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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” (37 reviews)
“el pulpo” (54 reviews)
“paella” (35 reviews)
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

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

Thank Dirk6460
Reviewed 28 August 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

Thank fraap2018
Reviewed 16 August 2018 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 14 August 2018

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 6 August 2018

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 10 July 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 28 June 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 23 June 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 26 May 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 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
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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
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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