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Patria Latin Bistro

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.
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31 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(31 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 31 reviews
5 stars
(15)
4 stars
(8)
3 stars
(4)
2 stars
(4)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(16)
  • fit for foodies(13)
  • good for groups(13)
  • romantic(13)
  • late-night find(10)
  • great for lunch(7)
Patria Latin Bistro Reviews List
Review 1 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2001
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Review 2 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Play at UCPAC, Patria was highly recommended

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"First time at Patria, was greeted at door by owner and servers/waiters, all was excellent!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 3 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Another good meal

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"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."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 4 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 5 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

The food was marginal.

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"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."
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2013
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 6 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great place for a nice meal!"
Dined on 7/26/2015
 2006
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Review 7 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/30/2015
 2007
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Review 8 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2002
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Review 9 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2002
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Review 10 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Service and food were great! The lounge area could use some repair. Otherwise, fantastic!!"
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2011
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Review 11 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

it was a beautiful place for a date.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/28/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 12 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/11/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/11/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 13 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great menu and food was out on time.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 14 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Attentive

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The management, and wait staff have always been attentive to their guests in the quality of the food preparation, presentation and service."
Dined on 9/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Surprise find in Rahway. Great menu and service.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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."
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 16 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Amazing Latin food

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Dined on 7/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Amazing authentic Latin food with an upgraded twist"
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 17 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Poor

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/16/2015
 2015
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Review 18 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/16/2015
 2002
Special Features: hot spot
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Review 19 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/01/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/01/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/01/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 20 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/11/2015
 2009
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/11/2015
 2009
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Review 21 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very good Latin cuisine

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Very nice place, people, food, etc

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"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"
Dined on 1/31/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 23 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great find

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"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!!"
Dined on 1/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent Restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"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."
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Friday 1/16/15

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Dined on 1/16/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"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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Dined on 1/16/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Patria Latin Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food and service. Will be going back soon.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"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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Dined on 12/28/2014
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Patria Latin Bistro
Based on the average of (5) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
3 out of 5 recommend this product
Food 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Service 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Ambiance 
3.2 / 5
(Very Good) 3.2 / 5
Noise Level
2.6 / 3
Energetic