Sol Food is a hidden gem in Marin County. Ok, maybe not so hidden to locals but you definitely don’t go to SF or Marin FOR Sol Food… even though you totally should. Sol Food serves authentic Puerto Rican food that is fresh and brings a new Latin cuisine to a heavily Mexican food ridden area.
Everything I have eaten from their menu is beyond delicious and everything I haven’t had from their menu looks amazing too. It is an order-at-the-counter kind of place, where they seat you at big communal tables and bring you your food via number.
Since I no longer live an easy distance to Sol Food, every time I go home I get my favorites:
First up you can’t not get marquitas, or crispy fried plantains served with spicy mayo. You also have to try the ponche drink which is mango iced tea mixed with limeade. It is sweet and tangy and like no other Arnold Palmer you have ever had.
Next you have to try bistec in some form. I love the sandwich bistec; a sandwich with thinly sliced steak, sauteed onions, avocado, Swiss cheese and garlic mayo on French bread. (pro tip: get your sandwich on plantain bread!). You can also get a side of salad, beans, and rice or French fries!
The other bistec route is bistec encebollado; a combo plate with thinly sliced steak and sauteed onions served with rice, beans, salad and either fried plantains or French fries. You really can’t go wrong either way.