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El Mercao

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Calle Tafalla 5-7, Pamplona, Spain
948292588
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere, especially for dinner. While it might be a little pricey, you get what you pay for. Great food and great wine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Pamplona, Spain
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Pamplona, Spain
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere, especially for dinner. While it might be a little pricey, you get what you pay for. Great food and great wine.

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The service is excellent. About the food, the starter couscous salad was, a little bit salty but great!!; the second plate was a normal great. Now the place, the place is perfect looking, the design inside is so perfectly surreal. Oh! The dessert was cold fresh cherries!! I love it.

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Barcelona, Spain
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The staff is very friendly and helpful. They do always ask for any allergies and do provide good suggestions with regards to wine options. I really recommend the tuna fish tataki, one of my favorites! Decoration is very nice and the atmosphere too!

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lounge ambience for this large, modern restaurant in central Pamplona. Pinxos/tapas available at the bar, and/or sit down for the menu meals. Excellent fish, rice, south east Asian starters available as well. We had the hake (merluza) and cod (bacalao), went back next day and had the artichoke rice. Not cheap by Pamplona standards but standard is uniformly excellent, well... More 

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Pamplona, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

El Mercao is a trendy looking place where you can enjoy a quiet conversation while having a nice meal with a variety of dishes to choose from. A place I definately would recommend for a romantic dinner, for example (but not only).

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Me and my roommate from college were looking for a solid late night meal before we ran with the bulls and we ran into this little gem. Not only did one of the owners, (who was also the server), take outstanding care of us, but we ordered an exquisite bottle of wine that was very cheaply priced that he gets... More 

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Pamplona, Spain
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

great food, great atmosphere, original items. nothing outstanding regarding the wine list but quality is definitely here.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Tafalla 5-7, Pamplona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Navarra  >  Pamplona
  • Phone Number: 948292588

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