Canela Bistro & Wine Bar
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Sun 3:30PM - 4:30PM
very good place for bites and drinks around Castro area.
will be back :-)
My favorite place to go to with a larger group. The manager is always funny and personable, making our experience super enjoyable.
Overall I really enjoyed Canela and would go back again in a heartbeat. The atmosphere, the food, the wine was excellent, and every staff member we met as extremely friendly. We asked the server to pick the courses for us, and he did a wonderful job.
Great meal, good service.
Fantastic experience! I threw a surprise dinner for my husband and the service and food was impeccable. Arrived early and had tasty sangrias at the bar and then had preordered appetizers ready for my guests upon arrival. The food and drinks were all delicious and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend and will be back!
Our 16 wedding anniversary
Creative, wonderful tapas and solid service every time - Canela is a hidden gem and our go-to for a last minute date night. This time I tried their sangria, which was delicious and not overly sweet. Recommend any of the seafood plates and lamb skewers.
Such a nice place for tapas ! comfortable and very good . The host was terrific and welcoe.
Fantastic, delicious, excellent service, options for meat lovers and vegetarians.
If I could give this restaurant 6 stars for service I would! The food is also out of this world. My favorite spot in all of SF.
Hi Meaghan J, We're so glad to hear you had a great experience with us and we have no doubt we'll see you again! Thank you for giving us a visit and always bringing in someone new- it means a lot to a small neighborhood restaurant like us. -Sophie & the team
Went for restaurant week and it was awesome! Every dish was delicious, including dessert. They don’t serve cocktails, only beer and wine/sangria. The wait staff was so nice. It was a little loud, but that means great energy! A restaurant has to be really good for us to go back since we have so many options in SF. This one was. We will be back soon and often!
Of our 8 tapas, we loved 7 of them. Prices are on the high end and the portions were quite small. The service was good but not the best.
Hi there ChrisK, Thank you so much for coming in during Restaurant Week! We're glad you were able to enjoy the curated menu we made just for this week. We hope you'll give us another chance to enjoy our full menu offerings. Thanks again for supporting our small, neighborhood restaurant. -Sophie & the team
Unfortunately the Restaurant Week ‘tapas’ served during our $66ea meal were quite subpar compared with the typical offerings here. Very disappointed.
Hi, this is Mat the chef and owner. I am so sorry to hear that we didn't give you a good experience during restaurant week! Canela is an extension of our home and if you are not happy, then we are not happy. I am going to send you a private message. Best, Mat
The food was phenomenal - and very vegetarian friendly. We went during SF restaurant week and were treated to the best 5 course tasting menu + wine pairing. The server was super knowledgeable about all of the dishes and we even got a history of each wine. Highly recommend!
Canela is one of our favorite tapas places. Food is always delicious and service is terrific We like to eat at the bar where Chris provides the most knowledgeable and gracious service
We went to Canela for restaurant week. We had a good selection of plates and a hard time deciding what to get. Our waitress was very patient and gave good recommendations for both food and wine. The bacon wrapped figs and chorizo flat bread were crowd favorites. Overall a great experience. We will be going back again to try the rest of the menu and for some paella.
Always a great meal. Love the owners personal attention.
Great device, good food!!
Great food and service! Looking forward to returning!
Always fantastic! The entire team including Chris at the bar are a dream!
We had a wonderful meal at Canela. Excellent tapas and great recommendations and service from the staff. I’m looking forward to going back !
What an unexpected great surprise. I have never been to this restaurant and thought the food was unique. I would recommend it!! The wait staff was also very friendly.
A bit fancy for what is essentially a wine bar for Tapas... but delicious.
Adorable little restaurant space used to be a great Italian place, and now it's a Spanish tapas restaurant with some excellent cover champagne and a Spanish wine list! YUM 😋 Scallops & Patatas Bravas on the top of my list
I love taking locals and out-of-town guests to Canela, because the food is consistently fresh and delicious, and the knowledgeable servers always strike the balance between being friendly and attentive while not overbearing. Canela has an intimate setting, perfect for a date or an evening with friends.
The most delicious tapas in SF!
I love this place - my friends and I have celebrated birthdays before but it has been a couple of years since we were here. I was glad to see that the quality maintained and it didn’t disappoint. The food was fabulous, as always. We git many of our favorite dishes, chicken croquets, roasted potatoes, Brussel sprouts, among others. The staff is very attentive and friendly and it really feels like you’re celebrating somewhere special. There were 9 of us but the they managed to take care of us and the food kept coming out very well paced. I look forward to returning.
It was NYE and the staff made it a fun night.
It was amazing.😊😊😊
Everything was beyond perfect; the Christmas Eve menu exceeded our expectations, and it was a really nice touch to have the SPCA donations. The service was friendly and professional, as always.
I had christmas dinner here 2nd time. boquerones croqueta clam and tortilla. with sangria. boquerone and clam was so good. i think place is best recommended in san francisco area.
Patata bravas can be crispier
The service was excellent. We were very impressed with the knowledge of the menu and the attention that was paid to our table.
They were also very gracious and let our party stay very late.
A cozy atmosphere. Fantastic servers. Delicious food. Make a reservation because it’s quite small. I can’t wait to visit again.
Table ready , fabulous server who helped us with allergies and vegi menu. For sure would go again !!
Hi there PattyC- We know how tricky it can be to dine out when having food allergies or dietary needs and we take pride in ensuring you have a seamless and yummy meal. We can't wait for you to join us once again! Thank you again for supporting our neighborhood restaurant. -Sophie & the team
This was our 4th time here, but we only go about once a year. We love the food here. The hand carved Jamon Iberico came with manchego cheese and sliced chorizo - it was a mouth-watering way to start our meal. We had the scallops, which were melt in your mouth good! The brussels sprouts are sooooo tasty. We had wines by the glass and are not too familiar with Spanish wines, but with their help, we loved the Cab and the Cab blend. The service was prompt and very friendly and helpful. At the end of the meal, it was a tad slow getting our check, but we'll be back, as usual.
Hello there SherryFromSF- We're so glad you've joined us once again, and with so many mouth-watering descriptions on your meal! Yum! We're also thrilled you were able to find a glass of wine you enjoyed - now you have a little something up your sleeves when it comes to Spanish wines! We look forward to seeing you again! -Sophie & the team
Great local restaurant-friendly staff, beautiful ambiance, great food and reasonably priced.
Hello SusanL- Thank you for joining us! We're elated that we were able to hit all the marks for you! We cannot wait for you to join us again. Thank you again for supporting our small, neighborhood restaurant. -Sophie & the team
We had the paella and it was wonderfully delicious.
Hi SFCitizen- So glad you enjoyed our Paella- we love Paella Sundays too! Thank you for your support toward our small, neighborhood restaurant. -Sophie & the team
Wonderful staff, excellent food, and thoughtful, generous service
Hello NateB- Thank you for such kind words about the service you received. Words like thoughtful and generous are very refreshing and nice to hear about our team. Thank you from all of us and thank you for supporting us. -Sophie & the team