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El Pulpo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

1217 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (36 reviews)
“el pulpo” (52 reviews)
“paella” (34 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1217 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this restaurant. Had the paella valenciana, skirt steak special, gambas ajillo and an eggplant appetizer. Everything we tried was delicious and had a unique taste. I just got back from Spain and the tapas and paella here were better than some places in Barcelona....More

Thank Elsobaco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's high time I write a review, as I've eaten here dozens of times since it opened. Most restaurants have an "off" night once in awhile. I have yet to experience one here. The food has been amazing every single time; always creative, delicious, and...More

Thank loopygal
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Every few times I visit Southington I really wanted to have dinner at El Pulpo (The Octopus). A couple of years back I went with a friend, but just for tapas. During my last visit I made up my mind and went to dinner. The...More

Thank Voyageking
Reviewed 27 April 2018

You can't go wrong here. What a wonderful surprise to find a superb Spanish restaurant in Southington, nestled among some ordinary businesses. The cuisine is authentic and creative, winner wine list and elegant ambience. I started with the jamon serrano/ cheese plate, followed by lamb...More

1  Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We saw the reviews on TripAdvisor and went last night for dinner. We thought it was outstanding. All our drinks and appetizers and dinners were great. We had the fig salad and the octopus Pulpo and the anchovies dish and octopus salad. -all delicious and...More

1  Thank LarryConnecticut_USA
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant in a town that was half way between where my sister and brother-in-law live and where we live and that ending up being Southington. I did a search on Trip Advisor and El Pulpo came up with any excellent...More

1  Thank Penni1126
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Went here the other night for dinner. We got a bunch of hot and cold tapas and enjoyed it all. The sangria was delicious. We will definitely be going back again!

Thank Melrocco
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My first visit to El Pulpo Restaurant was with a friend, who frequents El Pulpo with his wife on a regular basis. I met the owner during this visit and our lunch was fantastic. The menu is Mediterranean, which is a very nice change from...More

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Had dinner with my wife for Valentine's. The food was excellent, well prepared, both the seafood dish and the steak. Based on the quality of the food, this place would rate at least a 4.5. But the service was subpar in basic ways. It took...More

Thank Bohdan P
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Amazing meal here last Saturday night with my wife. Came here for an early Valentine's Day celebration, and they did not disappoint. Had their duck crepes special and the beef medallions tapas dishes, followed by the seared scallops and lobster over fried rissotto and the...More

Thank Johnedward3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington
  • Phone Number: 860-410-1147
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