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Protea Brings Chef-Driven Fast Casual Food to Yountville

The food has a Puerto Rican focus


Yountville is known for some of the valley’s finest dining (The French Laundry, Redd), but until now, there had not been a chef-driven fast casual option for locals and those on the go between tastings. To fill that space, chef Anita Cartagena (formerly at Ciccio) has opened Protea with a daily-changing menu of Latin food, with every dish mainly under $15. The counter service menu usually has empanadas, cubanos, salad, fish tacos, and ceviche, varying slightly day to day, as well as a beer and wine license.

The space has a backyard overlooking the town, as well as the Mayacamas mountains, so if you do want to spend a little time, there’s a Yountville-worthy view. Protea is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Kerrin Laz contributed to this article.


6488 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599 (707) 415-5035