Cañonita

4.4
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1396 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Traditional Mexican
Canonita fuses heritage with innovation by staying true to a menu of soulful, scratch-made Mexican recipes from sun-up to late-night. From flavor-packed street tacos cozied in house-made tortillas to spicy sauces and housemade guacamole carefully crafted from authentic recipes, every meal is a feast for the eyes and adventure for the taste buds.

As the only restaurant located along the canal-front in The Venetian® and The Palazzo®, Canonita offers guests a unique opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the Grand Canal with waterfront views of the resort’s famous singing gondoliers.

Outside of the restaurant, the Street Taqueria food truck recreates an essential element of Mexico City’s culinary and cultural landscape. The walk-up experience features a variety of street foods and house-infused margaritas perfect for grabbing a quick bite while walking the Grand Canal Shoppes.
What 1396 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.5
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Dallas
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is good here. It is not a full Mexican restaurant like it used to be. They have as many fish items as they have Mexican food items on the menu. The menu used to be much better.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good but as with most things in Vegas was way overpriced.

JM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience1

Despite our reservation, we waited 15 minutes to be sat, and another 15 after that to have our drinks order taken. The restaurant was busy, but they know when conventions are in the hotel and should staff appropriately.

TA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Outstanding! The food was absolutely fabulous. Every single person in our 11 person party commented on how delicious the food was. The pricing was very reasonable and our waiter, whose name I wish I could remember, was attentive and always available to help. The only thing slightly negative I have to say is the noise level is higher than I would have preferred. Other than that I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant!

VD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good. We sat and had drinks and appetizers . Great place

BS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came to Canonita for a quick lunch/dinner. Filet mignon was very tender, although the sauce they put over top was a little too salty for me. If I order again I will order with the sauce on the side as it was very much like an A-1 type. The seasoned vegetables were very good, cooked well. Also came with a type of corn bread which was not your traditional cornbread but it was warm, soft and sweet. My waiter was very conscientious and came to my table at just the right times. I enjoyed listening to the gondoliers sing as they floated along the canal next to my table. Atmosphere almost made me feel as if I wasn't in Las Vegas anymore. Definitely recommend and will dine again!

DV
Minneapolis
51 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was fabulous. My wife’s short rib was outstanding. My Caesar salad should be removed from the menu. It was NOT very good.

TG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Bar tender was very nice. Treated us to a special drink for our birthday. Service was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place serves great Mexican food in great ambiance.

OT
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good Mexican food. The menu is very eclectic, but the food is awesome. I had the salmon, and it was incredible. Our waiter was very attentive and kind. Sitting along the canal provides a very unique experience. Would definitely recommend.

c
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

took a while to get seated due to our party's size and CES, despite having a reservation.

l
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was so unique and very good!

H
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Canonita was by far the best Mexican food we’ve had in years! It’s very unique flavors were exactly what we were looking for and we were not disappointed. Our server was extremely efficient and attentive without overdoing it. He was well versed in the menu and without being asked double checked all recipes with the chef because he knew we had an allergy at the table. The cocktails were spot on. The Mojitos were excellent! We highly recommend this spot and will definitely be returning next time we are in Vegas.

Thanks for the wonderful experience!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and the service was excellent.

KW
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food. Great margaritas and chips and salsa. What sh they had reg cheese dip.

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was great experience in eating there on New Year's Eve 2019. Nice atmosphere very next to Gondola rides at Venetian Hotel and excellent services there.

E
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great variety of appetizers and entrees. Food was excellent. Also nice selection of drinks.

L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere located next to the canal. For Las Vegas the prices are reasonable and the food was good. Not easy to locate...in the back of the Venetian hotel. Service was average but pleasant.

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate at Canonita two times in one day...that's how great it is! The only restaurant we saw right on the Grand Canal at the Venetian. Food, service, ambience...all 12/10...highly recommend! We ate the Mexico City Enchiladas (roasted chicken) and the Mexico City Burrito (carne asada) + took tres leches cake to go...YUM-O 👍🤩

MB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tacos, enchiladas, and carnitas were all very good.

PW
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time. We had a table overlooking the canal. The service was excellent. Will definitely return!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best service and food as delicious and close to real Mexican as can be.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and value for money definitely:)

AA
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a great service. You always spoil us and your staff rocks.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

If you’re Used to Californian Mexican food this is not the place for you.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing ambience food and margaritas

SC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A good place to bring your date to, if you get the table next to gondola, you will just love everything about the ambience

PA
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They had excellent holiday drinks offered during Happy Hour!

JB
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place food is excellent

v
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very cool menu with some fun ingredients and seafood options. The Tacos are so yummy. Also the seared Ahi was amazing. My favorite was the Enchiladas with braised beef and the red sauce. Highly recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Ismail our waiter was great.

P
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vegetarian food option were very good. Server was amazing and took care of all our dietary needs. Ambiance was very lovely. Can’t think of anything better. Thank you restaurant and special thanks to my server.

NR
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We ordered veggie quesadilla, but the order came with beef. Appreciate if the orders are noted down correctly and be served right the first time!

IE
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was very average and disappointing. Will not return.

CT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, great service. Loved the atmosphere and felt instantly welcomed! Definitely will go back when back in Vegas!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great hostesses! Very accommodating

SM
Austin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Margaritas!
Good food, service and value in the Venetian.
Get a table along the canal to listen to the gondola paddlers sing.

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Average attempt at ‘Mexican’ food. Not worth the stop.

AB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and it was right by beautiful scenery!

R
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a table on the canal and enjoyed the outstanding food, great service from Ismael, and the singing of the gondoliers!!