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The Basque Market

608 W. Grove, Boise, ID
+1 208-433-1208
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Ranked #115 of 664 Restaurants in Boise
Price range: $0 - $14
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The tapas was very good! We had various spread were very flavorful- olive reps fade, pimento and cream cheese were great! The paella rolls were amazing! The croquets were so good! The white Sangria is a MUST!

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

First off, what a charming, adorable woman that runs this place! I really enjoyed visiting with her about Spanish cooking and ingredients as I have been known to throw some big Paella Parties myself. We went for tapas at lunch but there just never seemed to be more than a couple varieties and only1 or 2 pieces of each. We... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have the Pintxos Tapas on Friday night. We gave the unlimited tapas a try. The salmon and roast beef on toast excellent, we each had one. Then the choices went to deepfried. I found the choices limited and then not replaced so as we went back to try more there was even less. Fifteen dollars was a bit steep... More

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Elko, Nevada
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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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174 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
161 helpful votes 161 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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Additional Information about The Basque Market

Address: 608 W. Grove, Boise, ID
Phone Number: +1 208-433-1208
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 14
Cuisine: European, Spanish, Tapas, Basque

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