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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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
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We walked in because my friend wanted to have tortilla (Spanish omelette), but unfortunately they didn't have... :( As a Spaniard and after several days on the road around Louisiana (finding the same food offerings pretty much everywhere - po-boys, shrimp, crawfish, wings...), I was curious to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
osoriovski
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We walked in because my friend wanted to have tortilla (Spanish omelette), but unfortunately they didn't have... :( As a Spaniard and after several days on the road around Louisiana (finding the same food offerings pretty much everywhere - po-boys, shrimp, crawfish, wings...), I was curious to see how Spanish cuisine could fit into that taste. And I was greatly... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A wonderful evening of excellent food and wine. The food was varied and delicious, the service friendly and efficient and the ambiance perfect. A real find.

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Thibodaux, La.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Reminded me of Spain. The staff was friendly and attentive. The prices were reasonable. I will visit this restaurant again.

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Lafayette, LA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is the coolest bar in town! Very good tapas and excellent bartenders!! Atmosphere is loud and lots of fun!! Go as soon as you can!!!!!

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Pamplona is our go-to for all special occasions. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are actually in Spain, the service is excellent, which is extra-important when you are having tapas. It is really nice to arrive early and sit at the bar and have a cocktail while you wait for your table. We have chosen Pamplona for special events... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I really cannot recommend this restaurant enough! We wanted to throw a surprise baby shower here on Saturday night at 7:00. The service by the staff from the hostess (Amber) to the waiter (Jace) was impeccable. Handling a reservation of 16 by himself, Jace kept our water glasses full and the food and drinks flowing. The restaurant called to confirm... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I ate here last night for the first time and was impressed. The food was absolutely amazing, it brought me back to Madrid with the atmosphere and quality of food/wine. Pamplona has definitely made my list of favourite restaurants. The Smoke Gouda n' Mac is really creamy and smooth; it's a must have along with the goat cheese croquettes. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fantastic food and service at this local gem. This little place in downtown Lafayette really embodied the Spanish flair of Tapas with a small touch of Cajun. The wine selection was very good and the entrees even better. We had a mid afternoon lunch on the way to New Orleans and indulged in several great tapas items and also tried... More 

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Meaux, LA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

One of my dining companions found his chicken underdone and asked to have it cooked further. The kitchen refused because "it's supposed to be like that." Even if it is restaurant policy to undercook their chicken, I don't find it reasonable to refuse to cater to a customer's culinary preferences. The food is fine, but Lafayette has plenty of great... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

One of the best tapas restuarants I have been in the US. Reminds me of the friendly and lively atmosphere of a chic Spanish pub. The drinks are absolutely to die for as well, be sure to try the "Five Boros" amazing!

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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: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?