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711 D St, in building courtyard, San Rafael, CA 94901-3707
+1 415-456-7345
09:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I was taken for a birthday lunch to Casa Manana and was so happy to discover this gem tucked into an office courtyard. Everyone of us loved what we ordered. Fresh home made horchata and the best chicken mole I have ever had. The service was so friendly, you felt as if you were dining with a kind loving family.... More 

Thank Susanlynn212
Kentfield, California
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Both the owner and the cocktail are named Margarita... and both are great! Since she got a full liquor licence, new beverages are available, but the food has been wonderful for years. Her Mole is to die for... and the combination plates and specials will fill you up... and leave some to take home. Dine inside or on the lovely... More 

Thank Skip G
Mill Valley, California
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This restaurant is tucked inside a small medical building, and you can't even see it until you drive halfway down the parking lot and look inside. It's worth finding because the food is delicious, and it appears that it's all cooked there, even the chips. The prices are reasonable and the staff is welcoming and polite. Service is reasonably quick.

Thank Cynthia94941
San Rafael, California
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Tucked away in a professional building's courtyard is this little spot that serves breakfast lunch and dinner Al fresco dining available Fresh dePendable food at an attractive price point

Thank Shari B
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is a hidden gem in the courtyard of a medical office building. Finding it is a little bit of a challenge, but the parking is easy in the adjacent lot. I always have the pupusas, a Salvadorean treat, sort of like a thick tortilla with cheese and beans mixed into the masa.The staff is friendly and the setting very... More 

Thank patsymom
San Rafael
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Pull up a chair and sit outside this small quaint restaurant Ok I admit I almost always ordered the same thing. I love the cheese to Papusa and the chicken tacos, The service is excellent with a long term staff Juanita greets you with a smile This place is tucked away and sometimes forget about it. Delicious Enjoy

Thank Melissa P
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

I had homemade chorizo sausage with eggs and another had an enchilada and a chile rellano. Both were well spiced but not hot. However, they had a great hot sauce that you could if you like hot. Small little place and not easy to find but friendly and would definitely become a regular. Complimentary homemade rice pudding for dessert. Totally... More 

Thank larskee
San Rafael, California
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304 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

I've been going to this little place for years now. It is an amazing little restaurant run by some very very nice ladies. The ladies are from Central America and bring their talent to this restaurant with homemade foods from those areas. I love going in there and having breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It doesn't matter. The food is amazing... More 

Thank Thomas B
San Rafael, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

This small Mexican restaurant is located in the middle of a small complex of doctors' offices on D Street in San Rafael. The outside seating is the best - very pleasant. Reasonably priced. They have lots of vegetarian options. Also they will make things mild if requested.

Thank Joy P
San Rafael, California
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141 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

So glad this place is open again after a fire. We always eat outside--most pleasant--but inside is now welcoming and comfortable. Always water, chips and salsa when we arrive. The food is quickly and beautifully served. One can have it mild or spicier. Very fair prices--especially on the specials.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 D St, in building courtyard, San Rafael, CA 94901-3707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-456-7345
The restaurant is located on D. St right next to Arco gas station. Large parking lot is conveniently available for customers to park. We are located in the courtyard of the large medical building. Please don't let the location fool you. We have very nice outdoor seating as well as indoor. Perfect place to bring your kids or even your dog. Laid back polite friendly service. Family owned and operated since 1979 in this same location!

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