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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

4.8
1226 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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Experiences

  • Paella & Tapas Experience

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy 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). The Paella & Tapas Experience is only available Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday. We cannot guarantee the menu on Friday-Saturday, it would be first come, first serve.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    $79.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Join us for our 4 course Valentine's Day Dinner available for you and your sweets! $79 per person (+tax/grat) Course 1: Mixed Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Broth, Grilled Spring Onion and Rainbow Chard, Goat Cheese Toast Course 2: Choice of Salpicon of Pulpo; Chilled Octopus Salad with Citrus Segments and Cava Vinaigrette OR Warm Cabbage Salad with Sliced Duck Breast (DF, GF) Course 3: Wild Halibut Filet, Manchego Arroz Cremoso, Winter Veggies (GF) Course 4: DESSERT! Choice of: Vanilla Cheesecake with Passionfruit Drizzle, Churros con Chocolate, Chocolate Almond Cake, Chocolate Flan (Can be GF, DF) Optional Course +$49: Bone In Ribeye to Share, Potato Mash, Shallot-Tempranillo Reduction, Winter Veggies (GF)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1226 people are saying
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drew
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Salads were larger than expected. Service was pleasant. Paella was excellent.

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KRUBI
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing (highly recommend the paella and the ham croquetas) . Staff was attentive ,service was great. Really liked their Spanish wine selection

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food is disappointing.

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Hi I am Mat the chef and owner. I am so sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience with us! I am going to send you a private message. All the best, Mat

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SMofSF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside due to COVID concerns. The servers were very attentive and friendly. They made great recommendations. All were masked. Tables both inside and outside had ample space. We had a wonderful time. The interior decor is quite artistic. We'll be back and one day will dine inside!

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vipAntonP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tapas! Quality of ingredients was first class. Great value too! Our server Paul was very helpful in our choices and make greatest sangria I’ve ever had, even in Spain! Top notch!

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JillB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great place to celebrate my birthday! We chose the Tapas menu selected by the restaurant. We also asked the waiter for the best Spanish white wine. It wasn't cheap, but everything was outstanding. So many contrasting tastes and ample food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bear restaurant in the area. Great food, wine and always the best and friendliness service. They make you feel like part of their family.

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Foodieinsf
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is great and the service was amazing – the food was good. Would definitely come back!

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IngridT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time. Service was excellent! And food and wine delicious. Highly recommend

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vipKimS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious NYE dinner but chose to eat outdoors and it was COLD. We weee given one propane heater for a table of four and it was not enough. Asked for a second heater and they did not have one. Otherwise, very good. Sangria was delicious!

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vipKate33
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience! The service was super friendly but never overbearing and everything we at was absolutely delicious! Save room for the churros!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were wonderful and the food and wine divine. I’ll definitely be coming back!

JS
JfromSF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff is very friendly and helpful with describing the food. The holiday menu was scrumptious, we'll have to return to try the standard menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed xmas eve here. Nice sangria, and xmas special menus. This year, i tried whole branzana. It is menu for 2 or 3 persons... I had it alone. :-) delicious and fun. I also enjoyed xmas present from restaurant, I picked up dish cloth. As always, kind service and good atmosphere. Thank you Canela. Happy holidays.

BD
vipBDGE
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wine; wonderful, meticulous and friendly service. Appreciated the vaccination check and the nicely spaced tables.

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vipChereD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was really lovely, the food was delicious. Would go again.

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vipdeborahe
Central Coast
31 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous birthday celebration Christmas week- loved the interior and our server was so helpful in making recommendations for both food and wine! Can't wait to go back!

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vipJKSF
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent, service was stellar and the food was fabulous. The bacon wrapped dates and scallops were especially notable. Thanks Canela team!

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PeteG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Canela and continued to be impressed. Such a great variety of tastes on their fairly large list of Tapas menu offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were incredible! Our server was super attentive and friendly and every so often other servers would also check in. Overall it was an incredible experience and we can’t wait to return. Highly recommend Canela!

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AliciaJ
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Wonderful food! We had a large group in the parklet outside which was a bit loud, but understandable on the street. Service was a tad slow but our group didn't mind. Would recommend!!

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CatherineB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely dinner w/friends. Do be aware they have a time limit on your table. One person in our party was very late do we went ahead and ordered to save time. All the dishes are shareable. $$

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, great food, wine, and service

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Larry
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Reliably great restaurant. We love their specials for holidays. Staff always recognizes us and gives us outstanding service.

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DuckFatFries
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely spot. We were able to get a reservation last minute. We sat outside, the heaters were good. Both the host and our waiter were super helpful and friendly. They gave us lots of great tips about the food, and bout tastes, about how much to order. Everything was on point and delicious. The fried chicken was OK, but that being said, everything else was amazing. We'd come back here in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great ambiance! Will definitely go back!

JB
JenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team was great in helping to organize and execute a birthday celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a favorite. Flavorful food and excellent service! We ordered tapas and sangria, it was delicious.

JC
JaneC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way. We enjoyed our crafted cocktails, amazing food and wonderful service. We will be back for sure.

LG
LouiseG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, especially for special occasions.

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vipAndyB
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure whenever we visit. The best tapas in San Francisco!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Man the food was good, and I am spoiled but the food is great… the feng shui and the service were a bit off. Table set up near a bar thoroughfare felt congested, the discordant loud rock-ish music clashed with the elegance of the food . One waiter really the knew the menu and finer points of the meal… but many folks came and went with plates, often awkward or perfunctory. This sort of food deserves charm. And Yes!!! Times are so hard for Restaurants because of the pandemic, eat hear and tip high, but I’m just sayin’.

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BillyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Canela! Delicious food, cozy dining room and super friendly service. Yoiu won't be disappointed.

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LT10014
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it and will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was so pleasant and so accommodating. I wish I remembered names but I wanna give so much credit to everyone working last night. They were so kind. The kind of people that put their shopping cart back. Thanks guys. Stay safe!

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Jamie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 3rd time here in the last 5 months and I brought a new friend. I'm hooked on Canela! I appreciate good food (thank you for having so many veggie options) and drink, a super friendly staff, and outdoor seating! I love some of the fun items for sale inside. I will be back again soon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivers. Fantastic meal and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and very knowledgeable staff; awesome menu.

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vipfrustratedfoodie
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything we had was delicious. We ate outdoors, which is why the ambiance score was low.,

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ChrisI
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service, extensive wine list and knowledgeable staff. Parking is a bear, budget an extra 20 minutes. Outdoor seating is on Market, and is somewhat noisy and lacking in ambiance. Indoor seating looks lovely and will try that next time.

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 4.8 stars by 1226 OpenTable diners.

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.

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