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El Basque, Bonita Springs, FL

El Basque

4.8
4.8
195 Reviews
$31 to $50
Regional Spanish (Basque)
From the Latiknow Hospitality Group who first opened Bodega Ole ( No longer affiliated ) We now bring you the cuisine from the Basque Region of Spain and France... El Basque!
Located Steps away from the Prado Cinebistro in the Prado Mall.
Address is 25245 Chamber of Commerce Drive. Bonita Springs Fl 34135
An intimate setting with local art adorning the walls, makes El Basque the perfect date and intimate setting for your next special event and celebration.

We offer Catering | Private Cheffing


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Regional Spanish (Basque), Spanish, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (239) 301-4973
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ
  • Executive Chef
    John Colón
  • Catering
    We can offer all our items on menu for catering for any size. event <br />Please contract John:917.826.4975
  • Private party facilities
    Our Space can hold private events (close outs) of up to 40 people comfortably.Please contract John:917.826.4975
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Experiences

  • BRUNCH IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

    US$20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Come in to enjoy bottomless mimosas for brunch on Saturdays & Sundays 12-3pm !! Chef Owner John Colon is in the kitchen preparing for you dishes such as Bocadillo de Jamon y Queso, Eggs and Chorizion Scramble Style, Basque Benedict and Quince French Toast. Accompany your brunch with bottomless mimosas or one of our lovely Basque inspired cocktails, such as the Bilbao Cosmo or a freshly prepared artisanal red or white sparkling sangria!
    BRUNCH IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY photo

What 195 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bonita Springs

    Best Overall

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  • Bonita Springs

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  • Bonita Springs

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  • Bonita Springs

    Innovative

  • Bonita Springs

    Healthy

  • Bonita Springs

    Romantic

195 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently enjoyed a delightful experience at El Basque in Bonita Springs. The staff provided fantastic recommendations, and the portions were perfectly balanced. The chef's warm greeting and smiles added a personal touch. The pulpo was tender and full of flavor, while the French onion soup, with its unique vermouth twist and manchego cheese topping, was a standout. The calamari and pork were delectable. I look forward to returning and exploring more of the menu, all within a charming ambiance adorned with beautiful artwork.

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  2. yocu

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The tapas were delicious but the black noddles no so good.

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  3. GeneH

    Naples

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding! One of favorite SWFL restaurants. The service, the food and the ambiance are incredible.

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  4. JanS

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at el Basque is outstanding. Be transported to San Sebastian. Be sure to make a reservation. Highly recommend.

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  5. PatrickC

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and more importantly the food were both excellent. Had some small plates and split an entree so it was perfect for two people. Our waiter made a great wine recommendation and the Chef even checked in on everyone, very nice touch!

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  6. JohnC

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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  7. JohnnyGQ

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I lived in this area for 30 years. This by far has been the best restaurant experience I have ever had in Southwest Florida, and probably the top five in the world for me. Everything was completely perfect. And I love that it’s so close to my home. I will be there many times. Speaking to other diners that evening, also agreed. everything from the ambience to the pleasant servers, owner, delicious food, great wines. Was excellent.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Maria

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here but we will be back. Everything we ate was delicious.

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  9. BonitaA

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed introducing friends to a local favorite. They lived it too! Fun menu, great food. Friendly service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual very good experience- with everything; food, service ,atmosphere We always return with great pleasure

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  11. FrankP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent this is our second time there we will be going back again

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  12. vin45

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem indeed. Cozy atmosphere. Attentive staff. Interesting menu with many tasty dishes.

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  13. SuzieQ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambiance and very good service and good food with lovely live jazz piano musician in background.

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  14. AMSK

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food. Calamari and sauce wonderful. Server was the best. Chef and owner came to visit. Been there before and will come again!!!!

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  15. Opentable85

    New York City

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and fresh. Service was attentive. It’s located in an unassuming strip mall but the inside is very welcoming.

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  16. TimS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique food very well prepared. Service was great. Will recommend to friends in that area

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  17. Chayo

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding the service was impeccable.

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  18. NaplesDave

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Owner present and nice interaction with the customers. Service very attentive and the food was the star of the night.

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  19. MollyS

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite hidden gems. Small 10 top restaurant with fabulous service and outstanding food. Perfect quiet background music. And decorated beautifully! Considering how good the food is, I think the prices are very reasonable. Highly Recommend!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous meal with great service! Love this place!

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  21. SavorChick

    Naples

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a find!! Beautiful quaint restaurant!! Our server Erin was magnificent. Delicious food and very unique Spanish menu. We ordered a bottle of wine as well which was super! Very relaxing Flamenco music playing in the background too. We’ll be back. Highly recommend!!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is true Basque food. I’m not a pork eater which is part of their repertoire. They couldn’t be nicer and the wine is very good. Sampled appetizers and dessert and we were pleased

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  23. HollywoodJohn

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite here in Bonita. Chef John nails it! He superbly captures the French-Spanish flavors of the Basque region and brings them home. Love the intimacy of the place and his Mom’s paintings. And server Mircea is the best!

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  24. Naenae13

    Naples

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely evening with girlfriends! The ambiance was charming as is the owner. the food was okay (good). The french onion soup was tasty - but too much bread and not enough cheese. The escargot was good - the preparation was interesting. the croquettes (ham) were okay. I'll give it another try and order differently.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous brunch; the meal was amazing; the service outstanding and the atmosphere, quaint and cozy. I will definitely be returning.

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  26. TomK

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service at Sundy brunch. Eggs Benedict and bottomless mimosa made for pleasant experience. Very European feel.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service the food was Amazing very nice atmosphere

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great evening of dining without all the clatter. Very well done restaurant.

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  29. johnb

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time we’ve been there, great food, cozy atmosphere, had music this time, will go again

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  30. kate

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a treasure! This intimate and very pretty restaurant was quite a find! The food was excellent, and very reasonably priced! It was authentic Basque, as advertised. Great wine list as well. The service was awesome and when the bill came I had to do a double take as it was way less than I thought it would be! We will be back!!!

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  31. Outstanding

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fist time here. Amazing from the moment we walked through the door. Personal service from the chef/owner himself. Food was spectacular! We’ll definitely be back!

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  32. Robert

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and service at El Basque.

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  33. JonM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined early on a week day and enjoyed a quiet unhurried dinner. The space has only a dozen tables or so and the ambience is elegant and romantic . The service was superb. The pintxos (white anchovies, figs and goat cheese) , entrees (cassoulet, garlic cod) and deserts (quince bread pudding, almond tart) all met our high expectations. Everything on the menu intrigued us, and we will be back. No liquor license, wine and beer only. The white Sangria was very good.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant!! The food & service always excellent! 

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  35. MBPHou

    Houston

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a little gem. The pintxos were outstanding, especially the shrimp and cod croquettes. We were unimpressed with the seafood pates. Loved the white beans as well.

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  36. kayo

    Naples

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to El Basque before and we really enjoy it. The food is always very interesting with a mix of Spanish and French flavors. The service is very good with very courteous and attentive staff who are more than willing to explain the nuances of the menu. The charcuterie is always a good start especially for a group of four or more. We like to pair that with various pintos, which are similar to tapas, but somewhat larger in size. Dessert is always the burnt cheesecake, which is outstanding. There’s a very nice wine list and I would suggest trying the Basque wines that pair nicely with the food

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite food and great service in this little restaurant with great atmosphere John the owner and talented chef took the time to greet us. Been there twice, will return

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  38. PaulaB

    Naples

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    If you like paella, this is the place to go! Coq au Vin was average, duck breast average. The escargot was delicious.

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  39. Suze

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The surroundings are pleasant with interesting paintings on the walls. Service was good including a couple visits from the chef/owner. All of the food was excellent. We especially enjoyed a duck main course.

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  40. EduardoS

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Attentive and helpful but not intrusive service, good sangria; very good duck, filet and almond torte

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

El Basque is rated 4.8 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

El Basque does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for El Basque

25245 Chamber of Commerce Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34135-7828

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    41st and Bernwood
  • Neighbourhood
    Bonita Springs
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Regional Spanish (Basque), Spanish, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ
  • Executive Chef
    John Colón
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (239) 301-4973
  • Catering
    We can offer all our items on menu for catering for any size. event <br />Please contract John:917.826.4975
  • Private party facilities
    Our Space can hold private events (close outs) of up to 40 people comfortably.Please contract John:917.826.4975
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