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From Puerto Rico

What does a Chicagoan do during a global pandemic you may ask? Open a virtual modern cafe with delivery and pick up only features of course. Eric Roldan decided to make his dream a reality when it comes to modern Puerto Rican food along with new Latin fusion flavors, he will draw in a different customer base which is exactly what he

wants. Bringing Puerto Rico to you.

Eric who was born in Chicago but raised in Puerto Rico working in the hospitality industry for most of his career had a love for cooking with his grandmother's recipes from a young age. After the passing of his mother, he wanted to honor her by naming the new cafe after her. Food is something that brought his family and friends together no matter the occasion. Eric brings a new kind of old-school charm along with class to his dishes every time he enters the kitchen. As a Latino and a minority, he is looking forward to bringing his family traditions, recipes, and proof that anything is possible when you dream big. He is looking forward to indulging every customer's appetite with unique recipes.



He has created a desire to bring Puerto Rican food to Chicago and if you have never been to the island then you will know what it tastes like once you have tried their modern food creations. 


The concept is simple. Their cafe was located in a central area in Avondale that is connected in a unique way to your favorite delivery apps like Grubhub, Caviar, UberEats, and many more. 

 Eric can’t wait until late summer  2022 when he will turning  the delivery apps. concept , into a modern Puerto Rican Cuisine which will be known as Marinas Cafe and Bar with that one of a kind only Mojito Bar. Why others try their Puerto Rican family recipes and show Chicago what joy their Puerto Rican food can bring.


Follow Eric  on social media at Marina’s Cafe Chicago on Instagram and Facebook. They can’t wait to serve you.

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