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Bar Gernika

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) #17 of 647 Restaurants in Boise $ , , Spanish
202 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise, ID 83702-7219
+1 208-344-2175
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“croquetas” (53 reviews)
“grinder” (54 reviews)
“spicy lamb” (19 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Spanish
202 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise, ID 83702-7219
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a beer after dinner. Very nice outdoor patio. Service was good. Selection was okay. Value was good.

Thank footprof
Reviewed 1 week ago

Laid-back, high-quality, affordable, friendly staff, delicious food! Nom nom nom! I haunt this place on a regular basis!

Thank kelseymichelle32
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were skeptical when a friend dragged us here. just sandwiches? but, we settled in on the sidewalk and began to wade our way through the croquettas, the cheese appetizer, a couple of different tortillas de patatas, and a bunch of red wine and realized...More

Thank abearfellow
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Went here for the croquetas. They came out piping hot and golden brown. Creamy in the middle. Delicious! Great atmosphere, feels like it maybe hasn't changed much in forever. Great old building. We'll be back for dinner for sure.

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

I had heard from friends that Basque food was all deep fried. The only thing that was fried were the croquetas. Oh my goodness - everything was awesome. I had the lamb kebabs with croquetas - they were awesome - this is a 10 out...More

Thank Edward K
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Had a lamb grinder and croquettes. Food was good. Service good too. Great conversation with a total stranger. So is a Lamb Grinder with croquettes Basque cuisine?

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed April 14, 2017

During a tour of the Basque Museum (located next door) the tour leader raved about the Basque items at Bar Gernika. We could not eat that day, but returned for lunch about a week later. Boy...were we disappointed. We entered from the side and the...More

Thank TomTrel
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I have been here several times - the first was for Jaialdi (this was the international Basque festival held here every five years) and they handled the crowds beautifully. Recently, we went back to see how it was on a normal day. It was great....More

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

My great grandpa is from the old country, so I'm always on the hunt for good Basque food. Bar Gernika did not disappoint. As most have already stated in reviews, the beer is one of the best parts of coming here, some great brews on...More

Thank Erik J
Reviewed March 25, 2017

This is an excellent local bar/restaurant. It's very tiny, and was filled with locals the evening that I went. Had a Spicy Lamb Grinder and a local brew. The Croquetas were amazing and worth a try if you've never had them. The staff was friendly...More

Thank SAVI_Austin
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Pam U
Your menu on this website looks more like a commercial or large service menu - how can I see your restaurant menu? Thank you!
August 29, 2015|
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Response from Onionguy | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website.I have been there and that is the menu.
do you have paella for 2 in-house if we call ahead ( for july 22!)
July 2, 2015|
Response from Laura R | Reviewed this property |
Not likely - this is more of a tapas place. Contact the Basque Market in Boise. They would be the best bet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $12
Bar, Pub, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise, ID 83702-7219
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-344-2175
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