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Picador - CLOSED

15 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840-5502
+1 203-972-9999
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Nov 7, 2014
“Fantastic food, wonderful setting, great service”
Oct 25, 2014
“Fun tapas menu to explore”
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15 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840-5502
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Reviewed November 7, 2014

I love this restaurant. The food is outstanding, the drinks are incredible and it is a lovely setting with great service. This is my favorite restaurant in the area.

Thank jmhc
Reviewed October 25, 2014

Finally found time to try Picador and our party of 4 was not disappointed the food was very well prepared and full of flavor. Ordered 10 items off the tapas side of the menu and everything was prepared perfectly and delicious. The empanada's, chorizo scallops,...More

1  Thank PMM12
Reviewed October 19, 2014

After a ambitious sampling of tapas, all prepared to perfection, we not only were savoring the genius recipes and deft preparation, we were ecstatic that we discovered the holy grail of Spanish cuisine close to home. We overindulged that evening and followed our tapas ecstasy...More

Thank URNYCritic
Reviewed October 11, 2014

The tapas idea in New Canaan has taken hold, and I am surprised there were seats open on a Friday, when all other restaurants were booked solid. This is a treasure and the food is awesome. You can just order, and share and keep ordering...More

Thank TheVictorCat
Reviewed September 24, 2014

Change is again in the air as Picador recently announced that sous chef Frank Barrese has assumed oversight of the restaurant’s menu and kitchen. As co-owner Ray Rivera explained to CTbites, “Leo (Rivera’s business partner) and I wanted to offer the best in Spanish Tapas...More

1  Thank jfood
Reviewed July 18, 2014

We attended the CT bites restaurant crawl this week . 4 restaurants, different tastings, all very good. One however stood out all by itself- Picador ! We came back to this restaurant on a Friday night. Wonderful tapas plates, good wine selection, very informative female...More

Thank pecosbill12
Reviewed May 13, 2014

New restaurant at the site of prior restaurants. Nice interior with very comfortable new seats. Service informative and excellent. Menu includes tapas and entrees but we went with approx 7 tapas between the four of us. Temporal spacing of tapas delivery excellent. Had both traditional...More

1  Thank Doubleeagle
Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a nice little restaurant in a beautiful town. When we there, we had to wait for a table for only a little while and the staff was courteous. I liked the decor and felt at home immediately. It's not one of those places...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed January 24, 2014

With the new management, new chef and new menu, Picador has become one of the best restaurants in New Canaan. The steaks and the Branzino are excellent. There is a strong wine list, focused on Spanish wines.

Thank SandyE120
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We rarely dine out, but when friends were visiting from abroad we wanted to relax, enjoy their company, and let someone else cook! Picador was the perfect choice. My original plan to have our group enjoy endless tapas nibbling was thwarted - everyone just wanted...More

1  Thank ANNE H
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Elm St, New Canaan, CT 06840-5502
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Canaan
  • Phone Number: +1 203-972-9999
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