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La Cocina De Alex Mugica

Estafeta 24, Pamplona, Spain
948 510 125
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Ranked #17 of 326 restaurants in Pamplona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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san francisco, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Having no place picked out, we walked by, glanced at the menu on the wall and walked in. My wife did pinxos and I the 11 Euro 3 course and wine menu. Both were outstanding. We'll go again.

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Turin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We went there twice, once for the pintxos (the word they use in northern Spain for tapas) and once to the restaurant. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. The servers were efficient and knowledgeable. In most pintxos bars you have to go to the counter to choose the food, but here you sit down and are brought a menu,... More

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Rivoli, Piemonte, Italy
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We spent three days in Pamplona, and I can say this was the best restaurant or pinchos place we have been to. The first time we went there at lunch for pinchos, and tried 4 each, with a glass of wine. The dishes are very interesting, very accurate and stylish. We spent 15€ each. The waitress was very kind and... More

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We arrived bere just for chance. 3 types of choice: tapas e raciones served at the "bar" and menu à la carte in the restaurant. Better booking in advance if you want to sit in the restaurant. Excellent quality, presentation and kindness (we dont speak spanish and they tried to explain us each dish).

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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for good food, away from tapas this is a good alternative. We where surprised by very delicate dishes and taste. Highly recommended. Good value.

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Dallas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table for 6 on a busy day during the running of the bulls . We arrived at 2 and were the only table filled for close to an hour and then the whole restAurant filled with locals celebrating their festival. Tasting menu was 50 eu. 3 good size courses with a selection of... More

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Southport, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We arrived in Pamplona on a Friday afternoon during a motorcycle tour of northern Spain. We intended to stay for 1 night, and really struggled to find a hotel with availability. Eventually, we had to stay slightly outside of the main city at the NH hotel, but the staff wholeheartedly recommended “La Cocina De Alex Mugica”. We also discovered that... More

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Madrid
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Pamplona is a wonderful city for gourmets, but this one is somthing special. First of all is a modern restaurant in a traditional building. It is in the basement of the famous HOTEL LA PERLA taht hosted Ernest Hemingway on his frequents visits to Pamplona. Steering the wheels, an innovative Alex Mugica, that blends flavours strikingly well. Not a big... More

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London
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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

If you are in Pamplona, we recommend that you tried the tapas of "La Cocina De Alex Mugica". You won't find them on top of the bar - you will have to order each tapa separately, which is then freshly prepared for you, and nicely and imaginatively presented: We had a creation involving sardines which were served in a dish... More

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Richmond, Surrey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We had dinner for 4 here after seeing it on BBC (Rick Stein). Highly recommend the tasting menu (Fridays and Saturdays) which was sublime. Our 14 and 16 year olds' faces were a picture. Alex himself came out to have a chat at the conclusion of our meal. Expensive by Spanish standards but cheap relative to London and worth every... More

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