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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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, 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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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
Steeped in History, Grand interior, shame staff didn't live upto it.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Tucson, AZ
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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stopped here in 2008 after I ran with the bulls. Great coffee and apple cake too. Decor is very stunning. Very old. Full of locals on this Saturday morning. Was able to find it again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Four of us went to the Cafe Iruna for a lovely mid day meal. Some of our main entrees included lamb, trout, breem (a white fish), and squid in its own ink. For under 14 euros a head, the menu included a starter. Several of us had a very fresh, varied salad that included tuna, olives, tomato, and asparagus. Service... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was with an eclectic group of Camino Pilgrims who decided to meet for dinner at one of Hemingway's favorite restaurants in Pamplona. When we arrived, we were treated like royalty. The restaurant was perfect for socialising and relaxing as we savored our three-course meal. It is quite large inside, but the tables are arranged to make dining feel intimate.... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The cafe itself is an amazing building on the main square in the old town. We had the set menu for 13 euros which was excellent value particularly when you ordered wine as your chosen drink and received a whole bottle included in the price. The service was casual as was the atmosphere in the restaurant. This restaurant was one... More 

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Europe
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Beautiful building in the main square. Lots of history to it. Looks great inside. Had 2 decent glasses of wine on the terrace (in the sun) for 4eu. Took lunch a little later. 3 courses of simple spanish cuisine with wine for under 14eu. I enjoyed it very much. Was expecting more of a "tourist trap" but it turned out... More 

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Chamonix, France
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151 reviews 151 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This place is worth a visit for the opportunity to sit in the main salon, which is really beautifil. Food was quite average and satff, although not rude, did not smile at all. In working with customers, it doesn´t hurt to be nice.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Cafe Iruna is excellent if you want to sit at the bar and have delicious tapas for a meal. They have a great assortment of tapas. Service was a little slow but not egregiously so. For a sit down dinner however, the food was mediocre, and again the service was slow. The best selling point for this restaurant is the... More 

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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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