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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 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Actually was our second choice based on TA reviews. Man this was a good choice! Tapas are a mix of old standards and new cuisine. Loved every morsel we ordered. Good wine list with reasonable choices. Service was attentive but not rushed. Very cosy feeling. Would go back.

Thank GlobalguyOttawa
Boca Raton, Florida
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Happy to find this little place with an eclectic menu and some really well prepared foods. Atmosphere inside of cozy and inviting; relaxing. Lots of interesting cocktails to try out. Enjoyed stopping in here and would go back again.

Thank JRK511
Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The cocktails are delicious and the small plates are divine. Don't worry about calories or fat and order the duck fat fries - delicious! - and a great accompaniment to the dinner offerings.

Thank olynn17
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I think the best thing I can say about this place, is that they successfully endeavored to create an authentic Spanish restaurant. It's a little hit or miss, but the food is mostly interesting and well prepared. They carry Estrella Damm beer, which is also good. They used to serve a meatloaf and house-made mashed potatoes with a killer cream... More 

Thank TylerdlP
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I just love tapas restaurants. Lots of different tastes of foods, and Spanish restaurants can offer so many taste variations. I started out with a very nice soup, Asturian Fabada. It was a nice white bean, sausage offering that I would order again. I ordered the lamb sliders... a generous portion of three sliders beautifully presented. Buns were buttered and... More 

Thank teeville51
Union Grove, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Wanted to eat "light" after taking a swamp tour and heading back to New Iberia. We shared 3 small plates. Crab croquets, beet salad and lamb sliders. All were excellent!! Had one of the best Amaretto Sours ever!! Enjoyed the sampler of gelato and sorbet for dessert. Service was great. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank Grovean
Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended by locals and I agree. Friendly staff, great food and clean. I heard the bar is great too!

Thank AdvisorFish
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We were so excited. My husband has lived in Spain and knows what good paella should taste like. The photo on their Facebook page is deceiving. A real disappointment. Appetizers and salad were very small portions. Total disappointment.

Thank j f
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Lafayette from the adorable front decor, funky bar and beautiful interior. Food takes me to where I hope to go one day, Spain. Love it here. Get the paella with seafood. Sigh.

Thank B A
Minneapolis, MN
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Pamplona is an excellent tapas restaurant in downtown Lafayette. $10 specials for lunch, and lovely food all around-a good variety, and not just tapas. The atmosphere is sophisticated without being stuffy, and the service is excellent.

Thank minnesotanice49

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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
US$5 - US$40
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?