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Basque restaurants in Albuquerque or Santa Fe

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Going to be in Albuquerque for 2 days and Santa Fe for 2 days this January, and being in love with Basque cuisine (and from North Carolina, where there is none) I'm looking for a Basque restaurant to check out. I saw the Santa Fe Basque website, but the food on their menu (charbroiled T-bone, fried chicken) doesn't look particularly distinctively Basque. Is my impression correct there?
Recommendations otherwise? Thanks!

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  1. I'm going to be in the area myself... for almost a month this trip. You might check out the local Basque community website http://www.buber.net/NMEE/ They mention La Boca as having a chef of Basque heritage. The only "Santa Fe Basque" restaurant that I'm aware of is in Fresno, CA.

    1. I don't know of any Basque restaurants in NM full stop.

      As for La Boca (a Spanish restaurant focussed mainly on tapas), you can read about it here: http://sfreporter.com/articles/publis...

      1. I am not sure, but am thinking that somehow you may have confused the term bosque with basque. In Santa Fe NM bosque refers to the woods that run along the Rio Grande. There is nothing basque in SF. There is a good French restaurant however, Cafe Paris. It is a small place on a little side street near the Lensic Theatre.

        http://www.cafeparisnm.com/

        Deb

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        1. re: DebitNM

          No, I think what I did was think Santa Fe Basque was in Santa Fe, not Fresno, and made the leap from that...oops! thanks guys!