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The Top 10 Restaurants and Grills in Pamplona

A few weeks ago, we talked about the Top 10 Pintxo Bars in Pamplona, today we bring you the top 10 restaurants and grills in the city. We want to make sure you have all the right pointers when you come and visit us.

The Top 10 Restaurants and Grills in Pamplona

1. Restaurante Europa
In the historic center, the Idoate family runs what many believe to be the best restaurant in the city (having been awarded 1 Michelin Star and 2 Repsol Suns*). The cuisine is based on tradition and quality products and set in an elegant atmosphere. There are 3 set tasting menus and a regular menu. It is inside the Hotel Europa.

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2. Restaurante Abaco
Its chef Jesús Iñigo first learned cooking by following a Basque and Catalan legacy; he then honed his skills in kitchens halfway across the world. Both have made a significant influence on his cooking, which is deeply rooted in the Navarra region. Jesús is the best miniature cuisine chef in Navarra (the famous skewer snacks called pintxos). His restaurant offers a unique gastronomic experience which has been awarded 1 Repsol Sun.

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3. Restaurante Alhambra
Also run by the Idoate family and with chef Javier Diaz in the kitchen, this restaurant, opened in 1985, offers the chef’s signature, creative and traditional cuisine in a classic atmosphere. There are a range of menus and set menus to offer something for everyone. His star dish is “Taco de bacalao al pi pil con lágrima de Piquillos y crujiente de patatas chips” (“Cod tacos with Piquillo peppers and crunchy potato chips”).

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4. Restaurante Rodero
With 1 Michelin Star and 3 Repsol Suns, chef Koldo Rodero has made his restaurant one of the most creative and innovative places to eat in Navarra. The leading avant-garde restaurant has 2 set menus and a regular menu on offer.

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5. Asador Olaverri
Open every day with huge lounges and dining rooms (also good for business meetings) where you can enjoy its quality products served in an attentive and friendly manner by Adolfo and his family. Open since 1963 and soon set to open an online store.

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6. Asador Bidea 2
Located in Cizur Menor, only 4 km (2.5 miles) from Pamplona, this restaurant offers grilled meat and fish as well as home-made desserts as its star dishes. As proof of its culinary quality, chef Gregorio Tolosa teaches grilling at the prestigious Basquer Culinary Center. Just looking at his website will make your mouth water.

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7. Restaurante Enekorri
This modest and welcoming restaurant has been a model for restaurants in Pamplona for the past 30 years for its quality products and traditional recipes. Its star dish, “verduritas” (veggies) was awarded a Repsol Sun*. It offers a gourmet menu and a regular menu.

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8. Asador Zubiondo
Located in the town of Huarte and run by the Mikelarena family, this grill with a rustic atmosphere which stands out for its meat, fish and home-made desserts also places particular focus on excellent customer service. Traditional and seasonal cuisine.

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9. Asador Sidrería Martintxo
Opened in the 1970’s in what used to be an old bakery, its still functional oven has made it one of Navarra’s pioneering grills. Traditional cuisine which always aims to find the best ingredient suppliers. They have their own vegetable garden, farm, and wine cellar. It can be found in Cizur Menor.

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10. Restaurante Tres Reinas
The Hotel Tres Reyes restaurant is run by chef Enrique Martinez Burón and has weekly menus as well as an exquisite and varied breakfast. Throughout the year it organizes Gourmet Days which rely on the participation of famous chefs. Make sure you don’t miss out on anything by following us on social networks: Facebook and Twitter.
We are sure that by reading this gastronomic overview we have fueled your desire to eat amazing food, so when are you going to visit us?

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*For more information on “Repsol Suns” please click here.

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