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The Lyon Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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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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South Lyon, Michigan
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Large sized portions, great food and environment. The outdoor area adds a nice touch to summer dining.

Thank mvpmich
1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Food was great , staff was very nice and quick! The chips and salsa are amazing, you can write a message or your name or business....whatever you want on a dollar bill they will take it to the ceiling!

Thank Vickie W
South Lyon
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Went there with friends and fund the food and margarita's very good. So good we went there on our own. Food was still very good.

Thank maxbandy
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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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137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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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391 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 28 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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200 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 28 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?