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El Pulpo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Queen Street, Southington, CT 06489
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (34 reviews)
“el pulpo” (45 reviews)
“paella” (28 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Queen Street, Southington, CT 06489
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The only reason I had to take away a star is because we waited 15 minutes for a hostess to even acknowledge us on Friday night. We arrived at a few minutes to 7 for a 7pm reservation and no one even so much as...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the drive to Southington. Great authentic dishes are well prepared, ample portions and reasonably priced. Service was a bit slow but we were there on a Sunday at sort of an odd mid day time. Will definitely be back. Chorizo Espanyol definitely a must...More

Thank DocPT1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have dined here twice and enjoyed it both times. It has the polite, unobtrusive service of yore -- not raucous waiter writing his name on your table - just calm, understated, exacting service that I so appreciate. The food is delicious. wine fine, nothing negative...More

Thank djb0521
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had dinner at El Pulpo on paella night, and we started with the salmon roll appetizer with goat cheese, which was wonderful paired with Chardonnay. We both ordered the seafood paella. Delicious!!!! I had enough to take home for lunch the next day too....More

Thank Marlene K
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This restaurant is the real deal. Delicious Spanish food and awesome tapas. Family run and you can feel the pride through their service. Relax atmosphere and no one is rushing you through your meal to turn over the table. I highly recommend this hidden gem...More

Thank ConnecticutReader
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Dean83169
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank trippinginCT
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Reviewed 10 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...More

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Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Albert Donald J
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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