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Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine

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903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-3331
+1 415-451-4765
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Superior, Montana
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

We loved the fast service, and the excellent portion size. We had a half roasted chicken, with generous sides of plantains and salad. Outstanding and healthy meal.

Thank FrontierTraveler
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Puerto Rico & I must say my Cuban sandwich & the tostones I ordered were just like in PR!! Others in my party ordered the bistek sandwich & loved it! Make sure you either order a pancho or limeade drink!

Thank yvnet
New Jersey
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

Ate lunch here recently while visiting nephew in San Rafael (his recommendation, living in area almost 2 yrs, his fave place to eat!) and enjoyed fresh-tasting, delicious authentic PR food! Very crowded, waiting about 10 mins for our table of 6. Delicious specialty drinks, loved the chicken thighs and rice! Be careful about nearby on-street parking (only until 4:00 PM,... More 

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San Rafael, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

This food is fantastic. My favorite is the pinto beans with olives-- add a little of their hot sauce and YUM! One of my favorite restaurants. Eat there, family style, or take out!

Thank cbd222
San Rafael, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

I must say I am a frequent visitor of this place, and have had it delivered many times. The place is crowded which I don't like. But the food is fresh and yummy with lots of options. It is informal.

Thank bhonig26
San Rafael, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great! Fresh! Tasty! Nice family style eatery! Always busy ( a lot of locals eat there)! Service is fast and friendly! Our favorite is steak salad- grilled steak with onions and fresh salad with their own dressing of oil and garlic.... yammy

Thank ViktoriaS77
San Rafael, California
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

They serve pretty good food, but not worth the price you pay for. Also I can say that they do miss a big dish that is a must when it comes to Puerto Rican food, which is the arroz amarillo (Arroz con Gandules). Other then that, most of their dishes are typical Puerto Rican/ Caribbean food. But because of the... More 

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Excellent food,quick and courteous service...fast moving and very reasonable prices,very nice portions.

Thank 2CG2
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

If you like Puerto Rican food, this is the place to go north of the Golden Gate. Their signature Cubano sandwich is amazing. I hate to say this but it's all I ever get there. I know I'm supposed to try different things but I love the Cubano. My grown daughter tells me that the other items on the menu... More 

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new boston, nh
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

A friend took me to Sol Food at around 1pm on a Saturday. A short line outside of the door moved very quickly, and staff was courteous and efficient. But THE FOOD. Superbly tasty food in filling portions. I am visiting the area from the East Coast, and this is a restaurant that I will go home and talk about.

Thank yakayenne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +1 415-451-4765

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