Sol Food Restaurant in San Rafael (2)

Iced Tea, Texture and Fried Treats at Sol Food Restaurant in San Rafael

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Sol Food Restaurant in San Rafael (3)

I think I’m so used to El Hub and my family not even blinking an eye anymore when I whip out my camera to take pictures of food that I forget it’s kind of weird.


Last Sunday I was craving Puerto Rican food, so we drove down to Sol Food in San Rafael, one of my favorite restaurants when I want something upbeat, tasty and lively.

When we go, we usually eat outside on their back patio, but it was packed that day, so we grabbed a couple spots on their small counter pressed up against a wall.

Sol Food Restaurant in San Rafael

The walls are painted bright colors and have lots of neat textures, like old doors, fastened to them.

I’d never noticed the doors hanging on the walls before because I’m usually entranced by the old pictures, but this time I took a ton of pics with my camera of the walls and, of course, my food.

I was clicking away, oblivious of time, when I noticed a woman sitting next to us at the counter looking at me funny. El Hub said, “She does this all the time,” referring to me and my picture taking. “ALL THE TIME.”


The lady, Dottie, was very nice. “That’s a little weird,” she said.

“Yeah, it is!” I agreed. “I always take pictures of my food. It’s kind of my thing.”

Dottie was a blast. Hey, Dottie! ๐Ÿ™‚ Even though I’m pretty sure she isn’t reading this, whatev.


She said she was 65 years old, but she didn’t look anywhere near that. Of course I had to ask her for her secret. She said, “healthy living, and an ‘I don’t give a sh*t attitude.'”

Who knew?!

I ordered large quantities of fried food because my PMS was/is in overdrive. I had a niรฑo pobre — breaded fried prawns on toasted french bread with lettuce, tomato and cilantro lime mayo — and mariquitas, which are sliced, fried green plantains. And an orange mango iced tea.

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Yeah, my tummy just rumbled. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  1. Claire says:

    omg, sol food is the beeessssst! I go for the plantain fried shrimp. We usually get it delivered though- I’ve actually never eaten at the san rafael location. I’ll have to do that, if only for the ambiance ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love how your drink is served ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Rachel says:

    Love that place! Ate there once and would again if I’m ever in that area!

  4. Alice Ann says:

    The plantains look amazing! Love Dottie’s attitude, I need that to be my mantra.

  5. Hahahha.. I have got weird stares by ppl around me . while I was clicking food pictures.. ๐Ÿ˜›

    That place looks really great.. i also want that Mango Ice tea.. yuumm!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Sylirael says:

    Did someone say…MANGO?!?! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Although I’ve just done very well for dinner myself, my stomach is making interested noises at that food you’ve go there, Karen.

    About the best I can do right now is a banana though ๐Ÿ˜‰
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