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The Basque Market

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European, Spanish, Tapas, Basque
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608 W. Grove, Boise, ID
+1 208-433-1208
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: The Basque Market is located in the heart of The Basque Block in downtown...
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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Good for:
Dining on a budget
Lunch

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love the paella!

If you can get here when they have paella available, you are in for a treat. Great tapas as well, and often have wine tasting with wines from Basque country. First Thursdays are a favorite for the wide selection of food and drink.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
GoBSUBroncos
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Boise, Idaho
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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English first
Boise, Idaho
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you can get here when they have paella available, you are in for a treat. Great tapas as well, and often have wine tasting with wines from Basque country. First Thursdays are a favorite for the wide selection of food and drink.

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San Francisco
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Cooking Classes are very popular and we were fortunate to attend The Basque Market’s Paella Class. This was a fabulous evening which included a Paella cooking demonstration by Tara McElhose-Eiguren where we learned how to use traditional techniques to prepare a delicious seafood, chorizo and chicken paella. We also sampled their Olive Tapenade served on Crostini. , the finished paella... More 

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127 reviews 127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

When you step into the Basque Market, you feel like you are almost in the Basque country. Hams are hanging from the ceiling. The owners and wait staff are very friendly and helpful. They serve Paella and Pintxos for lunch and dinner. My wife and I went there for Paella one evening. It was very good. We have tried their... More 

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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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104 reviews 104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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67 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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
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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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USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 608 W. Grove, Boise, ID
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-433-1208

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 14
  • Cuisine: European, Spanish, Tapas, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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!
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

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