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Basque Kitchen Bar

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61 Davis Crescent | Newmarket, 1023, New Zealand
523 1057
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tap that Tapas

Heard lots about this place and finally go to try it. Was delicious. Beers are great and so is the wine list. Next time will try the Sangria. We had some great bread and olive oil, Spanish meatballs, and some cracking chorizo. The staff are chilled and friendly. Great spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Shaun T
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Canberra, Australia
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306 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We chose this restaurant as we wanted to try something different. We shared a paella & as it was Monday a free jug of sangria was included. The paella was delicious & the perfect size for 2 hungry people. The sangria had a hint of spice that enhanced the taste. Staff were friendly & helpful. Highly recommend this restaurant

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Thank Jocelyn C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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226 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Heard lots about this place and finally go to try it. Was delicious. Beers are great and so is the wine list. Next time will try the Sangria. We had some great bread and olive oil, Spanish meatballs, and some cracking chorizo. The staff are chilled and friendly. Great spot.

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Thank Shaun T
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Chanced upon this after walking out of our Hotel. Great service and the food was even better. Wanted to go back on Sunday night for desert but unfortunately was not open

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Thank keriman
Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had never heard of this place then ironically ended up here twice within a week. Both were good experiences. The tapa are a good size, have good choice of vegetable dishes and the quality of the food is good. Love the almond tart! I loved that the waiter was able to give a recommendation and very descriptive opinion on... More 

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Thank Tania_Howard
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I first saw this restaurant a few weeks ago and decided to treat myself to a glass of wine and lunch there last week. I should have recognised something was wrong when I was the only customer despite nearby places being busy. The initial greeting by the one front of house staff member was friendly and I was optimistic of... More 

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1 Thank LmW74
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We had been underwhelmed by the food choice in the Auckland CBD, so we decided to go a little further afield, and we were very glad we did. We went quite late and it was quite empty - not so surprising on a wet and miserable Monday night. But the wines and the food compensated admirably. My wife is Peruvian... More 

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Thank paulandespe
Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went here on a Wednesday evening, surprised to find the place full. Staff very attentive and good. The majority of the wines on their wine list were Spanish and was suprised that we could sample the wine before we bought the one we selected ( a very nice touch). All the mains looked good, We selected the Ribeye for the... More 

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2 Thank Wayne M
Auckland, New Zealand
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My husband and I dined here Thursday evening for dinner.We were one of few in the restaurant.Tapas were ok,the venison slightly overdone.The wine was very nice.Not as busy as has been previously.

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Thank Fran M
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Basque makes tasty hot tapa dishes and has a decent wine/sherry list. The service the lunch that time we went there was friendly and attentive when we needed it. There are tapa bars around Auckland that do not deserve the name. This isn't one of those.

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1 Thank Brian A
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Good food and wine but the staff wouldn't leave us alone and kept trying to upsell everything we ordered. It was like being served by sales reps on commission.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Davis Crescent | Newmarket, 1023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: 523 1057

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?