Pat'e Palo: Dinner on Dyckman
Dyckman has always been known as a lively area full of bars and restaurants where you are guaranteed to have a good time. I can hear someone complaining The Heights and Inwood is too far, but it is only an extra 20 minutes from 125th via subway. I recently visited Pat’e Palo which is a Latin restaurant located on this bustling street for dinner where I left full and happy.
Pat’e Palo celebrates every day that ends in “y” from their Margarita Tuesday to Gotham Saturdays to the Sunday Brunch. The best way to keep up with their daily events is via their Instagram. They typically have a DJ on specific nights and hookah is always available to order any day. This Dyckman establishment has an indoor and outdoor seat, and multiple TVs at their bar are so you don’t miss your favorite game.
So let’s get down to business and talk about the food and drinks we enjoyed at Pat’e Palo. Their cocktail menu includes over 10 different types of tasty libation such as your typical margarita to their signature drink called Pat’e Palo. This drink included Bayou rum, coconut rum, coconut puree, lime juice, orange blossom water, and garnished with toasted coconut. I am not a big fan of coconut, but this drink was so good it had me reconsidering my life choices plus how can you pass up anything made with orange blossom water? I had several of their passion-fruit mojitos, and they come in other flavors such as coconut, guava, strawberry, and kiwi.
The menu at Pat’e Palo has plenty of options, but I would encourage you to leave Vegan or Vegetarian Victoria at home. For starters, we ordered the Botin Pat’e Palo which is an appetizer platter that includes chicken wings, empanadas, croquettas, grilled shrimp, and pork loin. This platter is big enough to feed 3 -4 people as well. For my entree, I ordered the Montana Redonda which is a lobster tail served on top of rib-eye steak and served with Malanga mash in a cream cognac bisque. I had seen this entree on their Instagram and highly recommend getting the steak prepared medium. My friends ordered the Pechunga Rellena and Churrasso Anclado, and they both enjoyed each dish. I will mention the portions are rather large and filling so I recommend going light on the appetizers. With barely any room left in my stomach, we ordered Flan and Tres Leches for dessert.
The level of service we experienced was great at Pat’e Palo thanks to our server Benjamin and the owner! If you are in The Heights, I encourage you to check them out!