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Santa FE Hotel

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Spanish, Basque
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235 N Lake St, Reno, NV 89501
(775) 323-1891
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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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
great basque dinner

Decided to have a Basque dinner while in Reno. Good choice! Park in Harrah's lot and exit on Lake and there you are. Family style dinners start serving at 6PM. More food than you normally eat, but darn good. Very, very friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Sonoma, California
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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We got here during a Reno Aces ball game, and there was no one in the dining room. It was a Friday night, and we were not early, so we wondered what the problem was. We had a glass of wine in the bar while part of our group parked (difficult with the game and another event on). A local... More 

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Decided to have a Basque dinner while in Reno. Good choice! Park in Harrah's lot and exit on Lake and there you are. Family style dinners start serving at 6PM. More food than you normally eat, but darn good. Very, very friendly staff.

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Western US
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a nice place to get family-style Basque food. It's not gourmet food, but definitely stick-to-your-ribs food. I like Saturday nights when you can get both lamb stew and lamb shanks.

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Sonoma, California, United States
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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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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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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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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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: Spanish, Basque

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