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Canyon Cafe

#87 of 2,551 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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455 N 3rd St Ste 114, Phoenix, AZ 85004-0652
+1 602-252-3545
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for some very good Tex-Mex, southwestern food, try this place! Table side guacamole, fresh margaritas, and excellent shrimp tacos! You will not starve at this place!

Thank cpatters0n1
Dallas, Texas
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150 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Canyon Café was located in a lovely downtown plaza across from our hotel, in an oasis near a canal, with palm trees and beautiful flowers. The patio is amazing. The food and drinks were authentic and creative. We would definitely eat here again, especially at sunset with the romantic view.

Thank ProfDallas
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the grilled tune. The chef did a good job with what he had to work with, but the quality of the fish was not very good. Service at a bar table was average and friendly.

Thank Theresa R
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vegetarian options, about 3 or 4, I had the veggie tacos and the wife the spinach and mushroom quesadilla. Both were quite tasty and very filling. But the true reason to visit this place is for the chips and salsa! The basket comes with a multitude of different, and freshly fired, chips. Sweet ones, salty ones, hard ones, soft ones,... More 

Thank Brendon H
kingsport, tn 37660
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

While in town for a convention I happened by there the first day but it was packed. I looked it up on Yelp and got on their website. The menu looked good and the outdoor patio was inviting. Upon arriving My wife and ordered a beer each. The waiter left menus and returned saying they were out of that particular... More 

Thank rick928
CanyonCafe, General Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Rick928- I wanted to sincerely apologize for the experience you had at Canyon Café last time you were here on business. I can assure you that this is not the norm. We pride ourselves in the service we provide and the special attention each guest receives. Obviously we did not meet your expectation on that specific day. I have... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was great Mexican food. Much better than some of the expensive restaurants we ate at downtown Phoenix. The service was GREAT! Some friends and I ate outdoors, and had a margarita that was yummy. Totally enjoyed our lunch!

Thank ladybug24sc
CanyonCafe, General Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Ladybug24- Very happy you had a great experience in our place. Please come back and see us when in town again!!! Tony Lopez Canyon Cafe General Manager More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I had dinner there with a large group. The host ordered platters of wings (in a Mexican restaurant!) and a mixed appetizer platter that was largely fried. For the meal I had the tuna. Ordered medium rare it came medium, and was very dry. I had expected Mexican food in Phoenix to be less fried Americanized. The dry fish was... More 

Thank princesspuppymommy
Ft. Collins, Colorado
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I posted a not so complimentary review of Canyon Cafe months ago, mainly because of the service. My husband and I decided to give them another try. This time, they deserved the excellent rating. Our waiter, Jared, was also the bartender on this quiet Saturday afternoon. We were served delicious homemade chips and salsa within minutes of being seated on... More 

Thank yolos
CanyonCafe, General Manager at Canyon Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Yolos- Thank you very much for your kind review. I am so glad you gave us a second chance and we met your expectations. I did talk to Jared and shared your comments wit him. He was very happy and proud. Thanks again for giving us another try. Tony Lopez Canyon Cafe General Manager More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great location and awesome outdoor patio area if it's not too hot! They over did it with the spices on the chips and salsa was just ok. The food was decent and the service was good. I would go back but would try other places first. Our hotel concierge spoke very highly of this place but after eating there, we... More 

Thank alshelt
Windermere, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stopped in for a quick lunch with a group of conventioneers. The service was fast and friendly. The food was not the best and other members commented the next day that please don't go back to the Canyon Cafe.

Thank Alan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 N 3rd St Ste 114, Phoenix, AZ 85004-0652
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-252-3545
Our Mission at Canyon cafe is to skillfully prepare and creatively present food & beverages influenced by the American Southwest. Guests may enjoy our hand-shaken Margaritas, our Chef's signature creations, or foods you know with a unique Southwest twist. let us provide you with a truly enjoyable meal and experience. We want you to leave happy and return often!

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