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Pamplona Tapas Bar & Grill

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631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501 (Main)
We are a short walk from the Rosa Parks Transportation Center in downtown Lafayette, which has both Rail and Bus services available.
+1 337-232-0070
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Description: Hemingway, bullfighting, and flamenco married with superior Spanish wines...
Hemingway, bullfighting, and flamenco married with superior Spanish wines and luscious small bites fashion a sophisticated culinary oasis in Downtown Lafayette. By marrying chic urban elegance with rustic Spanish simplicity, Pamplona transports flavors from traditional Spain fused with international tastes, such as those from France, Italy, and North Africa.
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  • 74
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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My husband and I went to Pamplona because it had a good rating on trip advisor and sounded interesting. It was fantastic! They have a large selection of cocktails that are delicious. The atmosphere is relaxed and a little funky but still classy enough for a nice date. The service was perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Julie R
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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Pamplona because it had a good rating on trip advisor and sounded interesting. It was fantastic! They have a large selection of cocktails that are delicious. The atmosphere is relaxed and a little funky but still classy enough for a nice date. The service was perfect. I could not have asked for a better... More 

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Thank Julie R
Atlanta, Georgia
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235 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun and popular spot. Large menu of craft and standard cocktails, including a bunch that include absinthe. I had one called a "Saz-Iran" billed as "like a Saz-Iraq [Sazerac] but more militant." How can you resist a description like that? It was very good - rye, rum, pernod, Peychaud's bitters, OJ. And absinthe, I presume. Very good wine list... More 

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Thank FoodieOnAHarley
Lafayette, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to Pamplona Tapas Bar and Grill since they have opened up in Lafsyette. Jerry Young and Clay Plaisance, the owners, are good friends and have done something different than anything I've every seen here. The menu changes daily with specials and the chef is always tying new things to please the customers. It's my favorite restaurant in... More 

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Thank David B
Lafayette, Louisiana
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a restaurant that you have to try. It's "Downtown Lafayette", very small place with limited seating. So once your in, then get ready. Start out with the Bacon Wrap Dates stuff with cheese. OMG!!. I am not a wine drinker, my wife did a Spanish Wine that was recommended by our waiter. I tried it and then changed... More 

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1 Thank albert f
Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We love going to Pamplona, office lunches, girls night, date night with the husband; drinks are top notch, food is stellar and service to match.

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1 Thank karenedean
Lafayette, Louisiana
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Lafayette is know for it's awesome food & Good Time Festivals, most of these festivals are downtown. My wife & I seldom miss a festival & when we go we eat here. Don't let the long lines push you away, this place will get you fed quickly. Can't remember the name of the dish, but it is very much like... More 

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Thank og41462
Lafayette, Louisiana
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

There are some very unusual Spanish dishes here, and they have good cocktails. Prices are a little high, but I like it for a special evening out.

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Thank Cajuntraveler56
Lafayette, Louisiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I have been to this place many times in the two years when I lived in Lafayette. I was always very satisfied. This is arguably the best restaurant in town, which is obviously curious for a spanish restaurant in an area with so much food culture heritage, however it is a fact that Pamplona is simply one step above the... More 

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Thank Gabriele M
Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

On my first trip here I was hesitant after looking at their menu. Seeing as how I am in my mid twenties and never really been exposed to exotic food I didn't know what to expect. But after trying out some of their food it was clear that I didn't know what I was missing. For anyone not familiar with... More 

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Thank Kerry A
Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

No matter what entre' is ordered, it is always good. Not a big portions restaurant. Try the Bloody Mary.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
    (Main)
  • Public Transportation: We are a short walk from the Rosa Parks Transportation Center in downtown Lafayette, which has both Rail and Bus services available.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-232-0070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 40
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

Hemingway, bullfighting, and flamenco married with superior Spanish wines and luscious small bites fashion a sophisticated culinary oasis in Downtown Lafayette. By marrying chic urban elegance with rustic Spanish simplicity, Pamplona transports flavors from traditional Spain fused with international tastes, such as those from France, Italy, and North Africa.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?