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Santa Fe Hotel

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235 Lake St, Reno, NV 89501-1517
+1 775-323-1891
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sparks, Nevada, United States
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and lots of it. Family style Basque restaurant that has been in operation for many years. Only drawback is parking...

Thank Wallyf01
United States
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

From the outside and walking through the bar area, I had my doubts about the place. Once in the dining room, I realized that this was a family style dinner. I heard about this place from a local friend, which I imagine is how most people end up here. This is not your overly commercialized tourist establishment like everything else... More 

Thank Mitchell L
Reno, Nevada
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

we have been going there for YEARS. when you walk in, the place is obviously full of locals - cowboys & such. the place is LOUD! it can sometimes be tough to get the bar tender's attention. but they are nice. the way to get seated is a little obscure - for a first timer. just stand in the doorway... More 

Thank renorichdiver
Reno, Nevada
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Plain jane resturant with family style Basque food. Food was ok but you got lots of it. Service is on par with a family restaurant.

Thank mmaskaly
Redondo Beach, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

I really enjoy the Basque lunch and dinner customs - family style meals, common tables that encourage interaction between diners, solid no-nonsense food. I've been to two of the restaurants in Reno specializing in Basque food, and this one is by far superior. It's a run-down old hotel, worn linoleum, takes you back in time to sit in the dining... More 

Thank Cindy S
Davis, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Absolutely tasty Basque food in a typical Basque hotel setting - not fancy, but a true cultural experience. The food was not fancy but just plain good - best lamb shanks I believe I've ever had.

1 Thank Erik V
Boulder, Colorado
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234 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

This place is a truly unique experience. I will admit, it's not for everyone; not quite five stars. The ambiance is VFW hall or church basement. Folding tables covered with oilcloth. Mismatched dinette chairs. Communal seating. Limited menu. But the food is great. Everyone knows a home cook who can prepare simple, classic food with effortless excellence, and that's what... More 

Thank marcolius
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

WOW, what a terrible restaurant, we should have gone to Louis Basque instead. Our mistake. We used to live in Reno and have gone to many Basque places but never Santa Fe. The soup and first courses were OK but not great. The main courses - lamb shanks and steak - were terrible. The shanks were tough and covered in... More 

Thank james c
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Charlotte T
Sonoma, California
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank bob n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 Lake St, Reno, NV 89501-1517
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-323-1891

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