Pintxos in Pamplona. Gilda pintxo at Bar Mô. Fernando Madariaga/©ICEX.
From Foods & Wines from Spain, a look at the multitude of culinary options and beyond in Pamplona.
People from Pamplona have two fixed dates with the world of pintxos, one at midday (the aperitivo hour, before lunch) and another in the evening. After imbuing ourselves with the culture of Pamplona, our stomachs need something to nosh on. Our suggestions: the Gilda XXL (a pintxo comprised of an anchovy, Gordal olive and pickled pepper) at Bar Mô (calle Espoz y Mina, 11), the tortilla de patata pintxo at the bar La Navarra (calle Amaya, 10), and the thinly sliced panceta pintxo and the ajoarriero (desalted cod with boiled potato) at the elegant La Barra del Goloso bar (calle San Ignacio, 8). Whet your palate with a glass of fragrant rosado from Navarre made with Garnacha grapes, a Chardonnay also from Denomination of Origin Navarra, or a local craft beer.
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