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El Pulpo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

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Queen Street, Southington, CT 06489
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Danbury, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We went and there was no tables so we decided to sit at the bar, all 5 of us. The owner was tending the bar and explained all the dishes to us and even when they came out answered any questions we had. The food was phenomenal and the presentations the same. The location is next to a repair shop... More 

Thank Dean83169
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just looking at the restaurant from the outside, you'd drive right by but DO go in! There were 4 of us we enjoyed delicious drinks, great wine selection. We started with tapas to share: Chorizo Español with nice spicy sausage, Pulpo saltiado with tender pieces of octopus and delicious bay scallops, Gambas a la Plancha with a very tasty chickpeas... More 

Thank trippinginCT
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We went here on a Saturday night before heading to a bar to meet some friends for a birthday celebration. I had read previous reviews about El Pulpo months ago and forgot all about it until I hit "restaurants near me" on my phone. We decided to give it a try but we're informed upon walking in we needed a... More 

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Southington, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have visited El Pulpo about 8 times the past two years and have been thrilled each visit. The food is amazing - we've tried just about the entire menu and haven't found anything we didn't like. Their service is quick, even when busy, and the staff is impeccable. We've recommended it to many friends and everyone... More 

Thank Albert Donald J
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent. No other word describes our evening. Great food, superior service. Ambiance is fantastic. A true hidden jewel. Talk about irony. The contrast between the quiet exterior belies the elegant interior and the delightful meals that await you inside.

Thank Venard C
Boston, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Every year, we visit CT to tailgate with our friends for the UCONN football games, and every year, we go out for excellent Mexican food and margaritas, even though our friends always try to convince us to try another restaurant in the area. Well, we have a new favorite. We had several appetizers: fresh artichoke hearts sautéed in a garlic,... More 

Thank KCLBoston
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great service. Appetizers are wonderful. Main dishes always well prepared and full of flavor. Best use of seasoning,sauces, and beautiful presentation.Always on my list to visit on regular basis.

Thank Jaykapmd
Southington, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Excellent service, staff is attentive, very tight space, and very noisy. Food was fresh, cooked to order, hot and delicious. Not a restaurant for children. A very small restaurant.

Thank Penny C
Southington, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious meals with friendly service. Can't wait to go back. The paella was a hit, great espresso martini and desserts.

Thank pdaug2016
Southington, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

You have to love this place as it brings a more authentic style and flavor to our area that you would have only been able to experience in the Southwest. My favorite are the chili releno.

Thank Offthehook2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Queen Street, Southington, CT 06489
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington
  • Phone Number: 860-410-1147

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?