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Upper East Side Miami and Design District Tapas Españolas en Miami, Cuban Food, Cuban Cusine, Comida latina, Spanish Tapas, Paella Valenciana, Spanish Food Cuisine in Miami, Design District, Party Catering, Zangría Española, Vinos Argentinos y Españoles, Malbec Vinos, Malbec Wines, Tapas Españolas Design District Restaurant Canela Café is already spicing up the Upper East Side, Design District, Morningside and Biscayne Boulevard area with its Latin soul food, Cuban coffee and Argentinian viinos, Chilean and and Spanish wine selections. Owner Maggie Vasallo says that Canela is a neighborhood restaurant that offers a varied menu, reasonable prices and a positive atmosphere where everyone is welcome.
Canela’s lunch menu includes soups, salads, appetizers and sandwiches ranging from $3 to $10. They also have beverages of all kinds such as different types of coffee, fruit juices, soft drinks, Red Bull, milkshakes, wines and bottled water.
“Our menu can be described as Latin fusing with Spanish cuisine,” said Vasallo, who is Cuban American. “It is typically Spanish-Cuban food with wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain. Once in a while I try to mix it up by having different specials with platters from diverse countries.” 
At night, the cozy eatery transforms into a candlelit intimate restaurant with a dress-down feel. Vibrant art by Lebo and other artists fill the walls adding a savory Caribbean flair to the café. The nighttime menu boasts of hearty appetizers from papas aioli and fresh cheese platters to fried calamari and mussels. Paella Valenciana is, of course, on the menu and the servers suggest patrons call in an order since it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to prepare.
Canela Cafe Tapas and Wine Bar offers Catering for Parties and businesses as well as renting the restaurant for parties.
Canela Café, 5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, is open from noon to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information call 305-756-3930 or visit