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El Pulpo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

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1217 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“el pulpo” (54 reviews)
“paella” (35 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1217 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had dinner at El Pulpo, Southington .... amazing meal. Complex tastes that rattled my receptors ...a savory seafood, saffron spiked, sauce as fresh and welcomed as a new dawn. (Wish I asked for a wedge of lime). Wow, I was overwhelmed. The waitstaff, Marlaw...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic Spanish food, that is delicious. Interesting menu, good dink selection, helpful staff, lovely décor = a great evening out. Can not wait to go back.

Thank barbara g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner at El Pulpo for the first time on Saturday. Table was ready when we arrived ad our waitress was over very quickly after we were seated. She explained the specials for the night, and then took our drink order. The entire evening was...More

Thank Wes C
Reviewed July 10, 2018

The food and the service are exceptional. Even the cocktails are inventive. For a unique dining experience go to El Pulpo

Thank Smalley16
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We were very disappointed in the amount of time it took to get our food. We waited 45 min to get our appetizers and another 45 min to get our entrees. The redeeming thing was that the food was very good

Thank Cathy R
Reviewed June 22, 2018 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

2  Thank Elsobaco
Reviewed May 25, 2018

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 May 13, 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 April 26, 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 April 22, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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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