Southwestern cuisine is a fusion of flavors from Mexican, South American, and Native American cultures - popularized in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona
drink is made with Absolut Mandarin Vodka, Grand Marnier, fresh orange juice and a “kiss” of Prickly Pear Cactus Juice. It’s refreshing and strong, and offers a little something extra to your Southwest experience. One of Canyon Café's crowd favorites is their Naked Chile Relleno. The chef takes a charred poblano pepper and fills it with fajita marinated beef steak, adovo mushrooms, their classic snakebite beans, and tops it with a cheese and ranchera sauce. Served with paella rice, this dish is an explosion of flavors that is sure to wake up your senses. For the seafood lovers, Canyon Café brings in fresh seafood five days a week, and one of their most popular dishes is their Applewood Smoked Pecan Salmon, with
sautéed garlic spinach, mashed sweet potatoes, and topped with a papaya chile sauce, pine nut cilantro pesto, and spicy pecans. The restaurant also serves a seasonal chef’s menu with specials unique to what is fresh to the seasons here in the Southwest. One recent featured special is their hearty Flauta Plate, with freshly seasoned red chile chicken and cheese, served over saffron rice, with avocado cilantro sauce and snakebite beans. This was one of my favorite dishes and one that I will definitely return to savor again. Finally, no meal at Canyon Café is ever complete without their signature white chocolate tamales. These complimentary delights consist of the most decadent sweetness rolled in corn husks with
delicious Texas pecans, and trust me, you’ll definitely want more than one. However, if you still need to satisfy your sweet tooth, then try their Tres Leches Cake marinated in Grand Marnier and Frangelico, served with strawberries and a brandy cream sauce. After your delicious meal, this crave-worthy dessert is the perfect way to end a fabulous meal in a beautiful location. 78209magazine.com | JULY 2019
Community and Lifestyle magazine for the 78209 zip code of San Antonio, Tx.