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“Great atmosphere and food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Panama Hotel

Panama Hotel
4 Bayview Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
415-457-3993
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Ranked #10 of 219 Restaurants in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: B Street & Woodland Avenue
San Rafael, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

This is a wonderful restaurant, especially on a warm, sunny day or evening, when you can sit outside and enjoy the ambiance and fine food.

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  • English first
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English first
san francisco
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lovely and romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Historic, lovely place with great food. BF had the burger and I had a salad.

Visited May 2011
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San Diego
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Eating at the bar, the food was excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

The restarant was booked for christmas parties so i ate at the bar and the food was elegant, fresh, original and a good value. it is a place for a very fine meal.

Visited December 2011
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Larkspur, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Neighbourhood Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

What a find!! This neighbourhood gem in San Rafael is easy to get to and yet you could be a million miles away on a European vacation. The restaurant has a secluded feel with a wonderful outdoor dining patio surrounded by flowers, shrubs and trees. The food was excellent, as was the service. Fantastic live music topped off the experience. Dog friendly too!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Languid atmosphere and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The Panama is a treat, decorated with Panama hats and other reminders of hot weather and a slower pace. It's set in a neighborhood (instead of right downtown) which adds to the leisurely atmosphere. You can sit inside or out or in-between on a glassed-in heated porch, all good choices. The food is good and servings hearty, with an extensive menu, lots of salads as well as meaty dishes. Lots of Latin-themed choices, well-prepared.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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