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Basque Matxain Etxea Restaurant

206 Fourth Street San Juan Bautista, CA 95045     (831) 623-4472

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Our Menu

Family Style

Includes Soup, Salad, Fries, Rice, and your choice of;

pork, lamb, beef, chicken or salmon. For dinner, lamb stew is added.
House wine, coffee and dessert of the day are included.


$18. per person


$22. per person

(without meat)
$18. per person

Dinner is served after 4:00pm. Kids age 12 and under are $11. per child.


  • Matxain' Salad: Chopped Romaine lettuce, tomato slices, olives, feta cheese crumbles, with our house made dressing. Your choice of chicken, anchovies or shrimp.  $10.00

  • Grilled Salad:  Grilled bell peppers, zucchini, asparagus, green beens, and onions with feta cheese crumbles. Olive oil honey and balsamic vinegar dressing.  $11.00
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Tapas & Pintxos (Appetizers)

Chef's Special

Tortilla de Patatas
Tart cooked with potatoes onion and eggs,  $10.

Tortilla de Chorizo
Same as Totilla de Patatas with chorizo,  $11.

Calamares Fritos
Fried calamari in flour with parsley and garlic,  $11.

Calamres Hendaya
Baby calamari sauteed in olive oilm garlic and paprika,  $10.

Tapas del Viejo Caserio
Traditional old fashioned Basque appetizer,  $12.

Gambas al Ajillo
Shrimp sauteed in olive oil with garlic and parsley,  $11.

Mussels in tomato, onion, bacon and garlic sauce,  $12.

Setas Salteadas
Mushrooms sauteed in olive oil, garlic and parsley,  $8.

Queso Fundido
Melted cheese with your choice of Spanish chorizo, mushrooms or shrimp,  $9.

All dishes are served with our houe salad.

Gambas al Vino Blanco
Shrimp sautéed with garlic, parsley and white wine,  $16.

Paella Valenciana

Minimum two people, this dish requires 20 minutes to cook. Delightful Spanish dish of mussels, calamari, shrimp, pork, chicken, tossed vegetables and Spanish chorizo cooked in aromatic rice & saffron,  $19
. per person.


Grilled toungue slices on “Piparrada Sauce",  a traditional Basque sauce made with bell peppers. $16.

Oxtail Stew

Tender and flavorful traditional Basque dish, cooked slowly with wine, tomatoes and spices just like our Grandmother prepared it!,

Cazuela Easo
Traditional dish made with mix sea food cooked in our delicious "family secret" creamy cheese sauce
,  $18

Bacalao a la Vizcaina

Try this exquisite and delicate dish, made with cod fish and tomatoes, red pepper, onion, garlic and parsley sauce,  $

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A La Carte

Served with a dinner salad and your choice of one side order: Mashed Potatos, French Fries, Vegetables, Rice, Beans. Add a cup of soup for $2.


Our dessert menu changes, so please be sure to ask about our
special Basque delights of the day!

Pork Ribs
Old shepards style, spiced and grilled,  $14.

Lamb Chops
Basque style T-Bone, spiced and grilled,  $21.

Lamb Shank
Basque seasones roasted lamb, crispy outside and tender inside,  $18.

Lamb Stew

Traditional old fashioned stew,  $15.

Pork Chops
Marinated in white wine with garlic and grilled,  $14.

Chulton Vasco
Angus beef, marinated, spiced and grilled,  $21.

Pink filet, garlic marinated, spiced and grilled,  $18.

Chicken Breast
Marinated in garlic and parsley and grilled,  $14.

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Wine List

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Our beverages include a variety of Spanish wines as well as imported and dometic beer; sodas, teas and coffee.


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