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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar, San Francisco, CA
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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

4.8
4.8
1307 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 552-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Mat Schuster

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Mat Schuster: (855) 341-2697

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Cross street

    Noe St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Paella & Tapas Experience

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our Paella & Tapas Experience! The prix fixe dinner includes, your choice of Paella (Seafood, Chicken, Seasonal Mushroom), 2 tapas to choose from (per person), and dessert (per person)! 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). Please note; we are a small, neighborhood restaurant and we have a small kitchen which is why our paella availability is limited. We cannot guarentee the paella experience if you change your original reservation time.

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What 1,307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

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  1. MM

    MichaelM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg, the food is excellent and the wines are obviously well curated for the dishes served. Bravo!
  2. JC

    JeremiahC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic tapas in an eclectic and appropriate tasteful setting, with fantastic music selections from Funkadelic to Giorgio Moroder. There's a great selection of Spanish wines, and several very good sherries. My Oloroso was perfect.
  3. H

    Halle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for my last meal in SF after an internship and the staff was so kind and helpful. I was dining alone and had the white sangria, the croquettes (I forget the exact name), the bacon wrapped figs, the pulpo (octopus), and some churros. Everything was perfect for my last meal in SF for a while. Great location and ambience. Chris at the bar was awesome! Thanks Chris :)
  4. SF

    SFCitizen

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully delicious
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my birthday at Canela and was so impressed by both the service and food. Trinity was absolutely amazing and patient with us as we asked questions about different menu items and tried to decide what we wanted. The staff also accommodated our request to be sat inside despite an outdoor reservation, and made it work when an extra person unexpectedly showed up. My favorite menu item was the Spanish tortilla, which reminded me of the ones I’ve tried in Spain. I will definitely be back soon! Thank you Canela team!
  6. GM

    GeorgeM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was wonderful!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful tapas dinner!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Ordered several tapas and tapas-like dishes, sangria and topped it with dessert. Service was amazing!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great but the highlight is the staff!
  11. CS

    CherrySoda

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem in San Francisco! Food was superb! I celebrated my birthday here with my fiance and they gave us comp white wine by the glass and a free ice cream dessert!
  12. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Canela! This was an outstanding dining experience. Five friends gathered to celebrate two birthdays which the restaurant recognized beautifully. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed eating slowly and in phases. Our waiter recommended so many great pairings of tapas. I would definitely visit again! We sat outside which was perfect even though it's right on Market street. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Great place - wonderful food, excellent drinks (try their vermouths!). Unfortunately this time we had a pretty slow service. We waited ten minutes to place our order. Our first course arrived before our drinks. We watched another table received their check and pay while we were still waiting for our credit card to be noticed. Perhaps they were understaffed. Other times service had been great. They also changed the bacon wrapped dates to serano wrapped dates which was fine, but since the dates weren’t warm, the dish lost most of its pizazz. Overall the place is great (we’ve been three times before) but yesterday was lackluster… hope it’s not a sign of things to come.

    Canela Bistro & Wine BarResponded on July 16, 2022Hi and thank you for your visit to Canela. I am so sorry that we disappointed on your visit! I am going to get in touch with you directly about your experience. We actually havn't changed the dates, we just had both versions last night and it sounds like your server rang in the ones wrapped with serrano ham instead of bacon. Again, sorry for the lag in service and I am going to message you directly. Thank you for your feedback, Mat

  14. AA

    AnonAMouse

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the prix rice tapas. All were executed perfectly. We definitely want to go back and try more of everything a la carte.
  15. JH

    JamesH

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening at Canela. I had not been there in a while. The service, food, and ambiance was every bit as good as I remembered it. Our server, Max, was attentive and friendly. His professionalism was supported by a great team that kept our water glasses full, food arrived quickly and hot, and each dish was delicious. We started with a bubbly rose and ended with two desserts in honor of my friend’s birthday.
  16. B

    Bianca

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent my birthday here and opted for the paella experience and it was great! The staff were so nice and they even lit a candle for my dessert and gave my party complimentary cava. I truly enjoyed it here and it was a lovely way to spend my birthday. I’ll definitely come back!
  17. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall a great experience and happy to see that this place has stayed in business and weathered the pandemic storm that caused so many places in the Castro to cloe
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great, very friendly staff, delicious food, and great wine! It was a little loud, for me, because of acoustics, but it wasn’t too disruptive to the conversation.
  19. NH

    NancyH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner and the sangria was refreshing, Paul served us at the bar and was very entertaining and attentive.
  20. MM

    MelanieM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here on a Friday evening with coworkers; everyone absolutely loves this place! It's conveniently located about a 5-minute walk from muni. The food was absolutely delicious and the service extraordinary. Will come here again!
  21. LH

    LaurieH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Canelas is always fabulous. Everyone should eat there. It is a perfect dining experience.
  22. S

    Sammi

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canela is always such a great experience - I usually dine at the bar (where Chris is the best bartender & server)! This time, I came with a group to celebrate my birthday and the staff was amazing - they greeted us and celebrated with us! The food is exceptional at Canela - there are lots of vegetarian options and the staff will help recommend serving sizes and complementary dishes. Thanks Canela!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely birthday dinner here! The hostess gave us complimentary champagne when she noticed we had reserved a birthday dinner. We had the chef’s tapas prefixe which was delicious and way too much food.
  24. D

    Disappointed

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great new menu items!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service highly recommend going earlier Food was great and fantastic wine selections including a Sherry Program
  26. a

    awkwardidity

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, delicious food, relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss the rosé sangria
  27. A

    Amyh

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal celebrating my son's 17th birthday. I loved the decor and the food was really nice. We would certainly come back again for dinner.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful time! The service was fast, the food was beyond delicious, and everyone was very nice. Our wine showed up before our server was even done taking our order because she put it in the iPad. I love that!! They do not have liquor, but that was okay with me. I was VERY impressed with the croquetas, bacon wrapped dates, and gazpacho and very much enjoyed the mushroom paella (very large dish), empanadas, and steak. The bread pudding and churros were excellent too! We definitely had leftovers but can't wait to come back and try more.
  29. JI

    JuliaI

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and wonderful wines and friendly service. Much greater value and more fun than restaurants in the same price range. Check out the variety in their wine selection and always order the gespacho of the day.
  30. RS

    RosemarieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply Magnificent. The Manager Paul and his staff took such great care of our group of 9 celebrating a graduation. His choices of wine and food for us were all excellent. It was such a memorable and lovely experience for our family. Bravo Canela!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot — we were running late after an appointment and the staff was very kind and accommodating to ensure we had a lovely time despite our tardiness. Great for romantic dates, friend dates or small group gatherings!
  32. E

    Elise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large group reservation, very good service and recommendations for food and drink. We ended up with the perfect amount of food and the timing of plates was good. We asked for some dietary modifications (gluten, dairy, egg) and those were easily accommodated. I’ve been here with a small group before which was a good experience so I made a reservation for a large group special occasion. Definitely recommend.
  33. b

    baculum

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was very friendly. Outdoor seating was NOT even slightly comfortable and highly un-recommended. Indoor seating was truly frightening with people packed together during the highest SF covid surge of the entire pandemic, absolutely insane behavior. Servers unmasked. Food was good, not fabulous, not quite as good as it used to be. Wine list is small but has some interesting options, and thankfully is not fully Rioja/Ribera. BUT, virtually nothing under $50 (maybe 1 bottle?), this is not acceptable. Spanish wine is such great value it's a real shame to not provide a few affordable options.
  34. d

    duke2598

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate and catch up with friends. The food was amazing, and the staff friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend.
  35. S

    Shad

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Not a Michelin but very very good.. Especially good were the Gambas al Ajillo and the peppers (forgot the exact name). Server was extremely sharp about the food and wine although a tad too solicitous. A place I would return to.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Great staffPail the manager was very attentive. Food was excellent!
  37. RK

    RandiK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I could give Canela Bistro a 10 star rating in all areas. Cant wait to go back and soon.
  38. EM

    ErikaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Canela. Coming here is like visiting family. Amazing food, ambiance, and humans.
  39. MS

    MrSmarty

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the finest dinners we’ve had in a long time. Variety freshness true tastes and great service. Our out of town guests said that this was the best restaurant that they’ve been to in SF.
  40. L

    Larry

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Usually enjoy Matt;s Passover dinner. Unfortunately this year it was off. Manin course tasted like a second dose of matsah ball soup and not alternates like prior years. Service all always was great. Nice to see crowd back but with piped in music on top, makes hearing difficult.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 1307 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

2272 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Noe St.

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Mat Schuster

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 552-3000

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Mat Schuster: (855) 341-2697

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