HistoryIn 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 inCebu opened soon after. Thus, in the early 90's, MARINA 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 MARINA in Jupiter Street, Makati City. Todate, 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 of MARINA which they named Villa Arevalo located in the posh city of Alabang in Alabang Town Center.