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Canyon Road

4.1
4.1
473 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
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...

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Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (212) 734-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ruperto Ramirez

  • Catering

    Please inquire for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Between 76th and 77th Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    6 train to 77th Street stop

  • Additional

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

What 473 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. K

    Keith

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good, steady, polite
  2. M

    Missey

    Little Rock

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, service and ambiance !
  3. MG

    MartinG

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Birthday diner for my daughter
  4. TF

    TammyF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    This used to be my favorite neighborhood restaurant. What happened?! I was very disappointed - It was loud, lights were bright and there was no ambiance. Tons of kids at 8pm (can’t be controlled) but I felt like I was at a local diner and the food was OK- not as I remembered. Sadly I will not be returning.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Bartender wasn’t great. Had to ask for new drinks
  6. L

    Linny

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant and decided to take my brother and sister-in-law there. They loved it as much as we do. From the delicious frozen margaritas to the chips and salsa to the chicken fajitas, swordfish or Adobe chicken ... the food is alway great. Have never been disappointed! Truly, a neighborhood gem!
  7. CS

    CoreyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Simply, a surprise as I have lived in Mexico and it felt like a authentic experience, Excellent service and healthy food,
  8. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are great! Always a favor place!!
  9. UE

    UESInhabiter

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food, drinks and service! My friend had the Arroz Con Pollo and absolutely loved it. The chips and salsa were great and I always enjoy their variety of vegetarian options. The mango margarita is so good and strong!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food always good and very good at modifying if requested. Staff friendly and attentive
  11. CG

    CarolynG

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    the restaurant is on the downhill. Drinks are in smaller glasses, food was not as plentiful and there was a leak coming from the air conditioner which lead me to stare at a bucket on top of a table for the duration of my stay. years ago this was one of the best places on the UES. Not any more.
  12. SC

    SlightlyCrabby

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Cramped, noisy, slow service, no air conditioning. What has happened to this place? Order in but avoid this unpleasant experience.
  13. CB

    ChristopherB

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice food and great value
  14. NU

    NycUES79

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good quality neighborhood spot. Interesting menu as well as classics. Great blood orange margarita
  15. FU

    FormerUESResident

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated Mother’s Day dinner here because the restaurant is close to where our mother lives and could accommodate a group of nine. Everyone found the guacamole to be fresh and delicious and the entrees to be both creative and very tasty. We were all very pleased with the selection of Canyon Road.
  16. GH

    GabiH

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy we went to Canyon Road for Cinco De Mayo! Their Blood Orange frozen margaritas were delicious, and their enchiladas verdes were amazing. Chips and salsa came complimentary, and there was the most fun live music! The bar scene was lively, and in all, an awesome night. Can't wait to return!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican/Southwestern food in NYC HANDS DOWN! The service is awesome, drinks are amazing, bar is fun. It’s my favorite of our neighborhood restaurants. I love coming to this place, always know you are going to get a good meal and feel at home.
  18. DM

    DMF1980

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Great salsa. Carnitas was ok but a bit too greasy. Peanut shrimp very good. Waiter completely forgot our appetizers and side dish. Generally disappointing.
  19. F

    Famnew

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decided to eat at the bar to enjoy open air and nice weather!!
  20. NU

    NycUES79

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere for a relaxing evening. A really nice happy hour with good appetizers at the bar. Bar gets crowded but fun.
  21. K

    michaelK

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    It was fine. But in NYC you could do better. Food was ok.
  22. WC

    WendyC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Pretty bland food. The shrimp tacos had one shrimp in each. Good margaritas, though.
  23. J

    Jesse

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance were good. Chimichangas were excellent.
  24. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are excellent!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The shrimp fajitas are excellent
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, it was a little loud but that’s our only complaint.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice Mexican food in the neighborhood.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Guacamole was salty and the service was slow. Beautiful ambience and friendly staff despite lack of attention to our table. Food was pretty good, but there are better Mexican places in the neighborhood.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good as expected
  30. PB

    PeggyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I used to eat there 25 years ago when I lived close by. It's still delicious Mexican food and great drinks. Well priced and fun atmosphere. A neighborhood staple and worth the trip!
  31. E

    Elizabeth

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I first became familiar with Mexican food while living in Los Angeles over 40 years ago eating at Lucy's El Adobe (a favorite of Linda Ronstadt and her friend, then Governor Jerry Brown) and from a truck near my school. After returning to New York, I specifically sought out the few Mexican eateries that were around then such as the Cactus Cafe and Carumbas (remember the 'Ridiculous'?). Eventually, I discovered Canyon Road. What a treasure! I have been going there for a couple of decades, and I can say that I have never been disappointed in the food, the drinks, the service, the price or the customers, whether at the tables or the bar area. Today was no exception. From the host to the waiter and busboys, the staff were all smiles, attentive and accommodating from the moment of our arrival to the second we left. No special requests were frowned upon. The drinks were mixed perfectly with just the right amount of salt (and cheap; it was happy hour even though it was Sunday). Finally, from the slightly warmed chips/pureed salsa (the best anywhere, period) all the way through the appetizers (the guacamole was incredible), the entrees (the duck burrito is always so delicious it's hard for me to order any other dish) and the dessert (the flan was the perfect way to end the meal) made of this one of the best dining experiences in recent memory. It's probable that this review might not sufficiently describe an incredibly enjoyable experience which was definitely enhanced by the overall atmosphere created by Canyon Road. At no time did we feel that we should feel privleged to have been allowed to eat there (this week, another restaurant told us that they may not be able to hold our reservation when we called to say we would be 5 to 10 minutes late), or that we were there long enough and therefore we should slowly get out. Every thing about Canyon Road is consistent and top shelf. Forget about the rating cap of five, this restaurant is clearly a 5 plus.
  32. LO

    LOLA

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service!
  33. P

    Pilchik

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating my son’s birthday
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great classic Southwestern fare that has not changed in quality in over 20 years. Love to go back to a place that is guaranteed to be consistently good. Service is very good.
  35. d

    dini

    New York Area

    309 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    309 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place for it's fabulous margaritas and its parilla dishes. Authentic Tex-Mex!
  36. F

    Famnew

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite restaurant for us!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    They had no heat and it was -5 degrees!
  38. BE

    BankerEaterRepeat

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a blast and we went there on New Year’s Eve to get some great drinks and food!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a friend here for her birthday and we both loved it. Our favorite UES Mexican restaurant went out of business and this was our frist time at Canyon Road. The home made guacamole was a knockout and the chips were also exceptional (fresh, thin, not greasy or too salty, and lots of crunch). I loved the chicken fajitas, I'm not sure exactly how they spiced the chicken but it was extremely tasty as were the veggies. My friend had the roasted chicken quesadilla which she said was delicious. Neither of us are really drinkers but we both had margaritas which packed plenty of punch for us. I highly recommend the pomegranate margarita on the rocks. If you prefer frozen, the mango marg was fantastic. The wait staff was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. They put a candle in my friend's flan and sang Happy Birthday to her which was very sweet. They also did not charge me for her dessert as she was the birthday girl! While the prices were slightly higher than our former favorite Mexican place, they were not outrageous. Overall, it was a great experience and we will certainly be back to Canyon Road.
  40. ED

    EliseD

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We requested and were accommodated with a quiet table in the corner, It was unusually quiet and not crowded (probably because of holiday parties & not near the 5th avenue touristy attractions

FAQs

Canyon Road does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Canyon Road also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 734-1600.

Canyon Road is rated 4.1 stars by 473 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 76th and 77th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    6 train to 77th Street stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ruperto Ramirez

  • Additional

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

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