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Pulperia Rial

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Praza Traviesas 13, 15900 Padron, Spain
+34 981 81 16 24
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09:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Issaquah, Washington
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After wandering around town for a while in the evening we settled in here (not a lot was open mid-week in the winter). It worked out well. Decent wine, good-if-not-standout food, solid service. About what you'd expect. Had a great time comparing notes with other Camino walkers. The soup was good, as was the octopus.

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Thank Entiat
Sheffield
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

6 of us ate here on our first night in Padron and liked it so much we went back later in the week. It is informal dining, with local food. It was all good but particularly recommend the Bacalao a la Cazuela

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Soestdijk, The Netherlands
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354 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This place has a small terrace tucked away from a street leading to the main square. Food was really good. Of course the pimientas padron were great but this is a bit obvious. The pulpo was one of the best, so soft and tender, just perfect. Our waiter was very nice and provided tour guid advice

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Thank FrankWhileTraveling
Carcavelos
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

There was nothing that wasn't good at the food, plus this restaurant probably served the best wine during our trip. Ask for it: Denominación Monterrey, a red Mencía!

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Thank flightwithadutchman
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The food is very good here, real Spanish homemade dishes with several specialities from the Galician region. Having an Octopus in Galician style is a must here! If you go in the summer you can´t miss the Padron peppers, whose name comes from this town! People are friendly and take care you enjoy your meal there. I would recommend it... More 

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Thank Teresa B
general
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This is hard to write. I usually write positive reviews because I've sought out good places and because I'm willing to forgive extenuating circumstances for the one meal I experienced. This is negative. So let me be direct: • The pulpo (octopus): some of the best I've ever had; • The accompanying dishes: some of the worst. To the point... More 

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Thank AfricaAsiaTraveller
uk
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

As motorcyclists looking for truly Spanish food whilst touring spain this is a gem with perfect hospitality and food to be proud of. Go for the octopus and squid together with the local grilled peppers and a side salad.

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Thank Richard2R
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We had a few missteps in setting tables and ordering/getting drinks but afterwards (including a very face to face, let's get things straight with Mary) everything ran very smooth and she treated us high class. Cazuela de bacalao - excellent!!! a must try.... I would go back there again...

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Thank Monica V
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

I have been coming here for 20 years and have observed a slowly decaying family restaurant. 20 years ago this was the place to eat 'pulpo a feira', boiled octopus with olive oil, paprika and sea salt. Over the years I have noticed the portions have become smaller, the prices more expensive, the octopus tougher, and the service worse. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praza Traviesas 13, 15900 Padron, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  Province of A Coruna  >  Padron
  • Phone Number: +34 981 81 16 24

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?