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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar, San Francisco, CA
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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

4.7
4.7
1379 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
We invite you to enjoy our Spanish inspired cuisine, made with the best and most natural ingredients available from both Spain and California. Mat Schuster, Canela’s executive chef, has dedicated his life to creating sophisticated and unforgettable flavors using the bounty of Spain & California. We offer over 75 bottles of unique wine from Spain, some that you will only find here. Whether you want to have a formal dinner, casual tapas, small plates, paella, glass of wine, and homemade dessert, come to Canela and be assured that you will find what you are looking for.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 552-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Mat Schuster

  • Catering

    We are available to come cater your party with Spanish food and wine. Call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a few different options for private dining experiences. Customers can choose either our semi-private front or back areas of the restaurant or the full restaurant. Guests can choose to have a seated, coursed menu or a seated, family style share menu which is a little more casual.

  • Private party contact

    Mat Schuster: (855) 341-2697

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Cross street

    Noe St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    One block from Castro or Church Muni stations (K, L, M, J, T) Also two blocks from Noe and Duboce station for N. Multiple buses (22, 24, 23) run within a block distance of Canela.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Paella & Tapas Experience

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our Paella & Tapas Experience! The prix fixe dinner includes, your choice of Paella (Seafood, Chicken, Seasonal Mushroom), 2 tapas to choose from (per person), and dessert (per person)! The only way to get paella right now, is by selecting this option. Please let us know if the notes which type of paella you would like. (Note: One type of paella per table). Please note; we are a small, neighborhood restaurant and we have a small kitchen which is why our paella availability is limited. We cannot guarentee the paella experience if you change your original reservation time.
  • Valentines 2023

    $79.00 per person

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    Valentines 2023 Friday, 2/10 - Tuesday 2/14 (Closed Monday) 4 Courses $79 per person (+tax/grat) (Wine Pairings $45) Chef’s Menu Course 1: Lobster Salad Montadito, Toasted Pan Crystal, Avocado-Dill Aioli, Pickled Radish (Can de DF, Can be GF, Can be Veg) Course 2: Mixed Mushroom Arroz Caldoso (Soupy Rice), Wilted Swiss Chard, Saffron Broth, Shaved Manchego Cheese (Can be DF, Veg, GF) Course 3: Seared Wild Fish Filet, Slow and Low Cooked Leeks, Creamy Scalloped Potatoes (Can be GF, Can be Veg) Course 4: DESSERT! Choice of Canela Desserts! (Can be GF, Can be DF) Optional Course MV$: Lover’s Steak to Share, Potato Mash, Shallot-Tempranillo Reduction (GF)
  • Tapas Tasting Menu

    $139.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    8 items, tapas style, menu designed for 2 to share, $139 per couple (+tax/grat) Vegetarian options available. Most special diet requests accommodated. Choice of Spanish Style Caesar or Market Street Salad Croquetas de Jamon Quesos de España: 3 Different Cheese Plate Choice of Coca Flatbread: Natural Chorizo, Pickled Beets, Red Onion, Sheep’s Cheese, Sofrito Roasted Lamb, Pickled Currants, Harissa, Sheep’s Cheese, Sofrito Seasonal, Veggie, Dressed Arugula, Sheep’s Cheese, Sofrito (GF possible) Setas: Organic Oyster Mushrooms, Garlic, Dry Sherry, Jamon Serrano (GF) Gambas al Ajillo: Seared Shrimp, Fermented Black Garlic, Preserved Lemon (GF) Roasted Bone Marrow Choice of 1 Canela Dessert Per Person

Popular dishes

What 1,379 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

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  1. L

    Linda

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I was on a romantic weekend with my partner and booked this place because he'd never had Paella. When we arrived, they had our table but did not realize we'd booked the experience. This was sorted quickly but gave me a moment of panic because the server wasn't sure they could "do the paella". Overall the Tapas were great - highlight of the meal was the Shrimp in Garlic and the Jamon. Unfortunately the Paella was highly disappointing. There was no crust on the bottom. What "crust" there was was (only on one side) was completely burnt and inedible. For a $300 meal (we got a bottle of Cava to share!) I left apologizing to him for the experience , which was highly disappointing. I'd say go for the tapas and some great bottles of wine but skip the paella.

    Canela Bistro & Wine BarResponded 4 days agoHi Linda, I am Mat the chef and owner. I am so sorry that you disappointed you on your visit to Canela! There has been a glitch with Opentable lately where it doesn't always show the experience. I will bring it up with them. I am so sorry that we gave you a scare about not being able to have the paella. I am also sorry that it disappointed! I am going to send you a private message. Thank you for your visit and we appreciate you!

  2. SG

    SteveG

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood gem!
  3. JD

    JenniferD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun neighborhood/ local place to meet up with a few friends. Good food & service. I'll be back!
  4. SG

    SteveG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar food, ambience and service this Castro gem is always a pleasure.
  5. J

    Jules

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This spot is so great. The staff is amazing and always so nice. The tapas are all so good. I love that you can get your favorites and try some new ones.
  6. R

    Ruben

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service good food awesome wine choices!
  7. L

    Larry

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Innovative New years dinner...9 courses all great. Outstanding personal service.
  8. HE

    HolgerE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place for a group birthday dinner.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great service!
  10. JK

    JillK

    Atlanta

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing the tasting menu is such great option. Trinity was wonderful, engaging and caring!
  11. JW

    JenniferW

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Christmas Eve menu was spectacular. They were very busy yet still managed to give very personal attention. I’d highly recommend
  12. JR

    JannR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve dinner with the family. The weather was perfect for sitting outdoors. We started with sangria and finished with churros…that, and every dish between was delicious. It was a wonderful dinner.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Christmas Eve meal was outstanding. Great quality and service was extraordinary.
  14. j

    jamcracker

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very nice ambiance, beautifully decorated, perfect for the holidays. Some of the tapas are comparable to the food we had in Spain. I’d recommend this restaurant.
  15. c

    ceelo321

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. They set up the outdoor seating especially for us. Great service as well from Mikhail.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a nice pre-holiday meal here, we ordered the chefs nine tapas menu, which was fabulous. I selected this restaurant because it reminded me of the time that I spent abroad in Spain and it did not disappoint.
  17. BC

    BigCity

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, fantastic service, and a wonderful place for family and friends to get together. Love this place!
  18. W

    Wendy

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hanukkah Dinner We enjoyed a delicious meal and a cozy seat up front where we could catch up and relax. Love the vermut options! My new fav restaurant find to share with friends!
  19. J

    Joet

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canela is great for tapas, wine, vermut and paella. My favorites are the croquettes, the pulpo and the gambas, but everything is good. Save room for churros, they are awesome! They also have a great selection of mencia, my favorite spanish grape. We've been many times for dinner and happy hour and wish we went even more!
  20. A

    Alison

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Really cute place. Located on busy Market Street but once you're inside, it feels very cozy. The ambience is really lovely, the food was very good as was their sangria. The service was also good. I would definitely return!
  21. DJ

    DanaJ

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pre fix paella experience was excellent. It was way too much food but everything we ate was delicious. The ambiance we also great.
  22. KC

    KarenC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My friends and I had a wonderful evening at Canela. The food and service were wonderful. We especially loved the pulpo and even ordered a second plate :-) The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and wines, and even brought desert with a candle to celebrate my birthday. The only minor issue was that the weather was very cold and the interior of the restaurant was a bit drafty and cool. We wore our jackets throughout the meal, but my fault that I did not inform the restaurant. I would definitely go back - great time!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner at the bar. Best seat in the place! Chris, the bartender, was fantastic! Food was amazing. Highly recommend.
  24. N

    Neni15

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & Delicious food Me encanto 😋
  25. SM

    StephenM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great spot for tapas. Very comfortable environment, cozy. My partner and I went here on a date while visiting SFO for the weekend. The spot has a neighborhood-y feel, which is very welcoming. Server was a great person and very helpful, but the service is a bit slow when they are busy. The place can get loud at times, but it's festive. I do recommend this place for a night out with a group of friends. The menu is varied and has something for everyone, but none of the dishes are overly creative -- just simple and good.
  26. CL

    CarlL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We tried 6 different dishes. The food was all outstanding. The portions were very small realtive to the prices, which I thought were high. A plate of Iberian ham, which consisted of 4 or 5 very small slices and 6 slices of a tasty sausage was $28. It looked like it should have been $12 at most. The service was good; the place is quite small, making it difficult to get much ambience.
  27. SM

    SMY3

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Da bomb! There’s nowhere else that brings true joy in food ambience and service as Canela in San Francisco. It’s an exceptional experience each time to dine here with a date, family, friends or even by yourself.
  28. RM

    RachelleM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely anniversary dinner with Authentic Spanish Tapas.

    Canela Bistro & Wine BarResponded on November 6, 2022We're honored you chose to celebrate with us! Happy Anniversary! We look forward to celebrating many more with you all!

  29. CS

    CandaceS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and the staff was amazing! Great atmosphere!

    Canela Bistro & Wine BarResponded on November 5, 2022Thank you so much for visiting us! We look forward to seeing you all again! -Sophie & the team

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Do not recommend this restaurant. Waiter was not pleasant. The wait staff didn’t know what their prix fixe menu included / excluded and we had to repeatedly tell them “No we are supposed to get paella” and “doesn’t this include dessert?”. Tapas dishes were mediocre at best. Paella had zero flavor. It wasn’t even yellow. Wonder if they’ve stopped using saffron to save on costs? I would not recommend ever going here.

    Canela Bistro & Wine BarResponded on November 5, 2022Hi, this is Mat the chef and owner. I am so sorry that we let you down on your visit! I am going to investigate and then send you a private message. All the best and more to come soon! Sincerely, Mat

  31. M

    Michael

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are amazing! Hidden gem of the Castro. A must go if you are visiting or a local.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everyone was dressed up in Halloween costumes. We got there at 5:30 so it was not that crowded, but by the time we left after 7:00 it was packed, even the table out in the park let were full. We were seated right away, and the service was great! We ordered the restaurant week menu, which was 9 tapas for each person for $65 to give you a broad taste of what they offered. Everything from the anchovies to the patatas bravas was great. We ended up taking home 4 tapas because we couldn’t finish them. We also had dessert included, and just paid extra for the wine we ordered. We would go back again and pick maybe 5 tapas for the two of us.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did the restaurant week coursed meal for $65 and loved everything! It was all delicious
  34. b

    bluedogj

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, friendly service and fantastic food. A lovely evening. Highly recommend.
  35. MK

    MeganK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible staff and service, delicious food, and great ambience. Would highly recommend!
  36. DV

    DavidV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff were extraordinary in their attention to detail and demeanor. Loved them.
  37. S

    Stathis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was decent, some dishes were better than others. For example Gambas/Pulpo were good, advertised flatbreads not so much. Good portions
  38. MW

    MarkW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service from informed staff. Food was good, but not special or memorable. Wine list is very short and not very good examples of Spanish wines.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Even with the$75 pp SF restaurant week option, we barely have enough to eat. The restaurant mentioned 5 maximum per table and I called ahead to see if they can accommodate 7 and of course each are paying the additional 75. We are not big eaters and the food portion is so skimpy we ended up having to add some foods - 2 more dishes. With 1 bottle of wine, the total cost for the evening is almost $1,000. Definitely not worth the cost. Very disappointed and we felt like the restaurant gave us foods for 5 people but willing to take the additional costs of two more guests and made no adjustments to the food portions.

    Canela Bistro & Wine BarResponded on October 25, 2022Hi, I am Mat the chef and owner. I am so sorry that we disappointed on your visit to us! Normally, the menus are a very good amount of food. I am going to look into this and see what happened. I am also going to send you a private message. Again, sorry we let you down! All the best, Mat and the team

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful graze on tasty tapas!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Canela Bistro & Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Canela Bistro & Wine Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Canela Bistro & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 552-3000.

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1379 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

2272 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Noe St.

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    One block from Castro or Church Muni stations (K, L, M, J, T) Also two blocks from Noe and Duboce station for N. Multiple buses (22, 24, 23) run within a block distance of Canela.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Mat Schuster

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 552-3000

  • Catering

    We are available to come cater your party with Spanish food and wine. Call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a few different options for private dining experiences. Customers can choose either our semi-private front or back areas of the restaurant or the full restaurant. Guests can choose to have a seated, coursed menu or a seated, family style share menu which is a little more casual.

  • Private party contact

    Mat Schuster: (855) 341-2697

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