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“Open again. Better than ever!”
Review of Casa Manana

Casa Manana
Ranked #18 of 229 Restaurants in San Rafael
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
San Rafael, California
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141 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Open again. Better than ever!”
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.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Anselmo, California, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good bargain”
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.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Lynda M
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lunch: Casa Mañana ”
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. Even the tortilla chips were unsalted and tasteless. Too bad. I had high expectations.

May I say a few positive words about the restaurant. The service was exemplary. The decor inside and out in the tree-shaded courtyard was clean and attractive. I doubt if I will return but might recommend it to those who like mild Mexican food.

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Thank Wingfield R
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Novato, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“No Pretention”
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 location for 32 years. I confess it is a little hard to find, a very quite location, a very simple set up, nothing flashy...the food speaks for itself.

Open 7 days a week.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank GoGoXC
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Mount Shasta, California
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Quiet Dining, Intimate Setting, No Waiting in Line”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you enjoy food from countries south of the border, try this restaurant! Casa Manana serves delicious meals on the quiet patio area of a medical complex. There are umbrellas and tables for outdoor dining and tables inside the intimate restaurant. The waitresses are very friendly and attentive. For a small establishment, they have a large selection of dishes to choose from.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Macphilly
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