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

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

Specials

Complimentary Chef's Bite!
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 2, 2017

Ends: December 31, 2017

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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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We will be offering Dry Aged Prime Rib, Cracked Crab and our famous Gypsy Arm for dessert!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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We will be offering a prix fixe menu to celebrate New Year's Eve. Our regular menu will not be available this evening.

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Tasting Menu (14)
Notable Wine List (11)
Casual (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
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Local Ingredients (8)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 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 9, 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 8, 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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·Dined on December 6, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We always enjoy Canela because of the ambiance, the food, the service. After being there many times we decided to order the paella, and it was a very nice surprise. Delicious and generous!
Took the leftovers home and couldn't wait for the lunch hour the following day.
Totally recommended.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place! Great tapas! Cozy yet lively. Diverse crowd. Thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered. Especially liked the batatas bravas, brussel sprouts, lamb skewers, trout, shrimp and flatbreads. All the servers were very nice, food came out quickly. The only thing I would mention is that the staff seems harried and the restaurant might consider one more hand on deck. Otherwise, perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful for our anniversary

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Friendly service and great tapas!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Phenomenal, authentic yet creative food. Great vibe. Amazing service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I highly recommend this restaurant. The ambiance is wonderful. While prices for Tapas are a bit higher than you might find elsewhere, the portions are more generous and the quality is superb. This is not a place where they grill piece of sausage or octopus, plate it and call it a Tapas, Instead, the quality of ingredients and creative preparation of food is far superior to most every tapas restaurant you'll experience. This is not off- the-wall fusion, rather each dish is a thoughtful composition of complimentary ingredients, tastes and textures. I was most impressed! The chef is clearly talented. Although a Tapas was recommended for 1 person, it’s clearly enough for 2 for sharing. 5-6 Tapas is a filling meal for two.
The wine list is a broad offering of Spanish wines (not easy to find in CA) and well priced. The Sommelier is well informed. The craft "cocktails" made from infused wines are most creative. The Sangria is sublime. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Canela has great food and wine in a cozy atmosphere, and service is perfect too! Definitely recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing service and wonderful food! The staff was super attentive and each tapas was brought out one at a time in perfect succession. Highly recommend the lamb and fig coca flatbread along with the beef cheeks.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went by our server's recommendation and got the beet salad, croquetas, gambas, and the grilled skirt steak. Each one very delicious. We ended the meal with the banana, pecan, tres leche bread pudding - You must order that coz it comes in a really cute pumpkin container.
Our server noted that we were celebrating a birthday and lit a birthday candle for us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Canela consistently impresses me with the quality of the food. A wide variety to choose from, but I would recommend the pulpo, gambas ajillo, and the bavette steak.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always an outstanding dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Average basic food at best. Just not great and definitely overpriced.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Read about the place and decided to check it out. Good choice. I wanted to try something different and totally had a great experience. Would definitely go back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Thought the place was awesome. Went on a date, highly recommend. Great food with some interesting twists on the recipes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Tapas, Authentic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great authentic Spanish food in a lovely little location in the Castro. Went on a date here and we had a very nice Romantic evening!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Beautiful interior with delicious tapas and sangria. Spanish cuisine that is vibrant and full of flavor as it should be.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

From the moment we walked in the door we were made to feel welcome. Service was attentive, pacing was generally spot-on, and the Chef/Owner came to our table at the end of the meal to ask if he could have done anything better or differently. Really, really great crew that only enhanced our overall dining experience. The Lamb Skewers were standouts. The "Trio of Olive Oils" was kind of a dud...but we probably should have asked a few questions before ordering that dish so shame on us. We will absolutely be back again.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing food- wonderful service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Birthday n/a

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Real authentic Spanish food,great ingredients,loved the "Vermut"

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I don't typically write reviews but I had to because I truly enjoyed my experience here! This is the second time we've been to Canela after maybe 5-7 years!?? And it's still a lovely place to dine! First time here was for one of our birthdays/wedding anniversaries and now ~5 years later, we celebrated my birthday!

Deeelicious tapas! My favorite was the tempura beans with blueberry sauce. Another goodie was the albacore tuna--cooked perfectly--with kale topped with a yummy sauce. All of the tapas we had were so, so, so, so goood! We also enjoyed a half carafe of red sangria with strawberries and apples. The server was super friendly. We felt very comfortable talking to him. We were all Libras, including the women sitting at the table next to us!

I'm not sure why it took us so many years to come back but we will be back sooner than later, for sure!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The duck with Mole sauce was outstanding. The waiter was very helpful and nice. We had a nearby table which was very noisy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Canela's food, service and friendliness impressed us once again! We came for the Hudson Valley Foie Gras Guest Chef event and we really enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I came here with my boyfriend for his bday dinner, the service was Great, the food was delicious! We left VERY satisfied! Will definitely come back!

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Canela per usual. The server showed us new seasonal items and everything we ordered was fantastic! Service was great as well. We look forward to our next visit!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Tapas, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The Tortilla de Patatas was very good. Also the croquetas de jamón were good, prepared correctly. I didn't like the cauliflower or the clams or the cheese options. Too bland. I didn't try the flatbread but the people in my group liked it. The Sangria was good but not anything special. Overall just okay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The menu featured small plates which is perfect for small eaters. We arrived early and were the only customers in the place but later the restaurant filled with an eclectic bunch of diners. The conversations filled the place with a pleasant hum. The food was enjoyable. The owner came to our table to introduce himself wich was a nice added extra.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great spot for an easy Sunday Brunch. Unusual, authentic Spanish tapas menu in a colorful, nice setting. No problem getting a table (a big plus+) on a Sunday, which is the only day they are open for brunch. They make their own chorizo (yum)! And have a great sherry list!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Authentic, Tapas, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Always enjoy the meal and service here. One of my "regular" dining spots. Definitely good addition to the neighborhood mix of restaurants.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Amazing food and really nice vibe. We'd come again in a heartbeat

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Outstanding experience with a large party. Mat could not have been a better host. A+++

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

great staff and food-- a treat to meet the owner! I would recommend this place for a special occasion, delicious gazpacho, shrimp, flatbread, tortilla, and wine

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Quick Bite, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was not our first memorable evening at Canela and I assure you, not our last! Excellent food and friendly informed service at a very reasonable price. Everything makes for a fin and delicious evening with friends

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We loved this restaurant. Our party of five probably over-ordered, but here are the items that were the best - croquetas, gazpacho, shishito peppers, veggie flatbread, octopus, shrimp, bread pudding dessert. The other items were all very good, just not as amazing - corn soup, eggplant, cauliflower, romano beans, empanada, stuffed peppers. The waiters were very friendly and helpful. We're definitely coming back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We had the best experience here! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and my sister's birthday, we were treated to some little surprises at dinner which was lovely. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We ordered everything to share, even the desserts. Will definitely be coming back and highly recommend to others. I've tried to upload some photos but I keep getting errors.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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