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“Great location, good food, acceptably good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Okapi

Okapi
Plaza del Castillo 11, 31001 Pamplona, Spain
+34(0)948 212154
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Ranked #223 of 350 Restaurants in Pamplona
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great location, good food, acceptably good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is on the Plaza de Toros corner (northeast) of Plaza del Castillo. They try to keep up a restaurant feeling with a paper tablecloth. The asparagus ("esparrago") was incredibly tender, a specialty of Navarre. My sister had a seafood paella, which came faster than the 20 minutes they ask you to allow. I had a veryt fine fish. The profiteroles were excellent.
Only complaint was that service was a bit slow, but it's not personal. Both of the servers seemed to be nice well-intentioned people with uncommonly acute nicotine obsessions. They drag on their cigarettes as long as they can and then rest the half-smoked cigs on something presumably fireproof before getting around to addressing their next task.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Food & service terrible.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Hadn't heard great things about this place, so thought give it my own opinion. Started out with a moody waitress who didn't give a crap, my wife's steak was ordered well done, it arrived medium-rare. We sent it back and it came back a little more cooked but was still medium rare. My king prawns were severely over cooked. Tried to order tapas & vino only to be told only inside yet Spanish people ordered freely outside. Really was a bad place, bad food and extremely bad customer service.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“very disappointed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Had lunch here. Good position on the square. Polite and efficient service. Food was awful. 3 of us had different meals. All thought food was very poor. Meat and fish under cooked. Salad not fresh. Another, a few doors away, was excellent.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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