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Basque Etchea

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8585 s Avenue 40, Tacna, AZ
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Livingston, Montana
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Comfortable setting and very good food. Service was good and efficient. The lamb chops were very good and cooked exactly as ordered. The lamb shanks were as good as any. Very nice salad as a choice between soup and salad. Very reasonably priced.

1 Thank Tom V
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Service is always great and food is always good The restaurant is dark and could have more light. Blinds need to be pulled to give more light. Menu therefore is hard to read.

1 Thank Mary Lynn M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

The food is wonderful! The interior of the restaurant is "interesting" but the food and service more than make up for it.

1 Thank Sheree B
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

We are about 40 miles from Yuma when we found this quaint very nice restaurant Food was good. Service was good. Everything was great. Went on a Sunday afternoon and it was extremely quiet. Planning on going back on a Friday night for prime rib.

1 Thank Barbara52024
Massey, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2016

Great little restaurant which serves a daily special. We frequented it on Wednesdays for their beef stew which was the best we ever had. Very popular place for Snow Birds to meet up. Service was friendly and wait times acceptable

1 Thank Ivor H
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168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016

We visited on a very busy Thursday "Rib Night". We called ahead for a reservation and to advise we wanted the ribs. Both seem essential as they were packed and it looked like late arrivals without a reservation were denied the ribs. The place is old, somewhat run-down and feels like it needs a good cleaning. The 2 young women... More 

2 Thank ROBERT N
Kent, Washington
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2015

This was an interesting place in the middle of no-where. The menu is not huge, but they have good selections that are well prepared and very tasty. The salad bar was limited, but everything was fresh. Service was friendly. The interior is a bit 1950-ish and dark, but clean.

1 Thank LocalGirl55
Sonoma, California
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Read about this place in a Yuma hotel directory so thought it would be a good change from Mexican food. Had no idea where Tacna was but Ave 40E is in two places. Made a phone call and instead of Exit 21 it was Exit 42. Be prepared if you're hungry. Lunch was 42 miles later. Very little to remind... More 

1 Thank Bebe31750
Wellton, Arizona
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2015

No doubt it is the best Basque restaurant for 200 miles around. The Lamb is perfect, steaks always tender and can't beat the sandwiches. Another spot in the desert that will surprise you with the quality of their food.

1 Thank Rose Marie S
Edmonton, Canada
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125 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2015

We'd been here last year and have come here with friends twice this year. Not sure what's happening here, but definitely needs something done. The first time there were 4 of us. Three ordered prime rib, I ordered their shrimp. Their Lima bean soup is delish!!! Salad bar is meh! The p,ace was very busy so service was slow, actually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8585 s Avenue 40, Tacna, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tacna

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?