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5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
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Houston, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Each of my visits to Marica has been consistently delicious. The service is good, the menu is varied and the seafood is very well done. The space is intimate, charming and has a cozy, warm neighborhood feel. Marica remains one of my go-to restaurants in Oakland.

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San Francisco, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Location: It's on College Ave not hat to miss but parking may be tough, street parking is available no private lot. Customer Service: Great service, no complaints. Decor: It's very dim, tables are close together because the restaurant is pretty small. We got seated in the corner and although the table next to us was fairly close it didn't bother... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you are staying in Oakland or near Rockridge -- or new to town... this place is easy to miss because it's at the very end (or beginning) of College Avenue. Marica is consistently excellent. If you love oysters, mussels and bouillabaise... this is the place. My sweetie and I have been for dinner there 5 or 6 times and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

i am surprise of all those good reviews about this restaurant. The food was terrible.We ordered 18 oysters. They brought 10.This was ok because they brought 2 more after we told them,but they had some special flavor. They smelled like a mud. My husband asked for cocktail souse; it had a taste like it was old.We are from New York.... More 

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Pinole, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It was a really nice experience. The ambiance, the services, the food, drinks and specially the price was amazing.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I eat here at least once a month. I have written two prior highly laudatory reviews. They seem to have greatly improved their pork chop making it bigger/thicker, and no longer overcook it. I order it medium rare and it comes out medium rare, especially juicy. It comes with a mango salsa that I do not put on the meat... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We decided to search for a dinner location on our travels from San Fran to the Pleasanton area. Berkeley seemed a good choice. What a wonderful meal! The location is small and I'm glad we were able to get a table without a reservation. My meal : soft shell crab, risotto and green beans. This was our first non-chain or... More 

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San Francisco, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I had a delightful dinner at Marcia on Friday. For appetizers we has Prince Edwards Island Mussels in a creamy lemon tasting sauce. For the main dishes we ordered Cannelloni Pasta (vegetarian) and Australian Natural Lamb. The delicious food was accompanied by a perfectly chilled Italian (Venice) Pino Grigio. Everything, including the service, was outstanding. But the... More 

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Westchester (LA), CA
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53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had just finished a late Friday evening visit to Cal State East Bay campus and were traveling north through Oakland on way to Folsom, when Marica came up on a Yelp search for restaurants, with reviewers stating they loved the seafood stew, lobster bisque. since it was nearly 9:00 pm we gave it a try and were well pleased.... More 

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Oakland, California
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201 reviews 201 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Went to Marica for a birthday dinner. Food was excellent, service was great. They also have a great bar with extended happy hour. The place is always crowded so reservations are needed. The dish I ordered reminded me of a bouillabaisse but I felt it lacked a bit of depth. Even so the flavors were great. Others were very happy... More 

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Additional Information about Marica

Address: 5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Phone Number: 510-985-8388
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Californian

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