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Basque Norte Restaurant

3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
530-891-5204
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Ranked #5 of 277 Restaurants in Chico
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse, Tapas
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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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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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Chico, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

There is more served than we could eat at one sitting. I seems pricey until you see what you get. Soup, salad, spicy red beans, potatoes, pasta, bread, entree and ice cream are all included. I had a full rack of pork ribs and they were excellent. My wife ordered a salad al la carte and we still brought food... More

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Lindon, Utah
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I can not say enough good about this place! It is a family business and they make sure you are treated like family. The porterhouse and filet are fantastic! It's family style and they bring you so much food you will need to be taken to your car in a wheel barrow by the time you are done! They bring... More

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Chico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Came here for dinner before dancing at the Elks. Food was delivered family style and seemed pricey for having to serve yourself but the quality was excellent. I had the filet and it was thick and cooked to perfection. My husband had the Rib Eye and it was also cooked to perfection and they both were extremely tasty. We will... More

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