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5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

I visited Marica's on the recommendation of the girls at Cocoon Bare spa. It's a very intimate setting with an extremely attentive staff. The menu changes daily, but is listed on the website. I took advantage of their Prix Fixe special. A 3 course meal for $26 ($30 if after 6:30pm). You can't beat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Marica's on the recommendation of the girls at Cocoon Bare spa. It's a very intimate setting with an extremely attentive staff. The menu changes daily, but is listed on the website. I took advantage of their Prix Fixe special. A 3 course meal for $26 ($30 if after 6:30pm). You can't beat that. The sweet corn chowder was... More 

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Oakland, California
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We went here with friends to celebrate the end of 2015. We, along with many others, arrived early for the 5:30 pm seating. We had to wait for the restaurant to open, but it was worth the time spent on the sidewalk. The menu for the night was prix fixe at the hefty price of $75 apiece, definitely moving it... More 

Thank The Other Jim H
Oakland, California
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Welcoming service, delicious food, bargain cocktails, good wine list, delicious & economical prix fixe menu, lively atmosphere. This is our neighborhood go-to place in Rockridge, always good food and good prices. My only complaint is that I miss the era of Austin, Jess and Rebecca, but times change.

Thank Thomas V
Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

A tiny spot on College Ave. near Broadway. We had the fish stew as an entree and it was good. Service was pretty slow although the restaurant had not filled up yet. Friends were very enthusiastic about Marica's but I did feel it was a bit overpriced, considering the plethora of dining options in the area.

Thank Barbara_Antle
Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went for an early dinner right after they opened. The service was great! The food was delicious! I would definitely come here again.

Thank GoHatters
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Found this by looking thru reviews here...OMG! So glad I found this restaurant and this area of town. First of all being from the gulf coast of FL...$1.50 for oystas (oysters) is right on the mark although they are much smaller then their gulf cousins. Still tasty though and much cheaper than all these other places charging $3 each! Again... More 

Thank Karen L
St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

For my birthday, i was given the choice of where we would go for dinner. Marica was a wonderful choice. Luckily, we had made reservations, as the restaurant was full. No problem, we were met at the door by a friendly hostess, the table was set up and waiting. The seafood dinner was fantastic, served by an attentive, personable, happy... More 

Thank BobinSTL
Oakland, California
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Food was fabulous - we all had fish: salmon and yellowtail/ both delicious. Sides were also well prepared. My husband had the corn soup which he really enjoyed. Service was a bit choppy - otherwise a "5". That being said I can fully recommend dinner at Marica. (Forgot to add - excellent desserts).

Thank oakland_diner
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We were excited to have reservations here. The shrimp starter was terrific. Other entrees were very pedestrian, not unique or flavorful. How can a "rack" of lamb be 2 small chops? They were out of entrees and drink ingredients-- on a weekend! Pleasant location and pleasant employees but they could do better.

Thank 2NCaliftravelers
Berkeley, California
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266 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I don't mean that it looks bad but the place has a rather small presence from the street and is surrounded by several other "fast-food" type establishments and so one might not expect the food to be so good, and the service so attentive -- but it is. Perhaps I shouldn't be telling you this, so it remains a hidden... 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: American, Seafood
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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