Top 10 restaurants in Pamplona, Spain

October 30, 2017 Deane Carmody

Pamplona (Spanish: [pamˈplona]; French: Pampelune) or Iruña (Basque: [iɾuɲa], alternative spelling: Iruñea, IPA: [iɾuɲea]) is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.
Things to do in Pamplona

1. Restaurante Europa

Calle Espoz y Mina 11, 31002 Pamplona, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Contemporary, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 948 22 18 00
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 941 reviews

Restaurante Europa

Reviewed By TreyofLON - London

We really enjoyed our dinner at Europa and would highly recommend it if you are staying around the old town. The food was amazing and deserves the Michelin star for its food. We had the €78 tasting menu which has 12 courses with matching wines which is great value. Theres also a €60 menu which has 10 courses with a different set of wines. The food was well executed with lovely flavour combinations and textures. Some courses were of course better than others (the egg was amazing compared to the boring beef main). The matching wines could be better. There's actually only 4 different wines served throughout the entire meal (one cava and three other Navarre wines, white, red and sweet moscato which was rather flat). The wines were mildly interesting on its own (nothing to write home about) and when paired with the food wasn't offensive but there was no synergy between the two. It's saving grace was that it was unlimited. The service was ok - transactional and the flow of servings was relatively fast. Overall an enjoyable experience worth visiting.

2. Rodero

Calle Emilio Arrieta 3, 31002 Pamplona, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$8 +34 948 22 80 35
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 513 reviews

Rodero

Reviewed By phillip g - Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom

What we experienced here for 120€ would cost 300€ or more in London or another big city . We were lucky to get a table on a Saturday evening after emailing ahead just 3 days before our visit , it was completely full as apparently it always is . This is a real Michelin star experience, we went for the 60€ tasting menu which includes White and red house wine which were both excellent. The Apple / cheese exploding start was lovely as were particularly the trout , potato egg , pasta and cod , we found the sirloin of pork too rare but everyone else was very happy with it so we put it down to regional preference. We also found the service at first a little quick and requested that it slowed which was no problem and they adjusted for us but all the locals ( we were the only tourists) were enjoying the rapid service and seemed to expect it , there was no rush to get off the tables so we also saw this as local preference. To consider the quality of food and free wine this is an amazing experience and great value for money.

3. Enekorri Restaurant

Calle Tudela 14, 31003 Pamplona, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 948 23 07 98
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 222 reviews

Enekorri Restaurant

Reviewed By MataiDubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Our last day in Pamplona and to be honest we'd had a few misses with restaurants. We desperately wanted to end this city on the high culinary note it deserves. Enekorri tempted me from their website and walking by it justified my expectations, it's a knockout visually. So to lunch.....faultless. Beautifully executed service from entry to exit, gorgeous decor, ambient lighting, an exemplary wine list and the food was divine. For me langoustine starter with octopus to follow. Everything was seasoned and cooked to sublime perfection, the plating was beautiful and the portion sizes so stunningly judged my lunch became a magical experience. My partner's entree of soup with onion and egg was incredible, like a thick yet clear consume with beautiful runny egg and caramalised onion. I'm not sure how they did this but I'd love to know. His main of venison was as perfect as a piece of deer can get. Cooked rare, rested on point and a gorgeous sauce. We came out very very very happy customers and returned for dinner that night it was that good. I mean THAT good. Our evening meal was once again perfection personified and this time with desserts which were as well executed as the other courses with textures, flavours and balance. For some reason my ordered glass of cava to accompany my dessert was not delivered, the service staff quickly rectified this by giving me a glass of Moet (on the house I might add) and did not charge for my partner's dessert wine either to compensate this ever so slight misstep. I think this sums up how the place is run, it's outstanding. This is food, service, atmosphere of the highest level and the prices are ... well lets say I'm speechless. How Enekorri manages to execute to such incredibly high standards at this price point is beyond me. We'd return to Pamplona to go to this restaurant alone. A memorable experience, one to carry with us always. Thank you Enekorri.

4. Bar Gaucho

Calle Espoz y Mina 7 | Plaza Del Castillo, 31002 Pamplona, Spain Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$55 - HK$110 +34 948 22 50 73
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Bar Gaucho

Reviewed By John M - Raleigh, North Carolina

Excellent assorted pintxos (tapas) with eggs, fish, spinach and cheese. Pintxos area also called pinchos, depending on what part of Spain you're in.

5. Alhambra

Calle Francisco Bergamin 7, 31003 Pamplona, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$385 - HK$675 +34 948 24 50 07
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 388 reviews

Alhambra

Reviewed By Nigel W - Lymington, United Kingdom

Taxi driver recommended this (our 1st choice Rodero was closed) but the welcome was great even though we didn't have a booking and we had the 5 course menu with associated wines the food was excellent well presented as were the wines and for two...MoreThank you so much for your kind opinion. We are really pleased to know you enjoyed the experience. We make traditional food with some touces of innovation. We do hope that you will visit us again in futures visits to Pamplona.

6. Baserriberri

Calle San Nicolas 32, 31001 Pamplona, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$16 +34 948 22 20 21
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 519 reviews

Baserriberri

Reviewed By Catas C

Surprised by its star pincho, more like a tapa, its BOOMVEJA, absolutely amazing and delicious, prepared one by one just for you, no microwave!! The other amazing tapa is its croqueta de jamon serrano, IT IS out of this world. You can't leave Pamplona without trying this creative pincho bar.

7. Anttonenea

Calle San Anton 48, 31001 Pamplona, Spain Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$385 +34 948 10 44 45
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 728 reviews

Anttonenea

Reviewed By pcalde

My wife and I had dinner there for the second night in a row last night and it was like the first time, an amazingly delicious experience. Mikel, our waiter, whom I had relied upon the first night, suggested another excellent meal. We split two appetizers and each had a perfect salad with grilled shrimp to start. I cannot overstate the food quality, it’s flavor, and the delicacy of its preparation. Although known for its meat, we ate calamari (chipirones) and octopus. Oh Lord, how delicious. Wash it down with an excellent but very reasonably priced bottle of wine and you’ve had a foodgasm experience. Not to be missed, even if you’re on your walk to Compostela.

8. Abaco Restaurante

Calle Juan de Labrit 19, 31001 Pamplona, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +34 948 85 58 25
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 514 reviews

Abaco Restaurante

Reviewed By Matevz - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Set in the museum of modern art near Pamplona, this was a really pleasant surprise. We had a set lunch menu - amuse bouche followed by five dishes. Simple by description, complex by execution and the servings were larger than one would expect from a sort of tasting menu. All was acompanyed by nice local wine (included in the price).
Now imagine having a memorable delicious lunch in a restaurant inside MoMA in New York and what price tag would come with it. You won't believe it - Abaco does it for 26 EUR (wine, water, bread, service, everything included). That's how it should be done everywhere!

9. Asador Olaverri

Calle Santa Marta 4, 31005 Pamplona, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Spanish, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 948 23 50 63
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 586 reviews

Asador Olaverri

Reviewed By Bjoern A - Denmark

We were a pax of 12 eating here
Started with snacks which was grilled small peppers and mushrooms, followed by grilled fish and then the masterpiece the grilled ox meat. Absolutely fantastic. Very tender and tasty. Remember to give it a small sprinkle of salt. It is very rare so perhaps not for all but we loved it. For desert I had the lemon sorbet with cava which was totally great
With that local white and red wine finishing of with great coffee
Locating is a little bit difficult to find
Setting is fine, a bit too modern for my taste but great nevertheless
Service is good on the informal side
We paid 600 eur for 12 people which is exceptionally good value
Would be happy to go back any day

10. La Cocina De Alex Mugica

Calle Estafeta 24, 31001 Pamplona, Spain Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +34 948 51 01 25
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 700 reviews

La Cocina De Alex Mugica

Reviewed By JudyBoz - Austin, TX

Our small group was seated in a small dining room that was more like someone's living room...One of the coziest and pleasantest dining rooms I've been in. We tried two Navarran wines: A chardonnay - La Blance Guerinda which I quite liked even though chardonnay is not my choice in white wines and a red, Albret Crianza 2013 - Both very nice. My favorite of our several course meal was the tuna stuffed red peppers. Most of the courses were tapas sized so probably available at the bar but it was lovely to have them served while we were seated in this very special private dining room.

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