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13432 S Central Ave., Chino

Rustic Basque Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Centro Basco (Up to 52% Off)

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Originally opened as a boarding house for shepherds in 1940, the restaurant endures as a bastion of the area's Basque-influenced heritage

Customer Reviews

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family style
rack of lamb
lamb chops
3 ratings3 reviews
June 4, 2016
I 'm definitely coming back
julietop reviewer
10 ratings6 reviews
January 23, 2016
Great food (a LOT of food is served per entree) and the employees are all very nice with great service.
4 ratings2 reviews
August 19, 2015
The lamb is delicious and I love there soup and salad with your meal.
stop reviewer
21 ratings12 reviews
August 13, 2015
Old time continental type of restaurant with unique menu. It's like stepping back in time. Very good food, seems homemade. White table cloths and friendly service. I will be back.
7 ratings3 reviews
July 16, 2015
I found this restaurant buying groupons and have really enjoyed going there. I will keep going there now because I like the food!!!
3 ratings3 reviews
April 29, 2015
We lived in Chino for 31 years and enjoyed Centro Basco when we many times. We now live in Apple Valley, about 50 miles away. That is the only reason I would not order delivery/take out. We had a great meal last night with close friends.
Bryantop reviewer
8 ratings7 reviews
April 24, 2015
It's been quite some time since I've been to the Centro Basco and although the food was pretty good, my steak was pretty fatty. Seems as though they might be using a lessor quality of meat?
4 ratings1 reviews
March 12, 2015
OMG! Food is delish and service is superb. I'll definitely return.
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About This Deal

Professional chefs generally know more than the average cook, including how to remove the poisonous glands from onions. Dine out with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $12 for $25 worth of rustic Basque cuisine for lunch
  • $19 for $40 worth of rustic Basque cuisine for dinner Tuesday–Thursday
  • $15 for $30 worth of rustic Basque cuisine for dinner Friday–Sunday
  • Visit the website to see the full lunch menu and dinner menu

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 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 happy hour specials. Not valid at the Borders Table (communal table). Not valid on major US holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Centro Basco

Densely packed conversations flutter across long, communal tables packed even more densely with hearty courses of sourdough bread and blue cheese, homemade soups, and oxtail stew. Platters of rustic, European-inspired cooking pass from person to person. All the while, the house wine keeps flowing. This is a typical scene at Centro Basco—a historic restaurant and inn devoted to capturing the vivacious and independent spirit of the Basque region. A fiercely autonomous region of Spain along its mountainous border with France, Basque Country has its own distinct climate, its own language (one of the few in the world with no known relationship to any other language), and its own unique approach to food.

"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," notes Gayot. The Berterretches—a family with strong genealogical ties to the Basque countryside—assumed ownership in the 1970s, and they continue to embrace the region's culture today. Their cozy, lodge-like eatery features large dining rooms devoted to spirited family-style feasts complete with special menus, as well as a separate area for guests looking to enjoy a more private meal.

Myriad cultural influences appear throughout the menu. Dishes such as the oven-roasted lamb with a kick of garlic and the grilled calamari steak with tomato-pepper sauce clearly embrace the restaurant's distinctively Basque roots. At the same time, French and Italian entrees—including chicken cordon bleu and veal parmesan—lend a pan-European vibe to the selection.