First Look Inside Canela, Now Open in the Castro
The rear part of the new dining room at Canela.

Canela, the new Spanish-style bistro that took over the former Capri Ristorante space at 2272 Market Street, quietly opened the other day for both lunch and dinner — and a bonus for Castro denizens: they’re serving until midnight on weekends. The menu, as promised, is tapas-focused, with a variety of swell sounding small plates like croquettes, a meat plate, albondigas, garlicky gambas (shrimp), and a variety of salads. Also, they’re doing cocas (flatbreads) topped with sausage or vegetables. We’ll try to score a full menu for you shortly, but in the meanwhile, take a gander at our slideshow of the much improved interior. This one really went from sad to rad in no time.

Canela - 2272 Market St (between Noe and Sanchez) - 415.552.3000 - Open Sunday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight.

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The bar will feature cava, naturally, and some cava-based cocktails.
The handsome, not-yet-installed street signage.
First Look Inside Canela, Now Open in the Castro