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Canyon Road, New York, NY

Canyon Road

4.1
4.1
472 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 472 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

472 Reviews
  1. Keith

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good, steady, polite

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  2. Missey

    Little Rock

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, service and ambiance !

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  3. MartinG

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Birthday diner for my daughter

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  4. TammyF

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Bartender wasn’t great. Had to ask for new drinks

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  6. Linny

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  7. CoreyS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply, a surprise as I have lived in Mexico and it felt like a authentic experience, Excellent service and healthy food,

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  8. Mimi

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks are great! Always a favor place!!

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  9. UESInhabiter

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food always good and very good at modifying if requested. Staff friendly and attentive

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  11. CarolynG

    New York City

    24 reviews

    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

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  12. SlightlyCrabby

    New York City

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Cramped, noisy, slow service, no air conditioning. What has happened to this place? Order in but avoid this unpleasant experience.

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  13. ChristopherB

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food and great value

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  14. NycUES79

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good quality neighborhood spot. Interesting menu as well as classics. Great blood orange margarita

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  15. FormerUESResident

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  16. GabiH

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  18. DMF1980

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Great salsa. Carnitas was ok but a bit too greasy. Peanut shrimp very good. Waiter completely forgot our appetizers and side dish. Generally disappointing.

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  19. Famnew

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decided to eat at the bar to enjoy open air and nice weather!!

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  20. NycUES79

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere for a relaxing evening. A really nice happy hour with good appetizers at the bar. Bar gets crowded but fun.

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  21. michaelK

    New York City

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was fine. But in NYC you could do better. Food was ok.

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  22. WendyC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pretty bland food. The shrimp tacos had one shrimp in each. Good margaritas, though.

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  23. Jesse

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambiance were good. Chimichangas were excellent.

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  24. Mimi

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks are excellent!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The shrimp fajitas are excellent

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, it was a little loud but that’s our only complaint.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice Mexican food in the neighborhood.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good as expected

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  30. PeggyB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  31. Elizabeth

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  32. LOLA

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service!

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  33. Pilchik

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time celebrating my son’s birthday

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  35. dini

    New York City

    309 reviews

    5.0

    309 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place for it's fabulous margaritas and its parilla dishes. Authentic Tex-Mex!

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  36. Famnew

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite restaurant for us!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    They had no heat and it was -5 degrees!

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  38. BankerEaterRepeat

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a blast and we went there on New Year’s Eve to get some great drinks and food!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  40. EliseD

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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

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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 472 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Canyon Road

1470 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10075

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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