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Canyon Cafe

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Uptown Broadway
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255 E Basse Rd Ste 600, San Antonio, TX 78209-8345
+1 210-821-3738
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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148 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very pleasant and welcome respite. Good service, good setting on patio. Great salsa and soup. I had soup and salad, another had paella, my wife had salmon. All were quite flavorful, with unique tastes and textures.

Thank Corky G
New Braunfels, Texas
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped by while shopping for a quick lunch. We were very happy with the entire experience. The building is great, the food was really different but outstanding in both taste and appearance. Service = excellent. If you're in the area this is no brainer!

Thank imchamal
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Early dinner, had a bison burger, med rare.. and it was. My friend had a salad w/seared ahi I think, not much ahi. But it didn't matter, since she DEVOURED the deep fried, thick seasoned chips. they were special. I guess this is nuevo tex-mex, certainly not mex food. But groups of people seemed to be enjoying themselves. Margaritas could... More 

Thank 244donnah
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I love to get good meatloaf from god restaurants. The food here is good and the waiter was fast and friendly. Got the charred bison meatloaf and it was good, although there is a difference between charred and burnt an eighth of an inch deep. That said, it was tasty, so I would recommend it. Love their chips and salsa.... More 

Thank todd z
Greenville, South Carolina
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner, I must say food and drinks were excellent!!! Happy Hour margaritas, best U have had in a long time. I could actually taste the tequila!! Waiter was very attentive to our needs and brought us white chocolate tamales!! Very pleasant experience!!!

Thank Jrennae
Fulshear, Texas
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The food was wonderful and the portion sizes were generous. The chips and salsa are a good way to start your dinner. I decided on a salad, it was huge!! Our waitress was great, she was knowledgeable on the menu. We were celebrating my friends birthday.

Thank Lori Y
San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This place has great dishes that are a bit different from what we usually have. They have, for example, quesadillas, but their i ingridients are not what you expect, like Black and blue quesadillas. Everything we've had is good, except for an adovo pasta we didn't care for. Whatever you order though, make sure it comes with red onion marmalade.... More 

Thank alrubio
Kerrville, Texas
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127 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The service was slow and the menu is very limited. it was nearly deserted on a Friday night. Not worth the prices charged . Mediocre .

Thank dwinningham
Houston, Texas
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296 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Built inside of a 100 year old industrial building that is amazing to look at while dining and drinking. Good strong menu. Different and excellent drinks. Very polite and professional service. ample free parking. Child friendly.

Thank zepper50
Franklin, Kentucky
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599 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

While on assignment in San Antonio I came across the Canyon Café. I decided to take lunch there and was delightfully surprised. The inside of the café has a unique atmosphere (was told that at one time it was an old San Antonio factory, and the staff was quite pleasant. My server was quite polite and helpful with explaining the... More 

Thank DrMarc9491

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 E Basse Rd Ste 600, San Antonio, TX 78209-8345
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Uptown Broadway
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown Broadway
  • Phone Number: +1 210-821-3738

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?