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About Pamplona Tapas Bar and Restaurant

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.

631 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday:2:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Main

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(337) 232-0070

Website:
http://pamplonatapas.com/

Catering:
We offer the full menu, as well as special accommodations for your specific catering needs. Specialties include traditional Spanish fare like suckling pig, House-cured charcuterie and cheeses, and our Award Winning Paella Valenciana.

Parking Details:
We have a parking lot caddy corner from us marked with a Pamplona Parking Only Sign.

Public Transit:
We are a short walk from the Rosa Parks Transportation Center in downtown Lafayette, which has both Rail and Bus services available.

Executive Chef:
Kris Allen

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Pamplona Tapas Bar and Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

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4.9

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Moderate

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined 3 days ago

I've been a few times and the food is absolutely delicious. The drinks and atmosphere are also very nice, and sophisticated.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Always excellent!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Took my date for Valentine's Day...wanted her to experience tapas...I was advised to pre-order the Paella Valenciana ahead of time. Did so, arrived at my reservation time a little early was seated. Took an added hour before or dish was served. I do realize it was Valentine's but still was a bit disappointing. The food was amazing and the cocktails were as well. Looking for a romantic place to take your date, wife or significant other, Pamplona's is a great spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines night, wonderful meal, great service

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food and ambiance was wonderful. Open table made the reservation simple. Excellent wine choices and our waiter, Phillipe, was attentive and knowledge.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Perfect for an evening out before a concert. My husband and I paced ourselves, ordering cocktails and one plate at a time. We never felt rushed and and we savored every bite and every sip. The cocktails and the bread pudding were especially delicious. The staff was knowledgeable and attentive, without being pushy. The atmosphere is romantic and intimate. Overall it was a great experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

With a party of 17 for a birthday celebration the service was quite good. The only glitch was confusion concerning a dish misplaced on a check and the server forgetting to run a credit card. Considering all of the running required and checks he had to complete, he was quite amiable. Great food and great place to celebrate special occasions!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our server, Shelby, was very attentive and accommodating. The food and cocktails were excellent as usual. I always have a good experience at Pamplona.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a delight at Pamplona!! Server was friendly and attentive and food is second to none!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I love this place.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 20, 2018

If you like tapas then the place to go. Just as good as any that I have been to.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Escargot is my favorite! The sauce for the Castilian mushrooms were phenomenal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The differents tapas they offer are aimply delicious.
It s a great restaurant.
Try it.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is one of our favorite places in Lafayette. The food and service is always outstanding! We highly recommend Pamplona!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Never disappointed! All around awesome!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This has continued to be our favorite Lafayette restaurant. The quality and variety of menu items has never failed. It provides an outstanding mixed drink repetoire along with unique tapas and small plates to suit any tastes. Bravo!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Tapas, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Outstanding food in a great atmosphere. Service was wonderful and the cocktails were amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed our celebration!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Our group tried almost everything on the menu, and everything was fantastic, specially the wild mushroom flatbread.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Visited twice in one week!! The waiter recognized me and was very attentive to our needs! Great place to enjoy a drink, a meal and visit with friends at the same time!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was exceptional as always! John Henry did an amazing job at juggling our large table! Great experience!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on December 1, 2017

There isn't a better place to go in Lafayette if you enjoy sharing excellent food and enjoying a variety of dishes and, of course, tapas. Unlike many restaurants in town, the menu changes with the seasons. The charbroiled oysters are the best in town, and the service is always impeccable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on November 22, 2017

A well deserved high quality dinner after an extended and very successful outdoor photo trip to very remote areas in Texas and Louisiana. Excellent quality and service, truly enjoyed it.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Lafayette. Have been going for years and the food is always excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The hanger steak & duckfat fries NEVER disappoint!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and the service were excellent. We will return

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Exceptional service with amazing food and wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is phenomenal! Can’t go wrong with anything off the menu or the special. Service is even better. our server, Chadwick, is very knowledgeable and attentive. Hope to have him every visit!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Tapas
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Phillipe was amazing. Masterfully paired each course with a wine selection. Service was best I've had in a long time, anywhere. If I had any critique of the dishes we tried, the foie gras was slightly overpowered by the accompaniments; maybe a touch too much compote? Otherwise a fantastic experience.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As usual dining and service is GREAT each time we visit. Always enjoy the food and the service

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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food4
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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food is amazing. We had two vegans in our group. The restaurant accomadated their need eventually but the waiter was definitely not initially prepared to offer suggestions other than olives and salads. Hardly a meal. However he did take our vegan needs to the chef and they eventuallly came up with a solution of flatbread which was awesome. Their meal arrived about ten to fifteen minutes after the rest of the table which was awkward and not ideal. The rest of the food was delicious and amazing. The service was great.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Kid-friendly
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fabulous restaurant...great food..great drinks and wine!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We always enjoy eating here. The service was excellent. Open Table makes easy for us to book the table and server that we like.
Thanks to all for the evening
Gerald Gesser

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Late-night Find, Tapas, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 28, 2017

An exceptional variety of foods and wine. We had a great evening with friends. Thanks!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We made reservation to celebrate our 5th anniversary! Although loud, the ambiance and service was only rivaled by the deliciously well prepared food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Feels like a big city restaurant! Great food and vibe!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for Groups, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I usually love coming to Pamplona's as the food is always excellent. However, last night the place was so cold you would swear you were walking into a freezer. If not for us relocating to an outside table partway through our dinner we would've cancelled our order and left just because we were shivering at the table. However the dinner was much more enjoyable after being seated outside.

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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Pamplona is a favorite of ours for both business and pleasure. Always a great experience. Food is excellent and service is top notch.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fantastic!! Favorite restaurant in Lafayette, service is always on point and chefs have a passion for food they prepare.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We went to dine with dear out-of-town friends. The tapas were great with a wide variety from which to choose. We ordered the speciality drinks based on the waiter's suggestion and were not disappointed. It was a fun evening even with the noise level.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always good! We brought our girls who are heading to Spain and they were excited to experience some authentic tapas.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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