About Pamplona Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Lafayette, LA 70501
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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday:2:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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We offer the full menu, as well as special accommodations for your specific catering needs. Specialties include traditional Spanish fare like suckling pig, House-cured charcuterie and cheeses, and our Award Winning Paella Valenciana.
We have a parking lot caddy corner from us marked with a Pamplona Parking Only Sign.
We are a short walk from the Rosa Parks Transportation Center in downtown Lafayette, which has both Rail and Bus services available.
Private Party Facilities:
The Oyster Bar section of our restaurant is the perfect place for your private function. It seats up to 40 people comfortably and offers a window into our All-star kitchen.
Private Party Contact:
Andrew Payne: (337) 298-2516
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Pamplona Tapas Bar and Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant is amazing all around. It is great spot to grab a bite with friends or have a romantic date. The food is tapas, so small plates work well for family style events as well. If you're ever in the downtown Lafayette area definitely stop by and try this amazing gem.
Food, service and ambience were great, but the manager was very rude when we asked to speak with him. Our reservation was for 4 people and we wanted it increase to 6 and were told no. During the 1 1/2 hour we dined there were numerous empty tables all around us. When we pointed this out to the manager, he was extremely rude and disrespectful.
I was raised in Madrid and know very well Spanish kitchen. If you're expecting to have tapas as if you were in Spain this isn't the place, however it resembles the style with its own accent and delivers a very good food and fair service. We have been at this place several times and have always enjoyed our visit. This is a very nice place that will keep you coming back.
I never imagined I'd be fired up about Pamplona as I was about Chris's, the building's former incarnation, a favorite of mine. The po boys were great but even better were the bands for dancing on Friday nights after DTA. We did that for many years and were very sad to see that slice of life come to an end. However, over time the Pamplona experience has become a different thrill and we feel lucky to have it as an option. Pamplona is definitely a favorite!
We went to Pamplona with a group of 4; and wow, what a night it was. Each course was perfectly prepared, and the wine paired to the T. We started the meal with wonderfully executed craft cocktails which set the tone for what was to come. I recommend sharing every course family style in true tapas fashion. The Rib eye and Duck Breast finished off the meal perfectly. Our server paired this with the Mauro 2012 from Castilla y Leon, and it was an incredible ending to a perfect meal experience. Thank You to the whole Pamplona team for providing such an unforgettable evening.
The food was good, but it is a very cramped and loud atmosphere. The tables are so closely placed that we were nearly brushing elbows with the couple next to us. This is a "guys" or "Girls-nite-out" type of place. Not recommended for a date or what one would hope to be a quiet dinner.
OUTSTANDING!! One of our friends said it was the best calamari he has ever tasted. I personally loved the hanger steak. Steak frites are always a win. The lamb sliders....well, let's just say we ordered 3 plates for 4 people. And everything else was just as delicious. One of our favorite places to go for date night or with friends. Will definitely be back!
Pamplonas is one of my favorite places to go eat out and have a nice glass of wine or even a bottle of your own. The atmosphere and location is perfect for you and your whole family. The menu has a little bit of everything. You can order one or two at a time and never fell rushed. A very layer back kind of place....
I drove from Houston to take my dad out for Fathers day (saturday) who lives 4 blocks away from the restaurant. Easy to make a reservation. Extremely loud. I could not hear my family at my very table. I suggest furniture, curtains, rugs and so forth that can absorb sound. A lot of wood will only bounce sound. Installing wall sound treatments would help a lot. Call Tim at 281-900-9886 for install. Owner of Houston HiDef. The staff were stiff, never asked if we it was our first time, never asked if we were celebrating something special. Just took the order and brought the food.
I just feel like in the past two times I have been there, the sauce for the mushrooms keeps going down in quality. It has less flavor and more water. Since that is my favorite, it brings down the experience (even though the rest of the food was great), if the one thing I really wanted was just ..meh.
Just 2 of us this night ....usually go in 4 or 6 group to share, but all was tasty. Bacon -wrapped dates to start, skipped the duck-fat fries & calamari (get every time & always good!) & tried a different salad - Roasted beet & Goat Cheese- loved it! Half a Hangar Steak for kind of main (i.e. Protein) meal ...also very good. 4 v e r y thinly sliced medallions - quite rare - ok with me but ordered as med rare, so be aware! Shared Mac n' Smoked Gouda (mmnnn, could eat that every day!!) w/sweetheart who had the Albondigas, spicy meatballs & he loved them! A good night despite torrential rain downpour as we left!
The food was horribly bland, there is a lack of salt and no depth of flavor at all. The portions were extremely small, which is to be expected for tapas but given the price the value just is not there. The drinks were great. The service was pretty slow, which seemed more a result of poor management than our actual server, she seemed to be overworked. There are too many other great places to eat in Lafayette than to waste any more time or money on this place.
I've found Lafayette to be somewhat of a restaurant desert, unless you want fried seafood. Even the Cajun food served in most places can be mediocre (don't ever order anything except beer at Randol's-- just dance!). Pamplona was a very pleasant surprise. Every dish was well-executed, the ingredients were high-quality, and the service was top notch. We had all small plates-- an arugula salad with manchego cheese, Catalan spinach, Spanish vegetable stew, shrimp in a garlic broth, and hangar steak (perfectly timed and served in that order, without asking). We'll be back next time we're in Lafayette.
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