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.


  • Cookbook Exchange
    February 8, 2015
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

February 8, 2015
Join us from 3 – 5pm for a good old fashioned cookbook exchange!

  • February 14, 2015
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

4 Courses for $65 Vegetarian options available

3 seatings: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm


Reservation & Contact

Canela Gift Cards, The Perfect Gift!

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.