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Pamplona Tapas Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501 (Main)
+1 337-232-0070
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not sure how I feel about this place, to be honest. I mostly enjoyed myself except for the fact that each dish takes about 25-35 minutes and they suggest you order one at a time. I arrived starving and ordered a few things right away...by the time the food arrived, I ate it in less than a minute and... More 

Thank Siena T
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the small plates. Bacon wrapped dates, hanger steak, duck fat fries and a bunch of other delicious specialties. Jerry Young et al have hit a home run. I love this place for business lunch or date night with wife. Excellent food. Excellent service. Nice atmosphere.

Thank TheDotdog
Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Its a different kind of menu at Pamplona. If you are not apt to trying new things and venturing out, then this place might not be your food choice. The drinks, however, are some of the best. Well made and taste great. If you don't enjoy the food that's okay because the bar will well make up for it.

Thank ajtheriot
Ballina, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were fortunate enough to just stumble on Pamploma and just loved it. Excellent cocktails, good wine list and a great selection of tapas dishes served by knowledgeable staff. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, the staff are great.

Thank John N
Lafayette, Louisiana
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Wonderful restaurant, great atmosphere, great Tapas. Whether it's a business lunch or romantic dinner, you can not beat it. The bacon wrapped dates are unbelievable.

Thank TheDotdog
Lafayette, Louisiana
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Generally very tasty with good service. Not particularly good value, somewhat pricey for portion size.

Thank Michael C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Actually was our second choice based on TA reviews. Man this was a good choice! Tapas are a mix of old standards and new cuisine. Loved every morsel we ordered. Good wine list with reasonable choices. Service was attentive but not rushed. Very cosy feeling. Would go back.

Thank GlobalguyOttawa
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Happy to find this little place with an eclectic menu and some really well prepared foods. Atmosphere inside of cozy and inviting; relaxing. Lots of interesting cocktails to try out. Enjoyed stopping in here and would go back again.

Thank JRK511
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The cocktails are delicious and the small plates are divine. Don't worry about calories or fat and order the duck fat fries - delicious! - and a great accompaniment to the dinner offerings.

Thank olynn17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I think the best thing I can say about this place, is that they successfully endeavored to create an authentic Spanish restaurant. It's a little hit or miss, but the food is mostly interesting and well prepared. They carry Estrella Damm beer, which is also good. They used to serve a meatloaf and house-made mashed potatoes with a killer cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
  • Public Transportation: We are a short walk from the Rosa Parks Transportation Center in downtown Lafayette, which has both Rail and Bus services available.
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-232-0070
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?