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Canela Bistro Bar

2272 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1506
+1 415-552-3000
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (29 reviews)
“flatbread” (6 reviews)
“paella” (5 reviews)
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2272 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1506
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Every dish we had here was superb - from the cheese plate with just the right accompaniments to the crisp salad with a unique combination of complementary ingredients, to the divine octopus. We went on a Wine Wednesday and had a flight of lovely red...More

Thank KJBoyd
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

More like what you might find in Madrid than in say Vegas or even Austin TX (too showy), Canela is a great little cozy Tapas bar with good food, a fun wine list and great service. Paella is made to order (45 min) so plan...More

Thank Johnny D
Mat S, Owner at Canela Bistro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hi Johnny and thanks for taking the time to review us! My name is Mat and I am the chef and owner. We really appreciate you supporting our small, local business and appreciate the good review. Best, Mat

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The veggie preparations were all fantastic with a really great simple preparation for eggplant (a veggie I usually hold with disdain.) The main dish was a Spanish interpretation of Beef Wellington that'd be my go to every time if I didn't want to try everything...More

Thank 374thomasw
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best from scratch paellas I've had anywhere. Although not crusty on bottom the flavors coming through more than made up for it. Tapas were authentic, but slightly expensive. Cheaper than going to Barcelona. Fabulous service and great atmosphere create the perfect triad.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I love tapas, especially when the food is both inventive and true to its Spanish culinary roots...gaspacho, shrimp in garlic with Spanish paprika, braised pork cheeks, lamb skewers, chorizo flatbread (kinda like Spanish pizza) great wine, chourous & ice cream for dessert, cannot tell you...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Yeah, we went because the restaurant is owned by the son of a good friend and would have been remiss had we not gone during our recent trip to San Francisco. Uncommonly, I didn't even consult TA before going. What a great experience. The restaurant...More

1  Thank Wgou
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food at Canela was simply great. heirloom tomato gazpacho; flatbed with smoked chicken and sheep milk cheese, patatas bravas, eggplant with sour honey, gambas al pimenton, bavette steak: one flavorful serving after another. some fruity cava sangria followed by a lovely mar y mar...More

Thank frank r
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Simply loved this little restaurant serving authentic Spanish Tapas. Great price, great food and great service. Lovely feel to the dinning area.

Reviewed 17 August 2016

We don't judge a restaurant by the size of the portions but we have to admit that even for tapas (and we had tapas in a number of locations. Including Spain...) the portions were really really small while prices were at the higher end. The...More

1  Thank FrankT424
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We visited Canela on a Tuesday night, and had a great evening. We had never been for Tapas before. Our pre-teen daughter (not TOO adventurous an eater) was with us, and our waiter was very knowledgeable on the menu and portion sizes, so we were...More

Thank BeachBumsDallas
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Barbara K
2 July 2015|
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Response from Mat S | Property representative |
Hi there, sorry for the late response! Yes we do have happy hour from 5:30 pm to 7 pm daily, even on the weekends! We have some food and drink specials that are designed for this time. Let me know if I can answer any... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2272 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1506
    (Noe St.)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-3000
  • E-mail
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