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

4.8
4.8
1326 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

  • Neighbourhood

    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

    US$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.
  • Spooky Halloween Dinner

    US$69.00 per person

    Oct 28 - Oct 30, 2022
    Get ready for a Spookyween Weekend! Join our cast of goblins and ghouls this Halloweekend for our Spookiest Halloween Prix Fixe Menu yet! Available Friday, 10/28 - Sunday, 10/30. $69 per person (not including tax/grat). Wine Pairings Available. Course 1: Test Tubes from the Lab, Tomato GazpachO+ and Crunchy Skull Bits Course 2: Trick or Tree of Pintxos, Cured Chorizo, Serrano Ham, Spanish Cheeses and Olives Course 3: Coffin Potatoes and Greens with Almond Romesco Course 4: Fancy Feast - Black Cat Approved, Shrimp and Fish in Fermented Black Garlic Gravy with Spanish Anchovy and Liter Crumbs Course 4: Cheesecake Brains and Creepy Candy Clown "Beware! Our staff may scare you."
  • SF Restaurant Week October 21-30

    Oct 21 - Oct 30, 2022
    Restaurant Week Offerings at Canela $65 Chef's Tapas Tasting Menu Menu designed per person, full table participation required Veg menu available on request Includes 9 Savory Tapas and dessert $75 Tapas Discovery Menu Menu is designed family style, price is per person, full table participation required Substitutions limited Includes welcome splash of Cava and dessert

Popular dishes

What 1,326 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

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  1. NB

    NBarrett

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food and kid friendly!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good tapas, an extensive wine menu, and very friendly servers. Overall good find!
  4. j

    joblow

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date spot
  5. EC

    EiriniC

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canela is one of the restaurants that can be perfect for any occasion, from meeting up with friends for a quick dinner, to holiday celebrations and date nights. I have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed with the service and the food quality, always amazing.
  6. KT

    KimbirT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a special place to spend my birthday. The staff is amazing, and the food is wonderful, especially the gambas and scallops and the papas!
  7. JK

    JoeK

    San Francisco

    176 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Did tapas tasting and it was very good. Service excellent. Consistently good neighborhood gem.
  8. LW

    LanceW

    East Texas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner at Canela! The tapas menu was perfect for our party of 6. Our server Paul was the star of the show. His knowledge and passion of wine paired perfectly with our dishes.
  9. O

    Otter

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Amazing food and the best service.
  10. j

    joey

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasty food with causal atmosphere. Spanish tapas are fun food. Little pricey but worth it…
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Good unfortunately was quite delayed but server was excellent.
  12. GW

    GwynW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great for groups and the staff is wonderfully warm and welcoming.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. You can’t go wrong. Among the many highlights, I really appreciate the warm gluten free flatbread.
  14. HK

    HKDine

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a solid choice - great food and service in a relatively quiet atmosphere.
  15. JG

    JerseyGirlinCO

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun place for tapas
  16. MR

    MauriceR

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service
  17. e

    elainep

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love this place! Went for the first time and we had a lovely experience. The inside is cute and has a great lively ambiance, service was fantastic and food was wonderful and great for sharing.
  18. DG

    DivisaderoGuy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As chef was not yet busy they let us order paella a la carte. Good food, good wine selection. We sat out at a sidewalk table and watched the early evening Market St. promenade.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great food, a balance of rustic, classy, and spirited decor - what’s not to love about Canela?!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good!!!!
  21. SM

    SMY3

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Feelings of comfort is immediate at Canela. Best tapas. Excellent service. Our favorite place to eat in San Francisco.
  22. MM

    MichaelM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

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

    JeremiahC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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.
  24. H

    Halle

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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 :)
  25. SF

    SFCitizen

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully delicious
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    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!
  27. GM

    GeorgeM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was wonderful!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful tapas dinner!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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!
  31. 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!
  32. 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!
  33. 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!
  34. 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

  35. AA

    AnonAMouse

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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.
  36. JH

    JamesH

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 1326 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 22 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.

  • Neighbourhood

    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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