Baja Boathouse opens in Patchogue, rings in a new era at waterfront spot


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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