About us

Canela is the realization of our dream to share the love of Spanish cuisine and culture. We strive to create a culinary space for our friends and neighbors to keep building this fantastic, diverse community. We invite everybody to enjoy our Spanish inspired cuisine, made with the best and most natural ingredients available. 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.

We get excited about finding new and delicious wines to compliment a unique Spanish culinary experience. 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. Mat and Paco, came to San Francisco over 13 years ago and 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. Now we want to share that love with you.


  • Nochebuena Dinner
    December 24, 2014
    5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on Christmas Eve for a traditional Spanish “Cena de Nochebuena” dinner.


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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.