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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
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07:00 - 00:00
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San Rafael
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I nearly gave Sol Food only 4/5 because it is always so busy, but I can't, in good conscience, give a place 4/5 for being too busy under the weight of its own success. These folks simply make delicious food, and a great number of people want it, myself included. We are very fortunate to have such reasonably-priced, delicious food... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Stopped here for a late lunch. Even at 3 pm, there was a pretty good number of customers so thought the food would be pretty good and wasn't disappointed. Had the large order of Chuletas Fritas (pan fried pork chops) with black beans and rice and plantains (went with one garlic and one sweet). Everything tasted great and was served... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is just so tasty. I was sad that they were out of the rotisserie chicken by 4pm. But the ribs were super good. Been coming here for a few years and always leave happy. It is crowded, that's really the only downside.

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Thank Srinfo2014
California
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Disclaimer: I grew up eating Puerto Rican food, so my expectations might be a little higher than others. A friend of mine mentioned this place and the very next day, I see them on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I took this as a sign I needed to check it out. We arrived around 10:45 a.m.. on a Thursday. Not busy... More 

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Thank SoulMoonChild
Forli, Italy
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I loved this restaurant every time I tried it. Everything is delicious, fresh and sooo puerto rican! I loved the mariquitas and maduros so bad!!!!! Salads, chicken and sandwiches....Even The drinks are unforgettable. If I will ever have The chance to go back to San Rafael I will definitely stop by again.

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Thank Martipara
San Rafael, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

As a local I have always been amazed at the constant waiting lines outside Sol Food. The food is always the same menu with a few specials, and it is reliable , reasonably priced , and fresh...but not over the top outstanding.What I realized is that the interior design of this place , the color, the funky old doors leaning... More 

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Thank TravelingJFB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Love it!!! Always get the chicken combo or steak sandwich. Love the sweet plantain. And we even buy the salad dressing by the bottle.

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Thank Anneli R
Belo Horizonte, MG
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Only eaten inside a few times as I won't wait through the never ending lines. Call ahead, pick it up, and take it to the park or home. Still delicious, cause it's more about the food. The back deck is nice, but again, if it's about the food and not the atmosphere order in, or take it out.

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Thank Juliana J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Mostly spicy stuff that I don't like. Also lots of noisy immigrants, maybe illegal. Not my choice.Rather spend my money in another place.

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Thank Charles H
San Anselmo, California, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Sol Food is pure magic, there is nothing like it in Marin or anywhere i've been, The food is perfection and the vibe is special.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
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?