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Plaza del Castillo, 44, Pamplona, Spain
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Ranked #64 of 356 Restaurants in Pamplona
Price range: $15 - $25
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish, Basque
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Early Sunday morning and not a lot open...except cafe Iruna. Coffe, hot chocolate and churro a were the order of the day.. As well of course a Visit to the the clean restrooms which by the way are tucked away beside a life sized figure of Ernest Hemmingway sitting at his favourite place at the bar. The counter service was... More 

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It's in a lovely spot, on the square so you can watch the world go by. We sat outside as we had our dogs with us. The inside looked wonderful, beautiful historic decore. The service was a little slow, but on the whole, friendly and pleasant. But ... The food, we ordered the lamb, was truly dreadful. Cold and probably... More 

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warwickshire, UK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are a lot of tapas bars to go to in Pamplona and so difficult to make a choice. We chose this place on its location on the square (and on its inside - historic feel) and not necessarily on the food. However the tapas we had were excellent and it's a very pleasant place to sit and street watch.

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Atlanta, GA
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436 reviews 436 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Our group visited Cafe Iruna along the main plaza in Pamplona for lunch on a pretty late fall day. The restaurant was full inside and out. It is an interesting, attractive, historic place that Hemingway haunted while he covered the news in Spain. We found most of the food good and portions were large. Favorites were the mixed salad, pork... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Sharing a drink and tapas in the bar that Hemingway are at was very interesting. The bar itself was mahogany with waiters in black and white. You can picture Hemingway sitting there making comments on what was there. Cafe Iruña, at Plaza de Castillo 44 has a lot of ambiance. I don't know what the food is like but it... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This historic cafe/ restaurant is an absolute must place to visit in Pamplona. So atmospheric of days past just sit inside and take in the wonderful style. We avoided our expensive hotel breakfast and enjoyed the wide range of snacks attractively displayed on the bar. We then returned at various times of the day, but particularly recommended is a nightcap... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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242 reviews 242 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I first came here about 6 years ago, when I stopped off in Pamplona as were making our way around Northern Spain. Over the last year I have been a frequent visitor to Pamplona, whilst my daughter was here. Given the association with Hemmingway, this place is a magnet for all, locals, tourists, I was no different. I have had... More 

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Greve, Denmark
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139 reviews 139 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
1,610 helpful votes 1,610 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The cafe is a beautiful place with an fantastic atmosphere and a perfect location by the square. Enjoy a coffee in the same cafe as Hemingway did years ago.

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Zumaia, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This historic café has been in business for about 120 years and little has changed in terms of interior. It used to be a favourite place of Hemingway and still is with other visitors and tourists, and locals as well. When we visited in September we had to stand in line for a while waiting, but in less than 15... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Quite a busy place. They take a whole one side of the Main Plaza in Pamplona, and people attend in flocks. Waiters are very busy, so the attention is by the seconds, but they bring what you ordered in a few minutes. We had a serving of Calamari and was enough for both my wife and myself. And with the... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Iruna

Address: Plaza del Castillo, 44, Pamplona, Spain
Phone Number: 948224293
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Navarra  >  Pamplona
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

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