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Spanglish Transitions to New Concept Called Patois



Credit: Paul Cheney

Spanglish Cocina + Bar located in West Ashley at 652 St. Andrews Blvd. has announced they are under new ownership and are transitioning to a new pan-Caribbean concept called Patois. The restaurant saio they will offer “minimalistic dishes showcasing the best flavors spanning from the West Indies to Mexico.”

“We are grateful for the opportunity to share our concept of simple, ingredient driven cuisine influenced by the agricultural heritage shared with the various lands surrounding the Caribbean sea,” said Chef Mike Fitzhugh.

As the previous Chef de Cuisine of Spanglish, Chef Fitzhugh said there is growing support for the restaurant’s new direction.

“We have received substantial support from the community already and look forward to showcasing our simple yet sophisticated cuisine to our guests.”

The new lunch menu is now available for dine-in (inside or al fresco on Patios’ patio) and delivery via UberEats. Guests can order items like Tomato Salad with avocado mousse, fresh cheese, and pistou; Cuban Sandwiches; and Chicken Torta with red chiles, maduros, and black bean spread.

Patois’ Chef’s Dinner menu features the choice of an appetizer, entrée, and side for $35. Diners can try starters like Pork Belly with agave, citrus, and herbs; and Shrimp Ceviche with leche de tigre, onion, and radish; alongside entrées like Merlot Steak with charred onions, red chimichurri, and arugula. Savory sides feature Lowcountry produce to create dishes like Roasted Carrots Escabeche with chermoula and yogurt, and Sea Island Red Peas Sofrito.

During the transition period from Spanglish to Patois, guests will receive a complimentary cookie from WildFlour Pastry, who will provide many of the restaurant’s baked goods and desserts.

Patois is BYOB, allowing diners to bring their favorite wine and beer to drink alongside their meal for no additional fee. Non-alcoholic beer will be available, along with a selection of mocktails (coming soon).

As part of the rebranding effort and commitment to community support, the restaurant recently purchased fine china from ReTail, a resale store that sells a variety of furniture, appliances. and decorative items, and donates 100% of all proceeds to Pet Helpers.

Patois is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 am to 3 pn, and 4:30 pm to 9 p.m.

More information and menus can be found at

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