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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
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, TX
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has very good TA reviews but I was not impressed with either the food quality or taste. Moreover, the service was not great - we picked up food for the family and the order was not correct on 2 different occasions

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the breaded shrimp, black beans and white rice; but locals raved about the garlic plantains and I was not impressed. The lacked seasoning, outside of the overwhelming garlic cloves pieces that were stuck to the plantain.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

While visiting friends who live in Marin, they suggested a place for lunch. Puerto Rican food in the bay area, what!!!????? I could not believe it, it was awesome! Such a friendly restaurant with authentic Borinquen food. I will say the tostones could have been a bit better, they were a bit over cooked and tough. The rice was perfect,... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The three piece chicken dinner with plantains and a side of beans is SO good. Do not miss the side of beans, they are delicious.

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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
44 helpful votes 44 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 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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