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About Cañonita

Cañonita fuses heritage with innovation by staying true to a menu of soulful, scratch-made Mexican recipes from sun-up to late-night. From flavor-packed street tacos cozied in hand-pressed tortillas to spicy sauces and house-made guacamole carefully crafted from authentic recipes, every meal is a feast for the eyes and adventure for the taste buds.

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 of the restaurant, the Street Taqueria food truck recreates an essential element of Mexico City’s culinary and cultural landscape. The walk-up experience features a variety of street foods and house-infused margaritas perfect for grabbing a quick bite while walking the Grand Canal Shoppes.

3377 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Traditional Mexican, Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant
Sunday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Street Taqueria
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11 p.m.

Cross Street:
The Venetian® and The Palazzo®

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(702) 420-2561

Website:
http://www.canonita.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour daily from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. - close

Parking Details:
Valet and self parking available at The Venetian® and The Palazzo®

Executive Chef:
Daniel Marquez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Semi Private facilities for groups of 10 to 400.

Cañonita Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (15)
Scenic View (13)
Good for a Date (12)
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Great for Lunch (11)
Special Occasion (11)
People Watching (10)
Authentic (9)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Spicy (8)
Fun (7)
Romantic (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Cozy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We came for breakfast and were seated next to the Grand Canal which was lovely. We ordered the apple/guava empanadas for an appetizer, as well as our main breakfast entrees, thinking the empanadas would be served prior. Unfortunately, no. They brought the empanadas after our entrees, so it kind of defeated the purpose of enjoying a pastry first. My husbands coffee was just yuck...he tried to drink it, but just couldn't get it down. He's not a coffee snob by any means, but said their coffee was just plain awful. My chorizo/egg tacos were just ok, but a little odd, and the waitress seemed puzzled when I asked her for some salsa for them. My husbands huevos rancheros were good and he enjoyed them. We were disappointed, as having lived in Mexico for 6 years we were looking forward to some authentic Mexican recipes, as claimed in the restaurant description. Definitely not similar to anything we have ever had in Mexico. Would not go back unfortunately, nor would we recommend others to try it. Our server was nice, as were the other staff we encountered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Ambiance was good, terrace seating was very nice, service good as well, and fast. Food was not great, and not cheap. The only delicious thing was the guacamole and the pineapple margarita.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We go out for special occasions often. We made reservations to eat here before we went to go see the band Chicago. Our server Brian was excellent. The prices and the amount of food you get is ridiculous. You get charged $5 dollars for chips and salsa $9 dollars for chips and guacamole. All the appetizers were expensive . We didn’t end up ordering an entrée due to the fact that we were really not that hungry. We did order the guacamole and an appetizer of a seafood toastada which was very smal, 1 bite-size chip for $15 , And 2 Tito martinis . So two appetizers and two martinis came to $55 we left $65 and didn’t really eat anything. So I would not recommend this to a friend there’s plenty of Mexican restaurants that have outstanding service, food for a reasonable price. We are not cheap by any means but we do like quantity.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Part our server was wonderful. She anticipated all our needs and made great menu suggestions. Food was wonderful mimosa bar lots of fun!! We will be back!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Celebrated my husbands birthday with a nice brunch glad we came here the scenery was beautiful you had the shops near you and the cute romantic boats passing frequently. Of course since it was indoors there was a little echo so it can get pretty loud with all the ppl walking and shopping but overall great the food really tasted like authentic Mexican food and the service was great!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had made reservations ahead of time and the request of a table by the canal was granted. Our server was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the food and wine. We had a great time and will definitely recommend to others. Next time in Las Vegas we will have to revisit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was not great. Service was very slow. It took 45 minutes to get our food. Will not go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was ok but the service wasn’t the best. They don’t even refill the drinks

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Every dish we got was better than the next!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Came here for breakfast. The garden egg white omelette was delicious and went well with a spicy Bloody Mary. All was tasty and presented well. My daughter had eggs and bacon from the children’s menu. The scrambled eggs melted in her mouth. Both of our breakfast potatoes were not hot, but luckily we are not big fans of home fries. Churros were supper yummy, too!

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Craving Mexican...our favorite! Good meal, lots of options. Decent prices. Great service.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Attentive service and good food. Seat by the Canal with occasional Gondola going by, was relaxing. Loved the text feature when table was ready.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great service and food

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent service! The food was wonderful and our table was visited by both the manager and our fantastic server Brooke! I wish we lived nearby so we could visit again. Food was delicious!

Tags: Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Jesus good server. Brunch so yummy mimosas bar so nice

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I love the Canonita! For years, I've eaten there every time I'm in Vegas! It's a perfect location on the canal. The food is creative and delicious. This time we had the braised beef tacos, the mole chicken, and the Cazuela De Mariscos (like a bouillabaisse). My husband was ecstatic about the bouillabaisse! Portions are moderate size, but are so tasty they are a good value for the price. And the guacamole was just spicy enough with warm and salty chips. Our waiter promptly took our order, made recommendations, and refilled drinks before we asked. He put our order through right away since we told him we had gondola ride tickets in 60 minutes. We had a fantastic meal. We wish we had the time to linger. If in Vegas go get your Mexican food fix at the Canonita!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Cenamos la Noche de New years eve. Nos parecio un lugar muy agradable y romantico para estar. La comida estuvo de 10, todo exquisito y muy bien sugerido por nuestro camarero. Creo recordar que se llamaba Marcus. Nos recomendo muy buenos platos y terminamos felices. Muchas gracias.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fun, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Small portion of food really overpriced. Margaritas were good but when we ordered them it was at the same moment the waiter gave us the menus, therefore we couldn't possibly know there were sooo many options. However, the waiter never asked us for clarification or specified "which one". At the end of the meal, we have drunk our traditional margaritas (of course!) and we were charged the most expensive ones... When we complained, the waiter said as we didn't specify, he brought us those ones... Wtf?! In addition, when we ordered our food, we asked for the "chips and guacamole", and he brought us an additional sauce that he later also charged us for. Terrible service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Spicy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good meal. On the gondola canal so a bit noisy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always our favorite go to! Best pineapple margarita On the planet

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Organic, Healthy, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Canonita always has great food and is such a romantic spot to watch the gondolas go by

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

other than the waiter never offering to refill our drinks, everything else was great. The food was superb!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants at the Venetian. Typically we either have lunch or dinner, this time we tried breakfast. The food was great, the service was exceptional and the overall experience is fun.

Tags: Tapas, Spicy, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Everything was great! Mimosas bar was fun and all breakfast items we had were tasty. Definitely be back

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great Mexican cuisine. All you get in Mexico can be found here.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This was our first night at the Venetian and our first reservation for dinner. We were really looking forward to the experience as we both love Mexican food. We came a little early but were seated quickly. We were happy and excited and looked forward to a wonderful evening. We each wanted a margarita and were pleased that they had so many to choose from. We both ordered a different one and they were really quite good...my date even had two and she loved them... as I did. To start, our waiter was great and very informative so we felt right at home. Then, for what ever reason (I do not recall anything out of the ordinary) somehow our waiter did not return to take our order and we also had to wait to get some ice water which we requested. I would not make an issue of this normally however we felt forgotten. I finally got his attention and he was quick to take out order. Maybe he was giving us some time. We received our food and were very happy that it was so tasty and exactly what we wanted! My friend ordered another margarita like her first one and I selected a desert which our waiter allowed to to share. We made small talk with the waiter and he told us we should come in and enjoy their breakfast, too!
All in all, it was a very good experience and the food and drink were both excellent! We will definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Spicy, Casual, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fun night out!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Staff were pleasant and attentive. It is open to the mall so the noise level is high...but good for people watching. Food was good but too costly for that type of cuisine

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Reserving a table was easy. Food was worth the price however the drinks were a little over the top on price. Watching the river boats minuver around was fun.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We go here everytime we are in Vegas. This time I had the Chili relleno. Very good choice. I absolutely love their rice and black beans. I would go here just for that alone. Get a table next to the canal.

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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service. Nice food. Nice atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit for lunch or dinner. More of an everyday dining than a special occasion place though.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Juan Carlos was our server, he was terrific! The setting on the canals is kitschy and fun, and the food is good. Margarita was a little sweet for my taste, but we enjoyed it nonetheless.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Nice setting right on the canal. In spite of the premium location, the prices are quite reasonable. The service was authentic, friendly and prompt. The food was OK Tex-mex. I definitely recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Both the food and the service were spectacular. Most people go here for the view but they're missing the view. Without a doubt, one of the best Mexican restaurants I've dined at.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Service was horrible. The food was not authentic like advertised and the drinks were watered down. Not a good experience. A note, your Queso Fundido is not edible, I️t was really bad and shouldn’t be served.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was great, atmosphere was outstanding... Loved every minute of it. We were entertaining friends in from California. We dined, drank, sang then went shopping along the canals.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Spicy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Love the mushroom tacos. A must visit place in Vegas.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was our 2nd time there and everything was great! The pozole verde is my favorite.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was decent (posale, ahi tartare and taco sampler). Margaritas were not great. Too sweet and acidic.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The Location at Venetian was great, the setting was perfect with the gondolas going by. The food was tasty and the quantity was just appropriate with good vegetarian options.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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