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Panama Hotel

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4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913 (B Street & Woodland Avenue)
+1 415-457-3993
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Boquete, Panama
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ordered from the classic brunch menu - eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine, great and copious scrambles, and some delicious scones. Warm and cozy atmosphere on a cool and overcast morning. A rare find for a traditional brunch offering.

Thank jabx
San Rafael, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint, clean and most of all fantastic service and food. I am a big steak and egg person and it was perfectly prepared. I would highly recommend this establishment

Thank mikeJ5133AB
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a locals hang out, usually an older crowd. But definitely the more energetic and interesting personality. They. have music 2 nights a week. The food is consistently good. Atmosphere is comfortably Bohemian.

Thank davidecV9232WE
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never been disappointed with the Panama Hotel. It is tucked away in a neighborhood, not on the main 4th St of San Rafael. Interesting dishes, attentive but not over bearing service, and often times there is live music.

Thank alisondu
San Rafael, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this place for business lunches, or romantic dinners. It has a great enclosed patio that feels very mediterranean, and good food. I don't think the food is super creative, but very tasty and well prepared.

Thank cbd222
Seattle, WA
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Our anniversary dinner here was lovely. The service is attentive but not obtrusive, and the setting varies depending on whether your table is near the bar (ours was,) in the covered entryway, the heated tent, or the outdoor seats streetside. The wine list is great, and my champagne cocktail was perfect. We had the salmon and the ravioli, with the... More 

Thank minimuffinlover
San Francisco
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten there twice and both times were solid. The place is cute, albeit a bit crowded after 6:30pm. We had mussels for an appetizer (yummy), and pumpkin raviolis and mahi mahi fish special. Always a pleasant experience and not super pricey. Try the patio if it's warm enough.

Thank Lstuckmo
San Rafael, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

the food is really good .. had lunch in the summer sitting outside .. wonderful .. and diner , little table .. but service great .. my close neighbor just fun and wonderful .. connected.. if you are looking for quiet, and lots of space .. do not mind.. but I just love it .. I'm French and remind me... More 

Thank josettethegreat
San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very small dining room with limited menu and only one vegan entree in addition to salads. My entree was the angel hair pasta with vegetables and it was over cooked. My husband and friends enjoyed their steak, pork chops and mussels; very large portion of mussels.

Thank worldseeker2014
Kenwood, California
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We selected the Panama Hotel because of its excellent reviews and because it sounded like a good place for locals. The restaurant is not far from downtown San Rafael in more of a residential area. We thought the food was delicious. I had the ravioli and the ahi tuna and they were both excellent. It is located in an almost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?