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Basque Norte Restaurant

3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
530-891-5204
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Ranked #12 of 278 Restaurants in Chico
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse, Tapas
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Dining options: Reservations
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
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English first
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Chico, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have to say this place has the best food and the tapas are just fantastic. Its locally owned and the service is first class, This family business is doing it right, we hadn't eaten here is years and about 2 years ago we visited it for dinner and now like clock work we eat here every single Wednesday night,... More 

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Chico, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went to Basque Norte this past weekend with some friends and had a wonderful dinner. The sangria is the best and you must try it. I had the ribs and like always, there was too much to eat. We will be back!!!!!!

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Gridley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

What a LOVELY restaurant! OMG.... I recommend to anyone to come in and try a nice dinner here with your family or friends! Food was great, service was great, atmosphere was great, and I would definitely return again :) I came in with my family ( 3 adults ) and to eat Basque food Family style was awesome!!!!! It was... More 

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Maxwell, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Basque Norte has been a family favorite dining experience for over 21 years. So, I wasn't surprised when my almost 21-year-old daughter asked if we could celebrate her birthday at Basque Norte. I was happy to accede to her wishes. As there would be seven in our party, I called for reservations and was able to make them easily at... More 

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Additional Information about Basque Norte Restaurant

Address: 3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
Phone Number: 530-891-5204
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
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
Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse, Tapas

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