The food was interesting and very good. My table got 8 dishes: The sweetbreads were amazing - small pieces mixed with root veggies. Most things were good, but the goat cheese croquettes were dry and not very flavorful and the pork belly flatbread lacked seasoning. Food aside, what really makes this place notable for me is the cocktail list. It is huge, with tons of classic options and new twists. Besides the main list, they have a second separate list of just absinthe cocktails! All six drinks I had were great. I especially enjoyed the sazerIran - a sazerac heavy on the absinthe, and the Stonewall - a bourbon and apple cider concoction. Prices are very reasonable and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the drink menu.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been here many times,
I have been here many times, great service, food, and drinks. Will always recommend.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food is consistently good, the drinks excellent and original, the service always friendly and helpful
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste bud delight
The menu has interesting choices and you can tell the chef cares how things taste. The scallops are a must try. Even their tonic water, which they make in house, is a delight.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice especially if you like sharing
Great atmosphere, service was great and the food were delicious. So many varieties to choose from. I would definitely go back.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
amazing dining experience
Excellent selection of wines (our table enjoyed 3 bottles of the very reasonably priced Campo Viejo Riserva) and wonderfully prepared food. We had the Saturday night special suckling pig, also seafood paella, duckfat fries, Castilan mushrooms, roasted beet, arugula, and goat cheese salad, crab cakes, half a hangar steak, wilted spinach with raisins and pine nuts, focaccia bread, and French press coffee. Everything our server brought out seemed better than the previous item. Tab was $295 plus tip for 5 people. This is a very special place.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
a reunion for the ages
This place provided the perfect atmosphere for a reunion that was years in the making. The food was authentic, fantastic, and fulfilling. Price wise, it was as expected of this gem. Definitely going there again without waiting for a new reunion
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and drinks are excellent.
The food and drinks are excellent. The menu offers a great variety of items that are all wonderful. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable. We had a great time.
Liz was very knowledgeable about the menu and extremely pleasant. We were lucky to have her wait on our table. She made the dining experience even better. The food was excellent and the variety of items made it hard to decide which ones to try, but everything we had was great. The drinks are awesome. We love going there.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a delight!
Pamplona's is a wonderful experience if you like to try different menu items...favorites include Beet & Goat Cheese Salad; Fried Calamari and Pork Belly Flatbread. Great selection of spanish wines. Service is always excellent...friendly & knowledgeable. Sit outside on a cool night and enjoy the sounds of the downtown Lafayette area.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the most authentic restaurants in Lafayette, great food, great service!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant had great ambience and excellent service..oh and great food. What I loved the most was I made a reservation at 9:45 pm for 10:15 pm, since I was an out of towner and on my way to Lafayette. We arrived late, but did not feel rushed at all. It was so great to sip on wine, tapas, and have a dessert drink without feeling like we were inconvenienceing any workers. Wish we had more restaurants like that in Shreveport.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent unique dining in
Excellent unique dining in a beautiful atmosphere! Love the "tapas" experience! Many choices and I can't wait to go back to try them all! Oysters were delicious as was the mac and smoked gouda. Loved that the plates were small and not overflowing with useless filler food!! Wait staff was professional and polite.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM