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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” (34 reviews)
“el pulpo” (50 reviews)
“paella” (33 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1217 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank LarryConnecticut_USA
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant in a town that was half way between where my sister and brother-in-law live and where we live and that ending up being Southington. I did a search on Trip Advisor and El Pulpo came up with any excellent...More

Thank Penni1126
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Went here the other night for dinner. We got a bunch of hot and cold tapas and enjoyed it all. The sangria was delicious. We will definitely be going back again!

Thank Melrocco
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My first visit to El Pulpo Restaurant was with a friend, who frequents El Pulpo with his wife on a regular basis. I met the owner during this visit and our lunch was fantastic. The menu is Mediterranean, which is a very nice change from...More

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Had dinner with my wife for Valentine's. The food was excellent, well prepared, both the seafood dish and the steak. Based on the quality of the food, this place would rate at least a 4.5. But the service was subpar in basic ways. It took...More

Thank Bohdan P
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Amazing meal here last Saturday night with my wife. Came here for an early Valentine's Day celebration, and they did not disappoint. Had their duck crepes special and the beef medallions tapas dishes, followed by the seared scallops and lobster over fried rissotto and the...More

Thank Johnedward3
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Great food , great service and reasonable prices for what you get. Every meal we’ve had has been outstanding. We usually get a variety of tapas and salads and nothing has ever disappointed. It is our favorite place in the area ( we think it’s...More

Thank cbr2
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We found the place driving by with my wife after we went to another establishment that had a 45 minute wait. The place was very clean, the food and service was excellent. We were extremely pleased with the whole experience.

Thank Paul K
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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