa and soup. I had soup and salad, another had paella, my wife had salmon. All were quite flavorful, with unique tastes and textures.

Thank Corky 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$21 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 255 E Basse Rd Ste 600, San Antonio, TX 78209-8345
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Uptown Broadway
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown Broadway
  • Phone Number: +1 210-821-3738

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