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Casa Manana

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Mexican, Spanish
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711 D St, in building courtyard, San Rafael, CA 94901
+1 415-456-7345
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The restaurant is located on D. St right next to Arco gas station. Large...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Every Time

Pull up a chair and sit outside this small quaint restaurant Ok I admit I almost always ordered the same thing. I love the cheese to Papusa and the chicken tacos, The service is excellent with a long term staff Juanita greets you with a smile This place is tucked away and sometimes forget about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Melissa P
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San Rafael
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San Rafael, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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

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Thank Shari B
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is a hidden gem in the courtyard of a medical office building. Finding it is a little bit of a challenge, but the parking is easy in the adjacent lot. I always have the pupusas, a Salvadorean treat, sort of like a thick tortilla with cheese and beans mixed into the masa.The staff is friendly and the setting very... More 

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Thank patsymom
San Rafael
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Pull up a chair and sit outside this small quaint restaurant Ok I admit I almost always ordered the same thing. I love the cheese to Papusa and the chicken tacos, The service is excellent with a long term staff Juanita greets you with a smile This place is tucked away and sometimes forget about it. Delicious Enjoy

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Thank Melissa P
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I had homemade chorizo sausage with eggs and another had an enchilada and a chile rellano. Both were well spiced but not hot. However, they had a great hot sauce that you could if you like hot. Small little place and not easy to find but friendly and would definitely become a regular. Complimentary homemade rice pudding for dessert. Totally... More 

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Thank larskee
San Rafael, California
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305 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to this little place for years now. It is an amazing little restaurant run by some very very nice ladies. The ladies are from Central America and bring their talent to this restaurant with homemade foods from those areas. I love going in there and having breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It doesn't matter. The food is amazing... More 

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Thank Thomas B
San Rafael, California
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This small Mexican restaurant is located in the middle of a small complex of doctors' offices on D Street in San Rafael. The outside seating is the best - very pleasant. Reasonably priced. They have lots of vegetarian options. Also they will make things mild if requested.

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Thank Joy P
San Rafael, California
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So glad this place is open again after a fire. We always eat outside--most pleasant--but inside is now welcoming and comfortable. Always water, chips and salsa when we arrive. The food is quickly and beautifully served. One can have it mild or spicier. Very fair prices--especially on the specials.

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1 Thank MarcieLeach
San Anselmo, California, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Creative menu with very fresh food. Atmosphere is lacking indoors unless you like the feel of Mama's kitchen when you dine out. Good to have patio seating. Creative combination and delicious.

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Thank Lynda M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Although my son-in-law Sam had highly recommended Casa Mañana, having enjoyed dining there before, both of us were disappointed with our menu selections today. Sam had chalupas and I, a beef stuffed poblano. As for me, I prefer highly spiced dishes and sauces and I found the food and salsa bland. The sauces seem to suffer from excess of cornstarch.... More 

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Thank Wingfield R
Novato, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Marin County doesn't have much to offer in old school Mexican food dinning. There are a lots of Burrito/Taco Taco-rea types but few who take the next step to really good Mexican food for Breakfast, Lunch and Diner. Nothing flashy just old world cooking without all the big lights and high prices. The waitress stated they have been at this... More 

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Thank GoGoXC

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 711 D St, in building courtyard, San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-456-7345

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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