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“Pleasant Birthday Lunch”
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Panama Hotel
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Ranked #2 of 246 Restaurants in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: B Street & Woodland Avenue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, cozy dining room full of happy people enjoying lunch on a sunny day. service was quick and friendly. entrees were delicious and plentiful. I had the fish tacos and they were tasty.
Wine was a generous pour of a decent California Sauvignon blanc. We will definitely return.

Thank chand01
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The antithesis of your chain or trendy, foodie restaurant, the Panama Hotel Restaurnat, tucked into the quaint Gerstle Park neighborhood of San Rafael, features an eclectic menu in a historic setting. Offering a pallet of Latin, California, and Mediterranean, the offerings offers a broad range of dinning choices. Our group selections included the Tortilla Soup, marinaded grilled pork chop, Baja Seafood Salad, and stuffed Poblano Chile, all tasty and satisfying entrees, if traditional in preparation. We enjoyed the service and ambience, which echoes the laid back sixties and seventies, during which the Panama Hotel established its culinary roots.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Panama Hotel Restaurant has a nice ambience, a pleasant and accommodating staff, excellent and creative dishes, and does not break the bank. It is easily the best restaurant in San Rafael, and perhaps in all of Marin.

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Thank Pietro P
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Been to the Panama Hotel four times not sure why we go back. Soups and Salads are good but the Dinner Entrees are boring not bad just not great or memorable. Menu never changes.

Thank RonCo893
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This was a lovely find. It's not far from downtown San Rafael, but it's enough off the beaten path. We ate inside (there is also an outdoor patio), and the place has plenty of character. The server was nice and attentive.

We went for an early dinner on a Saturday night. It was about half filled, including a party of four seated next to us that carried a very interesting conversation. The restaurant is on the quiet side, at least at 630 on a Saturday evening, so conversations carry.

The calamari appetizer was a good amount to share, and I really liked the cilantro-lime vinaigrette. She ordered the filet of salmon and liked everything except the beets. I had the full order of wild mushroom ravioli, which were very tasty. Both dishes were reasonably sized: more than enough to fill us, not enough for leftovers.

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Thank Matt C
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