If you want enough food to break your skull, go to the Basque Cultural Center. This, says larochelle, is big-meal heaven. Twenty or so dollars gets you an excellent entrée, fried potatoes, veggies, soup of the day, salad, and ice cream.

Magré de canard au poivre vert (duck breast) is fantastic—not overcooked, not too fatty, but just right. The Sunday special is lamb stew and prime rib, for a mere $19. Prime rib is rare and pretty good; lamb stew is completely delicious.

They’ve got very good, inexpensive Basque wines, too, says Robert Lauriston.

Basque Cultural Center [Peninsula]
599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco

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