Patria Paolo Kautz Patria

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Whether you're hunting for jaeger schnitzel or a pizza, this European-style spot has plenty to offer.
Openings: Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Patria, Salinas, CA


Patria Restaurant Review:


Chef Paulo Kautz, who originally opened Taste Café in Pacific Grove and Café Rustica in Carmel Valley, scores a trifecta with this Oldtown Salinas lunch and dinner spot. His Alsatian sensibilities shine through, with jaeger schnitzel and spätzle figuring prominently on the well-executed menu. We recommend going with a crowd and splitting small plates, pizzas and salads to get the best value; try the savory bacon and caramelized onion pizza dotted with goat cheese. If you want a little splurge, go for the salmon in paper or rabbit. Definitely have a cocktail. Drago, the local bartender legend who used to mix cocktails for Sinatra, is completely deserving of his celebrity one-name status. For dessert, opt for the “lemon gratinee,” a nicely balanced cloud of sweet-tart lemon mousse. The wine selection is thoughtful and accessible.

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