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“Best food in Pamplona”
Review of Restaurante Europa

Restaurante Europa
Ranked #6 of 557 Restaurants in Pamplona
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 31 August 2013

It's clearly the best food in Pamplona. The menu is a really good value for a Michelin 1-star restaurant. Only problem is that the room doesn't give a sense of warm atmosphere.

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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Booked table due to Michelin one star rating.The place was noisy and crowded.Three waitresses running around,not really knowing what and when to do. The service is overdone protocol,without a smile or kind word and even with big mistakes (like pouring the wine in a half fulll glass with water( and no excuse made when noticed) We ate two first and two main dishes.One of the first was good the second acceptable.One of the main dishes was good and the second almost uneatable ( left behind most of it,gave my oppinion to the waitress but no response)The dish was filet of red mullet the taste was of a cheap,poorly cooked fishy fish.One star Michelin ??

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2  Thank paci
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Juan M I, Gerente at Restaurante Europa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2013

Dear Sir,

We are very sorry if your impression of our restaurant did not be as good as we would like to be.
Satisfaction of our clients is the most important thing for the staff of the restaurant. For this reason, we take note of our mistakes and we are working to solve them.

Thank you for your opinion in Tripadvisor.

Yours faithfully.

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Reviewed 17 June 2013

The Europa was recommended by our hotel and did not disappoint. There were 4 of us and we had the 48 euro menu. It included local wines. Interesting combinations of flavors and textures. Room was noisy and the servers not very gracious.
$10 added to credit cards was taken off after we questioned it.

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1  Thank john w
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Navarrese cuisine base is local ingredients like lamb, pork, sausages and an extensive group of fine vegetables as well as fine fish from the nearby Bay of Biscay. The Europa restaurant has taken traditional dishes, slightly twisted and presented them with style in a most pleasant way that deserves a well earned Michelin star rating. For instance, the amuse bouche we were presented with was a local white asparagus cream. The roasted piquillo peppers are not just that, they are topped with very thing, crusty, iberico pancetta. Roasted piglet is slow cooked, pressed and thinly crusted. Tasty wild turbot, as opposed to the more common blander cultured types, is seared to perfection and accompanied with garlic potatoes. We were a group of nine and everybody asserted that this is a place to enjoy clean, uncomplicated, flavors. The restaurant atmosphere is an early twenty century decoration in subdued pastel colors. Finding the rest room is akin to an expedition. Nevertheless, if the service were to par with the food it would be perfect. The flow was uneven, the dealing with customers too much neighborhood folksy, and the wine server clumsy. Otherwise, it is a near perfect stop at the center of downtown and next to what many think is the best tapas bar in Pamplona, El Gaucho. Parking is available within a very short distance at the Plaza del Castillo parking.

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1  Thank martinezcm
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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

This isn't the #1 rated restaurant in Pamplona for nothing. We had lunch here after a fairly long drive, arrived in our casual travelling/trekking clothes for the Camino and wondered if we might be treated shabbily but we needn't have worried.

The ambience is excellent, crisp starched linen, nice decor, and there were people in suits as well as in sweats. The staff were extremely professional and friendly. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing which was excellent and more than we could stomach. We could not eat dinner that night! Every dish was beautifully presented and very fine tasting. It was definitely one of our most memorable meals in our 3 weeks in Spain, beating some of the Michelin starred restaurants in San Sebastien & Leon.

The staff made the meal so much more enjoyable. We were missing a floral arrangement on our table so I asked one of the waiters (the friendly gentleman with the cute curls) in my broken Spanish why and he answered that I was the flower;) Before we left, the waitress gave me a hug and 2 kisses and wished us all the best on our Camino.

Will I return? Without a doubt! I'm still thinking about that meal...

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Thank Mrsfootloose
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