Enjoy vacations in the Bahamas? Or maybe the Caribbean islands? Open air breeze, sand between your toes, amazing views, fresh food, ice cold drinks… where you have complete peace of mind?
If so, make your way down to Marina Cantina! We took the island experience and placed it right here. Whether you want a cheeseburger, fish taco, seared tuna, or hand-cut fries, it all awaits. No passport necessary!
A little About us
About Marina Cantina
Marina Cantina is a “funky fun little place” at the end of Chafunkta river. About a 6 beer trip to its big brother Slidell TBT location (24 miles by boat) this tiny place is filled with local charm and local customers who come for fresh boiled seafood, crawfish and shrimp.
About The Owner
The owner of The Blind Tiger, Thomas Genin, studied under Emeril Lagasse and has conceived, built and operated and host of different restaurant concept. His first establishment was Tigres in Pass Christian, MS. Tigres was a Coast favorite offering fine dining until it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005.
Thomas loves to travel the Bahamas and Caribbean. He liked the casual bars, the open air, laid back feel, and the good food he found in little out-of-the-way places there. So, he conceived a restaurant where you could have the same type of experience without the travel time and expense of actually going to the islands. He and a partner built three locations before he sold his share and set out once again on his culinary journey.
This led to experimentation with a series of restaurant concepts including The Blind Tiger, RAW, Whiskey Prime, AJAX, Mother Cluckers, the TBT Boil Room and most recently The Shrimp Factory which with the original Blind Tiger he still operates today.
The original Blind Tiger location was so successful that it led Thomas to quickly expand to three more locations in Biloxi, Slidell, LA, and Covington, LA, as well as a scaled down version in Madisonville branded Marina Cantina.