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The Lyon Cantina

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Mexican, Southwestern
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22870 Pontiac Trl, South Lyon, MI 48178-1640
+1 248-486-7000
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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South Lyon, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This place used to be fabulous but since the new ownership took over, it's been subpar. Service is good, not enough comfortable seating, great Chips & salsa & margaritas, but all the food tastes the same. They have this chunky red sauce that they put over a lot of their food that just isn't good. I want to have a... More 

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Thank Stacy E
Royal Oak, Michigan
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161 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place is nothing too special, but the service was very nice and the food was good. You do get a lot for the money (pretty typical of a Mexican food restaurant). Of course they start you with nacho chips and salsa, always nice. And the drinks are also generous and fairly priced ($6 for a huge frozen margarita)

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Thank williephips
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Nice local favorite. Consistently good food and good service. We enjoy the nachos, quesadillas and flautas along with the tortilla chips and salsa.

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Thank Kimberlee M
South Lyon, Michigan
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

All the traditional Mexican dishes served with great chips and salsa to start. There is a great bar and the wait staff does a good job of staying on top of things. Great place for a relatively inexpensive meal (and left overs for 2 days).

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Thank derekzell
Pinckney, Michigan
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254 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Extremely fast service and very friendly. Food is very tasty Mexican fare. Definitely worth a try if you have not been here. Busy on Saturday night but worth the wait. Full bar.

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Thank DrSandyD
South Lyon, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love this Mexican restaurant! It is our all time favorite! For starters, the chips & salsa & guacamole are amazing! The Fire Bite Nachos from the appetizer menu are to die for, the staff is always courteous & happy! And last but not least, the margaritas are VERY delicious! A fun time is had by ALL every time... More 

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Thank Diane K
Pinckney, Michigan
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254 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Really tasty Mexican food. Love the salsa. Refried beans have great flavor, not bland. Chips are fresh. Service was excellent. Highly recommend a stop here.

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Thank DrSandyD
South Lyon, Michigan
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Great place to meet friends for some good Mexican fare and a couple beers. Atmosphere is pleasant, staff nice.

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Thank Darlene7958
South Lyon, Michigan
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We frequent this place and it is always busy, in a good way. We have never had to wait terribly long to be seated. Service is prompt and the food is great, large portions! We always take leftovers home.

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Thank 123Wren
DeWitt, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Needed to find a place to meet our son about halfway between our residences. Glad we found this Mexican restaurant with very nice wait staff and delicious, huge meals! Easy to get to and we will be back!

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Thank Sandi C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22870 Pontiac Trl, South Lyon, MI 48178-1640
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  South Lyon
  • Phone Number: +1 248-486-7000
Description
www.thelyoncantina.com

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?