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Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine

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903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
415-451-4765
Website
Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 147
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic and Awesome!

It's such a treat to find authentic Puerto Rican food in the Bay. I grew up in Southern Florida and miss the flavors. I was originally nervous about having to find a spot to sit; but, they had a hostess and it was seamless. My boyfriend and I don't mind sharing tables; it's nice meeting new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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rocklin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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rocklin
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It's such a treat to find authentic Puerto Rican food in the Bay. I grew up in Southern Florida and miss the flavors. I was originally nervous about having to find a spot to sit; but, they had a hostess and it was seamless. My boyfriend and I don't mind sharing tables; it's nice meeting new people. The Ponche was... More 

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San Rafael, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Sol Food is a favorite. The lines can be intimidating, but I've never waited more than 15 minutes. The food is fresh and delicious.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I crave this place quite often and feel sorry for the person who posted recently but this is NOT dirty or greasy. Instead, it is hearty and delicious! My favorite part about this place is the spicy, vinegar hot sauce (pique) but also worth a mention are the fresh squeezed OJ, chulettas (thin fried pork chop with pickled onion), salad,... More 

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San Rafael, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Greasy dirty food. I've eaten there a number of times, but never again. I get nauseated just driving by.

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San Rafael, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is home cooking with a great friendly atmosphere. The flavors are consistent and food quality top notch. Their on line ordering is easy and pick up or delivery are great options to get the food to wherever you are. Not uncommon to be a long line waiting to eat so I prefer to bring home. This is the spot... More 

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San Rafael, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food here is pretty incredible. I'm a huge fan of the Cubano sandwich and mango iced tea. I haven't been disappointed with anything on the menu yet.

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San Francisco / Singapore
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Almost everyone who has ever had a meal from Sol Food understands the cravings that ensue. The chicken is especially addictive. I don't need it every day or even every week, but when my craving says "feed me Sol Food now", I obey. Sol created a great niche product in San Rafael. She should be made a saint.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The place is loud and cramped especially sharing tables. But the soul food was very good with a mixture of aromas and favors. Great place to visit and enjoy everything Puerto Rican.

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San Rafael, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Don't go here because it makes it harder for me to get a table!!! ok, it is that good! Salad dressing excellent. Great for take out. Two kinds of plantains! etc...

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Sacramento
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We try to find something different to eat often. This place fills the bill. Nothing fancy and noisy. But the food was tasty. We enjoyed mofongo, chuleta, pollo, ensalada deluxe, misto, flan con coco and trebleque. All good. Give it a try!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: 415-451-4765

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?