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About Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

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, homemade dessert or a delicious Sunday brunch, come to Canela and be assured that you will find what you are looking for.

2272 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday 5:30PM-10PM
Friday 5:30PM-11PM
Saturday 5:30PM-11PM
Sunday 11:00AM-10PM
Monday Closed

Cross Street:
Noe St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 552-3000

Website:
http://www.canelasf.com/

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

Parking Details:
Public parking lot on the same block.

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.

Executive Chef:
Mat Schuster

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For special events please contact Canela's General Manager at 415-552-3000.

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service.

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Starts: October 2, 2017

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-11:00AM 3:00PM-5:00PM 9:00PM-9:00PM
Tue-Thu 5:30PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-9:30PM
Fri-Sat 5:30PM-5:30PM 10:00PM-10:00PM

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Sun 11:15AM - 11:15AM 2:30PM - 2:30PM 9:15PM - 9:15PM

Tue - Thu 5:45PM - 5:45PM 9:15PM - 9:15PM

Fri - Sat 5:45PM - 5:45PM 10:15PM - 10:15PM

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Private Dining

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.

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Cozy (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Casual (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fun (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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Happy Hour (3)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, each dish absolutely delicious. Excellent service, our server was very knowledgable and made excellent recommendations. All of the dishes are available in two sizes for sharing the tapas size and the raciones, double portion for larger group, a little discount rather than buying two orders of the tapas. I plan to return soon for another excellent meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We've been here twice and both times the food was outstanding. Great smallish plates for sharing, with lots of flavor that paired well with the selection of Spanish wines available. Service was attentive but not hovering. Atmosphere is cozy and welcoming.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Great tapas menu! Every dish was delicious and the waiter was willing to recommend at every step. Had a wondurful meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Canela’s food is consistently to perfection, no matter what we order, and reasonably priced. The chef always comes out to ask us how we enjoyed our meal. Service is attentive and friendly, though pace is somewhat laid back, so go when you want to enjoy a nice date or a good visit with friends over a bottle of wine, not when you need to rush to the show. Every meal we have had there has made us want to come back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was horrendous.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was great. Waitstaff was very attentive and helpful.
Unfortunately, we did the fixed menu /pairings for Valentine’s day and was pretty disappointed by the food and wine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Consistently delicious and varied. The pear, almond gaspavho was amaxing. Helpful, regular folks

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent venue and very friendly. Food was amazing!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed the tapas we ordered at La Canela. Our perfect kind of meal. This was our favorite style of meal in Spain. I have to say, though, that is really really loud. You can talk if you look at each other. With that said, I would highly recommend it for dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was pricey and average. Good as there aren’t many tapas areas in the hood. Staff wasn’t friendly which was surprising cause it was dead so they didn’t seem busy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food all beautifully prepared with really great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great oxtail and the atmosphere is super smooth

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Love this place with all my heart. The food is great and the friendly staff makes for an awesome experience.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Went here for restaurant week. The deals were good. Our waitress was M.I.A. for a good portion. Took her almost 20 min to take our order. She wasn't the most friendly either, just ok. She did know her food though. The potatas braves were good, flat bread was a poor version of flatbread pizza. The clams were excellent. Stuffed peppers had a meat mixture that was a bit off putting. I couldn't finish it. The shrimp were slightly overcooked but the sauce was awesome, especially dipped in bread. Wine was very good.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We had an amazing meal, and Chef Mat stopped by our table personally to check in. The service was absolutely stellar, including nuanced wine suggestions. Really could not have had a better experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a fabulous meal during restaurant week...4 courses with wine pairings. Everything was wonderful! Our only complaint was that it was noisy, but food and service were exceptional!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything was good until the fire nation... um i meant burnt steak attacked.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious! Went for Restaurant week and received great food and value.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was amazing and the food was delicious.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Flew in from HNL to enjoy SF Restaurant Week dining and am a new Canela fan!
The SFRW menu was great and the wine pairings spot on. My wife and I enjoyed this very much.
Thanks!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Delicious!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Delicious tapas
Great Service
Great wine selection

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food was really great, everything we ordered was perfect and we cleaned the plate! There was nothing wrong with the service but they could've been more attentive but ultimately was good. I was bummed out we sat in the front of the restaurant, the seating towards the middle/back of the restaurant gives you a better feel for the ambience and its awesome. I'd definitely recommend this place and would come back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Really amazing food. Every dish was delicious. Try the white Sangria!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was delicious! The waiter was very knowledgable and helped us select dishes and portions that made for a great meal. We were on a schedule and the kitchen made sure our food was cooked and delivered in the time we had. Didn't feel rushed, but well paced for our needs. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Try the rotating Discovery menu with excellent wine pairing. Service always great. Finish with the delicious Valdeon cheese. So yummy! Highly recommend a visit.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Canela has a few good dishes (Gambas al ajillo)but disappointed on many fronts, in particular value. Tapas are around $15 for a very small portion. The food quality is average except for a few bright spots like the gambas al ajillo. Croquetas were bland. Piquillos peppers were out of this world spicy (I know sometimes one his, but never seen all of them be indian like spicy, and if they are they should not be served!). Menu selection is very limited. Service was OK but wine came after 2 tapas were already served, and we wer switched back and forth between two servers. If you want value, go to Esperpento. If you want ambience and better food go to Bellota. I was looking forward to this dinner but ended up disappointed, will not return or advise anyone to go there.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We held a birthday brunch this past Sunday at Canela for 14 people and the food and staff were amazing. We ordered tapas to share as a group and the server helped in making selections. All were superb. Staff was attentive and personable. The Chef even came out to say hello. Great place. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Canela is wonderful. I would go there every day if I lived in San Francisco! I make sure to go there every time I visit the city. I can't recommend it highly enough. The food manages to be authentically traditionally Spanish and modern at the same time. The wine list is outstanding, as are the wine pairings.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Food was delicious. Staff was very friendly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar is our favorite place for dinner/weekend lunch in the Castro. We decided to try it for Christmas Eve and we were NOT disappointed. It was fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions, special, and just a week night out.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Yesterday I had one of the best meals I have had in San Francisco in a long, long time. We have been going here since they opened and back then-it was definitely good. Now-It's GREAT. Few restaurants can boast of ever increasing quality and service-but Canela can, indeed. Also the Spanish wines selection is terrific. I was simply blown away by great food and a wonderful evening.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went 6pm on a Sunday night and it was very quiet-loved it perfect for a relaxing intimate meal. the shrimp with the heads on was fantastic & octopus also great - service very special- will be back Look forward to trying other dishes

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Never disappoints. The food is always inventive, fresh, tasty, and plentiful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Organic, Vegan, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Just a great night! Really good authentic Spanish food. Great staff and cozy ambiance. Matt is just the Best!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 12, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco! EVERYTHING on the menu just tastes amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service has always been ultra-friendly and the food is absolutely delicious! I recommend it with enthusiasm.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Outstanding. On all fronts, though I always would like to pay less :)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

While the food is outstanding, our enjoyment was lessened by the noise level. There was a group of 12 next to us, and they got so noisy, we could not hear ourselves talk. And, it seemed to carry throughout the restaurant. There doesn't appear to be any sound absorbing ceiling or much else to alleviate the noise. We will most likely dine there again, as we certainly enjoyed the menu, even though it is a little pricey.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Canela was a warm place to be on a cold December night. The service was quick & the server was very knowledgable. I described the kind of wine I wanted & what he brought was spot-on. The food was excellent, great seafood & vegetarian options. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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