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Pamplona Tapas Bar & Grill

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631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501 (Main)
We are a short walk from the Rosa Parks Transportation Center in downtown Lafayette, which has both Rail and Bus services available.
+1 337-232-0070
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Hemingway, bullfighting, and flamenco married with superior Spanish wines...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place

A friend and I went to Pamplona's Tapas Bar for a pre-theater dinner. The service was friendly and efficient, and we got to our show on time. The food was attractively plated, seemed fresh and was served hot. Nothing I ate totally blew me away, but we didn't have any complaints about anything we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A friend and I went to Pamplona's Tapas Bar for a pre-theater dinner. The service was friendly and efficient, and we got to our show on time. The food was attractively plated, seemed fresh and was served hot. Nothing I ate totally blew me away, but we didn't have any complaints about anything we ordered. It was all fine. The... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fantastic little romantic restaurant, one of the best in Lafayette. The atmosphere is great, the servers are excellent and the food is to die for. It's not a cheap dinner by any means, my husband and I spent almost $100 and he was still a little peckish when we left. It's worth every penny though, I can't wait to go... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A great place in a great location. Pamplona's tapas offers little bites of a variety of foods. Go by just for the bar. Wait staff very knowledgeable and friendly. In the heart of downtown. Stroll down Jefferson St. for the feel of a big city with the quaintness of Cajun Country.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

drinks are very good. they make a lot of their own mixers. food is all very good quality and different than a lot of other places in town. Good dining experience.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I came here twice. The atmosphere is really nice but the food is just ok. Nothing special. I expected a little more for the price.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Wow! We made reservations last weekend for a last minute date night and thoroughly enjoyed Pamplona. The atmosphere was so fun and different and our meal was fantastic. We cannot wait to return!

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The food is very good, good presentation, and excellent staff. BUT, the Paella sucks big time, I tried twice, one in the restaurant, and a year later in Festival International . In the restaurant they didn't have any Saffron , just a red colorant, I was told they put " A LOT", a lot of what? I never tasted the... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

we went to Pamplona a couple weeks back with another couple and had a great overall experience. starting with the appetizers then the entree's...it was all good. the service was impeccable. if you have to wait there is a very good bar area with great drink selections--the wine selection is outstanding

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Lafayette, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent food and wine with top-tier staff and warm environment. Daily specials often vary from Spanish fare and are very often wonderful presentation of local cuisine.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went early without reservations on a downtown art walk night offered on the second Saturday of the month. We were seated right away. They are known for their drinks, and we were overwhelmed with good options. Our server was warm and helpful, providing suggestions. I enjoyed the white sangria, and the server was quick to correct a good drink... More 

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Additional Information about Pamplona Tapas Bar & Grill

Address: 631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone Number: +1 337-232-0070
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 40
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
    (Main)
  • Public Transportation: We are a short walk from the Rosa Parks Transportation Center in downtown Lafayette, which has both Rail and Bus services available.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-232-0070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 40
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?