I've always thought the dinners were better here than at Louie's Basque Corner. Now they've started offering small plates they call tapas in the bar.
I'm not sure many people would recognize meatball sliders as tapas. But I liked them and overall the idea worked.
My favorites were the lamb chops and the chorizo. They get the chorizo through a distributor from a Utah company and it's good, but I think I'd like ti better if they got the fresh chorizo from Vila Basque Deli in Carson City.
The fried calamari was also tender and not overcooked.
They have a big basket of fries and I think they're still lard cooked.
A peron in my group liked the sardines with garlic, but they were a little too fishy tasting for me.
It's a good idea and I'm sure I'll be hitting it again.
The price is right, too. No small plate is more than $5.
From left to right in the photos are the meatball sliders, the fried calamari and the lamb chops.
Santa Fe Hotel
235 Lake St, Reno, NV 89501