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El Pulpo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

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Thu, 4/25
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Some good things do not change, thankfully. El Pulpo is one of them. We have considered this our favorite eatery in Southington as well as the surrounding locale since it opened. I prefer this for my business meetings at noon hour since it is quiet...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank venardc2016
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This is not a tapas only restaurant in fairness. They do have regular entrees as well. However, we shared a delicious Mediterranean salad, which was marinated vegetables with grilled shrimp, and then 3 small plates including a special coconut scallop dish that was amazing, and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 573carriew
Reviewed January 9, 2019

We've been here a number of times and the place has never lost a step. The Paella is to die for. I had the Paella Valenciana and it was great! My wife had the Mahi Mahi and loved it. The Baccala and Brussel Sprout appetizers...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pekelo98
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Tapas were amazing!! Didn’t expect much on booking but we were blown away with the quality and taste of all dishes ordered. Good wine. Excellent service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pickeringtrini
Reviewed December 15, 2018

It was a wee bit more than a month ago when we enjoyed a 5 Star meal at El Pulpo so we decided to celebrate our nephew’s recent engagement by treating them to dinner this past Wednesday. The restaurant was quite busy in comparison to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank westie2
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We were surprised to find this hole in the wall place. The place was clean, the atmosphere was nice, and best of all-the food was fantastic! The best food I've eaten out in a while! I'll tell everyone.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Redsoxmanage
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Dear Mr. Pulpo Please forgive this inconsiderate creature for not coming to visit you more often, I offer no excuse for my thoughtlessness though I might mention we did dine with your sister in Middletown this past May. You are such a nice Octopus to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank westie2
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Been many times. Meals always delicious and unique. Very attentive wait staff. Our favorite place in Southington and Middletown!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jayne58
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

More tha just Tapas. Dinner and Apps were on point and our server was very attentive. They are deserving of the great ratings!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dirk6460
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

El Pulpo is, by far, one of the best restaurants we have eaten in! Everything was fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious! This restaurant should be considered for a James Beard award or a Michelin Star! The servers could not have been friendlier or more professional....More

Date of visit: August 2018
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