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Total Score

8.6
211 reviews
Recommended
(9.2)
Food
(8.4)
Service
(8.9)
Value for money
(8.1)
Atmosphere
(8.8)

dined on Sat, 24 Aug 2019

(10)
Great night, unfortunately the flamenco show was cancelled ( were notified in time and with option to cancel), but the young man with guitar & great songs was a great replacement. Yummy Spanish food, great sangria and best of all friendly super service. Muchas Gracias🍷

dined on Fri, 17 May 2019

(10)
Authentic Spanish tapas and paella which was apparently chef’s Mum’s recipe. Welcoming and attentive service by Spanish wait staff. Intimate setting with relaxed atmosphere and the flamenco guitar and dance show was stunning....absolutely beautiful. I will return whenever I host friends in Melbourne
Matt Downes

dined on Fri, 26 Apr 2019

(9)
We booked a table for 9 and had to order the set menu for $60 each, which consisted of a few green salads, standard tapas and three huge paella dishes. We also ordered three bottles of a lovely rioja for everyone plus a few drinks each. The highlight of the evening was the Flamenco show, which was spectacular.

dined on Thu, 10 Oct 2019

(10)
Everything was great! We got the peppers which she warned us some are sweet some are spicy, we ended up with all sweet ones so will go back and see if we are lucky enough to get a spicy one next time
David Radford

dined on Fri, 4 Oct 2019

(8)
The food was not exceptional but the flamenco team were terrific. The performers deserved a bigger crowd than the small group of patrons. Service was very good - friendly and upbeat.

dined on Fri, 4 Oct 2019

(9)
Flamenco show was very intimate and an incredible spectacle considering it was made up of a guitarist and couple dancing.

dined on Fri, 4 Oct 2019

(8)
Lovely food, fast and friendly service, very reasonable prices and good serving sizes for tapas. Have to go back to try the paella. Shame the seating sessions are timed - Fri and Sat night flamenco for an extra charge. Cosy atmosphere. Definitely recommend. Churros are nice, but have had better. Chocolate mud cake was divine but I suspect microwaved. Flan was yummy as.

dined on Sat, 28 Sep 2019

(9)
Worth dining here just to hear the beautiful live flamenco guitarists.

dined on Fri, 20 Sep 2019

(10)
Great night. Food was divine. Service was fantastic. Music was spectacular--not their usual flamenco show but two guys playing classical Spanish music. Bloody brilliant. My 15 year old son enjoyed himself with a mocktail and churos! Will definitely go back.
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Specials

Set Menu

Tables of 8 or more are required to dine from our Set Menu. $60 per person includes a banquet of tapas to share alongside salads, olives & bread. Followed by the main, Paella. Flameco show by Arte Kanela included.
Min. people
8
When
19 Dec 2016 - 21 Oct 2020
Fri, Sat 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Book special
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DINNER AND FLAMENCO SHOW PLEASE SELECT

Join us for Dinner & a Flamenco performance by some of the country's most renowned flamenco artists. Please note, this will incur an added show charge of $18 per person. Please note credit card details are required to secure this reservation. We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up without at least 24 hours notice, you may be charged a no-show fee. This reservation is guaranteed to the value of $18 per person.
Max. people
8
When
19 Dec 2016 - 21 Oct 2020
Fri, Sat 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
When
14 Dec 2017
Thu 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
When
21 Dec 2017
Thu 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
When
14 Feb 2018
Wed 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
When
12 May 2019
Sun 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Book special
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DINNER ONLY PLEASE SELECT

Join us for dinner only (missing out on the Flamenco show), dining from our A La Carte menu. Table to be vacated by 8:15pm.
When
19 Dec 2016 - 21 Nov 2020
Fri, Sat 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
When
14 Feb 2018
Wed 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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About Kanela Tapas Bar

Attention Matadors! Fitzroy’s Kanela Tapas Bar is one for the books! This place plates up delicious tapas, all to the joyous performance of Flamenco dancers. That’s right, sit with your fried potato and salsa and watch as the graceful entrancing dancers take you away. Be careful not to drop any food on your lapel – the performance will take your eyes off the task at hand. Except for the great big bull’s head stuck behind the bar that will also grab your attention. Better not flash anything red! This place is actually owned by the family of Johnny and Richard Tedesco, two of Spain’s most well-known Flamenco dancers. And there’s a dancing study upstairs. Aside from the tapas, there are also excellent paellas to share. We recommend the seafood paella with its scrumptious prawns and slurpy mussels. This place is as popular with the expat crowd as it is with curious Melbournians, so you know you’re getting something truly Spanish when you come to Kanela. Whether you’ve never seen Flamenco or are coming back for more, Kanela will make this an experience to remember. Best dish: seafood paella

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