Cañonita

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$31 to $50
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Traditional Mexican
Carefully crafted from authentic recipes, every meal at Cañonita is a feast for the eyes and adventure for the taste buds.

Heritage and innovation merge with menu selections such as Carnitas Omelettes and Chorizo con Huevos Tacos for breakfast, Santa Rosa Barbacoa and Mexico City Enchiladas for lunch, and Carne Asada and Pollo Mole Poblano for dinner. Our bar features a wide variety of beers, wines, cocktails, and fresh margaritas and guests can sample one of more than 50 fine-aged, authentic tequilas.

As the only restaurant located along the canal-front in The Venetian and The Palazzo, Cañonita offers guests a unique opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the Grand Canal, with waterfront views of the resort's famous singing gondoliers. Outside, our Street Taqueria food truck recreates an essential element of Mexico City's culinary and cultural landscape, featuring a variety of street foods and house-infused margaritas.
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CS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I don't get to Las Vegas very often, but, when I do, I make a point to have lunch or dinner here. No one does Chile Rellanos like them, and their skinny margaritas are pretty good too! My husband had the entree (I forget what it's called), that features pork slow cooked in banana leaves, and served the out-of-sight bbq sauce.

It's fun to sit at a table right next to the "canal" and watch the gondolas go by with their passengers. Service is always excellent!

VP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We showed up at 3:30 took a very long time to get our drinks and water but we think we showed up at shift change. The service did improve as more servers arrived and food was great!

R
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful spot to enjoy dinner.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Didn’t like their spin on Mexican food

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Birthday celebration at Canonita. Sent them an OpenTable note with the reservation and they provided complimentary dessert and candles. Would definitely return again !

DM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were GREAT!!! We really enjoyed having dinner at Canonita!

MC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice ambience and excellent service. The crab and shrimp cakes were amazing but the chicken was dry.

BF
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. He was able to help us with everything we needed quickly, and was very sweet and a great waiter. Loved the food, and the drinks!

j
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Everything was close to fine. We chose the restaurant looking for a Mexican food experience.
My wife’s dish had some interesting flavours with the. Cilantro rice but the enchiladas did not wow me like I was expecting they normally do at places.
My dish Cazuela de Mariscis reconvened was kind of a seafood cross between soup and seafood in a broth but called a salsa. It was ok. A little more oily then I thought. But the flavours were all kind of bland. I was expecting each fish to show its flavour. But it was over powered by the tomato. My choices don’t reflect all the food. As the simpler dishes like tacos looked amazing. I think I just chose a dish that was not designed for what my pallet felt like that day.
It’s location was nice on the canal not too noisy. I was unable to talk loud that day so sitting in the railing was hard to talk, but that’s my issue that day.

I would go again but maybe for a more casual experience.

LA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

SA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating sister’s 50th birthday!!!

SI
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the restaurant and the location. Liked sitting by the canal and watching the gondolas The food was good but a little expensive for what you get. Great pineapple vanilla infused margaritas

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Stars!! Staff was great! We made a reservation on Open Table with a note that we were celebrating my niece's 21st bday. Our group of 9 all ordered something different and everyone raved about their food. Loved the guacamole & my margarita flight was amazing!!! They even brought out a small dessert for my niece afterwards which was a very lovely detail!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was bad, too long to get drinks/food. Server mumbled while talking

BP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner this past weekend at Canonita was outstanding.All 4 of us thought the food was amazing. This was only outdone by our server Adrianna. She was one of the best we have ever experienced. If you're in the vicinity of the Venetian, this is worth it. We will be back on our next trip to Las Vegas.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Everyone was super friendly and the food was good! Would go back.

MB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting by the canals was fun! Great restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing

e
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fun waiter casual and all six of us enjoyed our meal

JC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I think this might be one of the best values at the Venetian! The margaritas by the pitcher are spot on.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really romantic set up.

IA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was nice and friendly, drinks and food where good, salsa was the bomb.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice casual place to have lunch or dinner. Casual and kids would probably enjoy watching the gondolas float by.

JK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I felt duped. I was expecting a decent restaurant. Instead it was one step up from fast food. Very disappointed indeed

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing! I made a reservation ahead of time and they got us our table right on time. The only downside was the slow service. We were there for over and hour before served any food.

AB
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, big portions and reasonable pricing. Plus quick service. Probably the best place for you buck out there.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

2 of 4 dishes were terrible and service was slooooowwwwwww...

GC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was great, the mood of the restaurant was very good, very clean,

RW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The menu has great authentic Mexican dishes, the drinks are awesome, and service is very good. Will always go there whenever I am in Vegas

KP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nous avons passé un très bon moment
Les plats étaient bons, la serveuse agréable
Effectivement un peu au dessus de la moyenne au niveau des prix mais acceptable...et puis on est à las vegas Après tout!!!
Ca le vaut largement vu l’emplacement et l’ambiance!!!

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G
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mexican food

SD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service Nathan L. Was so great! Can’t wait to come back again!

HW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent, great guac and crab cakes. The service was pretty slow and the bar was backed up so it took over 20 minutes to get a drink.

B
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is good here. It is not a full Mexican restaurant like it used to be. They have as many fish items as they have Mexican food items on the menu. The menu used to be much better.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good, wait staff was excellent but the hostess was horrible. We had a reservation but were made to wait even though our table was ready. After 10 minutes the snippy hostess deigned to seat us. The meal was good and the wait staff efficient. It was very noisy, but that is to be expected given the layout of the restaurant. Just as we finished our main course, probably 45 minutes after sitting down at our table, the hostess said she had a reservation in a few minutes and we had to leave, even though there were two other 4 person tables next to us. We called the waiter over and explained we needed our check and how rude the hostess was, and he apologized and went to get the check. I watched him go to the manager and complain about the hostess, and instead of coming to us to apologize she just walked away. We will never eat here again and will dissuade anyone who asks.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good but as with most things in Vegas was way overpriced.

JM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Despite our reservation, we waited 15 minutes to be sat, and another 15 after that to have our drinks order taken. The restaurant was busy, but they know when conventions are in the hotel and should staff appropriately.

TA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding! The food was absolutely fabulous. Every single person in our 11 person party commented on how delicious the food was. The pricing was very reasonable and our waiter, whose name I wish I could remember, was attentive and always available to help. The only thing slightly negative I have to say is the noise level is higher than I would have preferred. Other than that I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant!

VD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. We sat and had drinks and appetizers . Great place

BS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Canonita for a quick lunch/dinner. Filet mignon was very tender, although the sauce they put over top was a little too salty for me. If I order again I will order with the sauce on the side as it was very much like an A-1 type. The seasoned vegetables were very good, cooked well. Also came with a type of corn bread which was not your traditional cornbread but it was warm, soft and sweet. My waiter was very conscientious and came to my table at just the right times. I enjoyed listening to the gondoliers sing as they floated along the canal next to my table. Atmosphere almost made me feel as if I wasn't in Las Vegas anymore. Definitely recommend and will dine again!