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Canyon Road

1470 First Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.770679 -73.953849
nr. 76th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-734-1600 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwest
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

arkrestaurants.com

Hours

Mon-Wed, 5pm-10pm; Thu, 5pm-10:30pm; Fri, 5pm-11:30pm; Sat, noon-4pm and 5pm-11:30pm; Sun, noon-4pm and 5pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.

Prices

$14.95-$26.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Singles Scene
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

72nd St. to 82nd St., East End Ave. to Lexington Ave.

Profile

Canyon Road’s weathered post and beam wooden ceiling, starkly white faux adobe walls, and wrought iron chandeliers may whisk your spirit off to Sante Fe. But once the sun sets, so do your chances of soaking in some tranquility. At the stroke of six, a lively business crowd swarms in, transforming the southwestern serenity into a city singles scene. The menu is artfully presented Tex-Mex, served by a crazed yet cordial black-clad staff racing around to keep up with the masses. (Try a potent frozen pomegranate or cactus pear margarita and service may seem speedier.) Flavors are as loud and determined as the clientele. The texturally exciting Spicy Peanut Shrimp has tender, meaty shrimp on a crisp, blue corn tortilla, with velvety, sweet plantains. The goat cheese and poblano chile quesadilla is a vibrant blend of savory and smoky. Fajitas are marinated and succulent, seared to perfection. Steer clear of the soft tacos of swordfish, a bland and sloppy mix of beans and fish swimming in chipotle mayo. And given that Canyon Road specializes in intense flavors, save room for the Sopapilla’s cinnamon puff pastry, topped with caramelized apples melting into vanilla ice cream.

Recommended Dishes

Spicy peanut shrimp with fried plantains, $8.75; goat cheese and poblano chile quesadillas, $9.75; Santa Fe beef and chicken combo fajitas, $18

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