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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • 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 2 February 2018 via mobile

Vibrant crowd, long lines but just OK food. Nothing special. That was my first impression but with all of the crowds waiting to get in, I figured I must have just hit an off night. I went back. It turns out the emperor wore no...More

Thank xrayxx1
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Top of the game, Foodies, do I have a treat for you, lol, it’s “SHOWTIME”, I stopped in San Rafael, California! An can you say “Puerto Rican”, food 🥘, ”SOL FOOD”, La Bodega 903 Lincoln Ave. San Rafael CA, 94901 Dine in @ The Green...More

Thank Buttermansolo
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Reliably excellent, authentic Puerto Rican food. Always a line out the door. Communal seating, friendly and accommodating staff. Also a take out storefront next door if you don't have time for the line.

Thank mwatts23
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We typically have Sol Food delivered at least twice a month. Often the orders are incorrect but that’s my only complaint. The food is great and reasonably priced. There’s something for everyone in the family on the menu. If they had alcohol may be more...More

Thank F S
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

1  Thank hisons
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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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