Brunch is inventive and food
Brunch is inventive and food is carefully prepared. Really liked the steak and eggs, and their benedict is good too. Staff were super helpful, but didn't venture outside to our table often enough to give really good service. Kitchen was good enough to include hollondaise with steak dish at my request for no extra charge, which was great.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Hour was a surprise
Happy Hour was a surprise with deals on Empenadas and drinks. Interesting menu and nice size portions. We will return to try more choices. Everything was delicious -empenadas, flat bread, sliders and cod cakes.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Finally, an authentic Cuban
Finally, an authentic Cuban restaurant in SF. We'll keep coming back for more.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous Cuban adventure
We had a 7pm reservation on a Friday night. It was relatively quiet then and slowly picked up after that. The music was the perfect accompaniment to great food and great service. I had read all the previous reviews and was prepared for the worst (and I brought cash). Turns out my concerns were unwarranted and I brought barely enough cash even though I brought my own bottle of wine ($20 corkage). Mojitos then Tuna tartare, empenadas, quinoa/garbanzo stew, seafood special, and the bread pudding (yum) were all superb.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cana was a delightful gem--the
Cana was a delightful gem--the service was attentive but not intrusive, the food was flavorful and delicious, the music set a mellow yet festive atmosphere, and the mojitos were simple, crisp and refreshing. The space is open and well designed--great for groups. I cannot wait to return--especially to check out the brunch. I appreciated the kindness of the bartender when my date was stuck in traffic and I was sitting alone at the bar for 45 minutes. He was friendly but did not hover and checked in with me periodically which made me feel comfortable and looked after.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the restaurant and
Enjoyed the restaurant and the food immensely. Would be easier if they accepted credit cards, however.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
- Fantastic rum tasting -
- Fantastic rum tasting
- One of the best burgers I have ever had
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent! Service
Food was excellent! Service was also fantastic. The beef empanadas are amazing, as were the cocktails.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came for a friend's bday/going away party. Group of 8 of us. Sunday is their day for dancing. The music was great for giving high energetic feel but was also a little too loud to enjoy plain conversation. Looking over the balcony at the dancers was alot of fun. Our server, Danielle, was great. The sweet plaintains with honey butter were the best thing we ate there. I was addicted to them!! Great drinks too!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very tasty food -- both meat and vegetarian dishes. Fantastic drinks! Can't wait to go back. :-)
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
the reviews on yelp were mixed. So we were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful, fresh food and the fantastic service. What more is there to say? We live very close by so we will definitely go there often. And who knew they had a full bar? We ordered the burger and the fish of the day and were both very happy with our choices. That burger was phenomenal actually. The beet salad was generous and very tasty. And our waitress provided wonderful service. We are hoping that this restaurant continues to be a success because we want to continue going to it. So go now!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
wonderful and unpretentious
this restaurant is just what sf has been missing. the food is great, love the atmosphere, but most of all, it draws a relaxed diverse crowd. no hipsters in sight. this is a place in the mission where you can eat if you are over 30 and feel comfortable. the space is large enough for kids and adults to enjoy meals together. i have eaten there for a romantic valentines dinner, with a large group of friends and for delicious fun brunch on sunday. there is live music to fit the meal and on sunday afternoon they have dancing and a dj. the bar has great drinks. i can walk there from my house but i wouldnt hesitate to drive across town to eat there if i had to.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reccomended to a friend?
I had to laugh. One of the first questions on this survey was "Would I Reccomended to a friend"? The fact is I have been recommending this restaurant to all my friends ever since I dined here.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a find!
We enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch at Cana SF. First, the room is amazing. Bright and airy....so inviting. Second, the service was impeccable...so warm and friendly. Finally, the food was absolutely delicious....flavorful and exciting. Others commented on "cash only"...no big deal...we brought cash. Food prices were very reasonable. Drinks...I think the bloody mary is too expensive but life goes on. We can't wait to go back...not only to eat but to join in on the Sunday Cuban music and dance party!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I enjoyed a romantic dinner at this hidden gem Cana SF. Friday night, live Cuban Jazz, tasty mojitos and delicious food. I recommend going. The waiter mentioned that Sunday night is the Cuban Salsa night with dancing after 5pm.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Cal-Cuban Cuisine
I took my partner to Cana for his birthday and he is Cuban. We were eleven people and the staff treated us extremely well, great service. The food was exceptional and the design and layout of the restaurant well above average. We went on a Saturday night and there was a live band. We really enjoyed the live music, but my only small criticism is that it was practically impossible to talk when the band was playing. Fortunately, the band only played for about 45 minutes, so the rest of the evening was quite enjoyable and the music did allow some of us to get up and dance. Thank you Cana for a great birthday party!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brought picky out of towners for brunch and they loved it--the food, music, space, drinks, everything!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
First and foremost, delicious food. The other stuff, authentic atmosphere, great service, was bonus. We were lucky enough to experience the place before the live music started and after, quiet and louder, and both were great. Our table was right next to the band, so it got difficult to talk, but we did very much enjoy the music as well. Make sure to make reservations in advance! The place gets filled up fast.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have live music playing which was fun, food was excellent and staff was friendly, would go back again and definitely recommend to others to check it out!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food very nice people
Wonderful food very nice people great atmosphere. We enjoyed everything the Cuban band was terrific. We will be,back highly recommended
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, good music
but not if you really want to have a conversation. Fun for dancing. Appetizers better than mains, but what is new
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
food and service were great.
food and service were great. disappointed that a few things I wanted were out and that the music ended so early at 9pm. the drinks were excellent!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful cfood cooked and
Wonderful cfood cooked and prepared to perfection. We,will return
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect for a bite before Z Space
Proximity and great bar menu make Caña a great choice for a pre-theater stop.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great happy hour menu and nice service at the bar.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place, great food!
We went to celebrate both of my sons birthdays and it was most enjoyable. The food was delicious, great flavors. The style of the food is more Cuban fusion, not traditional Cuban. We went early on a Saturday evening because we had my 16 month grandson with us and it wasn't very busy, but by the time we left it was getting quite packed. The live music was great! We ordered Cuban coffee and after waiting about 15 minutes, the host finally came to inform us their espresso machine was not working. The menu is a la carte which is ok, except even the Cuban bread had to be ordered as a side! But otherwise a great place and I will definitely be back without the little one to enjoy a great night out!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service
Delicious Cuban food, excellent service and beatiful live Latin music !!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice experience
Lovely vibe, fun place, well prepared and tasty food
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner before going to
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.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cana made my Cuban feel at home.
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.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Live Music Fun
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!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at Cana
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.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice but loud for brunch
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.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Live band and
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!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great small plates & cocktails
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.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comida Criolla in SF
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finally good cuban food!
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.
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!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cuban: variety is the spice
Great menu, very good food, lots of choices.
Service was OK - waiter appeared inexperienced but attentive.
Veggie main was tasty if sparse.
Worth checking out.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the Few Good Cubans
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM