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May 30, 2005 08:23 PM

Basque Restaurants in Winnemucca, NV

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Can anyone recommend a Basque restaurant in Winnemucca, NV or along I-80 in NV?

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  1. the martin is my favorite. Family style at the Martin Hotel, down by the tracks. others are more upscale but I think this is the most "authentic" experience. Great fun.

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    1. re: pepper ann

      Only The Martin Hotel.... Best Basque Food in the area

    2. Personally, I did not see too much in Winnemucca that looked real appealing and we ended up eating at the Red Lion Inn.

      Elko is the Basque center of Nevada and they have four restaurants to choose from.

      405 Silver St
      Elko, NV 89801

      Good food, way too large portions. We ate there on Christmas Eve and found all the food to be very good but would recommend the lamb.

      Star Hotel & Restaurant
      246 Silver St
      Elko, NV 89801

      In April, they told me that the wait was 30 minutes. I was about to leave when the hostess said "Our food is great". She was right. It was the best food I had in Elko, ever.

      Toki Ona
      1550 Idaho St
      Elko, NV 89801

      We ate there in December. The food was alright but not worth an effort to get there.

      Nevada Dinner House
      351 Silver St
      Elko, NV 89801

      It has been a couple of years but we found teh food to be pretty good.

      All things being equal, do the Star as they have the best food. They are closed on Sunday and holidays.

      Do realize that there is a Basque Exhibit at the NE Nevada Museum. There is also a Western Heritage Center that has some Basque information is that is of some interest.

      1. There are a few Basque restaurants in Gardnerville, which is about 1 hour south of I-80 and Reno. The Overland Hotel, J&T Bar and Carson Valley Country Club come to mind. You might also want to ask on the Northern California board as it also covers Reno and Lake Tahoe. Good luck and have an extra Picon punch for me.

        1. I do not know when you are going but the Elko Basque Fest is July 1-3.

          1. We've always enjoyed Ormacheas' Dinner house when in Winnemucca. The lamb shanks with extra garlic is a favorite.

            Ormacheas Dinner House
            (775) 623-3455
            180 Melarkey Street, Winnemucca, NV 89445