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500 Florida St
San Francisco, CA 94111
Potrero Hill / Dogpatch
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Latin / Spanish
$30 and under
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Cana SF Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M-F 11:00am-3:00pm
Brunch: Sa-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: T-Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Latin / Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Like us to cater an event? Call us in advance and we will set up the perfect Cuban menu for you and your guests. We are equipped for delivery and provide all your catering needs.
Private Party Contact:
Daniel Munoz (415) 580-7888
We offer a wide variety of Live music. Club/Live-Music/DJ components available. Friday nights we offer live music during dinner. Music starts at 6:30pm
A word from Cana SF
Caña San Francisco is an upscale, full-service Cuban restaurant in the Potrero Hill/ Mission District.
Our concept is derived from classic Cuban-inspired delicacies in conjunction with locally grown and sourced products to bring you both authentic and modern Cuban cuisine. We view food as a vital part of our Cuban heritage and as with all expressions of our culture, innovation, creativity, and invention serve as an engine to move forward...
In this way, we are authoring a modern Cuban cuisine.
Our mixology involves the use of real “Caña,” that is, crushing our own sugar cane to produce syrups, glazes and tinctures in order to provide you with the best cocktails this side of the Caribbean.
We place special emphasis on creating a novel cocktailing environment in the Great Cuban Tradition of Rum-based bartending, along with a menu that is sure to take you to the heart of La Habana and beyond.
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The food was overall just fine.
Service was nice, very accommodating. However, incredibly over priced and live band added to the noisy atmosphere as did the two large televisions we were not expecting."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Vibe on weekday nights very
relaxed and pleasant. Great happy hour mojitos! Happy hour food list a bit heavy on the fried side, but if mixed with items from the main menu a great option in this area."
Dined on 2/26/2014
there was a large party - it was
SO VERY NOISY, SO LOUD. crowed but that would have been ok, just too loud. I know the food to be good, we were disappointed."
Dined on 2/16/2014
Great find! Intimate setting, fun
date night spot! Had a live band and a great ambiance!! We loved the food too"
Dined on 2/14/2014
Food was delicious except for rice
pudding. Live music was fabo, but loud. Brought all courses at same time! Out of coffee. I'd go back and would recommend to others."
Dined on 2/15/2014
I recommend the caña in Oakland
instead. Better food, better ambiance, more intimate and lower prices."
Dined on 1/31/2014
We enjoyed a wonderful brunch at
Cana SF last Sunday. It is the second time we have been there and do plan to return. Some people have commented that the food is bland. It is not, it is Cuban so the flavors are different and perhaps a bit subtle...but delicious. The only negative was the service. We got off to a very slow start...took about 20 minutes just to get our drinks. They seemed to fall into step after that but one thing is clear....don't go if you are in a hurry. However, on the positive side, the servers were friendly and gracious. Again, we look forward to returning."
Dined on 1/12/2014
We only had time for a quick
snack, but everything was great from the service, to the food to the feel of the place. Not to mention an excellent rum cocktail and fabulous chicken/olive empananda."
Dined on 1/7/2014
I thought I had made a DINNER
reservation only to arrive at the restaurant which had been turned into a DANCE CLUB for the evening. The doorman told me that this is the case EVERY Sunday night. I was very unhappy that I had to scramble to find another open restaurant in the area (I had theater tickets). The restaurant should indicate on OpenTable that there is no dinner on Sundays."
Dined on 1/5/2014
My husband and I just went back to
Cana for a second visit. We ordered two of the three flat bread options to start. The flavor of each was great and the crust thin and appropriately crispy. Our entrees, vegetarian stew for one of us and slow cooked pork over mashed potatoes for the other, were wonderful, too. About halfway through our early dinner, a Cuban band set up and started to play top notch music. They deserved a bigger crowd than had arrived so far. A note about the flat bread: the menu lists flatbread as a side for $3. When our check arrived, we were charged $10 for one and $11 for the other, a price much more in keeping with the worth of the dish, so we weren't upset. Just be aware."
Dined on 1/4/2014
went on a Sunday evening at 6 pm
for my niece's birthday. Did not realize that this is a dance club, with music at decibel levels unheard of (and I loved Ramones concerts). The waitress could not communicate with us so we tried pointing. Got the wrong things because there was no communication. During our occasional 30 second breaks between songs we would smile and say hi - and then eat. As quickly as we could. Have no idea if the food was good, our goal was to get out. We would have left before ordering except that it was a Sunday night, we were in multiple cars and the area didn't seem to have other places to eat. Waitress knew not to ask if we wanted dessert - we paid quickly and ate cupcakes standing outside in the cold."
Dined on 10/20/2013
Great service. Food was very good.
Was a cold night in SF and the place was freezing though. Need to add some heaters to the restaurant on those cold nights."
Dined on 12/4/2013
There were 6 of us, and those of
us who had the pork dish were extremely happy. My beet salad was wonderful. The live music was excellent but not appropriate volume for dining. You could not talk unless they were on break. Even the server had to ask "what?" a frustrating amount of times. They play from 7-9. plan your meal accordingly. If you want to dance, many people do, and the crowd was very friendly."
Dined on 11/30/2013
Visited Cana for the first time
this past Saturday 11/23 to celebrate my birthday. The hostest was nice but that's about it. The drinks and food took a really long time, the live music was super loud, the food was edible -- but not the best. We left hungry. At the end, we got our check dropped on the table without asking if we would like anything else. We paid our bill, left and went somewhere else."
Dined on 11/23/2013
as in restaurants. Went with a
small group for a birthday lunch, and one of the guys is Puerto Rican and highly critical of the paucity of good Cuban restaurants in the area. We had a great time. The service was totally solicitous, warm and friendly; he was impressed w/their rum selection; and all the food was delicious, including the vegetarian option. A large group was there for what appeared to be a wedding shower, and the big room was perfect. Will return for sure."
Dined on 11/22/2013
Our 4 person drink and dinner tab
was around $250 andI left hungry. Don't serve $16-22 vegetarian entrees that are child portions. Plus our server was missing in action most of the time."
Dined on 11/23/2013
Great menu, very good food, lots
of choices. Service was OK - waiter appeared inexperienced but attentive. Veggie main was tasty if sparse. Festive atmosphere. Worth checking out."
Dined on 11/22/2013
Pro's: I'm from South Florida &
hadn't found a good cuban place until now. Their mojitos are fantastic, a stellar selection of rum, & the food is super tasty, too! I've eaten here 3x in the past month and plan to return again. Daniel, the manager, was very helpful & their loft is fun for private events. Con's: The service tries hard, but they're only so-so. Long wait for the food. Also, they have a tendency to close their kitchen earlier than their stated hours. When they have a dj/band the noise is ridiculously loud. However, when they don't have the band/dj the sound level is fine. Overall, definitely worth supporting. They also partner with the Royce Gallery down the street- so if you see a show there you can get 1/2 price flatbread!"
Dined on 11/10/2013
The food at this restaurant is
well made. excellent!.... Yet only two persons serving the tables, not enough. Therefore, there can be a bit of a wait. Music was TOO LOUD!...We could hardly carry a conversation. What it counts the food, I would go back the day there is no music playing. Cana is a little Gem. Salud!"
Dined on 11/10/2013
Carefully crafted mojitos and
excellent live music are only part of argument for making Caña a priority destination: the ropa vieja (shreeded beef with black beans and rice mashed up) garnished with tostones (fried plantain chips), yucca fries and delicious black bean soup round out this caribbean experience."
Dined on 11/9/2013
We went here prior to a seeing a
theatre show at Z-space, and had a great experience. Specialty cocktails were great, and the small plate selection was wonderful. Try the chorizo flatbread and coconut mojito."
Dined on 11/1/2013
We arrived on a Sunday night. They
were playing music and there was dancing going on, so we were seated upstairs. It was *really* loud. The server was great and explained they were new and hadn't worked out the operations really well. Food came before the drinks....but our server nicely comped us a couple of shots of rum until the cocktails arrived. Food is quite good, and drinks are good but overpriced. I'll go back in a few months, once they've figure out their operations."
Dined on 10/28/2013
I expected a lot--I've heard great
things about this restaurant group, however, service was slow and inattentive--especially considering there was hardly anyone in there on a Friday night. Food was relatively good, but entrees were somewhat one note and on the sweet side. Cooks behaved like amateurs, sending out entrees one at a time instead of timing everything to come out at once. Unlikely to return..."
Dined on 10/26/2013
Great food. Live band and DJ music
was very loud. I sat upstairs which cut down on the noise level but it was right over the ovens and so was pretty warm. But great food!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
The ambiance was fairly nice with
live music, although at 7:00 on a Saturday night it was quite empty. The food was dissappointing. Being a native of Miami, I know good Cuban food and this was off the mark. It tasted a bit "dumbed down" to a non-Latin palette. If there are real Cuban's running this place, they need to boldly embrace their roots and give us real Cuban spice!! Having said that, they did make a good mojito."
Dined on 10/13/2013
Loved the food, drinks were good,
very accommodating to a large party for a last minute brunch reservation but was very loud. Live music was nice but difficult to talk and even when the musicians took a break, the piped in music was still a bit deafening. Probably way more enjoyable during the evening when everyone is dancing and drinking."
Dined on 10/6/2013
Restaurant caters to the
pre-theatre crowd but doesn't know how to get diners out before curtain time. Servers try to look professional but don't know how to juggle multiple tables. Food is bland with an emphasis on sweet. All looks and no substance. No reason to return."
Dined on 10/4/2013
My appetizers were delicious and
well presented. My husband's bean soup was fair - edible but nothing special.. The entrees were poorly presented and uninteresting. The pork dish Cuba is noted for had none of the crisp skin. The skirt steak was just stewed meat. The rice dessert was good but nothing special. The service was horrible. Asked twice for water, twice for salt, and couldn't get the dessert and bill. We got up twice and walked over to the waiter requesting both. (We were going to the theater and had to leave.) We spent almost two hours there. We will not return."
Dined on 10/4/2013
We had a great meal at Cana! It
was their first night trying a prix fix menu, so there were a few snags, but the great Cuban food and friendly service made up for the occasional wait for the next course."
Dined on 9/28/2013
This place feels like it just
needs time to get its act together. The flavors are good but the execution of The food feels a bit amature. My steak was under done and lacked texture And seasoning. The breakfast potatoes were okay but if they were not Frozen the may as well have been. The seemed to be deep fried, dumped on Plate and that's it. A small dollop of caramelized onions on top was all. I want this place to get a chef to go with the level of service I received."
Dined on 9/29/2013
The food was just ok. The beet
salad was the one excellent item. Our chocolate dessert was also excellent.the other two appetizers were mediocre and our entrees were just ok. The very BEST part of dinner was our server. She was a great part of our meal! She is Cuban and was great at explaining our dishes!she is a grwat asset to the restaurant!"
Dined on 9/25/2013
Great food with a live band
playing! Music and food was festive and fun. The Yelp check-in offer allowed each of us to get a free glass of wine!"
Dined on 9/22/2013
This restaurant is definitely a
diamond in the rough! Cana SF is PERFECT for a lunchtime getaway as I celebrated my bosses birthday here the other day... The service was excellent - very knowledgeable about the food and attentive but not annoying! Tamika Jones, one of the chefs, is AMAZING! And the mojito menu will knock your socks off! Actually, the ENTIRE menu of food and cocktails will make every dopamine receptor in your brain dance with delight! Wonderful ambiance, service, food & location!"
Dined on 9/17/2013
My GF is Cuban. She felt like her
abuela (spelling?) was in the kitchen when she tasted the food. Servers were excellent. I only wish it had been fuller. Clearly this place is still a secret from the locals. It shouldn't be."
Dined on 9/15/2013
Had dinner before going to a play
at Z Below. Food was good, particularly the beet salad. Service was very good. They got us in and out with plenty of time for the play."
Dined on 9/7/2013
Lovely vibe, fun place, well
prepared and tasty food"
Dined on 9/3/2013
I lowered the rating for overall
and ambience because it was too loud. There was a band (very good,just loud) and then when they weren't performing, the music was still turned up. If I can't hear my dining companions - too noisy. I like the food, the service was very good, I love the space - but I would think twice about going because it is too noisy."
Dined on 9/1/2013
This place seemed like it could be
very popular, but it was completely empty. The food was very good and creative. The desserts were really interesting. All four of us ordered different desserts and were very pleased with them."
Dined on 8/31/2013
Food we ordered was good but not
outstanding. The décor is interesting and it is enjoyable place to eat. I would go back. Easy parking."
Dined on 8/30/2013
Great happy hour menu and nice
service at the bar."
Dined on 8/24/2013
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