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Plaza del Castillo, 44, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dined in this traditional restaurant on two occasions. It has a traditional "old world" atmosphere. Good choice of food. There is a very attractive, life like statue of Ernst Hemingway in a side bar.

Thank Kevin O
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've visited this cafe three times over the last ten years and this last visit was my final one. The waiter was not helpful in terms of portion sizes. Our group of 8 ordered tortilla and the slice he indicated was a third of the portions that arrived. I asked for papas fritas and he said that wasn't possible. Then... More 

Thank Eve A
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a drink on the terrace and the service was very slow, it was 9 at night and not that busy we walked past mid afternoon and it appeared to be closed, it was the day after San Fermin had finished so they had a good excuse. The interior is worth a look and probably a better place for... More 

Thank MJBoptom
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We passed by the bar the previous day because it didn't look anything special, but for lunch today decided to go in and see what pintxos they had on offer. Wow!!! Why didn't we come before?! Wonderful selection of pintxos / we had goats cheese and cranberry, tuna with tomato salsa, serrano ham with cheese and onion, and a salmon/crab... More 

Thank juliefromsurrey
Louth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this bar and cafe on our last night and thank goodness we did! The bar is wonderfully evocative of the time that Hemingway used to drink there. There is statue of him leaning on the bar and many old photos to peruse. We had the most delicious (and large) gin and tonics! We then went into the... More 

Thank LucyBlossom1
Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to come to this café for a quick snack after learning about its history and its relation to Ernest Hemingway. I love how this café is so spacious (many tables inside and out). We were here on a Sunday morning, so it was relatively quiet. We enjoyed the hot chocolate and churros, best I've ever eaten so far... More 

Thank ttc_8
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had maybe the worst pintxos we ever had. And above all very expensive. 20 Euros for some jamon Iberiico (hard to chew) and some other pintxos which were almost cold and should have been hot. Don't go there.

Thank koldo_v123
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following in the footsteps of Ernest Hemmingway we had a marvellous sit down Sunday Lunch before embarking on sightseeing and spending in this excellent city. The food was all freshly cooked and presented in style by a myriad of bustling waiters. Typical basque specialties - veal, fish of several varieties and the excellent salad mixte. Flan, chocolate of one sort... More 

Thank Sue J
Brno, Czech Republic
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As it is a very famous place and placed on a main sqare, it's usualy quite busy. So we went there for an "early breakfast" at 9:30 on Sunday and it was empty! We tried churros (served with real hot chocolate) however, the choice of food was quite large. It's a self service during week-ends.

Thank vitaf757
Providence, Rhode Island
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137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Supposedly Hemingway sat in this cafe and watched the world go by. The outdoor seating is a great way to take in Pamplona. We loved the Sangria and tapas and enjoyed a nice afternoon. We arrived in Pamplona around the time when shops close so relaxing in this cafe was a nice treat.

Thank shoegal20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $24
Cafe, Mediterranean
Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, 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 del 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?