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Casa Manana

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Mexican, Spanish
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711 D St, in building courtyard, San Rafael, CA 94901
+1 415-456-7345
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: The restaurant is located on D. St right next to Arco gas station. Large...
The restaurant is located on D. St right next to Arco gas station. Large parking lot is conveniently available for customers to park. We are located in the courtyard of the large medical building. Please don't let the location fool you. We have very nice outdoor seating as well as indoor. Perfect place to bring your kids or even your dog. Laid back polite friendly service. Family owned and operated since 1979 in this same location!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Every Time

Pull up a chair and sit outside this small quaint restaurant Ok I admit I almost always ordered the same thing. I love the cheese to Papusa and the chicken tacos, The service is excellent with a long term staff Juanita greets you with a smile This place is tucked away and sometimes forget about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Melissa P
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San Rafael
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San Rafael
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Pull up a chair and sit outside this small quaint restaurant Ok I admit I almost always ordered the same thing. I love the cheese to Papusa and the chicken tacos, The service is excellent with a long term staff Juanita greets you with a smile This place is tucked away and sometimes forget about it. Delicious Enjoy

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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I had homemade chorizo sausage with eggs and another had an enchilada and a chile rellano. Both were well spiced but not hot. However, they had a great hot sauce that you could if you like hot. Small little place and not easy to find but friendly and would definitely become a regular. Complimentary homemade rice pudding for dessert. Totally... More 

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San Rafael, California
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299 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've been going to this little place for years now. It is an amazing little restaurant run by some very very nice ladies. The ladies are from Central America and bring their talent to this restaurant with homemade foods from those areas. I love going in there and having breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It doesn't matter. The food is amazing... More 

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San Rafael, California
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This small Mexican restaurant is located in the middle of a small complex of doctors' offices on D Street in San Rafael. The outside seating is the best - very pleasant. Reasonably priced. They have lots of vegetarian options. Also they will make things mild if requested.

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San Rafael, California
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So glad this place is open again after a fire. We always eat outside--most pleasant--but inside is now welcoming and comfortable. Always water, chips and salsa when we arrive. The food is quickly and beautifully served. One can have it mild or spicier. Very fair prices--especially on the specials.

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San Anselmo, California, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Creative menu with very fresh food. Atmosphere is lacking indoors unless you like the feel of Mama's kitchen when you dine out. Good to have patio seating. Creative combination and delicious.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Although my son-in-law Sam had highly recommended Casa Mañana, having enjoyed dining there before, both of us were disappointed with our menu selections today. Sam had chalupas and I, a beef stuffed poblano. As for me, I prefer highly spiced dishes and sauces and I found the food and salsa bland. The sauces seem to suffer from excess of cornstarch.... More 

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Marin County doesn't have much to offer in old school Mexican food dinning. There are a lots of Burrito/Taco Taco-rea types but few who take the next step to really good Mexican food for Breakfast, Lunch and Diner. Nothing flashy just old world cooking without all the big lights and high prices. The waitress stated they have been at this... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you enjoy food from countries south of the border, try this restaurant! Casa Manana serves delicious meals on the quiet patio area of a medical complex. There are umbrellas and tables for outdoor dining and tables inside the intimate restaurant. The waitresses are very friendly and attentive. For a small establishment, they have a large selection of dishes to... More 

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Sonora, CA
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I attempted to find this restaurant at what was apparently an old location, even though reviews had been posted about this old location, AND the address was still on the internet. When I realized this, I called the restaurant to get directions to the current location. The older woman who answered the phone of course confirmed that they had moved.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 711 D St, in building courtyard, San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-456-7345

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Description

The restaurant is located on D. St right next to Arco gas station. Large parking lot is conveniently available for customers to park. We are located in the courtyard of the large medical building. Please don't let the location fool you. We have very nice outdoor seating as well as indoor. Perfect place to bring your kids or even your dog. Laid back polite friendly service. Family owned and operated since 1979 in this same location!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?