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Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine

$$ - $$$Caribbean, Latin,
903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-3331
+1 415-451-4765
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (97 reviews)
“sandwich” (55 reviews)
“bistec” (35 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-3331
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always a line here. It moves quickly and is so worth it! Sol(the owner) started with a hole in the wall and now has 2 thriving restaurants. One in San Rafael and one in Mill Valley. The chicken and beef are marinated to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tour316699
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was nice to find a spot that showcased food from PR. Pretty good food, the tostones and choripan were really good. The Shrimp Mofongo was different from how we normally have had it but it was still pretty good. Recommend that you give Sol Food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tainofarms
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have gone to this restaurant several times already and I just looove it! The food is delicious (I really love their fried plantain) and they have salads that accompany their meals; they are so good! I also like the fact that customers sit at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chantal578
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came highly recommended by my hotel concierge. I was initially quite confused by the set up. Wasn't sure if I was to seat myself or wait to be seated, or order at the counter. There was nothing that clearly led the customer to the right...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Yosh S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always delicious, fresh food. Family favorite is the Bistec Sandwich (small is enough, large has more meat). Mariquitas (thinly sliced fried plantains) with their special sauce as a side dish a MUST!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Linda T
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

I have yet to write a bad review. My mofongo was dry and came with not enough sauce to have finished. I was made to pay for extra sauce after having spent $90! Others ordered the steak plate which needed more seasoning. We drove about...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dinorah415
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to Sol Food. Lovely quality simple food which was delicious. The plantains with garlic were great. We have tried rotisserie pork rinds and pork chops with salad and beans. Vanilla flan- excellent crime caramel- was sensational. Loved the iced milk...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AnnePicnictraveller
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We go there once in a while since 2012. We never eat there because of the long wait time, but it's very easy to order for pickup. We typically call to order, and pickup. Depending on the time you go, it can be pretty hard...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PnAH15
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Food is not that great and service is horrible! Not worth the trip nor, the money. The only thing worse than the food is the service. Do yourself a favor and eat anywhere but here!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Good, not spectacular food, though the sweet plantain added to many plates is noteworthy. You order at the cash, are given a number, and the food is quickly delivered to your table which is often shared.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Wayne-Librarian
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No, they don't. Tables and sitting is rustic and limited. It's on first come first basis.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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