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Pamplona Tapas Bar & Grill

631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
+1 337-232-0070
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Ranked #8 of 463 restaurants in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $40
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main
Transit: We are a short walk from the Rosa Parks Transportation Center in downtown Lafayette, which has both Rail and Bus services available.
Description: Hemingway, bullfighting, and flamenco married with superior Spanish wines and luscious small bites fashion a sophisticated culinary oasis in Downtown Lafayette. By marrying chic urban elegance with rustic Spanish simplicity, Pamplona transports flavors from traditional Spain fused with international tastes, such as those from France, Italy, and North Africa.
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84% Recommend
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San Diego, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We were on the road on the way to New Orleans and opened up the Trip Advisor app and thought Tapas sounds fine. Lafayette is a nice college town on the cusp of the off shore drilling industry. Ah, back to food .. just go. Innovative and well prepared Tapas, Sat on the porch and had the fried Feta balls,... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's located downtown and offers outside seating which I like. The portions are too small and too costly for my taste. Parking is not easy. We rarely eat there because there are so many other restaurants ahead of it on my favorite list.

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Marksville, LA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Food was awesome....chargrilled oysters goat cheese croquettes shrimp ceviche pork empanadas... Wine... Great atmosphere excellent service. Need I say more?

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We made reservations on a Friday night, dinner for two. My husband was in town for business and this was his second visit during the trip. He's a self proclaimed food snob, so two visits during one trip is quite a compliment to this restaurant. I'm glad I was able to join him on one of the visits! During his... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Went here on a date with my significant other. I don't have a single negative thing to say - the atmosphere was lovely, the service was perfect, and the food was delicious. The server knew about the menu items. We shared 4 tapas, skipped the drinks, and ordered dessert and I thought the price was more than fair. Also, the... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My favorite place in town! So nice to have such a different, eclectic restaurant in town. The food and wait staff are excellent. Best bartenders around! Love the bread, goat cheese and beet salad, and the bacon wrapped dates! Great selection of Spanish wines and all kinds of specialty drinks! Just an awesome experience every time!

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Vidor, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband was in Lafayette for business on our Anniversary so I drove in for the night so we could have dinner. We decided to head to the Jefferson St area. Pamplona's exterior was very inviting so we took a chance and really enjoyed a meal of tapas and $3 Sangria! The Mac n Cheese and Chibatta bread were so... More

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gulf coast
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

we really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. service above average. had the goat cheese croquettes (four TINY. large marble sized balls, patatas bravas, sausage and peppers, bacon wrapped dates and the ciabatta bread. I ordered the bread only after realizing the sausage and peppers were served in a fabulous broth. It should have been served with a few toasts or... More

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A friend who lived in Lafayette recommended that I try Pamplona's out while I was in town. Definitely glad that I took her advice. I immediately loved the atmosphere. Very cute, not too big with a spanish flare, very classy. The service was great, everyone was really nice and helpful. Ended up not ordering too much because we were both... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Good atmosphere; fun and exciting food. We always enjoy our visits here.Reservations should be made well in advance.

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