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Pamplona, Arlington, VA
Pamplona, Arlington, VA
Pamplona, Arlington, VA
Pamplona, Arlington, VA
Pamplona, Arlington, VA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Pamplona

3.4
3.4
850 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!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 facilities
    Discover the perfect private dining experience at Pamplona 🔒 Enjoy complete privacy 🍽️ Relish premium dining 🎉 Customize your ambiance 🥂 No hefty minimum requirements! Celebrate in style with us. Book your private dining room today
  • Private party contact
    Tyler: (703) 685-9950
  • 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

What 850 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

851 Reviews
  1. TroyMac

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This restaurant is closed. I’m not sure why Open Table even allowed me to make a reservation.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a 2:30 reservation. We called twice, ahead of our reservation. One asking when brunch ended (we were told 3:00 PM). Second, asking if we came at 2:30, would we be able to order paella or wait til brunch was over. we were told "you can order paella at 2:30). when we ordered, we were told brunch didnt end til 5:00 and we couldn't order paella. we also made a reservation for a standard table due to physical needs and apparently our reservation was "lost" and we couldnt have the standard table (mind you i had to put a $10 hold down for this table as well)

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  3. Abla1

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had gone a few times over the years and most recently in October this year and the tapas menu has always been excellent — we invited friends to go with us end of November and had cancelled prior reservations at Barcelona Wine Bar because of our great experience at Pamplona. We were so embarrassed and disappointed as the tapas menu was different than what we had had previously and different from what was posted on line. I had checked it that very day and when we arrived there was a much altered shorter version. Only meat option was the meatballs. No grilled calamari, no chicken croquettes, only one dessert item churros on the desert list. The first wines we asked for were not in stock. The server was very friendly, not his fault the menu had been slashed. Very few servers so we waited a long time for our drinks once we ordered. We ended up just ordering burgers and steak as the tapas menu was so limited. The burgers were bland but the fries freshly cooked and hot on arrival. The steaks were undercooked. More rare than the medium which was requested. So in the end we did not get tapas and ate mediocre generic food. Pamplona needs to update their current menu on line so customers have appropriate expectations when they show up. Overpriced for poor quality food. Unfortunately not a good experience this time.

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  4. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sad to see this place closing great happy hour specials and fantastic food.

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  5. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and good were great. Sad to see this place leaving

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  6. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sad to see this local spot closing but was great to have the grilled cheese one last time.

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  7. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank goodness we can try the grilled cheese one last time. Will be back again before they close

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This restaurant was closed even though they are taking reservations. Do not go, they are closed.

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  9. DCCDG74

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Is it possible to give zero star rating? The restaurant was not even open!! Doors locked and lights off. Worthless

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  10. AngelicaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    service was horrible, my server smelled really bad.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Out of several cocktails and menu items. They had no chicken croquettes on Saturday at a 6:30 seating…WTF!

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  12. JenGee

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was there for my sisters birthday. Our waiter Stephen was great. He kept the drinks coming and always checked up on us. Our only complaint was the food. Portion size was very small. Sausage was under cooked while the bacon was burnt. Waffle was dry. Aside of from the food, everything was good. Bathrooms were clean.

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  13. Mike

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered two Taste of Spain which is supposed to give you unlimited small plates within 1.5 hours. It shows $37.50 per person online, but it is $43.50 per person we paid which shows on the restaurant's menu. We arrived at 5:50 pm in the restaurant, when we order shrimps, octopus and other things on the menu, we were told shrimps and octopus were out that day. But we saw there were shrimps in other dishes. We think they just do not want to serve some food if the materials are more expensive, but they keep those dished on the menu to attract people to come. If those dishes are not available, they should reprint the menu daily, since the menu they give to use are just on the cheapest white 8 X 11 paper. The point is if this is the case, they should print out the menu daily and correct the price online.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We really liked it- fun vibe & fantastic great decor. It wound up to be a really cold night- and I’m not sure they had turned on their heat yet- it was REALLY chilly in the restaurant. Service was good but I think they were short staffed- they were friendly but we had to flag them down a bit. Sangria was awesome. Tomato bread & papatas bravas were my fav.

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  15. Eric

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant does not use open table and our reservation was not in their system. The host was almost unfriendly about us using open table and made us feel unwelcome. The waiter was eager to remove plates and cutlery very quickly and didn’t have the best manners about it. The crisp tuna was exceptionally fresh and delicious. The lamb sliders were good but somewhat basic and bland. The noise and music levels were as usual almost uncomfortable.

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  16. JamesE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I went to Pamplona for dinner on Friday evening. They sat my wife and I at this small table against a wall behind the hostess station. I wouldn't mind this if the place were packed, but it wasn't and there were better, more comfortable tables available. We ordered Sangria Roja, which is made with apple jack. We found the drinks to be ok, but lacked any alcoholic punch or good flavor. My wife ordered the scallops with cauliflower puree, and I got the seafood pasta. Overall, we found the food to be average. The seafood was fresh, but the dishes weren't special. For the money, we were expecting something a little better. The food wasn't overpriced given its in Clarendon, but for the quality, I think it could have been better. We were not blown away by Pamplona. We had high hopes, and while it's an average restaurant, it didn't have anything that would make us go back and try the place again.

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  17. Abla1

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Funky atmosphere… perfect to hang out with friends for tapas. Great menu for vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores. Our server Lilly was outstanding, very attentive and recommended a really good bottle of wine. The wine prices are reasonable and our bottle cost $38. Variety of drinks including pitchers of Sangria. There are larger plates offered such as paellas, seafood pasta, steak etc but we went specifically for the tapas and were not disappointed. The food came quickly and hot on arrival. Well seasoned and portions plentiful per serving. 2 tapas per person is enough unless you are super hungry and an average of $7-$16 per dish - dependent on whether it is a vegetable versus a meat/fish. We were 3 and spent $90 for 7 tapas, not including the bottle of wine, and took the leftovers home. We ordered grilled octopus, crispy calamari, brussels sprouts, grilled asparagus, roasted cauliflower, Spanish tortilla made with potatoes and cream, cheese croquettes. Everything was tasty except the asparagus which was average. We were too full to look at the dessert menu. It is a great choice in a location with tons of other options.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was bad. Got one drink and never saw the waitress again. Kitchen staff were slamming metal trays against each other the whole night which sounded lovely. WR Code Menus…. . Food was solid, not good not great. Wait time was long and there was barely anyone there. Food portions were tiny (I know what tapas are, we ordered large plates) There are way better Tapas in Arlington within 10 minutes. I recommend you go elsewhere.

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  19. Justagirlwholovesfood

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch for our out of town guests! We love this place

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  20. MARIA

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and variety are amazing. The drinks as well.

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  21. FoodieCM

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat outside since it was a nice night. The food was good, happy hour options are plenty. Wait staff could have come by more often to ask if we want refills or to annoy me that happy hour is about to end

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Not worth it- overpriced and food is not authentic. For tapas go to Barcelona in Reston.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a lovely experience coming here. Been several times and love there brunch menu.

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  24. Shannon

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Spanish food with enough of an American twist to appeal to everyone. Rosé sangria and seafood linguine were amazing

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  25. MarcusL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was great. I was on a date with a friend of mine and it was her birthday. The great thing is they recognized that I had asked to make this special. And they definitely did! The service was great, the server would always check in to make sure everything was good. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was good as well. there was music but it wasn't loud enough where you couldn't hear the other person. The area was very clean as well. Kudos

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good portion size - enough not too much. Interesting flavors. A good choice for vegetarians.

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  27. Paul

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Taste of Spain option is a great variety and a great value!

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  28. Alex

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a fine (“good, not great”) experience dining here to celebrate our baby’s 4 month birthday. We all planned not to drink, but there apparently isn’t an option with the bottomless brunch to exclude the alcohol. This just seems like an odd oversight (because who would spend $40+ per person just for the food?) Either way, the food was fine and the service was fine, but it was a more lackluster experience than we had anticipated.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was delicious. Jonny was quick, friendly, and super helpful. Would recommend

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was noisy and hot but the food and waitstaff were very good

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  31. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great local spot service and food were spot on. Will be back for happy hour

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recomiendo “Taste of Spain”. Te sirven todas las entradas ilimitadas y están muy buenas. Los vinos que probamos excelentes, ambos españoles. Gracias a nuestro amigo Cass que nos brindó una atención excelente! I you go, you have to try the Taste of Spain. You get unlimited small plates, which by the way, all of them are amazing. We got the best service by Cass. He was excellent.

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  33. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new menu is fantastic and the drinks were cold. We will be back!

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  34. LarryG

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok. Waitress was excellent. But no decaf coffee!?

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  35. LoriG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely first experience, and everything from drinks to our dishes was delicious.

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  36. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new summer items reccomended by our waiter was great. Looking forward to trying more items soon

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  37. terps12

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good, good value. Service seemed unfamiliar with the menu and was a little inconsistent. Good drinks and happy hour options. Overall recommend for tapas style dining

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  38. KellyS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed the meal and the service was fantastic. We were a larger group (8 people) and the drinks came out fast, the food was brought out quickly, and the entire experience was delightful. We were seated at a table that allowed us to all interact and share without having to be cramped together but the best factor was not having to scream across the table at each other to talk. Our favorite was the grilled cheese with honey but everything was terrific. We will be back!

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  39. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new summer menu is delicious finally some new fresh items !

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cory at the bar was so nice and helpful. Chatted with us and made great drinks! All the small plates on the menu are delicious. I think I found my new go to happy hour spot!

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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 3.4 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (703) 685-9950
  • Private party facilities
    Discover the perfect private dining experience at Pamplona 🔒 Enjoy complete privacy 🍽️ Relish premium dining 🎉 Customize your ambiance 🥂 No hefty minimum requirements! Celebrate in style with us. Book your private dining room today
  • Private party contact
    Tyler: (703) 685-9950
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