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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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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Little Neighborhood Gem

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).

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
oakland_diner
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Oakland, California
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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.

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Berkeley, California
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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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Berkeley, California
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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