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Pamplona

4.4
4.4
678 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Welcome to Pamplona, Spanish Tapas + Sangria restaurant!

Located in the HEART of Clarendon half a block from the Metro

Your reservation will last the duration of 1.5 hours from the time of the reservation. Our patio seating is first come first serve.

We appreciate your support and understanding in these times!

We look forward to serving you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 10:00 am–1:30 am Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 685-9950

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Contreras

  • Private party contact

    Melanie Booth: (833) 211-7791

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    Clarendon Blvd and Highland

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available and there are several public garages spread out around the Clarendon area.

  • Public transit

    Clarendon Metro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 678 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Spanish

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  1. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice service and great decor. Try the steaks !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner experience. My server Cass made sure to explain the Taste of Spain and made great recommendations. The manager, Alvino, was super accommodating and a jack of all trades. I watched him host, drop off food, and help his staff. The staff seems to really work together to ensure a great experience. I will definitely come back. I already made a reservation for brunch. Great food and great service!
  3. A

    Anonymous1

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried some of my friend's burger and it was great. I had the pork chop again because it's so good. Was sad to learn that it's coming off of the menu for new items next week. Our server Michael was great. Made sure we never ran out of sangria. Will be back soon
  4. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The decor is amazing and a must see. Service was quick and friendly. The food most importantly was great!!
  5. NG

    NickG

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection and dishes were out rather fast. Paella is a can't miss.
  6. E

    Eater173

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Floral interior, food was okay, lots yummy of options for tapas, not the best paella or drinks I’ve had however.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and drink were great, everything had amazing flavors no issues there! Only thing was once we got sat at our table it took almost 25 min for someone to even come up to our table at all but another waiter helped us out and he was very attentive and we appreciated that! Overall great experience would recommend to anyone.
  8. DR

    DavidR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here. Been coming for years and Michael is our the best waiter. We love him. Thank you for having a consistent beautiful spot for us
  9. CD

    CorinnaDelgado

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pamplona is ALWAYS a beautiful time. I make sure I bring visitors from out of town just to ensure they have a good dining experience
  10. S

    Smrockz777

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great service, average food, would come back for drink.
  11. A

    Anonymous1

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for the all you can eat small plates and our server talked us into the duck paella also. It was amazing. The decorations in there were also amazing
  12. A

    Alyvp

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ian was excellent. Personable, friendly, made great recommendations and acclimated special requests. I highly recommend their Taste of Spain as a way to try all the small plates you can!
  13. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty sangria and great paella will be back asap
  14. PD

    PharmersDaughter

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great getaway for a girlfriends date. Taste of Spain was a fabulous deal. Service was top-notch (thanks, Cas!)
  15. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters were a great value compared to other nearby spots !
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Server was as horrible! The manager made up for it so all was well in the end!
  17. L

    Lori

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Father’s Day
  18. EO

    EatOut

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food just ok. Ambiance just ok. Service just ok. Prices too high for the above.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to go to. My server was awesome. Never needed to ask for anything everything was already out before we even needed it. Definitely recommend the Tomahawk for two.
  20. CC

    CrystalC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it was amazing. Lovely decor and ambiance. Our server, Diana, went above and beyond to ensure we had a great dining experience. The tapas were delicious!! I would definitely return.
  21. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch brunch brunch AYCE and bottomless !
  22. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a corporate dinner here was hesitant at first bc they didn’t have a private room but great service and atmosphere will be back
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome bar tender
  24. A

    Alyvp

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a lovely evening at Pamplona for our first visit with friends who were in town. I love tapas style eating and their 'taste of Spain' menu option was well worth it.
  25. UJ

    UpbeatJazzy

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They never disappoint! Second time I celebrated my birthday there. Great food and decor
  26. NR

    NarR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Pamplona was a bit over-rated. The service was good, the food was average, the ambiance and noise level were poor. A few dishes we ordered never even arrived and there was no draft beer at all. Not in the same class as a Barcelona in Reston or a Jaleo in the district.
  27. KL

    KathyL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great for groups
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Mac and cheese truffle is AMAZING & they have a great HH!!!
  29. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party had the taste of Spain it was a great deal
  30. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good prompt service
  31. A

    Anonymous1

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got the tomahawk for everyone at the table to share. It was amazing. Best deal on that kind of steak in the area. I like that you can pick the sides that come with it. The watermelon sangria was also really good
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The manager Alvino was super helpful and accommodating .
  33. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork chop wow !!
  34. LL

    LeslieL

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We chose to dine outdoors, but unfortunately a few feet away was another restaurant/bar that had loud, blasting music the entire time we were eating. I ordered a margarita with patron which cost $21!!!! I should have asked before I ordered it, it was outrageous. The service was inconsistent but friendly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    We were really excited to dine here based on the reviews but it was somewhat disappointing. Even though the service was amazing and the ambiance was nice, the food experience fell short. We ordered the all you can eat tapas which is a great deal. The food, however, did not have great flavor. If you’re looking for an experience similar to Jaleo, you will not get that here. We ordered quite a few small plates, among them were garlic shrimp, meatballs, truffle mac & cheese, blistered peppers, salmon, strawberry salad, and patatas bravas. The truffle mac & cheese was amazing. Everything else was not. The garlic shrimp seemed like it was just steamed and then dropped into a garlic butter broth. It did not hold the flavor. The salmon was dry and not seasoned. The strawberry salad looked really nice but the strawberries were really soggy and the lettuce was very salty. Patatas bravas looked really nice as well but just tasted like fried potato skins and very dry. We also ordered the rose sangria. It did not have any fruit in it it just seems like a very tart pink lemonade. I hate to even give a review like this but based on all the reviews I just was completely surprised. Perhaps the main chef was off that day.
  36. AB

    AdrianB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Not even close to spanish style food at all. Tortilla is far away from a spanish style or taste . Calamari was awful
  37. J

    Josephd

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, and the accommodated a last minute addition to our party of 7. Excellent food and bar!
  38. D

    Donna

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It took a long time for our server to take our order and when he finally arrived at our table, he seemed like he didn’t want to be there. His attitude did seem to improve as the meal went on. My friend had the mushroom pasta and said it was flavorless. I pointed out that maybe ordering pasta at a tapas restaurant wasn’t going to be their best dish. My other friend noted that the steak in her steak frites was grisly. On the bright side, the brussel sprouts, mussels, and churros were good.
  39. KM

    KarlM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was not good at all. Waffle tasted ruberry.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I love the inside! Its very whimsical. The food was good, except that we ordered pork belly and got the croquettes. The croquettes were good so we didnt complain. Service was a tad slow but it was because there was only one server for the whole inside and outside. The Truffle mac and cheese is delicious! The croquettes and the tomato bread were delicious as well. The Albondigas were ok; not my favorite. Overall experience was good and i would go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pamplona using the Order Online button. Pamplona also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pamplona also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 685-9950.

Pamplona is rated 4.4 stars by 678 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Pamplona

3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clarendon Blvd and Highland

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 10:00 am–1:30 am Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available and there are several public garages spread out around the Clarendon area.

  • Public transit

    Clarendon Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Contreras

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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