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Canela Bistro Bar

2272 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1506
+1 415-552-3000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“tapas” (40 reviews)
“gazpacho” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish
€€ - €€€
2272 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1506
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tapas and Spanish food. The tasting menu was a great selection, with some super wine pairings. Friendly service.

Thank Jon H
Mat S, Owner at Canela Bistro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jon, thank you for taking to time to come visit us. I am happy you liked the tasting menu! Mat

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for light dinner and tried some tapas. The octopus is amazing as well as the “gambas al ajillo”; on the contrary the chorizo flat bread was too greasy, not a well balanced dish. Nice atmosphere and great service!!!

Thank Perseo67
Mat S, Owner at Canela Bistro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Perseo, Thank you for coming to dinner with us. I am glad you liked the octopus and gambas. Yes, the chorizo can be on the fatty side since it is pork belly and jewel, but noted! Thank you! Mat and the team

Reviewed 17 February 2018

Five of us met here for brunch. The menu was interesting and the food was great. It has a nice ambiance and the service was terrific. We will go back again when we are in San Francisco.

Thank Islandguy808
Mat S, Owner at Canela Bistro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Island guy, thank you for joining us for brunch! we are happy that you started you day with us! Best, Mat

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Excelent spanish food , the gazpacho delicious and creative recipe ,the octopus to remember , very good tempranillo larraz wine , service really good , a bit not enough on dessert but the balance is the best and really spanish meal

Thank Jorge W
Mat S, Owner at Canela Bistro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jorge, Thank you for coming in for dinner. We are glad that you liked the food. Thanks again for supporting us! Best, Mat

Reviewed 4 January 2018

If you are in the area, I highly recommend visiting this place for a meal. The service was excellent, the atmosphere is lovely and restaurant is impeccably clean. The food was amazing and the staff will listen to what you feel like and make recommendations;...More

Thank jmacleanhorton
Mat S, Owner at Canela Bistro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi and thank you for coming to visit us. We appreciate you taking the time to join us and then to make such a nice review! Thanks again! Mat

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We visited this place for a quick bite and love the music, atmosphere and service was top notch. The instant you walk in the door everyone is super friendly and greets you with a smile. Chris served us at the bar and gave some great...More

Thank Tony P
Mat S, Owner at Canela Bistro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Tony, Thank you for coming in for a quick bite with us. Glad Chris gave you good service and we hope to see you again. Best, Mat

Reviewed 8 December 2017

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
Mat S, Owner at Canela Bistro Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi KJ, thank you for coming to visit us. We are glad you enjoyed the cheese an the octopus as well as the wine pairings. Thanks again for joining us! Mat and the team

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Met an old friend here for dinner on a Sunday. We arrived early and were quickly seated. Our server was cheerful, helpful and efficient. He returned at just the right amount of intervals to see if we wanted more or needed anything. The options were...More

Thank tavish62
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
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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, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-3000
  • E-mail
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