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Patria Latin Bistro

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266 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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Patria Latin Bistro is located at 169 W. Main St. in Rahway, New Jersey, is now open following a shift in management. It is located across from the Arts Center and near a lot of new construction.

Chef Leni is proud to mix up the menu with some new specialties in addition to some traditional favorites.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday 12pm-9pm
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Phone number
(732) 943-7531
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Lenis G. Gonzalez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Elizabeth Avenue
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Parking details
Patria has it's own parking lot in addition to convenient on-street parking as well.
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Public transit
NJ TRANSIT, RAHWAY TRAIN STATION
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Entertainment
Live Bands, Flamenco Show, Latin
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 266 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

You are paying for the ambiance and definitely not the food.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great Time Out With Friends, Service Was Great And Sup Was The Food & Drinks. Can't Wait To Go Back

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful Cuban fare, great seafood stew after wonderful crab salad. Great Cafe con Leche. Fantastic value/prices

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1.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Very limited menu, food was horrible, room was too cold, service took too long. I’m not exactly sure how this place is still open. They need a new chef and manager. Everyone at our table left an almost full plate because it was so bad, there was no need to take this horrible food home. Is a nice looking place but they need to revamp it if they want to continue business.

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1.0Dined on October 13, 2017

It was a complete disaster. We never even ate or drank anything. We arrived for our 8pm reservation and they were also hosting an event/autograph signing and were completely understaffed. Our table was not ready and they scrambled to put it together. We waited 15 mins before even seeing a menu and by 8:40 still didn’t even have our drink orders taken so we walked out.

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1.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Expensive, boring, rally bad food, and bad drinks. Not recommended

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Awesome service! We went for Mother's Day around 6pm. It was a prefixed menu and they were already out of one of their meals which is the reason I chose that venue. Our appetizer was delicious & so was my cokcktail (this place never disappoints for their drinks), however my mom's dish, flounder was ok & it was served over lentils which were hard. She didn't have an overall great experience:(

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

I love patria's. I used to go there a lot. Great bar and food so automatically I suggested patria's for mother's day. Well, I don't know if it was the prefixed menu, but the food was horrible. I was so disappointed. There food is usually delicious, but this time wow. I will try them again on a normal night.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food, great service, excellent atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

So the menu online is not what's offered at the restaurant. There was only 4 entrees, 2 specials. That being said; everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

This is the second time I've eaten at Patria and overall the food was tasty. The creative spin that the chef takes does not depart from the traditional but enhances the presentations offering quite tasty and textural dishes which will please the eye and palate. The friendly waiter was very knowledgable and helpful with descriptions. I do hope that they will bring back the paella which was thoroughly enjoyed on out last visit.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Very limited menu, not what was shown online. They also eliminated or changed most of their better food items, very disappointing. We also ordered a salad, an appetizer and a main dish, all of which were served at the same time. Not the way to enjoy a meal. All in all, unless they redo their menu and figure out the timing in serving courses, I don't think we'll be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The service is excellent and the food is amazing . They are very accommodating and family friendly . If you have never been this place is a must try!

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2017

Good food, drinks and ambiance for a first date or special occasion.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Website is false advertising. Limited menu. Guess the chef was on vacation. Nowhere nears as good as 20 years ago. I would not recommend it.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Highly priced wine list out of line with location and menu.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2017

Our server was wonderful. We were definitely not ignored or overlooked by her or any other employee than came to our table. However, we made her aware that we were visiting & catching up having not seen each other in awhile. She kept checking on us every few minutes & we had to stop our conversation to acknowledge her. Again, great waitress, just a little bit of overkill on the attentiveness. Have always enjoyed Patria.

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2.0Dined on December 2, 2016

Ambiance was nice, guacamole was not fresh seemed like it came frozen from a bag, overall food was not good, when I visited this place years ago they had several ceviches and they were great! Now they only have one ceviche which was the only good thing we tasted!

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2016

Nice interior, very good service. Food is very good, American style. I was expecting Spanish tapas, alas... steak is good, other meat choices are also good, but most are shredded or pulled pork, not enough choices of meat in one peace. Salad platters are huge, enough to share for 3-4 people. I'm sure we'll be back in this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Had a good time at Patria, enjoyed the food and music!

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Awesomebirthdaydinnerwithfamily! Lovedthefood. I'llbeback.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2016

As usual the food and the drinks are amazing. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. The service is attentive and great. The Jalea is a delicious appetizer and sized to accommodate at least 3 guests. We had another great evening at Patria.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2016

It was our first time at Patria. We had a great time. Everyone from the Bouncer, hostess, waiter and owner were very polite. The food was great. The ambiance was great as well. Once we had dinner and went over to the dance floor, the DJ was playing a great mix of music. The owner was kind enough to buy us girls a round of shots. All in all, we had a great time and would definitely go back again.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Was expecting better.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2016

enjoyed my bday dinner there amazing place . the owner is very attentive

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Try the salmon! Great for dinner before
UCPAC shows--plus they offer a discount

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Where do I begin? I was looking for good authentic Spanish food for a nice romantic Valentine's Day dinner. We arrived at the restaurant early as usual, the gentleman at the door was very nice. After going inside the two young girls at the coat check were very loud and immature, taking pictures of the customers and laughing. The hostess was also the bartender and pushing service out, needless to say it took 15 mins for our drinks.

Now seated we quickly discovered that it was a very limited menu on Valentine's Day. The waiter was very nice but extremely slow! Two guys running the floor on such a busy evening! Taking our orders took forever, and the calamari appetizer dish was so rubbery and tasteless, the kitchen also ran out of sauce.

The main dish and drinks were good. Good flavor and cooked properly.

After waiting 15 mins for dessert we decided to pay the bill and move on to the next place.

Very disappointed at this restaurant. We will never go back.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2016

Second time to Patria Latin Bistro. The menu includes many items from a variety of Latin Countries, which never disappoint. The lobster soup, roasted pork, ropa vieja and short rib dishes were excellent. We celebrated our adult childrens' birthdays and the super sparkler cake candles on the Tres Leche cake were pretty cool. The staff was very attentive without hovering which made for a great experience. I recommend this restaurant to all.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2016

First time at Patria, was greeted at door by owner and servers/waiters, all was excellent!

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2016

We went to this restaurant for Paint Nite. The black bean soup had way too many onions and watery. We had to send the calamari back because it was cold. When we received the order back the calamari was very dry. Two of the ladies ordered two different white wines which Patria Latin Bistro was not able to provide. They offered a substitute. Would not go back.

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2015

Service and food were great! The lounge area could use some repair. Otherwise, fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2015

The management, and wait staff have always been attentive to their guests in the quality of the food preparation, presentation and service.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2015

We were looking for Spanish Food in the area and came upon this restaurant. We were delighted with the menu, service and the atmosphere.

It has its own parking area which is important in Rahway and they offer packages in conjunction with the Rahway PAC. Also it is within walking distance of the train station.

I would highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2015

Great place for a nice meal!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2015

Amazing authentic Latin food with an upgraded twist

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2015

This was my first time there, but it was an awesome experience. The bartender played on his guitar for me and my date (impromptu). The food was very good. I really do not have one bad thing to say so kudos all around

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2015

I always have loved this place. If u like sangria they have the best!! They also have a great menu. All the food is amazing!!

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2015

Appetizers: Guacamole, Chorizo, Camarones al Ajillo - good
Drinks: Sangria - too sweet - okay
Dinner: Vieras con Camarones - small portion for the price but tasty - very good
Churassco - tasty spices and tender meat - very good
Dessert: Tres Leches Cake - very good
Churros - excellent

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2015

Loved the food. The soup on the menu, lobster soup, was out of this world! My wife had snapper and the sauce was excellent, the fish perfectly cooked. I had some kind of seafood mix. It was very good and with my wife's plantains it was excellent also! Service could not have been better. It is not on a main street and only has a tiny sign on the awning.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2014

Celebrated my wife's birthday on December 28, 2014 with our adult children and their
significant others. The food was great, very tasty with plenty of
flavor and flair. The guacamole was awesome as was the ceviche
and chorizo. The pork osso buco was the best ever. The food had a very modern
and upscale, fusion flair to it. Highly recommend this place for foodies and anyone
who loves modern latin food from many different spanish speaking countries.

Service was also great, very attentive without being over bearing.
Special thanks to our waiter, Jeff, who took it upon himself to run out to the store for milk,
when the place ran out.

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