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La Patria Café
The best place to saturate your taste-buds with Latin flavors
Although there are many casual take-out spots in Syracuse that offer Latin food, there is a noticeable lack of appreciation for dine-in dishes and the culture behind them. That's where Clara Cedeno comes in.
After many years working in the corporate world, Clara decided to pursue her dream of owning her own business. Bringing this dream together with her love of food and Latin culture helped her create her brain child, La Patria Café.
While waiting for the approval of funding that would be needed for further interior and exterior renovations, Clara had a soft opening back in March of 2019. She planned to increase her seating capacity and enhance the overall customer experience. But these repairs were significantly delayed due to the federal government shutdown at the end of 2018 that held up her business loan approval.