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711 D St, in building courtyard, San Rafael, CA 94901-3707
+1 415-456-7345
09:00 - 21:00
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San Anselmo, California
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in a courtyard behind a medical building, Casa Manana offers authentic food at reasonable prices. The atmosphere is friendly and mercifully quiet, especially in the outdoor tables. The food provides Salvadorian flavors that are not often found in Marin restaurants. The pleasant staff were able to accommodate my need for not-spicy but still tasty food and my husband's... More 

Thank Shirley T
San Rafael, California, United States
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

because then I REALLY won't get a table when I drop in,,,as often as I do! Friendliest servers on the planet serving authentic and delicious food with love. Family recipes and little extras ( like the chowder soup while I waited for my guest and some kind of wonderful honey and tortilla dessert) that only add to the experience. So... More 

Thank Mary O
Kentfield, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The location and restaurant are so charming. The people who work here are warm and friendly and the food is quite good.

Thank fussytraveler49
San Rafael, California
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lots of Native speakers were there when we visited, and the food was good. Friendly service, and lots of patience for dogs and children.

Thank minimuffinlover
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016

ordered the chicken taco. Nice sized serving but the taco was fried. The refried beans and rice looked "tired". I did not enjoy my food. My boyfriend ate his burrito but said it was "just ok"

Thank jjpdx123
San Francisco, California
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Situated in a medical office building, this is a pleasant surprise featuring outdoor seating, El Salvadoran and Mexican fare, along with soju cocktails and sparkling wine, wine. We enjoyed our breakfast immensely, the service was friendly, with table service. I think they offer take-out, I don't see why not. We'll definitely go back for the black beans, plantains and other... More 

1 Thank David S
San Rafael, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a great place for a casual meal and/or margarita. The inside venue is very small with a handful of tables close together. There is also outdoor seating. The food is wonderful with specials written on the chalkboard., The people are very helpful and friendly and try to accommodate any special needs. .We often go when we want a... More 

Thank Jebteal
San Rafael, California
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I finally tried this restaurant out for lunch recently, but found it lacking in service and flavorful food. I had a beef enchilada and taco combo and my friend had the chicken enchilada. We both thought the flavor was lacking. Generous amount of food for the price and nice outside seating. Service was slow but the server was nice. Overall,... More 

Thank Califaloha
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place is a gem. Lovely little cafe snuggled among the busy streets of San Rafael. My daughters favorite place to eat delicious authentic homestyle Mexican food. Run by a sweet family who are very pleasant and happy to feed you great food. Also, no problem for celiacs since everything is fresh and made to order.

Thank WinHe
Fairfax, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I love love love this place!! The burritos are so good, the servers are very warm and friendly. They really go out of their way to make your dining experience great! Their salsa is so good. Everything about this place tastes home made. It is in an interesting spot in the middle of medical buildings, but don't let that stop... More 

Thank Emily H

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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 D St, in building courtyard, San Rafael, CA 94901-3707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-456-7345
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?