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Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine

) #1 of 195 Restaurants in San Rafael $$ - $$$ Caribbean, Latin,
903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-3331
+1 415-451-4765
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (92 reviews)
“camarones” (17 reviews)
“sandwich” (43 reviews)
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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 days ago via mobile

We chose this place for lunch based on excellent TripAdvisor reviews, and we were so glad we did! The restaurant was incredibly crowded and popular, with a line stretching far out the front door. However, there's a small Sol Food cafe next door that does...More

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of eating here earlier this month while on vacation. The food is excellent, the service was is excellent, and the atmosphere is an awesome shabby chic! P.S. I love the doors! We ordered and ate family style, which is where my family...More

Thank SugaKows
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If anyone at work is ordering from Sol food count me in. I have never had anything bad here. Recently one of our vendors ordered catering from here and it was boxed so nice in individual serving boxes. My favorite dish is a chicken thigh...More

Thank swngdncer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The outstanding food was well worth the wait in line. They have an extensive menu that has something for everyone. Even the small portions were large! We will definitely return.

Thank Nikothedog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of ways to sample here- bistek sandwich, platter with 2 kinds of plaintains, rice, meat, black beans & all come with a lovely salad with lemon & olive oil Also the fried shrimp with plsintain seasoned Batter was delucioso!

Thank PeggyCSterling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Alberto as a server and was very pleased. The pollo combo was excellent. The limonada and ponche were also very good. Convenient to get to. Will certainly return. Name on receipt shows La Bodega.

Thank 1GiantsMS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are lines to get in this restaurant . I ate here w friends. We all ate different dishes It did not impress me as it seems to impress the hordes so it might be me and my friends. None the less it is crazy...More

Thank zuni P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is so popular and many friends love it, so we tried 3 times. We don't like anything about it -- the food, the setting or the service. Hate to give an unfavorable review, but it just doesn't work for us on any level.

Thank Wallace G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The one star is a bit low but I am offended by the high rating others have given this restaurant. Yes I have only eaten here twice but both times were not good. The food is perhaps ample but is at best ordinary. Do I...More

Thank JAHSanAnselmo
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Very casual seating arrangement with shared tables. Not a lot of space to sit. I typically order the veggie sandwich to go. It is great. Can be messy with their "secret sauce" !

Thank ddkpp
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Questions & Answers
30 June 2017|
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Response from Tighe O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, sorry, had not been on here awhile
Diane B
30 November 2016|
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Response from L L | Reviewed this property |
No they don't
9 March 2016|
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Response from 99MD2015 | Reviewed this property |
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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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