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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very enjoyable meal

My friend took me here for dinner recently and the experience was pretty enjoyable. We had the fried garlic plantain topped with cheese and tomato. Now this tasted okay, but what made it taste fantastic was the bottle of sauce they had on every table. I have no idea what it is but it smells like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Avrilx
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My friend took me here for dinner recently and the experience was pretty enjoyable. We had the fried garlic plantain topped with cheese and tomato. Now this tasted okay, but what made it taste fantastic was the bottle of sauce they had on every table. I have no idea what it is but it smells like vinegar infused with chili... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Ordered light snacks to be delivered. Delivery was prompt. Ribs and chicken were rather bland...wouldn't order again.

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Cambria, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Heard about this place though friends and finally made my way over for breakfast. Seems to always be a line out the door but it moves fast. Picked a menu at the door and ordered eggs on rice with bread. Sounds simple and it was but with HUGE flavor! Sits family style seating and a host will seat you after... More 

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Mariner from Brooklyn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I grew up in New York and am familiar with this wonderful flavor palette. They do a good, consistent job. I just wish their prices weren't so high for such a casual place, I would go more often.

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Marin County, CA
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I go to Sol Food every time I want something delicious and different and good. I've never had a disappointing meal here and I've tried most everything - the pork chop, the amazing rotisserie chicken and the out-of-this-world chicken sandwich. I eat all dishes with a side of their utterly delectable maduros and a glass of the amazing limeade. Even... More 

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San Rafael, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food, great prices, fun atmosphere. Worth the wait if there is a line. Casual and informal, order at the counter and sit sometimes sit with other people at large tables. Great delivery service. Yummy food, well-prepared, fairly priced, and consistently excellent, with the freshest ingredients.

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San Rafael, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best food! Simple decor. All ages and ethnicities. Always a line up at the door! Try the chicken and plantains!

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Fairfield, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was my first time coming, and the lines look intimidating but once your line they go quickly. Like 10 min wait! The food was fresh and tasty! Right next door to the restaurant is their own TO-GO section! That's pretty awesome in my book! While my best friend waited in line, I went next door to pick up their... More 

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rocklin
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147 reviews 147 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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 via mobile

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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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

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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?