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Cana SF
Cana SF
  • Address:
    500 Florida St
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Potrero Hill / Dogpatch
  • Cuisine:
    Latin / Spanish
    Price: $30 and under

Cana SF Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://canasanfrancisco.com
  • Phone: (415) 580-7888
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: T-F 12:00am-3:00pm

    Brunch: Sun 11:00am-3:00pm

    Sunday Funday: 4:00pm-9:00pm

    Dinner: T-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: 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
  • Entertainment: 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mariposa
  • Parking: Street Parking
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent varied menu. We all agreed that the only weak point was the dessert. Everything else was wonderful, especially the fish! Another problem, unrelated to the food, were the acoustics. The noise reverberated, so there was a constant roar."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "It's OK, but not authentic Cuban cuisine...has the "bistro" twist. Pleasant atmosphere, service and presentation."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "What a surprise! My first time here with a Living Social voucher. The food was delicious and artfully prepared. The 3 of us had berry mojitos. We shared two salads, a flat bread & an ahi app. We each ordered entrees and shared 1 dessert. Bill w/tax and 20%+ tip came to $191.00. Not cheap!!! But we overdid it b/c we had the $100 voucher from Living Social. If I were to go back again, I'd either do drinks w/apps or if dinner, I'd order main and salad, no drinks or dessert. Too pricey for me, especially the drinks! Wish they offered a prix fixe meal of app, main & dessert for $35 but alas, they don't! Service was excellent but it was a Tuesday night and about only five tables were full at 6:45 pm. Not sure about service on a busy night."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We came to Cana to enjoy the music, the first floor where the band is was "sold out" to a birthday party so we had to sit up on the mezzanine where we couldn't even see the band. They had some sound system problems which kept blasting on and off. We ordered a reserve Rioja (red wine) and the server brought a white wine (wrong wine). We tole her which one we wanted and she again brought the wrong wine. No apologies and she never noticed it? The food was decent but would we come back here again? Probably not."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Cocktail & Salad very satisfying. The main entree - pork chops were served lukewarm (disappointing). Bold flavor coffee. Suggestions for upgrading the dining experience: use cloth napkins instead of paper & use utensils of stronger quality (my folk bent as I was cutting the pork chops). Service was prompt, but failed to check if all was satisfactory after the main entree was served. Trio musicians were a nice touch."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I can't believe that I just found this place. I grew up in South Florida, and love Cuban food...only to find that when I moved here 16 years ago, there was no Cuban food to be found. This place is delicious ! I would highly recommend it, and will definitely be back....maybe even for a night of salsa !"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "if it wasn't for zspace, i doubt this place would survive. the food is mediocre and the service is deplorable. our waitress was not very knowledgeable about the food and absolutely clueless about the drinks."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Overpriced food for nothing spectacular. The food is good, just not worth the price."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Awesome food, awesome drinks, awesome music and awesome service. I loved this place. Finally a good Cuban restaurant in San Francisco!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was our third visit. We had a Groupon, which made it a great value. Everything we ate and drank was outstanding, and the presentations were lovely. The service was warm and friendly when our orders were taken, then nonexistent. Our server didn't check on us for the next hour. We had to flag down a busser to get water refilled and order a second drink. The server showed up again to take our dessert order (a wonderful coconut flan). Bonus: we went on a Saturday night and there was live jazz."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Delicious and interesting food with good service, if a little slow. Plaintains, umm. And beet salad with hearts of palm perfectly dressed. Best were the salt cod fritters. Band was far too loud for an early dinner. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I came here for brunch with family and friends and we all had a great time. The food was great in every sense: flavor, portions, and presentation. Our server was right on top of it. We ordered the bottomless mimosas and our glasses remained full. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "For what I mainly look for the restaurant was very good. The food was solid, the drinks were reasonable, but the start in the end could have both been stronger. The host forgot about us for about 10 minutes as an oversight as it appeared that he was not the regular host. They ran out of several dishes including one that I wanted to try and the desert was too dry as bread pudding's tend to go. that might have been the style they were aiming for but I would have done it differently. Their main courses and appetizers were excellent. Additionally they made specific note of items that were gluten-free which was very nice to see. The food and ambience and niceness of our server will make me come back. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Went for brunch with a friend, and we ordered the Cuban Sandwich and the Flank Steak sandwich to split. They were decent, but not particularly impressive taste wise. The waiter did bring us a complimentary plate of plantains with some delicious sweet cream/frosting, which was excellent. Overall, not somewhere I would be in a hurry to visit again."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 10/31/2013
  • "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 10/27/2013
  • "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 10/25/2013
  • "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 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 10/12/2013
  • "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 10/12/2013
  • "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