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Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine

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903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
415-451-4765
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • 203
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Sol Food is trifecta of a place: fresh, flavorful, and vegetarian-friendly. Food is consistent as are the long lines, especially during peak meal times. Do yourself a favor and hit them up mid-morning or afternoon or call ahead for pick-up/delivery because you are going to want to put this food in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fatchihuahua
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sol Food is trifecta of a place: fresh, flavorful, and vegetarian-friendly. Food is consistent as are the long lines, especially during peak meal times. Do yourself a favor and hit them up mid-morning or afternoon or call ahead for pick-up/delivery because you are going to want to put this food in your mouth ASAP. Also plan on getting Sol Food... More 

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Thank Fatchihuahua
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have gone by Sol Food so many times in the last 15 years and watched lines out the door, heard my husband rave about it and had a close friend sit across from Sean Penn, which is a huge testament to the sumptuous food, the wafting fragrance of fried plantains and a happening environment. I had the camarones (... More 

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Thank shamz30
San Rafael, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have had Sol Food multiple times, both home delivery and take-out. It is what you want when you just want something easy and delicious. the food is basic, and not very creative, but it is always satisfying. Have had spontaneous large parties at my home, and they can have food for thirty in short notice and people will love it.... More 

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Thank redmed
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been fans of Sol Food since it opened up. Breakfast, lunch and dinner it works. Personally, the dine-in space is a bit too hectic for us but that doesn't seem to stop everyone else from lining up night after night all year round. If you are driving thru Marin, definitely worth calling in, picking up, and enjoying on... More 

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Thank jdeancoffey
Granite bay, CA
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had heard so much hype about the sol food restaurant in downtown San Rafael we didn't realize until we saw the name that it wasn't Brooklyn "soul food" but it was "Sol" food. The building is hard to miss in its gaudy lime green paint and the interior decor is, well... interesting. Crowded and with a line to get... More 

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Thank JandEGranitebay_CA
Spooner St
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was heaving when we turned up but managed to get a seat in minutes since there were just 2 of us. Everything about the Sol Food experience was positive and would recommend it to any tourists like me happening to pass through San Rafael. I had the Jibero sandwich on tostones. Cracking stuff!

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Thank TAMember06062012
San Rafael, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is very friendly, and food is unique and tasty, but the choices are very limited. For anyone who does not like, or, for health reasons, cannot eat, the spicy, fat-laden food, it is not a good place to eat.

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Thank David R
Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chicken sandwich 👍 it was FaNtAsTiC!!!!!! Also it was a very big portion. Will be visiting again forsure.👊🏻

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Thank Nikki S
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got to the hotel late and our search came up with this place, I'm of West Indian background, so I love rice and plantains. The food was great my family enjoyed it, filling & tasty. It was a short wait since it was already 8:00 p.m.. Its a bit small, but cozy. would definitely go back there when I visit... More 

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Thank Concerntraveler11
De Land, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Something different, never had food from Puerto Rico . Coconut pudding with mango sauce was amazing. Food made with plantains was delish. It is noisy but very fun. You might share a table with others, but its OK. Helps you strike up a great conversation. I would go back for sure.

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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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?