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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a fun place to eat, but gets really crowded. You stand in a line to order food, then find a seat, but there aren't always seats. The food was pretty good, many dishes to choose from. I had the shrimp po-boy, and wasn't...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

If you arrive and there is a line, don't fret. Get in line and converse with your company, or get out your cell phone to entertain yourself while you wait. There is also a to go location right next door if you can't wait. My...More

Thank Htown77
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Sol Food hits the spot and it’s popular for a reason. Don’t be surprised if there’s a line out the door for this place if you come for lunch service. The menu is plentiful, the atmosphere and ambiance are chill but make you feel transported,...More

Thank StephCaliforniaBound
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Sol Food has the reputation of being the best Puerto Rican restaurant in the Bay Area. Before this week, I had never been in the restaurant, although I had enjoyed their catered food at a friends birthday party. You get the Caribbean vibe from the...More

Thank 14hannon
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I'm Puerto Rican and don't get much exposure to restaurants that prepare this type of food. This is a little gem I found which has allowed me to introduce others to Puerto Rican cuisine with pride. Food is excellent!

Thank hidelisa
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Friendly, welcoming staff and genuine food. This place was recommended by the hotel staff down the road. I was told that there is usually a line out the door because it is so popular. Fortunately, we arrived at the right time and walked right up...More

Thank Buenoman58
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is such good food and you get enough to fill you up comfortably. The taste is unique and leaves a craving to eat there again and again. Just look at the constant line out the door and you know it has to be good.

Thank Marie O
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Home cooking. Great food. Generous portions. Had the steak with hand cut fries. Happy to see a mesclun salad also on the plate. Beans and rice too. A ton of flavor. My daughter got the chicken and plantains. Super tender chicken well seasoned. Plantains were...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

As a latin person I would never choose to eat on this place. However, I do go more often than I would like to because my Caucasian friends think is the best thing in the planet to bring diversity to their life. My problem with...More

Thank rwurbina
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Some friends and I spent a few days in San Rafael and wanted to eat here. The first time we attempted, the line was halfway down the block, so we went elsewhere. The second time, we realized that the line doesn’t really matter. Seating isn’t...More

Thank Valorie C
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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