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    La Granja Pamplona: Good for tourist menu

    by shavy Updated May 4, 2015

    Pamplona is very touristy city and the easiest way to explore around is by walking. We parked our car under a garage parking and walk to all the sights around. The first street we've walk is the famous streets of Pamplona the (Calle Estafeta) a streets where the bull passes through to get to the bullring

    This streets are lined with bars and restaurants, plenty of choices to dine and drink. As we can see most are offering tourist menus. Every restaurant has different menu/price, while looking to their menus we find this restaurant has a better offer. This restaurant located on the beginning of the famous street of Calle Estafeta when coming from the bullring. They have put out their menus outside, you can see what's in the price

    The place is a bar/restaurant, so there's not much tables inside, we saw there were tables free, so we went inside. We're a bit too early, we know the Spanish people has the habit of eating late in the evening. We ask if the menu outside is available, and it was okay.

    The waiter speak a very little English, so Spanish is really necessary when traveling in Spain. He came to our table with pen and paper for our order and explained how the menu works.

    In the menu price: there were 5 kinds of entree and we must choose 1. I choose Paella and my buddy have Spanish omelet. Drinks were included in the price which you can choose anything. For main dish there were also 5 choices, I choose pork and my partner steak.

    The bar has a long small interior, as a bar you can't expect to have the atmosphere of a restaurant. Dirt tissues are lying on the floor, but the bar itself were very clean. On the bar there are different kinds of Tapas, they seemed good but we like to spared for the next day. Service were pretty quickly, we didn't wait for so long for our orders. The waiter is very friendly, he came to ask sometimes if everything okay

    The food were so delicious, it filled so much the stomach. The Paella were incredibly good, I've tasted the Spanish omelet, is not really my taste. Main Dish were both good, served with big slice fries. Very satisfied with our orders.

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    Cafe Iruna: Hemingway Haunt

    by Roadquill Updated Dec 18, 2012

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    Located on the North side of Plaza Castillo in the old town area of Pamplona, Cafe Iruna has the distinction (along with hundreds of other cafes and bars in Spain) of Hemingway pounding down a few drinks inside and on the outside. Founded in 1888, the cafe was one of the first establishments in Pamplona to have lights. More importantly it is right in the middle of the festivities during the San Fermin Festival. While the inside is appointed very nicely, the terrace outside is an excellent place to have a beer. Hemingway refers to the Cafe Iruna in his novel "The Sun Also Rises" with characters drinking brandy and absinthe.

    Favorite Dish: Well not food ----- One of my favorite shots was a couple of guys on day 1 of the Festival, it was about 2PM and several guys were already passed out, with cigarettes hanging from their mouths and half empty glasses of beer warming up in the afternoon. Maybe this is what Hemingway was talking about when he wrote "Death in the Afternoon"?

    Cafe Iruna in Pamplona
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    Europa Restaurante: Family run - Europa Restaurante

    by Roadquill Updated Jul 19, 2011

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    Dining at the Restaurante Europa in the Hotel Europa is a fine dining experience. During San Fermin the restaurant is always booked, but I would go back anytime I could. One of the three sisters that own the place is the executive chef and makes sure everything is expertly prepared. Even before we ordered we were provided a small cup of pea soup and a large spoon of truffled rice. We shared the opening food round of Iberica jamon, pimentos and anchovies with avocados and tomatos. The service was excellent.

    Favorite Dish: The cochina, suckling pig, was roasted to perfection. The dessert specialty of the house is a pineapple ravioli in a pineapple sauce.

    Anchovy first course Pineapple ravioli Europa Hotel and Restaurante
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    El Mirador: El Mirador at the Maisonnave

    by Roadquill Written Jul 18, 2011

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    Located on the roof of the Maisonnave Hotel, El Mirador is a classic NW Spanish restaurant featuring fine, local cuisine. The service is excellent. The list features local wines of international reputation at reasonable prices.

    Favorite Dish: The fish soup with large pieces of rape, and then the mushroom risotto.

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    Bar Txoko: Hemingways Favourite bar

    by lomi Written Aug 6, 2010

    This was one of Ernest Hemingways favourite bars and where he would be seen on the terrace before and after the bullfighting.

    Now it is very touristy looking, but the food's not bad. A Dutch group who frequent the area for San Fermin in July, call themselves the Txokos Gutter Club. They organize a Vodka party outside the bar every year.

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    Irùn Cafe: Menu del Dia

    by lomi Updated Aug 4, 2010

    There are many places to choose from at lunch time. We made our decision based on the fact that we had our doggy with us, we could sit outside in the shade and we wanted an inexpensive menu del dia. This was a reasonable choice. The waiter was very friendly and helpful and showed us to a table out of the way, where the dog could be undisturbed.

    The menu of the day was advertised 3 courses with wine for 12 euros a head.

    The service was very very slow, despite that they were not particularly busy, but we had no agenda that day and didn't really mind the half an hour wait before anything arrived on the table. The choice of wine was either red or rosè. We ordered the red, but got a bottle of chilled rosè instead. As it had taken so long to arrive, we decided to drink it, to save another long wait, but we did have the whole bottle to ourselves and it was reasonably quaffable.

    Favorite Dish: For starters, I ordered the 'revulto' which was a tasty scrambled egg dish; my husband ordered 'halubias verde con papas' which was green beans with potatoes. Both largish portions and very tasty.

    The main course of roast chicken with cider sauce, came without the cider sauce; my husbands pig-s trotters was very overcooked. However the two courses were more than enough to eat, so neither of us wanted a pudding, but we were offered coffees instead.

    It was very relaxing sitting in the Plaza del Castillo watching the Pamplonese world go by for 2 hours.

    Very full of roast chicken
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  • Letyana: Eat Everything

    by ERNIETAGG Written Oct 10, 2009

    Get out of the centre and visit the bets pintxo bar in town, the Letyana on the Travesia Bayona in San Juan. Fantastic mini dishes - my favourite is probably Solomillo in Oprto with mushrooms, but you should eat everything on offer. Wine's good and cheap and teh bar is a local favourite. Tables outside in the summer, but teh bar inside has a great feel and atmosphere. Nearby, The Bar Picasso is also a winner, as are most of teh local bars around here - not as quaint as the Estafeta/San Nicolas area, but a taste of non toursist Pamplona.

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    Pil Pil: Steak and seafood and sidreria

    by Roadquill Written Jul 27, 2008

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    Local, family run place in the University area on the West side of Pamplona about two miles from the city center. Many locals were enjoying the place and having a great time. Many tables were eating communal style, splitting a large steak dish. Good wine list at reasonable prices including half bottles.

    Favorite Dish: I started with the shrimp and vegetable crepe covered in a shrimp sauce, which was more of a tamale. The lamb with mushrooms with jellies of unknown fruits was delicious all washed down with a half bottle of rioja. They could have used some additional help as there were several patrons wishing for more wine or drinks and they were waiting too long.

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    Restaurante Rodero: Fine Dining in Pamplona - Rodero

    by Roadquill Written Aug 14, 2007

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    The Rodero is a high end restaurant just across the street from the Plaza de Toros. The quality of the food is excellent and the prices, well pricey but not too bad for what you are getting. We went through two bottles of Riscal Reserve.

    Enjoying fine dining at Rodero
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    Cerveceria Kairos: Beer on tap, right at the table

    by Roadquill Written Aug 12, 2007

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    This place was cool because if you sat at a booth there was a beer tap right at your table, and as you poured another brew, the meter read how much it was going to cost you.

    Favorite Dish: You don't go to a cerveceria for the food, you go for the ....Hmmmmm?

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    Rumbo Cafe: Break from the mayhem - Rumbo Cafe

    by Roadquill Updated Aug 12, 2007

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    This cafe outside of the old town and the accompanying heavy partying area is a nice place to get a quality lunch for a reasonable price during the San Fermin festivities. Even though none of the waitresses spoke English and my Spanish is marginal, we still had a great time joking around with the staff. Very friendly and family oriented with many local patrons. Cafe Rumbo moved since I was there the first time. unfortunately, I don't remember the street.

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    Manterola: Fresh Sandwiches during San Fermin

    by Roadquill Written Aug 12, 2007

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    I get more than a little nervous when picking up a sandwich from one of the hundreds of food for the partying masses. Manterola is right across the street from the bus station and has a gorrmet deli for sandwiches and a gourmet pattiserie on the other side. You can also get coffee, teas, sauces, . You pay a couple euro more, but there is actually jambon and queso in your sandwich.

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    San Nicolas: Great Pinxtos here!

    by Radiomom Written Dec 28, 2006

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    This was the second pinxtos bar we tried in Pamplona and turned out to be a great choice. We had our first patatas bravas here -- yummy hot potatoes with a spicy sauce and the other pinxtos were also yummy. We met up with a group of Americans in here, on a wine tour through Rioja country. They were the first people we'd run into who spoke English we'd seen in over a week so it was fun to have someone to share travel stories with...and this place was set up for socializing.

    There is a restaurant room in the back, where you can get a full meal -- but for us on that night, we were doing just fine with pinxtos and local red wine. You can get two glasses of wine and a couple of pinxtos for 5 euros.

    Favorite Dish: The patatas bravas here were really REALLY good. We kept trying them all over (Bilbao, Barcelona, etc) and these were the best!

    Took the pic of outside the next AM
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    Restaurante El Rincon: Away from the crowds, but still close - El Rincon

    by Roadquill Updated Jul 21, 2006

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    Packed with locals, this "self service" cafeteria allows you to pick what you want. Many of the dishes were already prepared, however, you could also pick your steak, chicken, etc. and have it cooked to order. Salads, paella, fruit, albondigas, fish, and all at very reasonable prices.

    Favorite Dish: The gaspacho gets a thumbs up.

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    Cafe's: For the good food, hit the food market

    by Roadquill Written Jul 27, 2005

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    There are several small eating places in the food market that is open even during the San Fermin Festival. There are probably 100 vendors selling fruit, meats, seafood, cheese, etc. to the locals, including many restaruants. Several of the vendors sell great light meals.

    Cafe in the Food Market
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