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Plaza Castillo 44, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
+34 948 22 42 93
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no spot like Iruna to get a dose of what real Pamplona is like. While plenty of tourists show up here, it is a treat to see the many locals who frequent this Hemingway-iconic spot. Beautiful art nouveau decor, a must-see is the Hemingway statue in the Rincon de Hemingway (selfie op!) and outrageously large drinks. You don't... More 

Thank Kimberly B
Pamplona, Spain
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Iruña is located on Plaza del Castillo right in the heart of Pamplona. It is an important café because of its age and its location, but the quality of the food you get is not very good and the price is elevated. Also, when I visited, the service was extremely slow. Since the weather was nice the terrace was... More 

Thank Maria B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite possibly the worst restaurant I have ever been to. We are a family of four and decided to have dinner there. We ordered two starters and four mains. The starters were cold ravioli with a lukewarm tomato sauce. Half way through the starters my sons burger was brought out. Then 10 minutes later my burger was brought... More 

Thank Karen R
Chicago, IL
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886 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

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 October 22, 2016 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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594 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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588 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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 October 10, 2016

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 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

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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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 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

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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 - $23
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, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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: +34 948 22 42 93
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?