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  • Address:
    3377 Las Vegas Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    The Venetian and Palazzo
  • Cuisine:
    Mexican / Southwestern
    Price: $30 and under

Canonita Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Canonita.net
  • Phone: (702) 414-3773
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday thru Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm
    Weekends: 11:30am-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Reed Osterholt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour Daily from 3pm-6pm and 9pm-close

Getting there

  • Cross Street: The Venetian Hotel
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and Self Parking available at the Venetian
A word from Canonita
Bringing to mind the authentic taquerias of the legendary marketplaces of Mexico, Chef Donna Willey brings you Canonita. This casual and exciting Mexican dining experience features an authentic, rustic menu of "Mexico-City Soul Food" with delectable tacos, ceviches and mouth watering barbacoa made with savory fire-roasted meats, grilled vegetables and the freshest seafood. Hand-made tortillas, refreshing salsas and fresh-juice Star Margaritas provide guests
with an unforgettable "true taste of Mexico." The bustling open-air kitchen adds to the home-style warmth and energy of Canonita as do the patio festoon lighting and umbrellas with lively Salsa and Tejano music. Behind the bar many imported cervezas are featured alongside old-world Sangria and many premium Mexican tequilas, perfect for relaxed sipping.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great place to eat and the Happy Hour is a good deal."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our seat over looked the canal, it was fun to watch. Prices were reasonable . The food was very good, the waitress was fabulous . We enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My wife and I ate at Canonita on our recent business trip to Las Vegas. I did like the set up of the restaurant and the fact that we could people watch and the food was good, but he wait staff just didn't seem to have their acts together."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We love Canonita. Good food, very good service, and very reasonably priced. Best margaritas! Nice spot overlooking the gondola ride."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have eaten at Canonita several times and it has never disappointed. The food is very good and a bit different from many typical Mexican restaurants. The atmosphere is outstanding, right on a canal in the heart of the shops of the Venetian. It's a wonderful dining experience and we look forward to returning next time we're in Vegas."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great Mexican soul food. Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting the Venetian."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Perfect late night stop after a show. The food was very good but our server was testy and a bit rude."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "A great Mexican restaurant located in the Venetian Hotel/Casino Resort. You can dine while listening to gondoliers sing as they float by you. Delicious food, wonderful service and one of our favorite places to dine while on our annual visit to Las Vegas."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Food was cold and bland. Menus are hard to read as words and prices on the sides are rubbed off. Waitress advised all were like that. Service was poor. Not many dinning customers, so no excuse for that. Great place to sit and listen to the gondala singers. Too bad that you have to eat their food to do that."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The service and food was outstanding, went there during prime time did not feel rushed, you can dress up, or go casual, indoors with an out door feel."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were seated right next to the canal with a great view of the boats going by. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The food was amazing (the beef rib and pork shoulder). They also have a great happy hour. Located right on the canals at the Venetian so you have a wonderful view. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The service is what stood out most. The food was pretty good. FYI they don't have a kids menu and they didn't have our table ready when we arrived but we only had to wait for them to get it prepared. The server was amazing and offered up the 10% locals discount without us even having to ask. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had one of the best salsas ever, and then the chef was kind enough to print out the recipe for us. Cilantro rice was blah. Enchiladas were good, but could have been shared by two. Chips were not warm. Don't know if this is the norm, but it shouldn't be. Overall we had a lovely lunch."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Food was delicious and authentic. We had a table near the water to see the passing gondolas cruise the "river"."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "With reservations we were prompty seated by the requested table overlooking the canal. Ordered pork tacos and margaritas. Yummy. Guacomole had a slight kick and was a wow. Would order again! :)"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We made a very last minute reservation for 11 people and they were able to get us in at the time we requested. The hostess was very helpful when we arrived and we were seated quickly. It was clear from then on that they were short on wait staff for the night. Our server was as responsive as she could be with on other large table and others as well, but bar service was very slow. Guacamole was surprisingly good and had a nice spice to it, but my choice for entree was not available so instead had the carne asada, which was fine, but a little tough, even for carne asada. Overall, it worked, and was better than a Chevey's or something like that, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This is our second trip to Canonita. We came early and enjoyed our margaritas at happy hour. You do have to order chips and salsa. My husband had the pork barbacoa and it was the most tender meat I had ever tried. I had the salmon, which was blackened but not spicy. The location of this restaurant is so charming with the gondoliers singing as they go by. A nice place for Mexican food."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I ate here yesterday and we waited 20 mins for our table to become free and over an hour for our food and due to other business commitments we had to leave our food half eaten."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "More than just tacos and buritos. Their signature poke dish is worth going back for. We were a group of guys, but somewhat romantic being next to the canal."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The Canonita is a fun restaurant located alongside the Grand Canal Shops of the Venetian and Palazzo Resorts. Literally located alongside the canals, it is a bit strange to be enjoying excellent Mexican meals while a gondola passes by with the godola operator singing in Italian. The atmosphere is lively, but quiet enough for a nice dinner conversation. It is located indoors, but the sky mural painted on the Grand Canal ceilings make you feel like your are outdoors. The food is very good and good value. I would definitely go back again and would recommend others to go for a nice, not overly priced meal."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "It's in the Venetian along the river, beautiful! Pineapple margarita was very good as was the Sangria - fruity and refreshing. Dark and spicy salsa- liked. For dinner we had ?Pork Barbacoa? Smoky slow cooked and delicious. Plenty of food. We also had grilled MahiMahi. The fish was thick cut, grilled perfectly , and sever over a bed of southern greens with a light cilantro based sauce and a roasted corn salsa... Yummmm . Get reservations using open table as it can fill up."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Was on the indoor canal so gondolas going by which was nice. Good food and ambiance. Reasonable price. Centrally located by Venetian so perfect for meal before a show as well. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been back twice. Both the food and the service are excellent"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tasty and reasonably priced, located right in the Venetian. Good drinks and ambiance."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "There are so many great restaurants in Vegas so it was disappointing to just get average. Our service was excellent but the food was just O.K"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I went with a group of friends, and it was a really great place to eat a group meal. The chips and salsa are classic (but skip the guac). Most of us got margaritas or mojitos; the jalapeno margarita had a really nice flavor and extra kick. A friend and I split the taco sampler (5 tacos) and the flautas (on the appetizer menu) . The flautas (especially the avocado/tomatillo sauce that came with it) were amazing! This is a great find in Las Vegas as well: it's super affordable for the location and it's on the "river" inside the Venetian!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The location on the inside canal in the Venetian was very pleasant and relaxed. It was great for a casual business dinner, quiet enough to talk and the food was very good and reasonable (for Vegas)."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Enjoyed the guacamole! The Shrimp burrito was awesome!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Perfect for large groups. The food is amazing. Casual. Great service and outstanding margaritas"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I brought my wife to Las Vegas for her 40th birthday. We passed by your restaurant several time whilst shopping in the Canal shops. We decided to try. The wait staff was very, friendly and pulchritudinous. The food was excellent and the drinks were just just as palatable. The fact that the restaurant is close to the Gondola rides is a plus and adds to the romantic flair. To add it up... Delicious dinner, awesome drinks and romance= an unforgettable experience. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I had a reservation but still to wait 1 hour before my table was ready as the manager of the Restaurant accepts any reservation even the Redtaurant is overbooked."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Really anticipated items an the standard menu however they had a special menu for New Years Day"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Great meal! Had a seat on the railing and it was very entertaining and enjoyable. This was one of the most enjoyable meals we had in Vegas."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "we had good service from Mario, very attentive, his recommendations were excellent and we didn't feel rushed at all and most of all, with how expensive food is in Las Vegas, it was a nice find and moderately priced."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The restaurant is nice, with a great location on the canal. Fun to sit outside and watch the gondolas go by. Service was great but the food was just OKAY."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We were disappointed that there was no option for children. Burrito or nachos ained at children would gave given this restaurant 5 stars"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Had to give it another try. Have been here before a couple other times and the time before last was not a very good experience with the wait person, drinks or food. Have to say this time around we were well taken care of! and the drinks and food were very good. We always like to give a restaurant the benefit of the doubt that they were having an off evening and I believe that was the case the time before."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Great food, very reminiscent of Mexico City (the Tortilla Soup is a must-have) .. and a fantastic location, too - right next to the Venetian canal. Our server was very attentive, and took excellent care of us."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "I am OBSESSED with mexican food, this is by far one of my favorite spots"
    Dined on 11/3/2013