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Ensalada Con Pollo at Sol Food (San Rafael)

Mick Ruthven Sep 21, 2008 09:38 PM

I've been to Sol Food many times since they opened several years ago, but have mostly had their Pollo Al Horno (really their signature dish, chicken thighs and maduros or tostones) or the Cubano sandwich. Today I decided to get out of the rut and get the Ensalada Con Pollo. Boy, was that good. Large size ($11.75) came with two chicken breasts and a mound of beautifully fresh mixed greens, large chunks of tasty multi-colored tomatoes, pickled pink onions, with a light lemon-garlic dressing. Of course I added some Pique (their liquid hot sauce) over everything and it was a truly wonderful meal. For the uninitiated, they have two locations a block apart, the original tiny space on 4th Street at Lincoln (which I usually prefer) and the newer large space on Lincoln at 3rd Street. I went to the larger place today and it was very spirited inside, with great Cuban(?) music playing loudly competing with the conversations, many in Spanish, just like I imagine a place like that should be.

Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine
732 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901

Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine
901 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901