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Casa Manana

711 D St, in building courtyard, San Rafael, CA 94901
+1 415-456-7345
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Ranked #74 of 212 restaurants in San Rafael
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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!
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English first
San Rafael, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Yangon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Novato, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We eat here often as my friends office is across the street. But that is just how we discovered this gem. Food is wonderful, great salsas, & the Diet Coke... what can I say!

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Fairfax, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place is tucked into a medical building complex. The family-run restaurant is warm and inviting, but small. There is a nice outdoor patio in good weather. The food is always great and so is the service. This is a terrific little neighborhood secret.

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Sausalito, CA
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I took my family here after a trying morning at court, so we were not in the best of moods. The owner was so hospitable to us, which was very welcome. We sat out in the courtyard and the food was out pretty promptly and oh........was it good. The ambiance of the place is so welcoming. It's in a medical... More

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San Rafael, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Casa Manana has been a refuge for me for years and I do want to add my recommendation. It is not easy to find at first but you will drift back easily. It's in the Gerstle Park area of San Rafael. I love most a cup (huge)of Mexican hot chocolate as well as the black bean dishes. The cooks and... More

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