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Cafe Iruna

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Plaza del Castillo, 44, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
34948224293
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • 47
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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
22.11.15 - Nice surprise

Wow! What an interesting place. We'd been told about the Hemingway connection and it's definitely like stepping back in time with the decor. We got in about 7:30 and the cafe was busy and getting busier. Service was quick, we picked what tapas we wanted and it was served immediately. The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Community of Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Nice place, traditional. Very good service and a wide variety of Pintxos. Pintxos Morunos is a must.

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Thank dredoc1
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really wanted to eat here but fully booked for set dinner new years day .had tapas and coffee and wine. sensational place to people watch gives me an excuse to visit again I think I will visit during bullrun.

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Thank Carpetland6
Hertford UK
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178 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The tacos, wines and beer are very good. But that is not why you should go there. First the location is perfect, the interior is art deco which is interesting, but the atmosphere is fantastic. It is full of Basques and their families and very noisy.

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Thank Facchino46
Pamplona, Spain
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

The only thing worse than the food in café iruña is the absolutely terrible service. The school canteen atmosphere and incredibly rude staff are only redeemed by the beautiful architecture....which is it's only redeeming feature. Never again.

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Thank Aislinn R
Rotorua, New Zealand
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Wow! What an interesting place. We'd been told about the Hemingway connection and it's definitely like stepping back in time with the decor. We got in about 7:30 and the cafe was busy and getting busier. Service was quick, we picked what tapas we wanted and it was served immediately. The food was very good and tasty, beer was good,... More 

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Thank 5658mnc
Easton, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you! We were finishing the first week of the camino before embarking on the net phase. We treated ourselves to a steak! It cost us about 18 Euros each but was well worth it Nicely cooked meat.

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Thank Marb E
Helsinki
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Not necessarely the best place to go in Pamplona unless you are a big fan of the Spanish tour of this well known American writer. Old style and very effective and fast personel will give you a good coffee stop in your trip. For tapas and fun go elsewhere.

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Thank jrodriguezruibal
Macon, Georgia
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We stopped in for a drink and were amazed at the interior. It truly was like stepping into a Victoria photograph. You must see.

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Thank Merry122
Vigo, Spain
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

this cafe is really beautiful but that is it. My advise, go inside and take a look and run. I think is they have the worst waiters in Pamplona, they are rude and impolite. I went two times and both of them felt like I wasn't welcome. Once I had a discussion with the waiter inside the bar because we... More 

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Thank AndresOM
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

The place is very beautiful but the service is too bad. The reduced number of waiters cause the service to be a mass. And in consequence there is no smiles in this place if you manage to be attended by someone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza del Castillo, 44, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Navarra  >  Pamplona
  • Phone Number: 34948224293

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children

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 - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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