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3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
530-891-5204
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Basque Restaurant with plenty of parking and handicap access. Full bar and...
Basque Restaurant with plenty of parking and handicap access. Full bar and tapas. Specials and reservations accepted. Closed Monday and Tuesday. (530) 891-5204
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
ALWAYS THE BEST FOR LAMB! : )

My first visit to Basque Norte was in the 70's and the food was wonderful then, and it has never changed, I have never had a bad meal there. I like my Mom love lamb so I ordered it the last time I was there and let me tell you they serve you ALOT! : ) and they were 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Karen J
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My first visit to Basque Norte was in the 70's and the food was wonderful then, and it has never changed, I have never had a bad meal there. I like my Mom love lamb so I ordered it the last time I was there and let me tell you they serve you ALOT! : ) and they were 2... More 

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Chico, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We celebrated a birthday and the Sangria got things off to a wonderful start! The tapas menu is fantastic and the portions on each item are good. The skewered beef was so tasty and tender. The salads were generous. I would love to go back and taste everything on the menu. Our group was sizable, 18, and they gave us... More 

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Chico, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

After hearing great reviews from friends, my family and I wanted to try this restaurant again. I love their family style service and they used to have the best steak in town. The servers were unattentive and forgetful. Must of us ordered steak and seafood. The steaks were loaded with fat and grisel. The prawns were overcooked and rubbery. This... More 

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California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We enjoy several meals a year here because the steaks are cooked to perfection. The bar drinks are a little pricey compared to other places in town, but the meals are wonderful.

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Chico, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Coming from Bakersfield which has numerous basque restaurants , I was hoping to find a restaurant to fill that void. This restaurant did not even come close. Food was bland and luke warm at best. The only bright side was the ribeye steak which was actually very good. I guess my search for good basque food in the north state... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This restaurant has a very loyal following and has been around for decades. The dinner menu is heavy on meats, if that's what you're looking to eat. I prefer a more diverse menu, so I tried their tapas, which were delicious!

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Chico, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Yesterday was my birthday and of all the places we could have gone for dinner nearby, we chose Basque Norte. We anticipated a great dinner and that is exactly what we got. The service was attentive, and the food was tasty. One of us had the porterhouse steak and the other had the ribs. The steak was, of course, marinated... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After years of visiting Chico, I finally had the opportunity to eat here. The food was absolutely incredible. We started off with some sangria, which was delicious. I have been to several Spanish restaurants in the SoCal area, and the sangria is just as good, if not better. As for the food, we only had the tapas. The lengua la... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant has been a family favorite for over 30 years. My Italian grandfather-in-law loved the food as it reminded him of home. The marinade is one of the keys to the oh-so-awesome steaks. The lamb and halibut and chicken piccatta are also top on the list for our family. We love the family style sides -the tomato garlic soup,... More 

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Acapulco, Mexico
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We celebrated a Birthday dinner with several friends this evening. All ordered a different dinner from Halibut, shrimp, lamb, filet steak and chicken all were "Outstanding" This is the place to come for dinner or for drinks and Tapas. The Tapas menu is loaded with excellent choices. They also have a Take Out menu that includes BBQ Baby Back ribs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: 530-891-5204

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

Description

Basque Restaurant with plenty of parking and handicap access. Full bar and tapas. Specials and reservations accepted. Closed Monday and Tuesday. (530) 891-5204
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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