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Marica

5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
510-985-8388
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Ranked #57 of 1,069 restaurants in Oakland
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Californian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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oakland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
42 helpful votes 42 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Cambridge
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

You could probably eat your way up and down this street for a long time. Charming shops and restaurants. Marica was recommended by a niece who lives in the area. We had the prix fixe dinner with a fabulous lobster bisque starter. Served promptly and hot. The entree was a fabulous salmon cooked to perfection. There were several dessert choices;... More

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UK
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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We booked a table at Marica and were excited to try this restaurant. We are always very loyal to Woodtavern, Mullinari and Bellancio's, but wanted to try something new. We didn't even manage to get to our table. They denied us ever having booked - even through we showed them their number and a 1 minute call on our mobile... More

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Walnut, California, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is fantastic! Always innovative and delicious! Crowded and popular, allow extra time for parking

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Oakland, California, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Marica is one of our "go-to" restaurants. Food great, service, great, sometimes a bit too noisy, but otherwise splendid.

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oakland
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50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It is busy Thur to Sunday, so make reservations. I eat here a lot and have become friends with the waitstaff and owners. The food is always good. The mussels are particularly tasty and cheap $5. Fried calamari is done with lemon grass and is terrific $11. Fish dishes are typically $23-26 except the lobster $34. Try their specials. They... More

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