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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)
- 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
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Tetilla cheese, guindilla pepper
Gambas Al Ajillo
seared shrimp, fermented black garlic, lemon, garlic
Gambas al Ajillo
Seared shrimp, fermented black garlic, lemon, garlic
Always a winner! Interesting, approachable, and affordable selection of Spanish wines, and remarkable execution of a deep and diverse menu. Plus 7 choices for desserts. What else could you want?
First time and a lovely first time it was. Such a warm, friendly engaged and engaing team from our first Hello to our godbyes. Food is pretty good to great. A few items were a bit clunky and could have used some editing but overall it was colorful, playful, exciting, layered, and surprisingly delcious all around.
We didn't know about the plan ahead notice required for paelle but we do now and will absolutely do that onour next visit, which will be soon!
This is one of our FAVORITE go to places. The food is wonderful and the team is warm and welcoming. We were so happy to see you.
Incredible restaurant, food and amazing service! Michaela was the best, making our culinary experience memorable!!! Strongly recommended!!!
By recommendation of a friend and all the great reviews I decided to dine at Canela and I am so happy I did.
From the moment I walked in the door I was amazed by the ambience and was greeted by a warm and friendly staff.
Our table was cozy and private and the whole experience was extraordinary.
Service was fast, efficient and, most of all, extremely knowledgeable and informative. I asked for and was given amazing food recommendations and I put myself in my server’s hands to pair wines with our meal. They are happy to open any bottle and serve by the glass or by the half bottle. We opted for two half bottles to pair with our food as the meal progressed.
I was honestly stunned by every dish. The simplest vegetable was divine and the gazpacho was so creamy that I had to recheck the menu to confirm that there was indeed no cream added at all. We stuck with vegetarian items for dietary reasons, though I am sure their seafood and meat dishes would be equally superb.
We finished off with churros and chocolate which was paired with a dessert wine that was so perfect it defied logic.
If you are considering Canela for any occasion, I could not recommend it enough. The tapas are as good as any you will find in Spain, let alone San Francisco.
Good food, good service, pleasant ambience...worth another visit.
It was amazing as always. This restaurant is my favorite one in SF :)
Sat next to screaming boys and girls in their 20s.
Wonderful service. Extremely friendly. The tapas were really good. Thank you so much!
From the moment we walked in, the staff was on point. Kind, helpful, friendly. Paul was the best! The food was killer! My partner and I are vegetarian and there was quite a few options for us. The sangria should not be missed! Loved all the retail items for sale. We will DEFINITELY be returning!!!
The staff is absolutely fabulous at Canela!
Amazing food and great service!
Took my great friend out for a birthday celebration dinner. Canela is my go to place for all of my special occasion celebrations and treats to myself. I’ve never been to a more consistently excellent place to dine. Don’t take my word for it, I recommend you find out for yourself.
Came here at 6pm on a Friday with a friend. We had a reservation indoors and was seated promptly. The restaurant wasn’t too busy until 7ish. Service was attentive and friendly the entire time. Food was pretty good, though I wouldn’t say top notch when compared to a few other tapas restaurants in SF, so probably more a 3.5 or 4 out of 5 rating for the food itself. Loved the option to order a half bottle of wine though. We were at the restaurant for 2+ hours and the staff was kind enough to not kick us out, probably because no other customers were waiting. (The indoors tables were all full but we didn’t see anyone waiting; there were also a handful of tables open at the park let’s.) All in all a good experience at Canela.
Hi Mel D., I am Mat the chef and owner. I am so sorry that you didn't have a good experience with us on your visit with our tapas! I am going to send you a private message. We appreciate your support. All the best, Mat and the team
Wonderful selection of tapas beautifully prepare. Excellent wines. They do not rush you
We went to this restaurant to celebrate a birthday. It turned out to be a perfect place to do so! We shared multiple plates and each subsequent one became our favorite! In the end, we really found the green beans, pulpo and gambas al pimenton the best of the night. Complement the meal with Tempranillo and you have a magical night. The staff was fantastic: knowledgeable, friendly, efficient. Would definitely go again when in SF.
Great social dining for shared plates. If you want paella, you need to order ahead in your reservation or call ahead. Patatas bravado, croquettes and pulpo were stand out dishes.
Food:fabulous! Tasty, mouthwatering delicious tapas and paella. Service excellent: friendly attentive and helpful. Definitely will return.
Good times. Great food. Casual service. Fun.
Had an amazing time beginning to end, wonderful service and wonderful food.
We love this restaurant. My husband and I usually come here for special occasions by ourselves, but this year we took our kids for a Father’s Day celebration. The service was helpful, accommodating and welcoming. It was a wonderful dinner and our kids are eager to go again! Oh
Canela has both spectacular service and delicious food. I love this restaurant!
Great neighborhood spot. Fantastic wine selection. Staff always pleasant and cheery.
The best Spanish food in SF!!! We love it here! The staff is awesome and friendly; Chef/owner Mat is the best! We missed coming here in 2020, but now we are back and it was great to see a busy Sunday night! Seriously, everything we ordered was very well executed and tasty!!!
We had fantastic dinner at Canela as usual. Food was fantastic and service was impeccable. There are nothing to complaint about that restaurant. Great tapas and variety of wine. We can't wait to go back. :) Highly recommended. One of the BEST TAPAS in the city.
Reminder : When you make a reservation, don't forget to reserve Paella too.
Always one of my favorite restaurants in the Castro - as well as in SF!
Wonderful food and atmosphere. Service was beyond great. Made a great birthday celebration even better
Had the paella experience and it was entirely amazing! Be prepared to eat a LOT though. The setas tapa was incredible!
great selection, everything we ordered was yummy! order the white bean/chorizo soup
Fabulous staff so welcoming and the food is delicious!
food is the best you can have in San Francisco...will go again
So nice to eat indoors at a favorite restaurant-Canela. The tables were strategically arranged to provide plenty of social distance between parties. The food was outstanding...just like it was pre-pandemic! Delicious! Lucky for us we were able to order the paella along with a variety of tapas, each one soooo good. We’ll be back!
Had a few friends in town and what’s more fun than tapas! Such a great experience! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful with ordering for a moderate sized group. The food was absolutely amazing. I felt like I was back in Spain. I can’t wait to come back! Great place for a group or a date night.
Overall it was great.
Best service in SF!wonderful staff.
What a gem! Canela takes us back to our trip to Spain before COVID. Such a fun restaurant with amazing tapas!
Overall service and food excellent. One thing worth mentioning, I know restaurants are trying to make ends meet and Canela is being creative by selling housewares etc in the front of the house. But the one table inside in the front felt like we were sitting in the middle of a flea market. I asked to change to outside and they were very accommodating. No harm, just thought you would like to know. Great food.
Thank you for your visit & feedback. We are glad you had a good dining experience with us & appreciate your support. Until we are allowed full capacity, we need to explore other revenue streams. As the city is constantly changing safety guidelines, we have to change our floor plan to accommodate. We promise things are going to settle down once it is possible. Thank you for being patient with us as well as other restaurants right now as we learn how to navigate our changing environment. Best, Mat
We celebrated our anniversary here on a Thursday night. The entire experience was pretty perfect! Started with a beautiful rose champagne and then their sangria, which was outstanding and beautifully presented. We shared 4 tapas, gambas al ajillo and pimenton , pulpo, with the stuffed piquillo being our favorite. Our main course was the vegan paella. It was very tasty! For dessert we had the pineapple and rum bread pudding and the chocolate olive oil almond cake and I mean they were fantastic! We were not rushed and the dishes came out at a nice relaxed pace. We live in Texas, but next time we visit San Francisco, we will be back. Thank you, Canela, for a beautiful anniversary celebration!
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 1141 OpenTable diners.
Canela Bistro & Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/8G0QXQDDRE1H8/order.
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.