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Pamplona Tapas Bar & Grill

631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
+1 337-232-0070
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Ranked #11 of 466 restaurants in Lafayette
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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Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A+ on atmosphere A+ on service B- on Food We did enjoy our time there. Our server was great. On time and helpful. But the Food was just "ok" nothing was worth writing home about to me. Well EXCEPT for that bread pudding. That was on the money!! It was amazing!! We got one glass and one pitcher of Sangia.... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What an incredible change of atmosphere just walking through the front door. The food is different, very different from the usual fare in Lafayette - very European and very tasty. A large selection of tapas to choose from (try the sardines and or the duck fat fries) They are worth the calories. The restaurant far exceeded my expectations and I... More

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My husband and I were at the Festival International de Louisiane downtown last Friday. We didn't want to stand in line at the food booths so we popped in here for dinner. Good choice. Although the dining rooms were jamming, we didn't have to wait long to be seated The restaurant is loaded with Old World and vintage downtown atmosphere.... More

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San Diego, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
34 reviews 34 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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