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THE TOP 10 PINTXO BARS IN PAMPLONA

Skewered snacks called pintxos are to Pamplona what bulls are to San Fermín: mandatory and irresistible.
Tradition invites us to succumb to the temptation of savoring these small doses of high cuisine, accompanied by a good wine.

Where are the best pintxo bars in Pamplona?

We at the Hotel Tres Reyes have made a selection of our favorites.

Café Bar Gaucho

At this legendary establishment on the corner of Calle Espoz y Mina, near the Plaza del Castillo, it is difficult to choose from among the elaborate pintxos of ‘miniature cuisine’. Our favorite: “Anguila ahumada con tomate natural (‘Smoked eel with fresh tomato’).

THE TOP 10 PINTXO BARS IN PAMPLONA

Baserri Berri

They say that customers experience a passion for food at this venue, as it joins the traditional cooking of Navarra with high cuisine. Located in the heart of Calle San Nicolás, it is inconceivable not to stop and enjoy one of its pintxos, like “Ceviche de salmón” (‘Ceviche with salmon’), for example.

Iruñazarra

This cider bar and grill in Calle Mercaderes is this year’s winner of ‘Navarra Pintxo Week’. Recently renovated, it has maintained its original essence with its brick walls and old stone arches. The bulls run past the front door of this indispensable establishment during San Fermín.

La Cocina de Álex Múgica

This modern bar and restaurant is located on the famous Calle Estafeta and its freshly made pintxos have received several awards. We urge you to try “Lata de anchoas con txangurro” (‘Canned anchovies with European spider crab’).

THE TOP 10 PINTXO BARS IN PAMPLONA

Abaco

This modern bar and restaurant is located in the Huarte Contemporary Art Center. All its pintxos are artworks of ‘miniature cooking’. In October, Abaco will move to the city center.

Fitero

Opened in 1956 on Calle Estafeta, this is another classic venue of Pamplona. It was one of the first seafood restaurants in the city and today it specializes in cold, hot and signature pintxos. Ask for a “Filomena”.

Taberna Cocotte

The owners of Cocotte aim to bring back traditional and slow cooking, so its culinary approach is based on classic casseroles and stunning stews. It specializes in “Callos y morros” (‘Stewed snout and tripe’) and is located on Calle Estafeta.

Café Roch

This small café on Calle Comedias retains the Bohemian spirit of its beginnings, when its Catalan owner served rum and coffee to his customers. Famous for its fried food, we recommend the “Fritos de pimientos y de bacalao” (‘Fried peppers and cod’)

THE TOP 10 PINTXO BARS IN PAMPLONA

La Mandarra de la Ramos

Located on Calle San Nicolás, you will recognize this venue by its row of hams hanging over the bar and its photographs of the festival of San Fermín. Its pintxos are as large as they are delicious.

Otano

Founded in 1912, this is another emblematic establishment on Calle San Nicolás. The upper floor serves high cuisine and the lower level offers pintxos and more traditional cooking. We recommend the Brocheta de cinco quesos (‘Five-cheese brochette’).

After completing this pintxos route, we’ll be waiting for you with a Nespresso coffee and the best gin and tonic at the lobby bar of the Hotel Tres Reyes.

THE TOP 10 PINTXO BARS IN PAMPLONA

Enjoy your rest!

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