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The Basque Market

608 W. Grove, Boise, ID
+1 208-433-1208
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Ranked #81 of 664 Restaurants in Boise
Price range: $0 - $14
Cuisines: European, Spanish, Tapas, Basque
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Description: The Basque Market is located in the heart of The Basque Block in downtown Boise, Idaho. We specialize in imports from the Basque Country and the Iberian Peninsula. Come get a taste of Spain during our daily tapas lunch, and on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday enjoy paella served on our patio. Happy Hour at The Basque Market means relaxing with a glass of gourmet wine or indulging in our specialty, frozen Sangria Blanco! We can cater parties large or small and have a wonderful pick-up menu for when you don't feel like cooking. Cooking classes and wine tasting events are open to the public throughout the year!
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78% Recommend
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English first
Elko, Nevada
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Anytime we visit Boise in the summer we have to stop by in the afternoon and try the Sangrias. They make them in a freezy machine so they are slushy. Best way to spend a summer afternoon is enjoying a glass of sangria while nibbling on the Tapas offerings.

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McMinnville, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was our first time dining at the basque market. We had a lunch that included pintxos, paella, and a Spanish red wine. The food was good and the service was exceptional. We will be sure to come back the next time we are in Boise .

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Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I enjoyed the market as it was very very different. The foods were unique and i bought some unusual foods that day.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We eat here every few weeks for pintxos and vino. Pintxos is the Basque word for "tapas" They have an assortment of tapas on the bar and you are charged based on the type of toothpick in the tapa. So, save them! We use the Smart City card and we get a discount on the tapas and wine, so it's... More

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Olympia, Washington
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227 reviews 227 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We visited upon the recommendation of a friend and while we had a pleasant visit, $38 for two tiny tapas, two paellas, and two small pours of sharp pedestrian Spanish wine, seemed a bit much for lunch where we ordered at the counter. I realize one oughtn't complain about the serving size of poor wine being small, but still... The... More

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Boise, Idaho
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123 reviews 123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Best empenadas in the US. Incredible combination of market, wine shop and eatery in the Basque district. Idaho has the 2nd largest concentration of Basque outside of the Basque homeland and their love of great food and wine is clearly shown in this market. This is not only a great place to shop and eat, but also, a great place... More

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Jenkintown, PA, USA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

No need to travel to Spain if you want traditional wines, cheeses and hams from Basque country. The Basque Market will fill your needs.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Interesting market. Did not eat there but purchased several bottles of wine after testing. Wines were excellent, from Sosin, and very reasonably priced.

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Bend, OR
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147 reviews 147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Not only are the folks working at Basque Market very friendly, so were the other people we met there, locals who have this place on their regular rotation. As was our experience with everyone we met in Boise, they were welcoming and eager to encourage us to explore their city with suggestions for what not to miss. On that note,... More

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We'd heard about the paella nights at the Basque Market, so we went to give it a try. We started out with a few tapas which my husband worried about since some of them had been sitting out for a while. Others were hot and/or made to order. The wines being served are hit or miss. They do give you... More

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TheBasqueMarket, Public Relations Manager at The Basque Market, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Basque Market! We appreciate your constructive criticism because we strive to be perfect and not "almost perfect." We can assure you that our self-serve tapas are monitored by our chefs and a detailed product time log is kept to ensure we meet all health code regulations. We are sorry that we... More

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