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Santa FE Hotel

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235 N Lake St, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 323-1891
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  • 11
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    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun family style restaurant

When they say family style they mean it. You get included with dinner soup, salad, side of beans, main dish, side dish, a bottle of red wine, and dessert Vella Cheese and ice cream. Food was excellent and service was fantastic. We arrived when there was a party of 21 and our waitress never skipped... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
Linda B
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Sonoma, California, United States
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Sonoma, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

When they say family style they mean it. You get included with dinner soup, salad, side of beans, main dish, side dish, a bottle of red wine, and dessert Vella Cheese and ice cream. Food was excellent and service was fantastic. We arrived when there was a party of 21 and our waitress never skipped a beat. Bravo girls!! I... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We try and go for the appetizers before the aces game. We always get the lamb chops, meatball sliders, and French fries. You can't beat the price and the food is awesome!

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CT
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A unique opportunity to have a traditional Basque meal served family style. The Basque are an important part of the local history. The food is plentiful. Come hungry. Be prepared to sit at a table with people you haven't yet met. Appreciate another culture.

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Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My family has frequented the Santa Fe hotel for 3 generations. I cannot think of a better way to embrace Nevada's rich Basque culture than by paying a visit to the Santa Fe. The atmosphere is unique as is the family style food served there. Fill yourself to the brim with delicious soup - then the salad and homemade beans.... More 

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San Jose, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Very good basque food and of course a lot of it. The restaurant is located behind Harrah's and parking in their garage is convenient and free but there is also limited on street parking in front of the restaurant. Food is served family style but the night we were there we had a table by ourselves. Come hungry because you... More 

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Sparks, Nevada, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is the one time that you should judge a book by it's cover. The outside of the restaurant is a reflection of what is going on inside. The Santa Fe probably hasn't been updated since it first opened it's doors. The food comes "family style", but at one course at a time? The soup was brought out first (which... More 

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Reno
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I haven't eaten here in 30 years and absolutely nothing has changed, it's like stepping into a time machine and being 30 years old again. Having said that, it's a good thing. Good Basque food, totally authentic and the manner in which one eats, if it's crowded, you may share a table with people you've never met, definitely part of... More 

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Hampshire, England
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Good food, well prepared and served with smiles. Very palatable red wine to wash it down. All for under $20 a head, what’s not to like? Go and rediscover your youth; have a great evening out dining with total strangers who have suddenly become best friends by the miracle of sharing food and wine together. We enjoyed it so much... More 

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Clayton, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had a group of 18, so this fit our needs well. The dining room is a giant hall with no decorations except long tables that fit 18-20 people each. That worked for our group, but if you don't like talking or sharing bowls of food with strangers, this isn't the place for you. We had a choice of paella... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Family dining where they seat you with others at a banquet style table. Large portions of food and nice company. This is dining hall experience with service to your table. Only quibble was waitress failed to tell us the New York was extra $. You get wine with your meal and a chance to meet someone new. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 N Lake St, Reno, NV 89501
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: (775) 323-1891

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Basque

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