Fresno County is full of adventures--including culinary ones. Have a little taste of Basque Country at Santa Fe Basque Restaurant & Bar in Fresno, located on the corner of Shields and Maroa. The family-owned restaurant has many layers of local and cultural history. Originally it was tucked inside Fresno's Santa Fe Hotel built in the late 1920's when the hotel served as a boarding house for Basque Country immigrants new to the area. Over time it became a free standing restaurant.
Typically the restaurant is known for hosting local music acts on the patio and karaoke nights--so work on your public singing voice for the next occasion! Currently, Santa Fe Basque is offering takeout orders Monday through Saturday.
Here are FresNotes from restaurant owner Manuela Etchechury:
What is keeping you busy? We are keeping busy with fix-it projects.
How can people support your business? People can support us by signing on to our website, www.santafebasque.com to view our menus and make an order for pick up. Gift certificates are also available.
What is your current favorite take-out restaurant? Our family enjoys El Bajio on Sheilds and Brawley. Great service, great food, great prices and family-owned.
What Fresno County attraction do you miss visiting the most? I miss browsing thrift stores!
What is your top must-visit place for visitors to check out, once we get back to" normal"? Any of our parks are beautiful sites to visit.
Which menu item do you recommend to people who have never ordered from your restaurant before? Our lamb shank specials are outstanding and stand up to being packaged to-go.