Cañonita

4.4
2190 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2190 people are saying
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Rene
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, friendly staff great place for the family.

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KellieM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a quaint table alongside the man made River with the gondola’s floating by. It was very nice. The food, drinks and service was spot on. It was thanksgiving day so they offered a turkey meal with a Mexican twist. The mall area was pretty crowded, I’m guessing due to the holiday. Glad we made a reservation.

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TimmyG
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The waitress lied to us about a strawberry daiquiri drink we ordered. This drink is made with rum. Because they ran out of rum they used Grey Goose vodka instead. She agreed to take this off our check but had already charged our account for the first check that had this horrible drink in it. We have never had this type of service at Canonita. We have been to this restaurant at least 20 times in the last 2 years! Very disappointing!

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TerryB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Taco sampler was ok, the cheese dip with tortillas was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful birthday dinner for my friend Kasey!

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RebeccaB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here. It’s our must have stop when we come to Vegas. My favorite is the Posole but everything is great. The atmosphere is relaxing and listening to the gondoliers is a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful experience. Carne asada did not disappoint, attentive staff. Can’t wait to return!

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CristinaG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Waited a long time to get food, Food was cold, we got queso fundido by the time they brought it out, it was cold and so were the tortillas.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic Mexican with extensive tequila menu

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Server seemed annoyed. I was bummed that the only option for brunch was scrambled eggs. I think there are better places for brunch. However their dinner is the best

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately Service was slow, our food came out slow and we ordered an appetizer that had issues. Overall experience and service could have been better.

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RubyL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for dining. Wonderful ambiance, delightful staff and delicious food. We look forward to eating there again.

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The place at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. The ambiance made me feel I was having brunch on a cobblestone street in beautiful Mexico, with an italian vibe as the gondolas were cruising by. The staff was nice and attentive. The food however, was not great.
I ordered Enchiladas Verdes with black beans and potatoes and My husband ordered steak and eggs with black beans. At the end we got freshly made churros with vanilla ice cream. I think that was the highlight of our meal.
Bottom line....
Will I return? NO.
Will I recommend to a friend? - Probably Not.
Was the food good? No, Not really.
The meal was not worth the price of our meal. A meal for two was shy of $100 (with 1 alcoholic drink that was not even good). Let me be clear. Cañonita is not a bad place. Our food was IG picturesque but had no flavor. I would consider it more of an experience than a good meal. My husband and I, personally, did not like the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was excellent. I am considering going back in our 4 day stay at the Venetian, it was that good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Cañonita! I recommend sitting on the patio near the canal, it was beautiful. I had the Coco Pina and he had the mojito flight, the watermelon was our favorite. We had the crispy corn flautas to start and they were excellent. I had the soup which was very good, and he had the Salmon and it was the favorite by far! We ended with the churros, they’re are quite a few on the plate and would be great for a group. Overall a fantastic dinner and we can’t wait to come back.

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YUMMY
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Good location. Service was really fast.

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Aalcantar
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service, and was able to make a reservation within 1 hour of dining. Overall great experience.

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vipNathanK
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! The carne asada new york steak was perfectly cooked and delicious. The green chile potatoes au gratin was nicely creative. Mexico city enchiladas delicious as well.

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Patron
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Menu selection was rather limited.

The food we did order was delicious and the cocktails were good too.

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teafortwo
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos snd Tony are superb waiters! They made it fun!!

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SergioC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, I loved the food the drinks were excellent I would definitely recommend this place , I had a great time with my wife .

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, sat us next to the gondola canal with was great, was loud at times due to tourist being around-but overall great food and experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good, not great. Next time I'd try something other than the burrito. The staff was wonderful and we got a table next to the canal which was really nice :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time because we like their food and have made it one of our favorites when we are in Las Vegas. The quality of the food, service is excellent. With Open Table, it was much easier for us to make reservations and check availability.

The location and ambiance makes it more beautiful to enjoy our excellent food and service.

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SandraF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place. Always delicious especially the mussels

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Waiter didn’t pay attention, just brought us food. Filled one glass with water ignored the other. Food wasn’t good. Left cash and went elsewhere. Waiters friend at next table were clearly his priority.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set next to water canal- loved the singing

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Service was slow. Food was mediocre. Service spilled water on me. Waitress was nice enough to give us a free appetizer, but it wasn’t worth it.

MD
vipMarcD
Houston
87 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot on the canal. Food was good quality but a bit on the bland side. Service was attentive.

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BeckyB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was alright but service was not good. It was also kind of loud and the seating was not comfortable

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Debi
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Carlos was an AMAZING waiter! The meal was very good…maybe just a bit overpriced. Queso fundido was WONDERFUL!!! The Jalapeño Margarita was so good. I had the Barbacoa w/rice that was just fabulous & my husband had the short rib that was awesome! We had the green Chile potatoes that were so good but just couldn’t finish them. Our only real complaint was the chairs…soooo uncomfortable after walking around all day. First time at this restaurant after years of coming to Vegas…will definitely be back!!!

Made our reservation fir 8 pm on the first night of SEMA & was seated after only about a 5 minute wait (if that long)…very nice!

KB
KathleenB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was great! Loved the margarita flight option as there were several we wanted to try. Loved the seating overlooking the Grand canal. I would definitely return here. Food prices were reasonable and food tasted fresh.

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DannyQ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful ambiance and amazing margaritas.

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JackieG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and we were seated right away with our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Scrambled eggs were not scrambled; huge pet peeve of mine. That's just lazy. Service was over the top great and drinks were great.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The service was great but the food was only so-so.

Cañonita
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you for sharing your story. Delivering the best food and service is our top priority, and your thoughts are valuable to us as we continuously strive to meet that goal. We hope you’ll come back and try us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Rico, was delightful and the food and drinks were delicious!

Cañonita
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star rating!

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DoctorKnow
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am in Las Vegas for my birthdsy. Carlos took very good care of us. I have lived in two cities, San Diego, and San Antonio, so I am particular about my Mexican food. I would recommend Canonita to anyone who wants the real deal!

Cañonita
Responded on November 4, 2021

We couldn’t be more pleased about your experience. Thank you for sharing your comments. We appreciate hearing from you and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida riquísima y servicio excelente

Cañonita
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating!

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FAQs

Cañonita does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cañonita also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 420-2561.

Cañonita is rated 4.4 stars by 2190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.