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Plaza Castillo 44, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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Waimanalo, Hawaii
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice and beautifully decorated place. It has not changed in 80 years. Bring your camera for some good pictures. Good for coffee, drinks and relaxing.

Thank Jose A
Toulouse, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location, absolutely stunning interior, very good value menu and superb service, although we ate early compared to Spanish dinner time. Great for lunch or dinner. We ate here a couple of times on our visit to Pamplona, as did Hemmingway apparently, but I guess he ate and drank his way around Pamplona during his time here.

Thank jim_creaven
San Jose, Ca
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Words cannot describe how horrible this place is. The service is terrible and the food is worse. Easily hands down the worst restaurant meal I've had in years!! Not eating would have been a better choice. If you want to see the interior, just peek your head in or have a drink at the bar. Under no circumstances should anyone... More 

Thank monicarichards
Portishead, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had amazing drinks overlooking the square. Very relaxing and the gin and tonics very large. Have eaten here previously and very reasonably priced.

Thank PortisheadTraveller
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, beautiful setting, excellent wine and the food was good as well. I can't think of anything else you would want during the day or in the evening. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank Sylvie G
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Check your bill and be prepared to pay double PLUS whatever they decide to add to it. The only reason I'm giving two stars and not one is because the food wasn't bad. Poor chef being poorly represented.

Thank stephenmaher
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a beautiful town a unique place where history, literature and good food create an unforgetteble atmosphere: a mistake to miss it!

Thank stefano l
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Iruna is quite majestic once inside. Towering ceilings with gilded frescos, elaborate columns and an impressive bar. You can see why Hemingway liked to meet people here. Although they wont make you a very dry martini or a mojito, they do make a rather refreshing G&T.

Thank Nic C
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well preserved old building and restaurant on the main square at Plaza Del Castillo in Pamplona. Apparently Hemingway used to eat here and entertain his friends such as Ava Gardner and Errol Flynn. There is outdoor seating next to the plaza, and you can also eat indoors where its a bit like an historic canteen. The food... More 

Thank Rtjmclean
Barcelona, Spain
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inside is history and outside the pleasure of enjoying overlooking plaza Castillo. A place you cannot miss

Thank Freddy W

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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
$15 - $25
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
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?