The restaurant takes up a large corner of Straits Quay’s marina front and its large patio overlooks the sea, boats and blue sky. The white woven furniture gives it a beach holiday ambience. Furthermore, its Pacific Rim and Hawaiian themed menu of Hawaiian pork curry, island chicken, steaks, seafood-based appetisers and colourful frozen margaritas add to the feel. Their island chicken consists of batter-dipped fried boneless chicken leg, pineapple-sweet gravy, coleslaw, chunks of blanched broccoli and thick fries. It’s a good-sized portion and easy on the palate. It’s a familiar and comforting dish which holds no surprises but couple that with a glass of Pacific margarita and you’ve got a winner.
Despite the glass of blue liquid resembling nothing of its mango, grapefruit, tequila and Cointreau ingredients, its intoxicating quality is undeniable. Maricosa’s line up of five margaritas either come in a glass for RM21.90 or a dainty pitcher for RM30.90. Their promotion of buy two pitchers of margarita and get a glass of it free is on-going. Meanwhile, their food starts from RM14.90 for an appetiser and from RM28.90 for a main dish. On weekends, they serve high tea from 3pm to 6pm at RM59.90 for two and this includes a welcome glass of sparkling wine each.
A really lovely time to sit and enjoy a meal there is just before lunch time where the salty air is fresh, the sea is sparkling and boats are gently rocking on the marina. Su Aziz
As featured in Time Out Penang's 50 things to do in Penang.