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Pamplona

4.4
4.4
661 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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Booked 18 times today

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Takeout from OpenTableNew

Accepting orders for today at 4:00 PM

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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 661 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Spanish

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  1. L

    Lori

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Father’s Day

  2. EO

    EatOut

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 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

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome bar tender

  7. A

    Alyvp

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. KL

    KathyL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great for groups

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Mac and cheese truffle is AMAZING & they have a great HH!!!

  12. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our party had the taste of Spain it was a great deal

  13. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and good prompt service

  14. A

    Anonymous1

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  16. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The pork chop wow !!

  17. LL

    LeslieL

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. SB

    SueB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Sunday brunch! Loved the chorizo hash and the serrano benedict…cooked to perfection. The peach bellinis were fabulous too. Love the floral decor. We’ll be back!

  25. SC

    SandraC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and variety. We are vegan and found plenty to eat to satisfy us. The prices are good and compatible with the food portions.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great atmosphere. Fun and enjoyable experience.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    We really enjoyed this location. The food was really good. The mimosas were only bottomless for the first hour which I wasn’t a fan of but it worked out. Our only issue is they forgot to tell us the kitchen was closing soon so we had less than our allotted time.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food was delicious but the service was slow

  29. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great local spot will be back for brunch

  30. J

    Jenn

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, and they allowed us to take a little bit home from the all you can eat menu.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    The drinks we terrible. The wine was gross and the $12 drink I got tasted like a vodka tonic from Wilson’s. The food was definitely warmed up frozen food. It was extremely overpriced for the quality. The waitress was always confused and never brought one of the dishes even though she said she was checking on it. I wasted a lot of money on this dinner and left hungry and distraught. 0.5/10 would not recommend. The only good thing was that the bar next door was playing loud club music.

  32. J

    Jennifer

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Outstanding overall. Food was good. Great service and ambiance. Great value for happy hour with moderate noise level. I would recommend.

  33. A

    Anonymous1

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The decor looked great. Looks like it’s full of cherry blossoms. Our server Isaias was very good. Gave great recommendations. The strawberry salad and lamb chops I had were amazing. Will be going back soon

  34. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time at this local spot the lamb chops were fantastic as were the scallops. Will be back to try brunch!

  35. TP

    ThomasP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Insane customer service and costly food with no quality, not a good idea to spend that much money at this restaurant. I asked the server for any locally brewed beer, and she counter asked what beer I wanted... I forgot to take the inventory of all the local breweries (guess this is required at this restaurant)... Management - fix the quality of the food, may want to hire some good chef, and provide customer service training to your servers...pathetic!

  36. AP

    AnthonyP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    Rough night in Pamplona. Server was totally checked out. Drinks took 20+ minutes to come out. Food was delivered to the wrong table. Items were missed. Three place settings were brought to a table of four and then the server appear put pout when we asked for another. Server disappeared for huge chunks of time. The bar next door is deafening. Food was fine, and that was the sole redeeming part of the evening.

  37. M

    Mrwgs

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    The service was not good. The waitress was rude and seemed annoyed when we would order more. She also turned away quickly before I could even order more food. She didn’t warn us at the beginning that the kitchen closed 1 hour after we started. Had we known that we would’ve ordered more earlier. The water tasted like pool water. The food didn’t come out quickly either

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Did bottomless brunch, it was good food, drinks and service. Would recommend also the place is so pretty inside!

  39. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great selection of tapas. Staff was all very friendly

  40. t

    tapalover

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Truly horrific food. Rubbery, flavorless gambas, burnt tortilla, dry meatballs, sangria that tasted like juice. There are much better tapas places to visit.

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 661 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

Accepting orders for today at 4:00 PM

Start takeout order

Delivery

  • Order online
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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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