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All 213 San Rafael Restaurants

Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine

903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
415-451-4765
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Ranked #1 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
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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
Novato, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Hey, I spent a lot of time in Puerto Rico when I was in the US Navy and my best friend at that time was from Ponce. On weekends when our ship was in port in New London, CT Mike would drive us to his mom's house on "liberty" weekends and I would take the subway to brooklyn from there.... More

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Indianapolis
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

First time visiting San Rafael, I chanced upon this cool little Puerto Rican restaurant. With no clue what to order, a gal in line suggested the Bistec with the homemade limeade: a few specialties of the place. I went with it ... and, man, this meal blew me away. Tender, thinly sliced steak with grilled onions, "pink" beans, rice and... More

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Sonoma County
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117 reviews 117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Add me the minority who have been unimpressed by the quality of the food at Sol Food. I have eaten there twice in the past months. Nice funky atmosphere and the food is freshly prepared. But my two meals were decent at best, and last night's visit left me with a striking headache this AM (no alcohol involved.) I am... More

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San Rafael, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love the pollo al horno dinner: juicy chicken, rice, beans, salad and grilled sweet plantains. Mouth-watering and scrumptious... Every last bite. BUT not worth waiting in the crazy long line!! They deliver...

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Wausau
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I had the Niño Pobre sandwich. It was excellent. I had pink beans and rice for a side. Both were amazing. The vinegar based hot sauce was so good I could've drank it. I bought a bottle to take home. At 2pm there were at least 10 deep at the counter to order. Once you ordered you received your order... More

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San Rafael, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

SolFood is a gem of a restaurant. serving puerto rican fare, all made from scratch, using high quality ingredients, organic and local when possible. my only complaint is that sometimes the salt levels are a bit high for my taste…but that is true in most restaurant foods. love the vibe, love the food. it never disappoints.

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Fishertown PA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

After spending the day at The Cavallo Point Spa , my son took us to this restaurant up in San Rafael. The restaurant has a very unique decor inside , consisting of old doors placed side by side to create a covering for the walls as well as an eclectic collection of "stuff" all about the establishment. Many of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant at the end of a wonderful day out touring Marin county headlands, the Redwoods, and the FLW-designed Civic Center. Heading back round the Bay, hungry, we dropped down in San Raphael and found this place within 5 minutes. Authentic Puerto Rican food, with a short queue on a mid-week evening at sundown, great flavours and... More

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San Rafael, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

i want to be on the Sol Food band wagon, but i keep wondering why there are the long lines. The food is alright, I do love the garlic plantains, but even the carry out restaurant takes up to a 30 minute wait for food. The salad is just mixed greens, and avocado wedge and oil and lemon dressing. The... More

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Novato, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice to have a genuine Puerto Rican restaurant in town. Actually a mini-empire, with take out shop small outside cafe and main restaurant, oh and nick-hacks. Tasty food, good coffee, and large servings. Nice for breakfast also. But go early, as the lines sometimes stretch down the block. Family friendly, and lovely staff. Their mango ice tea is great, so... More

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Additional Information about Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine

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

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