Open since 1940, Centro Basco is the oldest Basque Restaurant in the Chino Valley of Southern California! It continues to be family owned and operated by the Berterretche Family since 1970. The Basque lands stretch along the Pyrenees mountains in the Southern region of France and the Northern region of Spain. The home town of owner Monique Berterretche can be found just outside of St. Jean Pied de Port, France. It is from here the Berterretche family has brought the unique dining experience to the Chino Valley. If one has ever traveled to the Basque Country, they are quite familiar with the friendliness and sense of family that is experienced amongst the Basque people. It is this atmosphere that makes the outing to Centro Basco a unique, memorable, and cherished experience!
Centro Basco offers three dining experiences. Please check our hours carefully under the Menu link as they can seem confusing. In the spirit of the Basque tradition, we offer the Boarder Table lunch on the last Saturday of the month in which everyone sits together at long tables in the Red Room or the Mus Room. The Boarder Table offers multiple courses, served family style to share, such as sourdough bread and blue cheese, homemade soup du jour, salad, and then Pork Chops, Omelette and Fries or Pan Fried Potatoes.
Each Sunday we offer a Family-Style Menu in our dining room which offers special dishes not found on the menu such as Pot au Feu, Fricassee Rabbit, Blood Sausage, and many more! Both options are accompanied by a glass of house wine and the friendship of new and familiar faces, Centro Basco's Boarder Table or Family Style will leave you with the warmth of the Basques!
Centro Basco also offers a traditional dining room where guests can choose their preferred entre from our Menu. This menu has many choices ranging from oxtail stew, various choices of lamb, veal, fish, and beef. Check our Menu link for a closer look! We have two full cocktail bars and offer various wines and beer at great prices. Also, our restaurant is the perfect place to host large parties and banquets.
Learn about The History of the Basque People on Wikipedia
Visit the Southern California Chino Basque Club website