Canela is the realization of a dream, a dream that we want to share with you. The mission of Canela is to bring joy to the act of eat and drink and provide a new space for the Castro neighborhood to keep building our 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 create sophisticated and unforgettable flavors using only top of the line local products. Canela will also experiment with delicious wines and beers brought to you from every corner of the world. Whether you want to have a formal dinner, a quick “tapa” or small plate, a delicious coffee or a good glass of wine, come to Canela at any time of the day and be assured that you will find what you are looking for.
We, Mat and Paco, came to San Francisco over 13 years ago and immediately fell in love with 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 and create a place of enjoyment and celebration for everybody who lives here or wants to come to visit our beloved Castro district.