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About Canyon Road

With an artfully presented Mexican/Southwestern menu and powerful yet delicious margaritas served by a cordial and attentive staff, Canyon Road's decor and friendly atmosphere will whisk your spirit off to Santa Fe...

1470 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Between 76th and 77th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 734-1600

Website:
http://www.canyonroadnyc.com/

Catering:
Please inquire for details.

Public Transit:
6 train to 77th Street stop

Executive Chef:
Ruperto Ramirez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Canyon Road Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Casual (6)
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Good for a Date (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Spicy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Authentic (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Terrific experience overall. Attentive service, great food, value and delicious mango margarita....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great restaurant with decent prices. Place has been good for years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love Canyon Road! It's such a warm & cozy place & the service is excellent. The food is consistently delicious & the margaritas are strong & the best I've ever had! The owner Ruperto & his staff are very friendly & always accomodating.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We often dine at Canyon Road. The service is typically good and the food consistently good and plentiful, special requests are never a problem. Love their guacamole and their chips are warm and delish! Refills on the chips is never a problem.
My one complaint from this past dining; I brought a group of six in and everyone enjoyed but you would think that the one cup of hot water w/lemon wouldn't be a charge ($3.25) when spending close to $300. It's just the principle so I will bring it up the next time we are there...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

been going here for years. consistently good.
always enjoy!

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Service is usually excellent, but I think they were short-staffed that particular night due to bad weather. We were having dinner before our card game, so were trying to finish dinner by 8pm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My boyfriend and I love coming here. It’s the only Mexican restaurant in the neighborhood that offers good food with a classy setting. The portions are pretty generous so I end up taking some of my food home but I prefer it that way. Service is impeccable. The waiters/waitresses are super friendly and efficient and the manager is nothing short of great. He is always there and very involved with the customers. We will be back very soon !!!!

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

I enjoyed the place. I would recommend it for others as well!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food, super nice service and staff. All in, wonderful experience for an adult family dinner. Thanks!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Decent Mexican on the UES. A little bit on the pricier side, although portions are big and the drinks are good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food is always colorful and fresh. Drinks took a little longer to arrive than expected, but not a major problem. Prices are reasonable and portions are generous. Just don't know why it's so noisy! (It does quiet down after 9 or 10 PM!)

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I used to love this restaurant but the service was awful. Food was not good, they forgot half our order and didn't seem to care.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

This place has the best margaritas I've ever tried!! I went for my sister's birthday and they were just wonderful. They offer complimentary chips and salsa before your entrees, even at the bar. Whenever I dine here, I make sure to order the spicy peanut shrimp for appetizers, it is such a unique dish. For the main course, I ordered the chicken adobo. It is a big dish so I ended up taking some of it home but, no complaints! I just saved myself from buying lunch for the next day. For dessert, they presented us with their chocolate soufflé but the staff was kind enough to sing happy birthday as well as put a candle on the plate. I had a wonderful time once again. I will definitely be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Our appetizer and meal came at the same time which was not ideal. Our server was slow with drinks, chips, refills.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Canyon Road is our go-to spot on the Upper East Side. Food, drinks, service are always amazing. Only downside is that it is a little expensive. But that still doesn't deter us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great team service by all employees w/o being to 'in your face'
Quality , fresh ingredients and all foods perfectly seasoned.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Very nice and lively neighborhood restaurant. Good Mexican food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Ordered 2 fajita dinners for the 3 of us. More than enough. Very good wait staff. We look forward to returning there

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was great, classics with a twist. Cute decorations. The service was a bit off - they brought our appetizers after our entrees.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was not great and the drinks were terrible. I have eaten here before. Perhaps they had an off night.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Service was extremely slow, after having to wait for table despite having reservation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Easily one of my favorite restaurants on the UES. Great food, attentive service, delicious drinks, affordable, and a gem of a place on the UES.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

A nice Tex-Mex on the Upper East Side. You wont leave your paycheck, but you will be pleased by friendly staff, a southwestern style atmosphere and consistently good food. The bar is also a favorite with locals.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

II Love the atmosphere there very much. The service staff is so pleasant. The best margaritas. Great food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

A little expensive.

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vip
 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Good tex mex food. Around for years. Fajitas are great

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Too much Spice on everything

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

decent local mexican. not big tequila choices. food tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Still going strong, this Southwestern Upper East Sider continues to please with strong margaritas, warm crispy corn chips and salsa, and fabulous adobo chicken! Service is friendly and efficient, and the ambience is casual and inviting.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Very much enjoyed the food and drink. Very much appreciated the service. Very much a neighborhood favorite.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Under New Ownership Canyon Road shines again. The food has vastly improved at Canyon Road, Great place to grab a drink and a bite after work or any time during the day. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Should have known when we first got there when we stood at the host stand for 5 minutes with no one acknowledging us.
Then our friendly but overwhelmed waitress took 10 minutes to take our order.
Then we waited. And waited. And waited for our food. With no one checking on us. Only when I asked her to check on our food did we even get an apology.
Nearly one hour after our arrival we finally were served our mediocre food.
In the meantime, a family was seated right next to us, despite an entire open area of the restaurant.
Our first and last time going here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

the dinner was very good and the service was great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Nice to be back to a place that has endured the changing landscape. Canyon Road has been here forever. The food is very good, has some room to be great. And has the capacity to reach great!
Lovely room. Nice staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Best UES Mexican, long time favorite; extremely reliable; good margaritas. Spiritual successor to the old Juanita's.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Great local spot! Enjoyed the many options on their menu.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Casual business meal with colleagues. Great food. Warm chips. Guac was awesome. Steak tacos delicious. I would go back in a heartbeat

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Perfect for family/friends dining... there were 6 of us and something for everyone; the vegetarian, the GF eater and those who have no restrictions! Service very good and unrushed.
AWESOME chips (and they'll bring another basket no problem)... Love the make at table guac and a pretty decent sangria too :)
We dine here at least 2x/mo.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

I love their chicken adobo! Try it! Same for guacamole!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great, fun place for dinner or party!

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