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Panama Hotel

4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
+1 415-457-3993
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (9 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:30 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a special atmosphere - very local, charming inside, and on a warm evening being on the patio feels like being in New Orleans. Highly recommended.

Thank Travel791837
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Fresh foods served in a lively, warm setting. We enjoy the colorful dining room as well as the plant filled patio. Highly recommend!

Thank SuzanneG123
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This was a weekend whim. I found a deal on Priceline and I’m very glad I tried it. The room I selected has a shared bathroom, but I never had to wait to use it. I would stay here again if I’m in the area.

Thank melisslyn
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I like to take long-ish walks to/from Sunday brunch. We headed over to a Panama Hotel for a change of pace. We were seated outside on a sunny Sunday. There are plentiful multi-colored umbrellas on hand that can be adjusted to desired...More

Thank BobFitz2012
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

...and I've eaten tortilla soup all over Texas, Arizona ans southern California. It was AMAZING! Everything we ordered was delish as well. There ia great wine and very nice ambience. Key West-ish. They are also dog friendly. We didn't have room for dessert but were...More

Thank LydiaK313
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant! I highly recommend going here! Every single person who goes to this restaurant will enjoy a good meal! Families, couples, teens, young children, everyone! Its so good!

Thank Kabbish
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming here for about 15 years! Incredible food and the best burger ever! My mom always orders the seafood salad which she loves. They have a beautiful outdoor terrace area to sit in, as well as indoor. I highly recommend it. I even...More

Thank Britta Bootzie A
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A charming courtyard, with outdoor seating. Bedrooms all interesting & unique. Friendly reception- & wait-staff. Food pretty good but I wouldn't say top-notch. In a quiet residential area. Walking distance to local team baseball-field, animal rehab hospital, & downtown.

Thank StellaS1521
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Chile' Poblano with a rice-mushroom stuffing in a mole' sauce was served with a rice addition. Nice taste and spicy. Curious that a rice burrito was served with another rice portion on the plate. Grilled pork was overcooked as was the mushroom ravioli. The ravioli...More

Thank bill s
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We're glad we found this place. Warm and friendly surroundings great you in this eclectic, funky restaurant/hotel that reminded us of a place we visited in the Florida Keys. The food was diverse and delicious served by pleasant staff. We scored a table on the...More

Thank 704kipd
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29 September 2015|
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Response from gary t | Reviewed this property |
I have seen large parties there, but there is no apparent space that is separate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
    (B Street & Woodland Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-457-3993
  • This restaurant is at Panama Hotel
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