About us

Canela is the realization of our dream to share the love of Spanish cuisine and culture. Mat, Canela’s executive chef, has dedicated his life to creating sophisticated and unforgettable flavors using only top of the line local products in conjunction with gourmet Spanish products. Right after we came to San Francisco, we immediately fell in love with the city and the Castro neighborhood. This is the neighborhood where we started our own family and have built our life together. Whether you want to have a formal dinner, a quick “tapa” or small plate, a good glass of wine, or homemade dessert, join us at Canela, our home and yours.


  • February 1, 2015 - February 28, 2015
    9:30 am - 2:00 pm

All February

February is the month of LOVE at Canela! Sunday – Thursday (closed Mondays) we are offering a special Tapas for Two menu that includes five tapas selections, dessert, and two glasses of Cava for just $80 per couple.


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Canela Bistro Bar Reservations

  • Tuesday – Thursday 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM

    Friday – Saturday 5:30 PM – Midnight

    Sunday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

    Monday – Closed

    * Kitchen closes one hour before closing.