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Centro Basco

13432 S. Central Ave. (Chino Ave.) Send to Phone
909-628-9014 | Menu
This charming, rambling Chino restaurant offers hearty, wholesome country cooking at a value price.

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Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.
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Centro Basco Restaurant Review

: Opened in 1940, along with a boarding house for shepherds, this sprawling restaurant is one of the last remnants of the local Basque population who once herded sheep in what is now fully suburbanized Chino. The food is wholesome country cooking --- despite the name, more French than Basque-Spanish --- and a good value. With every main course comes a massive tureen of soup for the table that a party of four will have a tough time finishing, a big bowl of salad, pickled beef tongue (sliced razor-thin), big plates of pasta, vegetables and fries. We recommend the tender, garlicky rack of lamb and the roasted chicken with deeply golden, crispy skin. The family-style menu offers specials not found on the regular menu, such as blood sausage, oxtail stew and rabbit. The main dining room, filled with linen-topped tables and decorated with a colorful mural of a Pyrenees village, is simple and comfortable, and another room has traditional communal tables.
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