Canela Bistro Bar
5 STARS ALL AROUND!!!Reggie the Manager was super friendly. He sat us in a great spot. The waitress who served us was extremely helpful and bubbly.
The ambience was pretty and the overall experience was great!!! Food was absolutely delicious without a doubt.
We will definitely be dining there again.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMReally nice surprise. OurReally nice surprise. Our dinner was delicious! The Gambas (garlic shrimp) was made with some unusual (to me) spices and came with a couple of pieces of bread to soak up the mouthwatering broth it rested in. The Flatbread was nice and thin but had a crispness underneath the cheese and toppings. The salad was wonderfully fresh and light with a well-seasoned vinaigrette. Also had the Lamb Riblets, and debated between that and the lamb kabobs (tapas), and it was good. The meat was very tender and nicely-flavored, fell off the bones.
I don't typically like to go to someplace 2x, but I would come back to Canela and try the Spanish Tortilla and the Croquettes and probably a different Flatbread.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it at Canela!Great Spanish tapas, lots of items to try, plus co owner and chef, Mat, introduces new specials all the time, plus keeps his menu seasonal. Great staff and great location on Market St. We love coming here. Cheers!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming tapas bistroWonderful selection of tapas, colorful and attractive decor and friendly, capable service.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways deliciousAfter discovering Canela six months ago I have had a number of delicious meals at this great Spanish gem. I really like that most dishes can be order in tapas and entree sizes, which give you a lot of choices of sharing or devouring a dish alone. Their flatbreads are divine. I love trying a new Spanish wine each time I visit, and I have loved them all.
The restaurant already has a very inviting atmosphere, but they are upgrading the interior a bit in coming months. Can't wait to see it even better.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm and FriendlyCanela has a warm and friendly staff who are great at making reccommendations from not olny the menu but the wine list as well. The food is outstanding with plates designed to share and larger plates for those who want to hoard the yumminess. There is a wide variety including salads, soups, fish and meats so it can accomodate omnivors and carnivours. Don't miss the flatbread or the croquettas.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints!Kudos to Mat and Paco with this gem in the Castro neighborhood (on Market Street). The food is always so tasty, and Mat is always introducing new items as well as being attune to seasonal produce etc that he incorporates into dishes. All the staff are sooo friendly, they feel like family.
Highly recommend Canela!
Nicole and Dawn5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's been foundReservations are highly recommended, especially near the weekend. The menu changes subtly according to season, but we have never had a mediocre dish. Here's a place where you can try everything. (Plenty of vegetarian options.) The wines are carefully chosen and reasonably priced. Try the unfamiliar Spanish selections.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a real find!What an amazing surprise to find the neighborhood gem in the Castro district. The menu is creative and food delicious! Plates vary in size to share, which I highly recommend. The more you explore the more amazed you will be! This restaurant is now an Open Table favorite on my phone.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & ServiceThe food and service are great. Best to dine early, however, because it can get noisy.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch was great. ExcellentBrunch was great. Excellent service, tasty food, proper mimosas. I'll go back and try them for dinner, and I'll definitely be back for more brunch.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect 25th Anniversary!It was a great experience for a first time visit!
I advised the restaurant that it was our 25th anniversary when I made the reservations. To our surprise we were congratulated by most of the staff starting with the Host as soon as we arrived.
It was very nice. All the staff made us feel so good and welcomed. We were treated with Champagne and then when the time to order came up all the suggestiions paid off , we had a great meal.
The Tapas are excellent specially the Coca bread (kind of a thin crust pizza but with a great consistency between soft and crunchy)
We picked the Chorizo and cheese, it was excellent and so tasty ! The Gambas, Croquetas, Papas Bravas, Tortilla Espanola, tres leches pudding and churros! (there goes the Diet!)4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, a very inventiveAs usual, a very inventive menu, great food and service.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is an amazing tapas restaurantThis is an amazing tapas restaurant! At the time, I was dating another young professional and I had a wonderful day at work, so I really desired to show my appreciation for him in my life for taking him out to dinner. This restaurant is definitely a beautiful gem that I highly recommend to utilize in the Castro!!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our experience atEnjoyed our experience at Canela Bistro Bar. Food was delicious Service was friendly and efficient. though were there early on a Saturday evening, Certainly will go again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was impeccable. HalfwayThe food was impeccable. Halfway through our meal, our servers changed. Our first server was really awesome- attentive but not too much. Our second server kind of pressured us to order more food, then dessert, then coffee, which we politely declined because we were all too full. But I will definitely be back.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThey were absolutely great,They were absolutely great, given 3 in our party was one hour late on a Friday night! The Host was quite accommodating and made it sound easy and simple, although I was horrified that most of the party was an hour late! The waitress was quite charming and very attentive.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM