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Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine

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903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
+1 415-451-4765
07:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Spooner St
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

The place was heaving when we turned up but managed to get a seat in minutes since there were just 2 of us. Everything about the Sol Food experience was positive and would recommend it to any tourists like me happening to pass through San Rafael. I had the Jibero sandwich on tostones. Cracking stuff!

Thank TAMember06062012
Mill Valley, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

The restaurant is very friendly, and food is unique and tasty, but the choices are very limited. For anyone who does not like, or, for health reasons, cannot eat, the spicy, fat-laden food, it is not a good place to eat.

Thank David R
Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken sandwich 👍 it was FaNtAsTiC!!!!!! Also it was a very big portion. Will be visiting again forsure.👊🏻

Thank Nikki S
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Got to the hotel late and our search came up with this place, I'm of West Indian background, so I love rice and plantains. The food was great my family enjoyed it, filling & tasty. It was a short wait since it was already 8:00 p.m.. Its a bit small, but cozy. would definitely go back there when I visit... More 

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De Land, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Something different, never had food from Puerto Rico . Coconut pudding with mango sauce was amazing. Food made with plantains was delish. It is noisy but very fun. You might share a table with others, but its OK. Helps you strike up a great conversation. I would go back for sure.

Thank CWright53
Palo Alto
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This is my 1st review of Sol, although it's my 3rd time having lunch here. Their limonada served in a very large Mason jar is deliciously thirst-quenching. This time I had the shrimp criollos combo. The shrimp were succulent, spicy, and very flavorful. It's a quick lunch place where you share a table w other diners. Service is good.

Thank Susons
san diego
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215 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Fun lively eatery, a bit pricey for a stand up order rushed service casual environment. Solid food, large portions. Cuban sandwich delicious as was shrimp and chicken special. Be prepared to stand in line and share table with others as well as a rushed feel due to the long line to get in and limited seating.

Thank hortonms
Roseville, Ca
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Very crowded...but I now know why! We did have to wait about 15 mins to be seated but that gave us plenty of time to really go over the menu to pick out exactly what we wanted. Everyone in the family picked something different....1/2 chicken, steak, ribs and the Cuban sandwich. Each plate was prepared perfectly. The flavors clean and... More 

Thank Ann J
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Plantain chips are a great curbside snack and the chicken breast plate is a staple for us. After eating in regularly we now favor the to go side as we have a newborn and can't wait in line. Worth the wait for an out of town group but easy enough to take home if you're okay with hosting. Solid food... More 

Thank David M
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159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Went here for lunch on a rainy Monday. About a 10 minute wait for counter seats. Longer if you want a table. Place was busy, busy. But the service was great and the food came out fast. My husband had the white bean, chard and ham soup which he loved and I had the Cubano sandwich. Delicious and so big... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-451-4765

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