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“Nothing really exceptional”
Review of Cafe Iruna

Cafe Iruna
Ranked #88 of 581 Restaurants in Pamplona
Price range: US$15 - US$26
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We came for a breakfast on a Sunday morning so it was no surprise to find it fairly full. There is no ordering at the table and the few staff at the bar look severely over worked. Understandably, ordering took some time and collecting the order required another long wait. Coffee was average as were the pastries. That said, their prices are no higher than at other surrounding coffee bars. The building is quaint and its history with Hemingway obviously is a draw for tourists(myself included). But that would really be the only reason to go.

1  Thank Hsien Hui T
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This place doesn't have to work hard for its popularity - it's got it all:history/location/beauty. Our only quibble was poor service. Could do better!

2  Thank burglarbetty
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped for hot chocolate and churros. Excellent Coco and Churros but we must have hit the staffing at the wrong time as we did our own busing of and to tables. Also they were short of dough for the Churros, even though there were very few customers at the time of our visit.

1  Thank somanyfoods
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had lunch here just because Hemingway supposedly used to hang out here. Located at the Plaza del Castillo, it looks great from the outside, at the floor of a beautiful building. The decorations inside are also very classy. It was a beautiful day so we decided to sit outside. Lunch was trout and pork ribs, absolutely delicious. We had to ask for some lemon wedges for the trout but that was delivered within a minute. Great experience! Their pintxos also looked great so we came back the following day and sat inside but alas, there was a different menu for eating inside, so we ended up having lunch somewhere else as it was cold and somewhat windy on that 2nd day.

1  Thank Robert E
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

First visted for breakfast when I feasted on a massive slice of tortilla, a montadito de jamon and a freshly squeezed oj for just 6 euros, then I went back in the afternoon for churros (off the menu and very kindly made especially for me). The decor is great, like stepping back in time (I believe it has not changed since it first opened in 1888). No wander Hemingway was a regular!
Don't miss it if you are in Pamplona.

1  Thank Francesca S
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