Bar Gernika

Review by: Roadfood Team

Bar Gernika: Boise has a large thriving Basque community. The heart of this community is known as the “Basque Block.” This historical section of downtown Boise also includes the Basque Museum, located in a renovated former Basque boarding house, the Basque Market, and Leku Ona, a Basque restaurant and hotel which is a relative newcomer to this revitalized neighborhood.

What should I eat at Bar Gernika?

For the past two decades, Bar Gernika has been one of the anchors of the Basque Block. Both a tavern and restaurant this eatery features craft brews from local microbreweries as well as Basque dishes, sandwiches and appetizers including solomo, and chorizo sandwiches, lamb stew, and paella.

Saturday is special at this restaurant. Beef tongue is available all day or until they run out. The Beef tongue is luxuriously tender and has a peppery tomato sauce with garlic. Crusty sliced bread with garlic cloves is a yummy side. If you decide to complete your meal with an appetizer, the croquetas are an excellent choice: a toasty exterior encloses a rich and creamy interior of milk, butter, and chicken.

After this amazing meal we saw the colorful Oinkari Basque dancers outside.   They were celebrating the annual San Inazio Festival. However, enjoying the food and atmosphere is always a cause for celebration at Bar Gernika any time of year.

Directions & Hours

12pm - 10pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 4:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

What To Eat

Beef Tongue



Bar Gernika Recipes


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