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Plaza Castillo 44, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
+34 948 22 42 93
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely grand café on the square. Very reasonably priced. Very tasty savoury sandwiches for breakfast as well as croissant, pan chocolate and cakes. It's worth a visit.

Thank Damien P
Alvin, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

A great place to have a cold beer and the specialty ham and cheeses. Great atmosphere and good service. Recommend going there if you are ever in Pamplona Spain.

Thank William C
Keflavik, Iceland
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Very impressive interior. Food and drinks super overpriced, selection of pintxos underwhelming. We are moving on to some other establishments in town 😋

Thank Necator N
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you are in Pamplona, you need to visit Cafe Iruna. Not for the food or the drink, but to watch the people. Given the Hemmingway link you'll see tourists but it's great to see how many locals use it. Most European cities have a place like this: they preserve a little bit of how the world once was, and... More 

Thank PTB46
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This very famous establishment in the center of Pamplona is great spot to meet a friend for coffee or spend a warm afternoon watching the plaza while sipping wine, but the food and the service are not very good. The room is beautiful and in spite of all the clientele, you can usually find a table. Unfortunately, there are not... More 

Thank Craig33viaje
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88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If you visit Pamplona, you can't miss the central plaza. And once you're in the plaza, you can't really miss Cafe Iruña. Its neo-Moorish interior is well worth a visit. I guess the entrance fee you pay is the food you order. Keep it a short order; we did not touch most of what was served late, cold and mixed-up.

Thank Niko P
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The Iruña Cafe presides over the "Plaza del Castillo" of Pamplona, ​​you must visit for its elegant decoration and excellent atmosphere that oozes history in each pore. It is easy to imagine Ernest Hemingway taking notes in his notebook, it was here where he started "Fiesta" and "A Farewell to Arms ", you can enjoy a coffee with an exquisite... More 

Thank Jose Antonio M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I went just for a drink in the afternoon of a bank holiday abd it was plenty of families. The local is very stylish in a clasic way. I think is worth to see it for its design but maybe you can find better places for pintxos or if you look for a non familiar atmosphere

Thank Eva María S
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

There is no spot like Iruna to get a dose of what real Pamplona is like. While plenty of tourists show up here, it is a treat to see the many locals who frequent this Hemingway-iconic spot. Beautiful art nouveau decor, a must-see is the Hemingway statue in the Rincon de Hemingway (selfie op!) and outrageously large drinks. You don't... More 

Thank Kimberly B
Pamplona, Spain
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Cafe Iruña is located on Plaza del Castillo right in the heart of Pamplona. It is an important café because of its age and its location, but the quality of the food you get is not very good and the price is elevated. Also, when I visited, the service was extremely slow. Since the weather was nice the terrace was... More 

Thank Maria B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$24
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Castillo 44, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Navarra  >  Pamplona
  • Phone Number: +34 948 22 42 93
Founded in 1888 by a group of locals, was the first settlement with electricity from Pamplona, "opened to the public on the eve of San Fermin by filling to the porches", say the Chronicles of the time followed year after year, and still is the meeting point of all the locals, and all those foreigners who want to see the local who became world famous writer Ernest Hemingway.

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