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Rumor has it that if you say “Surico” to your bartender at the new Baja Boathouse on the water in Patchogue, he’ll serve you up with a free round of shots.
The gesture of gratitude from owner Lenny Oliva to his customers is only a small part of the fun in store for patrons of the new hotspot on the Patchogue River.
Open for its second weekend, starting Thursday, May 18, at 4 p.m., Baja offers street food; tacos; a delicious tuna ceviche app; live music and DJ’s; brick oven pizza; and probably best of all, a fully stocked, full-service water view bar.
Lest we forget the great views, a ton of outdoor space, an inside bar, happy hours on most days, daily specials and more than three dozen boat slips.
Baja opens for lunch — at noon — this Friday and Saturday.
Replacing Off Key Tiki, which closed last summer after its 14th season, Baja’s expansive, three-acre space features outdoor dining and catering areas. Oliva is a veteran restaurateur who also owns and operates Prato 850 in Commack and Bar Grazie in Massapequa Park.
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