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Cafe Iruna

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Plaza del Castillo, 44, Pamplona, Spain
948224293
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Founded in 1888 by a group of locals, was the first settlement with...
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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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Historic venue

The decor is worth the visit.Setting on the square also allows for people watching.We shared a festival set meal and also visited for excellent tapas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The decor is worth the visit.Setting on the square also allows for people watching.We shared a festival set meal and also visited for excellent tapas.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We ate here twice during our stay in Pamplona, first time for a tapas lunch and for breakfast next day. Both times both food and service were excellent. Beautiful builiding and a great location.... do visit if you are in Pamplona.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Well I suppose you have to drop in on this place,,, Mr Hemmingway in full size in the public bar. The place is a monument of a classic resturant inside,,, Pity the pub was unattended, since is was cooler there than outside. We didn't eat here so I cannot report anything about the food. A nice place / atmosphere here... More 

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Gemozac, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had drinks here in the evening and decided to come back for breakfast. The decor is belle époque, the food very good, had a lovely tortilla and fresh orange juice. Ernest Hemingway ate here.

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St. Paul, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We waited and waited at an outside table. Finally my husband went inside to order our drinks. No sooner has he brought them twhen a server hurried over and said we weren't allowed to have drinks out there.Even though other people,had them?? Maybe something was lost in translation. It is a good place to people watch.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Surely the Café Iruña is a must-see destination in itself in Pamplona and on the famous Plaza de Castillo. The menu and food is not remarkable but is certainly very good but the joy of this restaurant is its magnificent interior and its glow of a past era. It also offers a good selection of wines, including better levels of... More 

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Galicia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I was unsure whether to stop there fearing a tourist trap, but it was absolutely wonderful. Nice coffee, fairly priced, clean toilets.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

As the heading says, its a landmark building in Pamplona, and has wonderful character both inside & out. Its great for watching locals, business people meeting, and tourists too. Food is typically Tapas dishes, some quite exquisite. There's no table service when we were there, so had to queue at the counter which was a melee of bodies trying to... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Outstanding decor and vibrant ambiance. maître d' was very efficient as was the service. Outstanding value and quality dining.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great location and attractive atmosphere drove us to this place for dinner. Everything worked well, but the main dishes were made in advance, the lamb were obviously made several days ago. It's sad when they treat tourist this way.....

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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 14 - 24
Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza del Castillo, 44, Pamplona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Navarra  >  Pamplona
  • Phone Number: 948224293

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 24
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

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.
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

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