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Bar Gernika

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Pub, Spanish
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202 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise, ID 83702-7219
+1 208-344-2175
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Orlando, FL
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basque Museum & Cultural Center recommended this place and it was a great recommendation. I've never had Basque food before, so I was excited to try it out. I ordered the Beef Tongue which is only served on Saturdays. It was very delicious. Very juicy and flavorful. The corquetas were very delicious as well. I also tried a traditional... More 

Thank Lorme J
Boise, Idaho
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small restaurant with a small menu. The food is OK, but the croquetas are amazing. It's an easy place to find a seat in the evening and they have a nice variety of beer and wine. but I usually feel like I'm settling on food.

Thank Iamamburger
Wellington, Utah, Usa
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A coworker and I went here. I had the lamb kabob and he had the lamb grinder. Both we agreed we're great! Staff was kind and helpful, even after we had to return later for his phone. Great place to eat!

Thank ArgMen20009
Boise, Idaho
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Basque food and love the atmosphere. Good selection of beers. Get there on Wednesdays for the Red Bean Soup.

Thank Steve B
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bar Gernika is one of my all-time favorites. Authentic Basque food with a great location. Their service is great and when I have dined outside they are always willing to bring a water dish for my dog. I have only had the lamb grinder with croquetas, it is awesome :) Put some tiger sauce with it to add some heat.... More 

Thank Craig B
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this little "secret" corner in the Basque district. Small, awesome simple food, really a cool vibe. Need to try it if you want a unique flavor of downtown.

Thank Aaron B
Rexburg, Idaho
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257 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I don't know if this place is a locally owned restaurant, but it certainly feels like it. It's small, it has a prominent bar sitting area as you walk in, and a few tables. I got the Lamb dip, which is like French dip, but with lamb. The croquetas are awesome!!! They make them homemade, every day. They do the... More 

Thank Steveage
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place is a Boise institution; it's a genuine tavern with a grill behind the bar and a fine selection of beverages. There's a Basque flavor to the whole place of course and that's reflected on the menu. For a unique experience, stop by early on Saturday for beef tongue. You should realize that it's a small place, but it's... More 

Eagle Mountain, Utah
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I went here solely because of the episode of Diners, Drive ins and Dives, and I ordered what was showcased on DDD. The croquettes were good, and the lamb slider was good. But after the show I was expecting more. It wasn't bad, but no better than other sandwiches at most places. And the croquettes weren't as good as its... More 

Thank Ed B
Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have loved Bar Gernika for years. A very casual, small and basic downtown restaurant with nearby convenient parking. Definitely a fun, comfortable and one-of-a-kind place. Staff is friendly and efficient. Food is mostly sandwiches, good and reasonably priced for what you get. Menu has a local Basque flair and the wine is good, too. Can be a bit crowded... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$12
Bar, Pub, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?