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Pamplona Tapas Bar & Grill

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631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6907 (Main)
+1 337-232-0070
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016

I have only been here a couple of times and that was during the April music festival(I live in NM) but I always look forward to going back. I've always gotten a table and good service. Both times flamenco dancers enlivened the place to terrific music. Even though no prior reservations were accepted I was treated well for a short... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2016

The billing as a Tapas restaurant doesn't do it justice. Great steaks, hamburgers and other items on the menu!!! Also a very well stocked wine menu!

Thank Bill D
Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 16, 2016

The food at Pamplona will never let you down. Always tasty and creative in its preparation. I highly recommend this restaurant but the prices may scare some people away. The value is in the quality of the preparations.

Thank Conrad C
Lafayette, Louisiana
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206 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2016

We both ordered the daily special, short ribs in a sherry glaze with a spicy saffron potatoe salad and side salad. They ribs were falling off the bone tender and the potatoe salad was something new and very interesting. I will have to try and recreate it at home.

Thank Debrahawkins
Flemington, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2016

I love small plates and wine, so this place was perfect. A really nice selection of wines by the glass, excellent food, and friendly competent service. I was seated at the bar, and within a few minutes I was surrounded by some local musicians who stopped in for a drink and a bite. The wines were mostly Spanish as were... More 

Thank wanderer623
Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

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 

Thank Julie R
Atlanta, Georgia
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297 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2016

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 

Thank FoodieOnAHarley
Lafayette, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 20, 2016

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 

Thank David B
Lafayette, Louisiana
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2016

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 

1 Thank albert f
Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank karenedean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $40
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6907
  • 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 Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-232-0070
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?