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Cafe Iruna

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Plaza del Castillo, 44, 31001 Pamplona, Spain
34948224293
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the sights, not the food

The building and square are fantastic. Inside the architecture is beautiful and if you're a Hemingway fan this is one of the places to hit. The food on the other hand isn't really that great. Just average with nothing special in any category. So go for the coffee and the inside view but go... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Barrington, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The building and square are fantastic. Inside the architecture is beautiful and if you're a Hemingway fan this is one of the places to hit. The food on the other hand isn't really that great. Just average with nothing special in any category. So go for the coffee and the inside view but go somewhere else for lunch or dinner.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent starters , kindness , excellent wine , friendly service , beautiful design , good atmosphere , tasty dishes , highly recommended restaurant in Pamplona

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This fabulous belle epoque cafe is plucked straight from the streets of Buenos Aires or Paris in the 1940s. You can just picture Hemingway at the bar, ordering his drinks and waving his hand across the choice of prepared tapas and little sandwiches displayed behind the glass. The glittering chandeliers, mirrors and gilded decor above the bar made me want... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I was so excited to come here. I'm a huge Hemingway fan, and to sit in this cafe was something of a dream for me. But I could not get served. I was dressed appropriately and behaved politely, but the waiters refused to come near me. I was the only American on the terrace (and possibly in Pamplona), and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Amazing building on the main square with large terrace where we sat and watched the world go by. Inside was more impressive though! Copius amounts of food, OK service, good value. We ordered far too much!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My wife and I stopped here for a quick light lunch, which consisted of fried squid rings and three glasses of house wine. It was good but after so much fame we expected the place to be really lively, on the contrary it was kind of dead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Fantastic interior. Lots of light and mirrors. Windows out onto the Plaza del Castillo. Friendly welcome. Not many people dining, but quite a few people sitting drinking. 7.45pm too early for Spanish to eat? I went for the fixed price €14.90 menu. I chose the intriguingly named scorpion fish pie - which turned out to be some sort of fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Wow what a beautiful place 👀 We only went to the bank but walked past, saw the glits & glamour inside and had to go in ! So glad I did as the inside is full of the past ........... Coffee & cake were great👍 Ignore the moaner saying about no drinks outside, they have to give you plastic glasses... More 

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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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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

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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