Pamplona Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Our group went on Halloween night. We had good service, good drinks, and the eclectic menu was fun for ordering. Stuffed dates, Hummus, great salads, The atmosphere was fun and the staff dressed for the holiday.
This is my first time to this place. It made quite a good date night. Food was good, service was good. Found that a few items on the menu were a little pricier than I would have expected but overall it was a nice place.
The best place in town
The lighting and ambience were perfect, dark with soft lighting. Our server, Anne, was very attentive. We were there with a large party, an she handled all our drink and dinner orders perfectly. She checked on the entire table often. We didn’t wait long for anything we ordered. She made Excellent suggestions from the menu. The food was flavorful and cooked perfectly. Several dishes were a little salty though which is hard to get past. You can always add salt, but you can’t take it away. The duck breast was wonderful, shrimp perfect, mushrooms flavorful. The cocktail menu made Everyone in our party happy. The Paper Plane cocktail (my favorite cocktail) was prepared the best I’ve ever had there. For a party our size, the bill was soooo reasonable. I loved our experience. My mother-in-law’s birthday was made to feel very special here.
Daughters 25th birthday.
Another amazing dining experience. Everything about it was terrific. I will certainly return.
This is my 4th time dining at Pamplona's and it did not disappoint. The menu features a long list of tapas and small plates as well as full entrees. We dined on a multitude of shared tapas picks so we could get a little bit of everything. The food, as always, was always amazing and I can't wait to return. P.S.Try the Bacon Wrapped Dates. You will be glad you did.
love the energy and vibe- waitstaff is proficient but each serves too many tables so there is a lack of personal attention that you would expect for the $$$$ Duck fat fries are wonderful- my $50 steak was undercooked and this was obvious as it sat on my plate rather butchered as i sought a desirable bite- surely the waiter noticed...or should have - no offers of remediation, no apologies- i might pop in again for fries and tapas...maybe bring the chef a thermometer!
Small venue. Crowded and noisy. Food is very tasty. It’s Not life changing, but it’s better than almost everything else around.
Service is excellent but frenetic. It’s hard to hear over the cacophony of the room.
Absolutely amazing. The waitstaff is knowledgable and sophisticated. Great ambiance. Surprisingly not too expensive for the quality of food that you receive.
The food and service was awesome!
While the atmosphere and decor is very appealing, the service could use some refreshing. Three different waiters/waitresses came to our table at different times to check on us or to bring food, at which point they picked up our 1/2 drank wine/cocktails. We had to stop the waiter/waitress each of the 3 times to say “Hey, hold on please! I’m not finished with that yet!”. When you’re paying premium prices for cocktails/wine, I don’t appreciate the wait staff assuming I’m finished with my glass without asking first!
Pamplona offers a superlative dining experience. Food quality and preparation is excellent. Ambience is wonderful. Service is efficient and unobtrusive. Wine selection is very good.
We keep coming back to Pamplona because we really enjoy the food, the atmosphere and, with one recent exception, the professional service. It can be noisy and very lively but we prefer to dine early so it’s not a problem for us. We have our favorite dishes, lamb sliders and perfectly cooked calamari are two, but we like the variety offered and the chef’s specials are usually delicious. And the Brandy Alexander is the best ever!
Never been disappointed , keep going back and always recommend to friends and family .
Our only objection was the noise level. We really couldn't have much of a conversation at our table of 6. Other than that we thought everything was fantastic. Maybe we'll try on a weeknight next time.
Birthday celebration. We drive 90 min to experience Spanish foods and ambience. The wait staff are very helpful. The chef is very creative. They provide both traditional and a blends with Cajun foods
Never disappoints! Food is always fresh and delicious. Wine and cocktail selection is abundant.
Do yourself a favor - GET THE DUCK FAT FRIES! Quite literally the best French fries I've ever put in my mouth. Everything else we got was up to par, but man those fries were amazing. Will definitely be making the drive to visit again!
We love Pamplona!! Only problem is in some parts of the restaurants the tables are too close together, especially when seating just 2. Other than that, 5 stars across the board!!
Was a little warmer than I would prefer.
It was absolutely delicious and a great environment! The service was superb! We will definitely be back!
Wonderful menu. Excellent service. But wear earplugs! Noise level is way more than energetic making conversation difficult to impossible. Maybe arriving early or late would help in this regard.
Great drinks, food was particularly good on this visit, service was attentive, and I always enjoy the ambiance. As a bonus, the cost was quite reasonable. I don’t know why I don’t go to Pamplona more often.
As always, the service, food, and drinks were great. We go there each year for my wife's birthday even though we no longer live in Lafayette.
Put this one at the top of your list! We were there over two hours because we wanted to be. The drinks and plates were amazing!
As usual, the food and service was excellent.
Really enjoyed the meal as always. Food and drinks were great.
Outstanding as always! Our favorite place for a date night
One of the best overall experiences I have had in a long time. Everything was great.
Wonderful cocktails and a great variety of tasty dishes. This is our date night stop every time we are in town.
Every bite was perfect! The food was fresh and the menu is creative. We ordered a wide sampling of tapas and each one was wonderful.
Service and food were fantastic. Atmosphere is authentic. Food and drink selection and quality were great. Gin and tonic best in town because of house made tonic water.
Wonderful experience! I took my wife here for her birthday and we had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and the staff were incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and very friendly. Will definitely be returning!
Great food and experience!
Pamplona is one of our favorite road trip destinations. Every time we go I feel like we've walked into a Spanish portal. The food, atmosphere and service are at the sometime impeccable but unpretentious. Make sure to go early to grab at seat at the bar -- the mixologists never fail to impress -- so professional, talented and creative. Tell them what you like and they will recommend a spirited cocktail that is both unique and delicious. When will James Beard visit?
For fun with friends or a romantic date, Pamplona offers unique Spanish cuisine in a European atmosphere.
First time visit but definitely not the last! We had an evening event downtown and this was the perfect spot for some light eats and delicious cocktails ahead of the concert. We tried the garlic shrimp, the scallops and the smoked Gouda mac. We usually travel to Houston for tapas, but this is so much closer and we’ll be able to visit more often!
Great food, service and atmosphere. Will be back.
Amazing way to celebrate any occasion or just for a week night dinner.
Pamplona Tapas Bar and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (337) 232-0070.
Pamplona Tapas Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.