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Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine

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903 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-3331
+1 415-451-4765
07:00 - 00:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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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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220 reviews
126 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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 31 December 2015 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 53 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 

Thank ytc50
Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Sol Food is for sure a spot that everyone needs to try. Prepare yourself to wait in line just to get inside. It's that good! Everything from their rotisserie chicken to their steak sandwiches. Don't forget to buy a bottle of their hot sauce to take home with you.

Thank Tyler N
San Diego, CA
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208 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

I had never eaten Puerto Rican food before but my nephew told me we had to go to Sol Food. I was not disappointed. I ordered the Paraiso sandwich which included fried plantains for a bit of a sweet taste. It was delicious. It doesn't come with a side but the sandwich was huge so I was able to take... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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220 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

It was my first time to try Puertorican cuisine. You pay first and then sit. The food reminded me of Cuban food because of plantains, black beans and great tasting chicken. I will definitely return to dine there. Waiters were very friendly.

Thank jo k
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is one of my have spots. I live in NY and my friend brought me here bc well, she knows I loe food and great food in particular. I was not disappointed. I had the chicken with sides and sweet plantains. Everything was fresh and delicious. I had the mango iced tea and after lunch the coconut latte, both... 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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?