Spanish Basque Cuisine for Two or Four at Basque Matxain Etxea Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

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Spanish Basque–style tapas and entrees include sautéed shrimp, mussels, and oxtail stew

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for family style prix fixe. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $20 for $40 worth of Spanish Basque cuisine for two or more
  • $39 for $80 worth of Spanish Basque cuisine for four or more

Tapas include fried calamari, chorizo-and-potato tarts, and sautéed mushrooms ($8+). Entrees include oxtail stew and sautéed shrimp ($16+). Click here to see a full menu.

Basque Matxain Etxea Restaurant

Basque Country in northern Spain may not be well known, but it does have a well-deserved reputation for culinary excellence, according to Food & Wine. The chefs there rely on the region’s bountiful surroundings, using local seafood and farm-fresh produce along with more rarefied ingredients such as forest mushrooms and wild boar. The result is a unique cuisine that is not commonly found outside of Basque Country, and is the singular specialty at Basque Matxain Etxea Restaurant, which has been serving Basque-style cuisine for more than a decade. Head chef Guillermo Matxain learned the craft organically during his childhood in San Sebastian, a major city in the Basque region, and years spent in the kitchen at the family restaurant.

Today, Chef Matxain cooks elaborate and authentic Basque dishes, such as shrimp, mussels, and seafood paella according to family recipes that have been passed down and absentmindedly folded into paper airplanes over several generations. He crafts small tapas for diners to share, including baby calamari in garlic, oil, and paprika, and woody mushrooms sautéed with parsley. His rich traditional Basque dishes include Cazuela Easo, a mixed seafood dish cooked in a secret family recipe creamy cheese sauce.

Customer Reviews

Thank you for a warm, cozy, and welcoming experience. We look forward to visiting your restaurant again and trying more dishes. The gentleman who sat us at his most romantic table and hassled me for not eating all of my paella (so funny), made the experience especially fun and memorable. Thank you!
Sara T. · December 9, 2013
Food was excellent and we loved Luis! Looking forward to returning
Kim S. · November 23, 2013
Very accommodating, we had 2 small kids and the owner came by twice to check on them! Live music and great service and food!
Suzanne R. · November 13, 2013

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