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Plaza Castillo 44, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
+34 948 22 42 93
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good traditional tapas bar with stand up or tables. Tasty and inexpensive with mainly locals.we had white asparagus.

Thank Belinda N
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful cafeteria, a must to see for the stylish interior and the Hemingway’s corner. The service and food is not at all excellent! I expected that in a very central cafe the staff to be fluent in English watering for a lot of international pilgrims and tourists! However the lady serving us was not speaking English or... More 

Thank Aurelia293
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited cafe Iruna yesterday. We sat outside for 20 minutes. I went inside and tried to get service and was shooed outside again. The French couple next table to us had same experience. We both gave up and moved on to cafe beside where service was good. We went again next day at my wife's insistence... More 

Thank willerand
Hobart, Australia
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150 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with some locals for pinchos and a glass of Rioja. The decor is fabulous and original, the pinchos was good. We were moving to other pinchos 'bars' so only had two here but they were both very good. Egg-based with wonderful complemtary flavours.

Thank Tasilee
Grand Junction, Colorado
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually stay away from the touristy places,and in most European old towns, that means staying away from dining on the main squares, but since being a Hemingway fan(particularly of The Son Also Rises)was my main reason for including Pamplona on our swing through Spain, We had to check out the Iruna, since it's the most referenced real location from... More 

Thank coloradotraveler66
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-see in central Pamplona. Beautifully decorated cafe with decent food, though a bit touristy. Be sure to check out the Hemingway tribute in the back room (just ask a waiter).

Thank Ryan S
Barcelona, Spain
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I normally steer well clear of places which boast of a Hemingway connection - but I swallowed my pride for this one! Exactly the sort of turn of the 20th century historical beauty you hope to find in any European city, but rarely do. Although the sun was shining on its Terrace at breakfast time we couldn't resist the gorgeous... More 

Thank HenleyJulie
Sofia, Bulgaria
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here with some family members grabbing some coffee, drinks and churro's. Despite the impressive interior the overall experience, food, drinks and service was very average.

Thank j00st78
Aix-en-Provence, France
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely grand café on the square. Very reasonably priced. Very tasty savoury sandwiches for breakfast as well as croissant, pan chocolate and cakes. It's worth a visit.

Thank Damien P
Alvin, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A great place to have a cold beer and the specialty ham and cheeses. Great atmosphere and good service. Recommend going there if you are ever in Pamplona Spain.

Thank William C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$24
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Castillo 44, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Navarra  >  Pamplona
  • Phone Number: +34 948 22 42 93
Founded in 1888 by a group of locals, was the first settlement with electricity from Pamplona, "opened to the public on the eve of San Fermin by filling to the porches", say the Chronicles of the time followed year after year, and still is the meeting point of all the locals, and all those foreigners who want to see the local who became world famous writer Ernest Hemingway.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?