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'Café Villa Basque' Basque Restaurant San Rafael California United States (USA)

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Street
1602 Licoln Avenue
Town
San Rafael
Town code
94901
State/Province
California
Country
United States (USA)
Telephone
(415) 456-6161
Fax
(415) 456-1520
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The Café Villa Basque had been open as a Basque place prior to its re-opening in May 2001. Roman Cherbero, originally from Baigorri, opened the next door motel in the 90s. Later, Jean-Felix and Marie Galzagorry reopened the restaurant as a Basque restaurant.<br><br> Today the owners are not Basque, but Francisco Oroz, former owner of the San Rafael Chalet Basque and a native from Erro (Navarre), is in charge of the bar. It has maintained the original Basque decorations and some of the clientele are Basque as well. On the weekends, John Coscarat bartends; he is a Californian euskalduna, his father being from Baigorri and his mother from Banka. They serve pernod, pastis and the traditional picon.
Francisco Oroz from Erro in front of San Rafael’s renovated "Café Villa Basque"

Francisco Oroz from Erro in front of San Rafael’s renovated "Café Villa Basque"