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5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
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Berlin, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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