In 1987, the first Marina restaurant was born beside a river in Iloilo. Renowned entrepreneurs RP and Roland Gorriceta, their parents Ross and Marina and the whole family conceptualized and put up the business venture with simple things in mind: no frills, no fuss cooked meals that are fresh and healthy and family-oriented service in a relaxing setting that renders a truly native Filipino ambiance. “The restaurant has been named MARINA because it is located near a body of water, it mainly serves seafoods from Iloilo, and it’s the name of our mother”, RP proudly explains.
With the overwhelming success of the first Marina, three more outlets in Iloilo and another four in Cebu opened soon after. Thus, in the early 90’s, it was already a popular brand in the restaurant industry in the Visayas region.
Bringing Marina to Manila was inevitable. With the clamor of Marina’s numerous customers from Manila and the encouragement of Gorriceta’s family friends, Marina opened its first Metro Manila branch in Ortigas Center. As expected, it was a huge success that within six months, led to birth of another branch in Jupiter Street, Makati City.
To date, Marina can be seen all around, in SM Mall of Asia, Trinoma Mall Q.C., Market! Market! and Roxas Boulevard in Boom na Boom Complex. Another addition to the several branches of Marina, the Gorricetas also opened recently a line extension which they named Villa Arevalo located in the posh city of Alabang in Alabang Town Center.
Marina is the only restaurant which has been serving people with authentic Ilonggo specialties in the country! When it comes to the best of Iloilo hospitality and Filipino specialties, MARINA tops all in its class. After two good decades of providing only the finest Filipino cuisine and unsurpassed family-oriented service.
The restaurant has evolved to become the most-loved and preferred by many from upper and lower market today. The good news is at 25 years; Marina is growing, getting bigger and better! It is synonymous to the freshest oysters in town! Whether fresh, kinilaw, sizzling, steamed, baked or grilled, diners go nowhere else but to Marina for oysters. Diners are also crazy about its other bestsellers which include Native Chicken Roasted with Lemongrass, Prawns in Chili Sauce, Grilled Managat (sea bass).
Marina has always been ahead of other players in its league for simple reasons. It has maintained the authentic native Filipino taste in its offerings. Aside from the unique Filipino concept in the over-all look and design of their outlets, Marina’s restaurants have always been clean and spacious which makes dining a pleasant experience for its customers.
In celebration of the 25th year of the seafood grill, Marina will be offering to their loyal customers P25 oyster treats in all their branches on October 25, 2012. This is aside from their current promotion of 50% off from their Blue Marlin Steak every Monday until November 26 this year.
To get updates about the latest promotions, you may visit the officiall Facebook fan page of Marina Oyster Seafood Grill.