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5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
+1 510-985-8388
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is difficult to decide what to enjoy at Maricas as they offer the finest fish entres and always a meat dish as well. They present one of the best ceasar salades and always a delicious soup ie corn chowder, shrimp bisque etc. The grilled...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed May 9, 2018

We met our friends for dinner to celebrate our birthdays. From the minute we sat down, the staff went out of their way to make certain that we were taken care of. From complimentary soup - perhaps because they bumped into my chair, to our...More

Thank isis07
Reviewed March 28, 2018

We have hundreds of meals here over the years, but had drifted away because things had changed. Now we discovered that Austin is back, at least a couple of days a week, and the excellent gracious welcome that we had adored has returned. And the...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Marica is a lovely little restaurant in Oakland and we were lucky to get a table for 5 on a Monday evening with only short notice. We heard the food should be good and I can affirm this. We first had lovely cocktails (8.-), awesome...More

Thank doritg888
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I like the option of the 3-course meal for one price. My choices, the seared ahi, mahi mahi over pesto, créeme brûlée were all delicious. Lovely evening for conversation of breath and depth between old friends.

Thank MaryAnnTravels
Reviewed March 3, 2018

The team of five running this family owned neighborhood restaurant managed a full-house juggling reservations and walk-ins. Our service was exceptionally attentive; kudos to Marica's staff team. Our starter, wok fried calamari w/ Japanese panko, jalapeno, ginger, garlic, scallions & mixed greens was awesome, one...More

Thank HaljoHal
Reviewed January 20, 2018

What a completely lovely little find! Our party of 3 found itself in search of a place to eat on a Saturday evening. I ducked into Marcia with the wildly optimistic idea that such a charming, warm little joint would be able to seat us,...More

Thank G Blake M
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Great place to have dinner. Food is excellent -- and they added an order of mussels in honor of my birthday. A little uneven in table service, but the place was packed. I'd definitely go back.

Thank MarkStephenSouder
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Marica has not been around for 40 years, but I've been eating the owner's (Christopher) food for that long. Long ago he was near the Claremont Hotel as part of the old VerBrugge's Fish Market, then he ventured to have his own namesake restaurants on...More

Thank Roberta Y
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Small restaurant. Very busy! Sign of an excellent place to eat. We went on a Sunday evening for dinner. Very pleased with the food and service. I had the scallops with risotto. Traveling from out of town. Oakland and San Francisco never disappoint for food!...More

Thank Cindy O
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-985-8388
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