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Calle Tafalla 5-7, 31004, Pamplona, Spain
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Berlin, Germany
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted at the door and immediately seated as we had reserved a table! A wonderful interior,cool design and a nice smell made us feel welcome! The menu we had, consisted of a large choice of amazing typically spanish dishes with a hint of asian influence. The menu included bread, wine, water and a beer as starter! I can... More 

Thank Tristan H
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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118 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

The decoration is different of the great part of the Pamplona restaurant. Design and modernity in the decoration. The cuisine is quite good, service correct. Maybe the place is a little bit noisy. I would recommend them to include any more options in the menu

Thank Blai92
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015

Fantastic place, really cool, pleasant atmosphere, excellent service, a mix of cuisines, normal dishes...

Thank Javier F
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Great decoration. Huge curtains damps a lot the noise, making the atmosphere very comfortable. Dishes are not very big en quantity, and they are medium on quality. At least that's the opinion about daily menu. The rest of the dishes are thought to be better from friend's reviews.

Thank David O
Pamplona, Spain
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere, especially for dinner. While it might be a little pricey, you get what you pay for. Great food and great wine.

Thank nachidelange
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

The service is excellent. About the food, the starter couscous salad was, a little bit salty but great!!; the second plate was a normal great. Now the place, the place is perfect looking, the design inside is so perfectly surreal. Oh! The dessert was cold fresh cherries!! I love it.

Thank Krizia I
Barcelona, Spain
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125 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and helpful. They do always ask for any allergies and do provide good suggestions with regards to wine options. I really recommend the tuna fish tataki, one of my favorites! Decoration is very nice and the atmosphere too!

Thank dbdk
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lounge ambience for this large, modern restaurant in central Pamplona. Pinxos/tapas available at the bar, and/or sit down for the menu meals. Excellent fish, rice, south east Asian starters available as well. We had the hake (merluza) and cod (bacalao), went back next day and had the artichoke rice. Not cheap by Pamplona standards but standard is uniformly excellent, well... More 

Thank nigelsoames
Pamplona, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2014

El Mercao is a trendy looking place where you can enjoy a quiet conversation while having a nice meal with a variety of dishes to choose from. A place I definately would recommend for a romantic dinner, for example (but not only).

Thank gfsarri
Burlingame, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2014

Me and my roommate from college were looking for a solid late night meal before we ran with the bulls and we ran into this little gem. Not only did one of the owners, (who was also the server), take outstanding care of us, but we ordered an exquisite bottle of wine that was very cheaply priced that he gets... More 

Thank EBak92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tafalla 5-7, 31004, Pamplona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Navarra  >  Pamplona
  • Phone Number: 948292588

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