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Marica

Californian, Seafood
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5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
510-985-8388
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food; call the restaurant directly for reservations!

It had been several years since we had dined at Marica, and we had certainly enjoyed our prior meal there. The food at that time was very well prepared, the wine list had some gems on it, and there were little touches, such as a little welcoming dish that was provided to accompany the entrées. By... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Andreas G
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It had been several years since we had dined at Marica, and we had certainly enjoyed our prior meal there. The food at that time was very well prepared, the wine list had some gems on it, and there were little touches, such as a little welcoming dish that was provided to accompany the entrées. By comparison, the most recent... More 

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Oakland, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Over the last 12 years, I have eaten at Marica many times. I have never been disappointed. The entrees are perfectly prepared and plentiful. The vegetables and sides are fabulous. The desserts are outstanding. In my opinion, the fixed prix daily special is consistently terrific and an amazing value. It continues to remain very popular for good reason. The only... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We've been coming here for years and the food is pretty good. Although just ok last night. We had some friends in town for the week and this was our farewell dinner spot. We all had a late lunch , so we weren't too hungry, but we all ordered food and dessert. I had the sweet corn and shrimp soup... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Noisy and very crowded. Tables very close together. We had a table with a child next to us making it uncomfortable. We were there with our son and his wife for a nice adult evening out. There was also a table on the other side of the restaurant that was having a birthday and were very loud. Reservations required.

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Berlin, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Situated toward the lower, once funkier end of College Ave, Marica wasn’t exactly on my way although I knew it was there. In fact Marica has been around before all the fancier newcomers came along. Open since 2000 they are so good they survived the crisis thanks to a steady flock of local fans and followers. I only wish I’d... More 

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San Francisco
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We first visited Marica years ago and just keep returning when we want a special night out or when we just don't feel like cooking but don't want to spend a lot. Marica is perfect for both. The quality of the meals is consistently top notch, ingredients fresh, vegetables perfectly cooked, sauces perfectly seasoned, mains always delicious. The wine list... More 

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Berkeley, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

We live in the neighborhood - and consider ourselves spoiled and pretty picky for value, consisency and honest good food and service. On our three visits to maricia over several years we can't find fault! Great atmosphere consistent with the true feel of the area but not such a big deal that you have to compete to be served! maricia... More 

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Houston, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-985-8388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian, Seafood
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?