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Plaza Castillo 44, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Chicago, IL
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838 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Classically styled cafe, with a large bar, mirrors on the walls, and iron pillars supporting the tin ceiling. The service was good, and the coffee hit the spot. The room in the back has a statue of Hemingway standing by the bar. Neat historic cafe right off the Plaza Castillo.

Thank Anna H
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't disappointed on a return to Cafe Iruna four years on. Took three friends along for the experience - we all had a great time - atmosphere, food and service was excellent.

Thank EllieJGeelong
San Ramon, California
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581 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate breakfast here both of the mornings we spent in Pamplona, We arrived early by train, and fortunately were able to check into our hotel. That 1st morning, we sat inside at the bar, and ordered 2 cafes con leche and 2 zumo naranjas. There was already a wide array of tapas on the bar (it was probably 1015am),... More 

Thank Rob M
Tucson, Arizona
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586 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The draw of this place is because it was favored by Hemingway back in his days of coming to Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls. It's worth a look see but there are better places around.

Thank vagabondginger
Bucharest, Romania
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212 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seduce by the position of cafe,being in the plaza,the view,because in the plaza the librarians are organized and they are giving you the sensation that you are in the front of french Bouquinistes .The cafe reminde us of the famous french cafe,CAFE DE LA PAIX,cafe iruna it is elegant ,posh,a nice return-maintain the touche of the past.The decoration... More 

Thank amza69
Trondheim, Norway
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large restaurant sentrally located at Plaza del Castillo. It looks OK and it is easy to choose this restaurant before others. But the food is terrible. My wife got some toast that probably was several days old. I ordered a wienerschnitzel (escalope). It came to our table after only two minutes. After two bits I could not... More 

Thank Norwegian425
Berlin, Germany
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came along this place on our tour through the old city and wanted a bite to eat and a quick coffee! Beautifully old cafe with a long marble bar and a large selection of pinxos! Cheers

Thank Tristan H
El Paso, Texas, United States
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most cafes only serve Pinchos during the day so its hard to get a full meal. Cafe Iruna serves from the menu all day.

Thank Ximena T
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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238 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting this unique city, we chose this open cafe for lunch. Luckily we arrived just before the "rush". After a few minutes our waiter took our order. Nice menu, in English". Ordered the beef steak with pepper sauce. Another choice was. The gazpacho. Neither disappointed. Local beer just added to this nice meal. With the increase in dinners, our... More 

Thank jjflan
Cleveland, Ohio
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247 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an easily accessed bar/restaurant in a main square. The bar tapas were in glass and were more sanitary than most bar tapas. The bartender was efficient. A stroll to the right hand corner of the restaurant leads to a tiny bar with a bronze statue of Hemminway leaning on a corner of the bar. The walls are adorned... More 

Thank j25aj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $24
Cafe, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Castillo 44, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Navarra  >  Pamplona
  • Phone Number: 34948224293
Founded in 1888 by a group of locals, was the first settlement with electricity from Pamplona, "opened to the public on the eve of San Fermin by filling to the porches", say the Chronicles of the time followed year after year, and still is the meeting point of all the locals, and all those foreigners who want to see the local who became world famous writer Ernest Hemingway.

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