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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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“seafood stew” (17 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (8 reviews)
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5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 10 January 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 9 January 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 18 December 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
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Small cozy restaurant with excellent and fast service. Food came out quickly and the flavors from the scallop/risotto dish and seafood stew knocked our socks off. The German dark chocolate soufflé was flavorful albeit a bit liquidy. The Caesar salad was good as well. Total...More

Thank drichrx
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Business group of six were accommodated and greeted warmly. Small and charming setting. Waiter offered suggestions and they were spot on. Our group sampled several appetizers- favorites were the calamari and the mussels. Main courses that received rave reviews included the lamb chops, twice baked...More

Thank KD17201
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I ate here recently while visiting my son who lives in Oakland. From the moment we entered the restaurant to the time we left, the service and attention to detail were outstanding. We were kept abreast of the time remaining before we were seated and...More

Thank Terdav
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Excellent food and great, friendly waitstaff. First timers, we both had the fish stew, and it pushed all the right buttons. Big chunks of flaky fish, prawns, a huge scallop and NO bivalves! Perfect. Souffle was an excellent desert to split. A great, cozy neighborhood...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant a few times an each time gets better. The service was awesome just like the food,nice and fresh. It's a small place but not too loud.

1  Thank dartmanbull
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Menu changes come slowly at Marica, but they are always good. I have eaten here hundreds of times in the last ten years. Food is always good. Recently they added spaghetti and meat balls and it is very good. Just added pizzas and they were...More

1  Thank bigsteve666
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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