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Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine

903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
415-451-4765
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Ranked #2 of 213 Restaurants in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Caribbean
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is just like being on the island of Puerto Rico. The food is so good, it is as if you were visiting relatives on the islands. Highly recommend the mofongo with camorones and the tostones with mojo. Have a Limonada..freshly squeezed limeade with a fizz. You are seated with other diners so you get to meet people from all... More

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CA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We live in the North Bay and have eaten in many wonderful restaurants, but this is the family favorite. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is great- it's like going to Puerto Rico for a meal! The meat is all high quality (free range chicken, grass fed beef...) Our fav dishes are: Pollo al Horno, Bistec with grilled onions,... More

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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I recently visited San Francisco, San Rafael and Lake Tahoe in July. One night during our 3 night stay in San Rafael we "Googled" Restaurants...and decided to visit Sol Food. We both love Puerto Rican cuisine. We loved this restaurant so much we returned there 5 times in 3-days for both lunch and dinner! First thing first...the... More

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Weed, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Authentic neighborhood restaurant. Eat here to celebrate living! Casual, friendly, rhythmic and the food is amazing

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San Rafael, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What an awesome place. Great food, noisey, good prices, long lines, and worth the wait. I can't wait to see the next thing I eat.

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West Islip, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is worth the wait! Don't be frightened by the line around the block, it moves fairly quickly. The food and drinks were beyond our expectations. We basically ordered everything on the menu including the pork special, the ribs, and the chicken as well as various styles of plantains, and it was all delicious! The lemonade drinks were also... More

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fair oaks ca
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a fun and exciting lunch recently - the colorful decorations, peppy music, friendly host all set the stage for a great meal- my chicken salad sandwich with small salad and french fries was outstanding- an unexpected treat was the "ponche" drink- "mango-orange tea with limeade-- I highly recommend for an enjoyable and breezy lunch!!

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San Rafael, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My daughter (and her teenage friends) have been going to Sol Food regularly for the past few years, but standing in line to wait for food has never seemed all that appealing to me. At my daughter's insistence, we ordered Sol Food for delivery and the food was absolutely PHENOMENAL! Everything - the Bistec Sandwich, Tostones Con Queso (with tomato... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were not having a clue what could be Portorican cuisine but we were told that it would be a mistake not trying it. So we went there around 11:30 on Sunday morning to taste the ''special of the day'', one of the most characteristic meals of this island. First, we were right to show up this early because in... More

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Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My cousin from San Anselmo told me about this place while I was visiting earlier this year. She warned me there would be a wait... But it was worth it! Had an awesome steak with black beans and rice (if I remember correctly) and a mean salad. I am fussy with regards to salad because I just like green leafs... More

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