Pataconia Grand Opening
There is a new restaurant breaking into Downtown Troy and they are celebrating
their opening with the community. Pataconia is River Street Market’s newest vendor, bringing
Caribbean Food with a Twist to Troy, located at 433 River St. They are celebrating with a
welcoming party this Friday, July 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The menu at Pataconia consists of patacones, pastelitos and homemade plantain chips, with
weekly Chef’s specials. Although Caribbean cuisine is the focus, they will also be throwing in
some Asian flavors as a “twist”. For example, in the Spicy Chicken Patacon, the chicken is
prepared in a gochujang sauce that is made in-house. This combination of Caribbean and Asian
flavors makes Pataconia a unique spot for foodies.
“We came up with the name “Pataconia” over our love for Patacones, a sandwich consisting of a
protein and greens between two fried plantains. This sandwich is a staple in Caribbean cuisine
and will be the main dish on our menu.” Said Alexa Mena, Co-owner of Pataconia. “We chose to
use “Pastelitos” which means empanada on the menu as a nod to the Dominican Republic
because Riany Mena, head Chef, is from the Dominican Republic, and is bringing Dominican
culture to the dishes we will share”
Pataconia is making a splash in the district and joining in on the Troy Night Out fun with
numerous activities and attractions. They will be serving food and drink specials to all from 4-8
p.m., with a DJ beginning at 4:30pm. At 6 p.m. they will be hosting Bachata and Merengue
dance lessons. There is no shortage of entertainment, and all ages are encouraged to stop by to
see for themselves.
If you are interested in attending the ribbon cutting for Pataconia, please join The Downtown
Troy Business Improvement District, Mayor Patrick Madden, and the Rensselaer County Regional
Chamber of Commerce at 11a.m. on Friday, July 28 to official open the doors to their business.
For more information about Pataconia visit, @pataconiafood on Instagram or visit