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El Mercao

Calle Tafalla 5-7, 31004 Pamplona, Spain
+34 948 29 25 88
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Tafalla 5-7, 31004 Pamplona, Spain
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We went to el mercao last night and we couldn't be more surprised by the great quality of the food... To share, we ordered a magnificent salmon ceviche with avocado and some foam. I ordered "carrilleras en oporto" and my husband the "presas de cerdo"...More

Thank AnFilp
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to El Mercao with Pamplona friends who rate it highly. We booked and that was justified as the restaurant was fairly full with locals. Our choice was a 36€ fixed price menu which was excellent value. We had fish and...More

Thank tomwO6177GV
Reviewed 22 May 2017

El Mercao looks like a place for the young and beautiful, but it is just another neighbourhood bar in Pamplona. We went during pintxos week to try their effort and I was very, very impressed. The cava they served was excellent and very reasonably priced....More

1  Thank Matt_Dina
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were greeted at the door and immediately seated as we had reserved a table! A wonderful interior,cool design and a nice smell made us feel welcome! The menu we had, consisted of a large choice of amazing typically spanish dishes with a hint of...More

Thank Tristan H
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The decoration is different of the great part of the Pamplona restaurant. Design and modernity in the decoration. The cuisine is quite good, service correct. Maybe the place is a little bit noisy. I would recommend them to include any more options in the menu

Thank Blai92
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Fantastic place, really cool, pleasant atmosphere, excellent service, a mix of cuisines, normal dishes...

Thank Javier F
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Great decoration. Huge curtains damps a lot the noise, making the atmosphere very comfortable. Dishes are not very big en quantity, and they are medium on quality. At least that's the opinion about daily menu. The rest of the dishes are thought to be better...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Great restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere, especially for dinner. While it might be a little pricey, you get what you pay for. Great food and great wine.

Thank nachidelange
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

The service is excellent. About the food, the starter couscous salad was, a little bit salty but great!!; the second plate was a normal great. Now the place, the place is perfect looking, the design inside is so perfectly surreal. Oh! The dessert was cold...More

Thank Krizia I
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and helpful. They do always ask for any allergies and do provide good suggestions with regards to wine options. I really recommend the tuna fish tataki, one of my favorites! Decoration is very nice and the atmosphere too!

Thank dbdk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tafalla 5-7, 31004 Pamplona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Navarra  >  Pamplona
  • Phone Number: +34 948 29 25 88
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