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Cafe Marika

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2011 J St, Sacramento, CA 95811-3119
+1 916-442-0405
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“spaetzle” (11 reviews)
“strudel” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
German, European, Eastern European, Central European, Cafe, Hungarian
$$ - $$$
2011 J St, Sacramento, CA 95811-3119
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Ate lunch here for the first time today. Hungarian food. Had the meatball and Spaetzle pasta special. My mom had the chicken. Just the right amount of food with a couple slices of nice french bread for $7.25 a plate! I like the delicate flavors...More

Thank mountainmanrick50
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food, great ambiance, super affordable. Homemade all the way, very comforting! ! No bells or whistles but I'm coming back... Sometimes you just want food that's good all in its own! ! And the accents? Very European and charming. And listening to Adelweiss on...More

Thank rmdy_64
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Owned by an immigrant couple, the husband does the cooking, the wife waits tables. This is the food I grew up on and it tastes exactly like my granny's. Over the years, I have tasted everything on the menu and it's all superb. This is...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed December 8, 2016

I reside 150 miles from Sacramento but always stop at Cafe Marika when i go through town. Quaint little mom and pop restaurant with real old fashioned European charm. If you are not familiar with Hungarian food try the combination plate with chicken paprikash and...More

Thank Ri M
Reviewed April 25, 2016

This little gem is a husband and wife enterprise and has but a few tables, but don't let the tiny size cause you to overlook the deliciousness that lies within. There's lovely spaetzle, paprikase, and goulash. I usually order a combination because I can't commit...More

Thank SillyBlonde
Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

The schnitzel is as good it gets! The only drawback to the place is that they only accept cash. I was the birthday boy and I was the only one who carried cash so I wound up paying! LOL.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed January 10, 2016

We love eating at Cafe Marika and go there every chance we get. We took our friends there for Saturday dinner. You feel like you are eating in their dining room at home. Since there are only 5 or 6 tables you need to make...More

Thank gundib66
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Its a super small café with the owners running the place for years. You have to get there early or forget it. But be prepared for authentic Hungarian food. It is consistently good and includes a small dessert with your meal.

Thank VicCosentino
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

I've been wanting to try this spot since walking by it years ago, but the timing has never matched their hours (Lunch M-F, dinner Thu-Sat only). It is tiny - 5 tables seating 2-4 and 4 counter spaces. They feature a small menu of 5-6...More

Thank CaptainDick33
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Small menu, intimate dining. Big taste. Great spaetzel, goulash. Fine strudel. A bit of a walk from Wells Fargo Pavilion, but I would do it again.

Thank dave_fisk
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April 24, 2015|
Response from n1nna | Reviewed this property |
The angry tone of your note makes me suspect that you are asking this question for the sole purpose of planting a seed of doubt as to the cleanliness of this fine cafe. I can assure you there were no rats or any other... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 J St, Sacramento, CA 95811-3119
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-442-0405
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