We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-3331
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

426 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 420: English reviews
Freehold, New Jersey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, fun atmosphere, good prices. So good I felt like I was back on the east coast. Highly recommended.

Thank khollering
San Rafael
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here dozens of time, starting back in the tin roof location on 4th Street. I have always enjoyed every meal I ate. My companions were unfailingly happy. The chicken salad, the pork sandwich, the plantain and beans, all slathered in their terrific hot sauce. Don't die without eating at Sol Food.

Thank Glenob
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Vamanos gente! If you don't know What SOL food is then i'm assuming you just ain't local! But i get traffic and how We all isolated in the Bay.. BUT.. If you're Coming from SF Or oaktown.. Try somethin' killar and hella cool up in the North Bay..'Sol Food is where it's at for late eats and Overall killer grub..... More 

Thank V H
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for something different, Sol Food is the place! Great steak sandwiches, home cut fries, beans and rice (a meal in itself). I have always ordered take out/delivery because there is always a line out the door at the restaurant. One of the best meals in Marin and a can't miss. Huge local following.

Thank Roughroad
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I do not like to stand in long lines to pay someone good money even if it is to eat decent food. This restaurant has a bit of a captive audience since the area has a dearth of reasonably-priced, not-so-boring food. There is always a long line, by a busy street, and communal seating. If you are a tourist, or... More 

Thank minal p
Northern California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm pretty much a creature of habit and get either the Cubano or the Pollo al Horno. The pink beans are pretty much always on the order as is a bottle of their Pique sauce, you can't get enough of that no matter how many small containers they might give you. I don't know which plantains I like the best... More 

Thank coreycsteele
Fair Oaks, California
Level Contributor
417 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, I want to tell you the line is horrendous, that you should stay away, but mainly I just want to tell you that Marvin is a super waiter, and that whatever you order will be superb. Now, annoying boys we had to share a table with (there are some communal tables), you're right: Puerto Rican food is not as... More 

Thank kcdenman
San Anselmo, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered Sol's the day she opened in that tiny crazy funky indoor outdoor with a ton of banana trees in huge tin drums and evocative decor on 4th and Lincoln in San Rafael. We still think of it as "our place" even though it has moved and multiplied beyond recognition! The food is still outstanding and the service swift... More 

Thank Judith S
Berkeley, California
Level Contributor
46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend asked me if I've ever been to Sol Puertorican food. I said,"I eat Puertorican food all the time, my grandma cooks it the best, I have never been happy with Puertorican restaurants. " Of course, we are Puertorican. We were asked several times if we've been here and invited to go several times as well. We finally accepted... More 

1 Thank Sky G
Louisville, Colorado, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eating here was Great! I am a true foodie and LOVE finding great restaurants! Order & pay first, then find a table, food is quick & fresh! Seating is communal sit where there is an open spot.. and meet some new friends.... Enjoy....

1 Thank Jackie W

Travelers who viewed Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine also viewed

San Rafael, Marin County
San Rafael, Marin County
San Rafael, Marin County

Been to Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-3331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: 415-451-4765

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Napa, California
5 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?