We are an ideal venue for any special event, wedding reception, private party, or corporate event. Our central location in San Rafael, California, is easily accessed from everywhere in the Bay Area. The Panama Hotel Restaurant is a historic establishment that is home to a charming dining room in addition to tropical garden patios. Additionally, the adjoining Panama Hotel is a preferred choice of lodging for out-of-town guests attending any special on-site event.
We are a 100% non-smoking restaurant. Smoking is prohibited inside and outside of our restaurant. Reservations are required for private parties, and special events, and are strongly recommended for everyday dining. We offer an impressive gourmet menu that is heavily influenced by South American and Mediterranean cultures. We have a select wine menu that features local, family-owned, and boutique wineries that emphasize artisan quality both at home and abroad.
We are pleased to provide gourmet food, an artistic and welcoming atmosphere, and friendly service. Guests can eat in the restaurant, or call ahead for a take-out order. We are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as special occasions, wedding receptions, corporate events, and private parties. We provide a full range of wines that pair beautifully with our entrées. Live music can be enjoyed on our unique ‘Dine with Music’ evenings.
Street parking is available for our guests.
Complimentary WiFi is available for guests of the hotel.
Reservations are strongly recommended for dinner. Particularly for evenings with Live Music. Also, the Panama Hotel Restaurant is available for booking special events, birthday parties, corporate events, wedding receptions, and more.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday thru Friday: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner: Tuesday thru Saturday 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm
"Yappy Hour": Tuesday thru Friday 4 to 5:30 pm (Pets Are Optional)
Live Music: Tuesday thru Thursday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
We accept all major cards - Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
From the very beginning of The Panama Hotel Restaurant is existence in 1937, when it was named Maria Pueblo, the singular mission was and still is, to deliver authentic food, warm hospitality, a welcoming atmosphere, and traditional music to visitors. In 1984 Dan Miller and his family purchased the property and lovingly transformed it into the gem that is enjoyed by so many today. With a focus on tradition, great food, and bringing the community together, the result is The Panama Hotel Restaurant.
Pets are not permitted at The Panama Hotel Restaurant except during 'Yappy Hour.'
We require a 48-hour advance notice of cancellation for private parties.
This restaurant is privately owned, and the management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and will not be responsible for accidents or injury to patrons or for loss of money, jewelry or valuables of any kind. While accidents do happen, patrons will be financially responsible for damage due to gross negligence. PETS ARE ONLY PERMITTED DURING 'YAPPY HOUR.' With the exception of our 'Yappy Hour' pets are not allowed to be at The Panama Hotel Restaurant. Please keep your furry friends at home. This is a NON-SMOKING RESTAURANT. Smoking of any kind is prohibited. We gladly accept take-out orders; however, no outside food or beverages may be consumed on-premises. We accept all major credit cards; Master Card, Visa, American Express, and Discover. No alcohol is served to any persons under the age of 21. The Panama Hotel Restaurant is available for booking special events, wedding receptions, corporate events, and birthday parties. Reservations are required for private parties. We kindly request a 48-hour notice as a courtesy to our staff.