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Basque Norte Restaurant

3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
+1 530-891-5204
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (9 reviews)
“beans” (12 reviews)
“soup” (14 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Spanish
€€ - €€€
3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has quite a following. You will not leave hungry. A meal consists of a relish plate, soup, salad, potatoes, green beans, and pasta, plus the entree of your choice,lots of bread, and ice cream for dessert. Overall, I thought the food was bland...More

Thank fancifulnmp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This busy restaurant churns out a plethora of bland foods for parties large and small. This is a winter holiday celebration spot for many large parties. Once your party is seated, the drinks order is taken, then the food order. While the entrees are being...More

Thank Alcrocker
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I ate there again recently with my family, and it was great as always. Tis place has been a Chico tradition for many years. The steaks and food are always of high quality as well as excellent service. For a quick bite or a slight...More

Thank trl169
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Basque Norte has been in Chico for a very long time. That alone should tell you that it's good. We go for Tapas from time to time and enjoy it a lot. The steaks are great and the sides are served "family style" in large...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Love, love all the choices of this authentic Basque food. Mix and match, your choice of delicious entrees. I'm vegetarian, and my family eats meat, yet we are all happy with the flavorful choices.

Thank dsioux
Reviewed 24 November 2017

this is a unique restaurant in Chico. FAMILY STYLE DINNERS. All the meals are complete meals they bring out bread, soup, salad,spaghetti, beans red potatoes and ice cream for desert. They have a great menu. prices range from $20 to $30 (aprox) they have a...More

Thank George N
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times, and loved it each time, whether we ordered individual dishes, or the full family meal, I've never been disappointed! A great experience and unique food, the desserts and bar are a plus too!

Thank chicolocal
Reviewed 31 October 2017

At some point, they HAD to stop the food. Relish plate then bread and butter and then soup followed by spaghetti and then them main meal. I had 1/2 rack of ribs. Meat just fell off the ribs and then ice cream desert. I think...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you want to take someone special out to a fancy dinner, this is the place. Food is really really good. A bit pricey, so bring you bigger pocket book.

Thank Pam T
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Basque Norte is a family style restaurant that reminds me of an old California Bag Area family restaurant that was the gem of family outings and special events. Family style dinning with the greatest of atmospheres. A must for any family weekend gathering.

Thank Mike D
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5 March 2018|
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Response from George N | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do take reservations but it must be for a PARTY OF 5 OR MORE
19 March 2016|
Response from Jeffery S | Reviewed this property |
All types of beverages are offered.I have used their website to get menu and prices. I hope this helps. J.Soon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-891-5204
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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