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Bar Kabiya

Bar Kabiya (Calle Juan de Labrit 7, Pamplona) – this is a bar that has a solid following among university students, and attracts some local office workers as well. For groups that want to converse, there’s a Marrakesh-style chillout terrace for them. In addition, DJ-driven pop, rock and electronic dance music is often played on […]

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Bar Baviera

Bar Baviera (Plaza del Castillo 10, Pamplona) – this is a popular bar that offers an array of beers and drinks. There’s outdoor seating facing the Plaza del Castillo, which is great, especially for those ordering pinchos (tapas) in a casual setting. There’s even a €15 lunchtime menu (Mondays to Fridays) – consisting of an […]

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Rodero

Rodero (Calle de Emilio Arrieta 3, Pamplona) – this is another of Pamplona’s Michelllin-starred restaurants. Many of the gourmet dishes served there are seafood-centric, such as: Cod in a light salazon with a roast pepper stock, baby squid casserole with sweet & sour potatoes and vegetable caviar, and hake with a velouté of wild mushrooms […]

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Restaurante Sarasate

Restaurante Sarasate (Calle San Nicólas 19-21, Pamplona) – in a beef-centric country like Spain, this restaurant stands out because it’s vegetarian (since 1979). Items served here include spinach cannelloni, skewers marinated with vegetables and mushrooms, and zucchini pie, among other vegetarian specialties.

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Restaurante San Ignacio

Restaurante San Ignacio (Av. San Ignacio 4, Piso 2, Pamplona) – located a short walk from the Plaza del Castillo, this restaurant, among the favorites for visitors in town for San Fermín festivities, and its bull run, serves a variety of crowd-pleasing local dishes. This is one Pamplona restaurant where lunch for 2 (including a […]

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Pizzeria Pulcinella

Pizzeria Pulcinella (Calle San Miguel 22, Pamplona) – located near the Paseo Sarasete and Iglesia de San Nicolas, this restaurant provides both natives and tourists with a welcome break from pintxos (pincho)-serving local eateries & bars. Both gourmet-quality pizzas as well as other Italian dishes are served here.

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La Nuez Restaurante

La Nuez Restaurante (Calle Taconera 4, Pamplona) – located near the Paseo de Sarasete, this restaurant offers high cuisine without being overly expensive. The emphasis is on the essence of the product being careful that nothing disguises it; simplicity and sobriety, as according to La Nuez’s chef, the raw material is perfect, it doesn’t need […]

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Europa Restaurante

Europa Restaurante (Calle Espoz y Mina 11, Pamplona) – located within the hotel of the same name (near the Plaza del Castillo), this Michelin-starred restaurant serves contemporary dishes inspired by traditional recipes and seasonal products. “La Carta de Chef” options (a sort of “prix fixe”) is priced at €45 (including VAT) consisting of a complimentary […]

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El Mercao

El Mercao (Calle Tafalla 5-7, Pamplona) — in 2008, Restaurante El Mercao opened its doors to customers with a really amazing menu. An old premises attached to the Ensanche de Pamplona Market has been turned into a restaurant that is unlike any other in the city. Its architecture and decor are different and the food […]

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Café Iruña

Café Iruña (Plaza del Castillo 44, Pamplona) – located on the edge of Pamplona’s main square (Plaza del Castillo), this restaurant is a major tourist destination, because it’s been prominently-mentioned in Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises.” The restaurant, first opened in 1888, bears the Basque name of the town (Iruña) has been popular […]