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711 D St, in building courtyard, San Rafael, CA 94901-3707
+1 415-456-7345
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Rafael, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for a casual meal and/or margarita. The inside venue is very small with a handful of tables close together. There is also outdoor seating. The food is wonderful with specials written on the chalkboard., The people are very helpful and friendly and try to accommodate any special needs. .We often go when we want a... More 

Thank Jebteal
San Rafael, California
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I finally tried this restaurant out for lunch recently, but found it lacking in service and flavorful food. I had a beef enchilada and taco combo and my friend had the chicken enchilada. We both thought the flavor was lacking. Generous amount of food for the price and nice outside seating. Service was slow but the server was nice. Overall,... More 

Thank Califaloha
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This place is a gem. Lovely little cafe snuggled among the busy streets of San Rafael. My daughters favorite place to eat delicious authentic homestyle Mexican food. Run by a sweet family who are very pleasant and happy to feed you great food. Also, no problem for celiacs since everything is fresh and made to order.

Thank WinHe
Fairfax, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

I love love love this place!! The burritos are so good, the servers are very warm and friendly. They really go out of their way to make your dining experience great! Their salsa is so good. Everything about this place tastes home made. It is in an interesting spot in the middle of medical buildings, but don't let that stop... More 

Thank Emily H
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165 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

I've eaten a lot of Mexican food at home (Kansas City area), and I've never had anything that tasted as good as what we got at Casa Manana. It's a small cafe that's hidden in the middle of a medical complex, but it's worth seeking it out. The servers were very friendly (even calling my retired wife a "seniorita.")

Thank 704edl
Slidell, Louisiana
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We have been in San Rafael for 4 days. We have tried restaurants from San Francisco to Sabastipol, and Casa Manana is the best. It is the best hidden gem situated smack in the middle of the Medical Canter building. They are located in the courtyard. Park in parking lot for medical center and the entrance is through the green... More 

Thank Watkinsnc
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

I was taken for a birthday lunch to Casa Manana and was so happy to discover this gem tucked into an office courtyard. Everyone of us loved what we ordered. Fresh home made horchata and the best chicken mole I have ever had. The service was so friendly, you felt as if you were dining with a kind loving family.... More 

Thank Susanlynn212
Kentfield, California
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Both the owner and the cocktail are named Margarita... and both are great! Since she got a full liquor licence, new beverages are available, but the food has been wonderful for years. Her Mole is to die for... and the combination plates and specials will fill you up... and leave some to take home. Dine inside or on the lovely... More 

Thank Skip G
Mill Valley, California
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

This restaurant is tucked inside a small medical building, and you can't even see it until you drive halfway down the parking lot and look inside. It's worth finding because the food is delicious, and it appears that it's all cooked there, even the chips. The prices are reasonable and the staff is welcoming and polite. Service is reasonably quick.

Thank Cynthia94941
San Rafael, California
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015

Tucked away in a professional building's courtyard is this little spot that serves breakfast lunch and dinner Al fresco dining available Fresh dePendable food at an attractive price point

Thank Shari B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 D St, in building courtyard, San Rafael, CA 94901-3707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-456-7345
The restaurant is located on D. St right next to Arco gas station. Large parking lot is conveniently available for customers to park. We are located in the courtyard of the large medical building. Please don't let the location fool you. We have very nice outdoor seating as well as indoor. Perfect place to bring your kids or even your dog. Laid back polite friendly service. Family owned and operated since 1979 in this same location!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?