On campus dining is a popular choice. Most students and even staff choose to stay on campus and enjoy the fresh food. You have a choice of picking things directly from the counter display which can be a quick and cheap option. If you eat on campus for lunch, you will find a wide range of great food to choose from.
For convenience, each main building on campus has its own cafeteria, the most popular of which is Faustinos, located in the Central building. The university also has a dining hall where students can have a fresh menu del día (menu of the day) for 5 to 10 euros. Check out the map below for more details on where to find these great bites on campus.
Restaurantes/ Jatetxea - Restaurants
Restaurants are found all over the city but they are especially concentrated in the old part of town. If you are planning to eat a full meal during the week, prices will range from 9-12 euros. But on the weekend expect for the prices to reach as much as 20 euros. Seems expensive but the portions and food quality are worth the price.
But be aware that if you are looking for a quick lunch on the go, these might not be the places for you. Although it might sound excessive, restaurants in Spain expect that your table will be enjoying your meal and conversation from 2 to 4 hours long. So if you are in a rush, we suggest a pintxo bar or a restaurant that specializes in bocadillos (baguette sandwiches). To help orient you, here are some of the local restaurants that you can find throughout the city.
Pintxo bars are not what you would think of as a bar. These are very open bars where locals go to get some food and have a few drinks with friends after a long day at work. Practically the entire city goes out for these bite sized morsels during Juevintxo. Juevintxo is celebrated every Thursday throughout the year and consist of a deal of 2 euros for a drink and a pintxo. Another big event is the Semana del Pintxo which is held in April. All of the local bars make a special pintxo that they vie for the community's vote on the best pintxo. The winning bar and pintxo get special recognition and will be a part of the new pintxo menu for the rest of the year.
To see some pintxo bars in Pamplona, check out this map below.
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