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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar
Paella & Tapas Experience$65.00 per person
Multiple dates availableEnjoy our Paella & Tapas Experience on our patio! The prix fixe dinner includes, your choice of Paella (Seafood, Chicken, Vegan), 2 tapas to choose from, and dessert! 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)
Traditional Tapas Menu: Shared Plates
Multiple dates availableThis menu features traditional tapas served family style to share for the table. Guest are encouraged to choose as many tapas they would like. This menu does not offer Paella.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Went here on Sat 5th, the last night before SIP shutdown took effect. No parklet (*yet*), but used the sidewalk for cute standalone tent booths that block the wind & tables against the building with individual space heaters. We were seated at the table farthest from the door, and worried that we'd be forgotten since we were so far away. We were, at first - then the owner Matt took over service for our table, and was perfectly attentive! Food was yummy, wine list & recommendations were AMAZING. Food favs were Gambos al Ajillo & Grilled Bavette Steak. I've had their paella before, too - very, very good. Great value - we ended up having a really great evening.
*They're taking advantage of this shutdown to build their parklet. They do takeout for pickup & delivery, and also sell rare FANTATIC Spanish wine retail at a super-solid price. Highly recommend!
Excellent service and food. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the food they serve. Paella was outstanding, tapas were great and the wine list had everything one would look for. Exemplary experience.
Great food, great service. Definitely a favorite in the city. I highly recommend.
We love the wine here and tapas are delicious! They label each Gluten Free and Vegan item which made it super easy for me to order and they have a GF/DF chocolate olive oil cake with coconut creme! It was FANTASTIC and so unexpected!
We enjoyed the service and it was fun being out on Market St, right by Castro. Very lively and entertaining.
Always spectacular! The food, staff and service are always impeccable
We had a fantastic brunch here! Cannot recommend this place enough.
I love Canela, it's one of my favorite restaurants in SF! They are slightly more on the expensive side, but great service and amazing food! They also have fun specials for different holidays that you should try out!
Wonderful service. Street side dining on busy Market street; not ideal but would recommend for the food and local vibe. It was fun overhearing neighborhood regulars interacting with staff and owner. I would love to have Canela's as my local go to.
Paul and team took great care of us. All of the dishes we tried were excellent, although the lamb chops, gambas al ajillo, and little gem salad all stood out. We also really enjoyed the churros. Highly recommended
Restaurant week. A great way to try a new restaurant. So glad we did.
What a fantastic meal! After being cooped up due to Covid, we decided to have a really nice meal out. We were both so glad we did! Although lots of outdoor tables were available (with a reservation), we opted for indoors for our anniversary dinner. And we felt completely safe (wearing masks when not eating). The inside was relaxed and quiet, with just a couple of tables. (The only positive thing about Covid, for diners at least -- is the quiet!) And that quiet made the meal feel even more luxurious because it was even more relaxing and easy to talk. And did we talk... mostly about the food. Really wonderful!
They are a doing a great job with Covid restrictions. Took some time to get someone to come seat us, even with a reservation. It seemed like either they were a little confused on how to seat people or maybe the host disappeared and know one else knew how to help out with that part. The food and service beyond that was great. We did sit outside and it was very chilly out- plan ahead for a cold SF night if you can’t get a table inside as it will make dining a little uncomfortable during the coursed out food service that you have with a tapas menu. When I go back, I’ll make sure to get a table inside!
Family visiting from TX
- Outdoor "patio" area is just the sidewalk.
- Food was subpar and very overpriced - $65/person for paella?
- Service was scattered.
Hi Gpru, thanks for taking the time to follow up with me on the phone. Again, I apologize for disappointing you on your visit to Canela. I am going to follow up as well with a private email so you have a way to get in touch with me. All the best, Mat and the team
The tapas was good and original. The Jamon iberico was underwhelming and not great quality. The paella was a bit too soggy in my opinion. The service was good but it was difficult to get drinks refilled which was important considering the saltiness of the food. I overall was expecting a lot more from the experience and left wishing we had gone to another restaurant.
Hi Kristin, I am Mat the chef and owner. I am sorry that we did give you the best experience when you came to dine with us! I am going to send you a private message. Either way, thank you for your support during COVID. All the best, Mat and the team
This place was great and the food was delicious. I also appreciated the wait staff and their attentiveness. I can’t wait for their indoor space to open again and I would definitely go back.
Hi and thank you for the visit! We appreciate the support and are thrilled you had a good time with us! All the best, Mat and the team
We had a terrific time! Especially loved the unique wine selection, service and the ambiance
Awesome food, friendly staff 😋 tasty Sangria, highly recommend,
My friends and I have been going to Canela for a few years it is always been wonderful. The service is Always friendly and attentive. The food is that going to Spain. I highly recommend this restaurant. I am so glad it survived Covid.
We had a wonderful birthday dinner and enjoyed the lovely and helpful staff. FANTASTIC FOOD!!
Wonderful food and people. A great secret in the Castro. Felt like I was in Madrid.
The food was excellent and our waiter Ioen was so delightful. He was a great server as well as all other waiter. We will definitely be back.
It was great!
Excellent Service. Escargot tasted like a dish from Mexico and not France - steak and wine were delicious
Review for outdoor dining. Amazing Rosh Hashana menu. Duck consumee with challah, frisee salad, halibut and honey cake of perfection.
Thank you for joining us for Rosh Hashanah! All the best in the New Year!
Delicious tapas + amazing service! Will definitely be back!
Outstanding service and incredible food
Great food and service was superb
Get heat lamps
The staff was incredibly welcoming and the service was some of the best I have had in San Francisco. The food was all delicious and the prices were reasonable
Amazing Food ! Our waiter made the whole experience great ! Definitely recommend to try. Make sure to dress for outdoor seating it is san francisco ! But Definitely did not take away from the great food and wine.
Understanding the challenges working around the COVID environment, will only rate the food and service. This is our third time there and likely our last. The food has declined and not worthy of the cost. The service was great, informative and friendly. A big turn off was that on the electronic payment pad, the suggested tip starts at 20% to 23% to 25%. Of course there is the option of creating a unique tip but inconvenient with the waiter standing over the table waiting. Maybe it is just me but seems a bit presumptuous.
Michael, thanks for your support and your visit. I'm sorry we let you down and will send you a private message. YES, COVID is very challenging for restaurants with increased cleaning schedules, required staff COVID testing, setting up/breaking down our dining room outside, daily with a smaller staff. iPads are cleanable vs. pen/paper. Unfortunately, we aren't able to leave our iPads on the tables unattended outside. We are just trying to stay in the game. I truly wish you all the best, Mat
Great outdoor atmosphere.
This is a cute place and the food is good the portions are just a bit small. It’s tapas style so make sure to get plenty!
What a lovely time :) service was friendly , food was delicious, and can never complain about wine~
We have been to Canela many times and each time we have been delighted with the food. Their Octopus, Steak and Lamb are our favorites. The service is always great and very helpful. We just went and ate outside. It was even better than inside.
Great food and great service. Sat outside as expected so there was some activity on the street but it was a nice, quiet night. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Food is excellent. I will return and recommend
Fantastic food, extremely impressed, every dish was stellar and unique. Service was very kind and friendly. Love the outdoor seating, made me feel safe. Highly recommend!!
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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1052 OpenTable diners.
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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.