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“Lively and Good Food”

Pulpeira de Lola La Antigua de Melide
Ranked #37 of 1,200 Restaurants in La Coruna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $13
Description: Galician octopus, potatoes cooked in Galician style, Galician cheese, Padrón peppers, Galician wines, Galician style coffee in a traditional place
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Description: Galician octopus, potatoes cooked in Galician style, Galician cheese, Padrón peppers, Galician wines, Galician style coffee in a traditional place
Reviewed May 17, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our time and meal at Pulpeira de melide de Lola, a restaurant enjoyed primarily by locals. Arriving there late in the afternoon for lunch, we got a good table in the corner, and were taken aback by the atmosphere - lots of people were still there and all having lively conversations. It was national literacy day (May 17), an important day. We received a gift of two books from the restaurant owners - very generous and much appreciated.

We spoke with a patron sitting next to us, who helped us understand the significance of the day, and with whom we exchanged a good conversation on our common experiences. As we were on our way to Haro next, and going to wineries where he knew owners, he offered to call ahead saying we had met - a wonderful example of the generosity of the Spanish people.

The meal was very good - we ordered Octopus, asparagus and tuna tartar. Each was delicious and thoroughly enjoyable. The octopus was first up - it was tender, flavourful and got eaten rather quickly! Next was the tuna tartar and toasts - excellent flavours, and oh so succulent. The white asparagus came last ... very creative and terrific flavours.

This was an excellent experience. If you want to enjoy a traditional Galician meal, this is the place to go.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

1. Only one recipe of "pulpo" and a bit salty for me.
2. No other options but octopus. Which is understandable as it's an "octopus house". Nevertheless, we expected other octopus cooking styles; not just one ("a la feira").

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Eduardo A
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pulpeirademelidelola, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pulpeira de Lola La Antigua de Melide, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2019
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Efectivamente solo servimos el pulpo a la gallega, estilo "a feira", así está indicado en nuestra carta y en nuestra tarifa de precios.

Lo servimos de manera tradicional con su punto de sal. Si lo quisiera menos o mas salado, con menos o mas aceite, con decírselo a nuestros camareros, se le hubiese servido a su gusto.

Gracias por su opinión.

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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

If you want to eat like the locals then this is the place. Nothing fancy, don't dress up, but welcoming and a real taste of Spain. The menu is just octopus with a few side dishes. We loved it!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

If you really want to experience the real atmosphere, came on in! When I go to Galicia I always go to this place. Octopus "Galician style" and 3 other small things. You can't miss it! Full of locals, friendly atmosphere, nothing fancy.

The octopus is prepared in the traditional way with highest quality product.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank vpradera
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Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

If you really want to eat pulpo with the locals, that's the place to go to. If you want to sit down in a touristy restaurant, then there is plenty downtown who would be happy to grab your dineros.

I have personally walked 3 km from the old city to this place just to eat, and boy, I was happy that I did so.

The owners are caring, attentionate, and loving people. You can tell by all the regulars that are hanging in there.

Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank The_Dr_MAK
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