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Canyon Southwest Cafe

Map & Directions 1818 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • American, Southwestern
  • Sun 5:30pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot available


New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

Ask any Fort Lauderdale foodie for restaurant recommendations, and one name is sure to come up without question. Canyon has been a local gourmand haven for decades. In a town that has new restaurants opening and closing on a daily basis, that really is saying something. Inside this cavernous little restaurant, cuddly couples and lively singles sip prickly pear margaritas at the bar. The lighting is dim. The tables are secluded. The ambiance is ideal for an intimate dinner date. And it shows. The place always busy. So much that they refuse to take reservations; weekend customers will oftentimes wait hours for a table. Canyon's southwestern fusion menu features creative dishes with Asian, Southern, and Central American influences. Examples: blue corn fried oysters served with pico de gallo, chilli vinaigrette, and cilantro; a Maine lobster avocado salad with warm smoked bacon vinaigrette; and the highly esteemed filet mignon with poblano pesto goat cheese, zinfandel natural sauce, and cilantro potato mash.

Member Reviews

  • jenderuzza wrote a review for Canyon Southwest Cafe
    on 09/12/13

    The best southwest fusion rest in all of South FL. Prickly Pears are perfect @ the intimate bar while u wait 4 a cozy table. I love the goat cheese stuffed publano pepper.& Filet w/ zinfandel reduction,goat cheese, cilantro mashed, & grilled aspg.I have been eating here since 1996 or 1997 when it opened. I have never had a less than amazing meal here. The desserts are heavenly &... More >>

  • Marqus wrote a review for Canyon Southwest Cafe
    on 12/30/10

    Besides having the best margarhita in town....don't just take my word for it as they have been reader voted best every year....there Tex-Mex, if they want to call it that, style of cooking renders some of the finest dishes to be found. The veal I had was done to perfection with a sauce of unique, delightful flavor. The interior is small and intimate giving an overall cozy, warm... More >>

  • Lyza Latham
    Lyza Latham wrote a review for Canyon Southwest Cafe
    on 08/23/10

    YUMMY! Gotta try their prickly pear margaritas and be sure to save room for their signature bread pudding.

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Tips from foursquare

  • VisitLauderdale on 03/21/12

    Indulge with a famous Prickly Pear Margarita where the ingredients are kept mum but the punchy flavors will have you say “Yum!”

  • The Prickly Pear Margarita was named Best Margarita by New Times Broward PB! Balance is key to the margarita and this specimen walks a tightrope of secret ingredients without faltering one bit

  • Bob P. on 09/17/11

    Absolutely my favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Incredibly fabulous food. They take no reservations, so get there early! Pricey, but worth every penny :)

  • Michael H. on 04/15/10

    The best drinks and gluten friendly.

  • Lawrence D. on 01/28/11

    The best restaurant in Broward County

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