Cool coppery walls. Bold red awnings. A sexy, relaxed vibe punctuated by great music. And the enticing aromas of Chef Andrew DiCataldo's exciting Modern Latin Cooking.
That's what hits you when you walk in the door at Patria Restaurant and Mixology Lounge in Rahway, New Jersey's newest (and hottest!) Latin restaurant/lounge.
As The Star-Ledger put it recently, "It's official. The renaissance in Rahway is real ... Patria is what young Jersey is really all about — fun and savvy, a smart, stylish mix of urban culture, food and music" (April 2011).
You may already be familiar with the name Andrew DiCataldo.
That's because his outstanding Latin cooking received 3 stars from The New York Times and raves from Bon Appetit magazine while he was Executive Chef at Patria, one of Manhattan's most acclaimed restaurants. And now the Rahway native is cooking away in EnJay.
From killer Ceviches and Arepa con Queso to Marinated Skirt Steak, Branzino Veracruz, and the best flan you ever tasted, the food at Patria sizzles and delights. But Patria's about more than just food.
There's a brilliant cocktail list that features an ever-changing array of fresh seasonal libations.
A great wine list, too. And a fiery Latin lounge brought to you by the folks who launched Coco Bongo Nightclub in Elizabeth. Sophisticated and exotic, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff: Welcome to Patria Restaurant & Mixology Lounge!