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El Pulpo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Queen Street, Southington, CT 06489
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (36 reviews)
“el pulpo” (47 reviews)
“paella” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Queen Street, Southington, CT 06489
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is hidden in a strip mall. Don't let the outside fool you, the inside is very nice and the service is top notch. I could not even tell you what I ate as I could not pronounce the dishes. My dinner companions and...More

Thank Micki B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing dinner. The scallops were spectacular. Highly recommend this restaurant. Service is exceptional

Thank michellehM6608JE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My colleague and I re-visited El Pulpo late in August 2017, and we found the restaurant as charming as our first visit. We were seated promptly, the cocktails arrived without delay (although there was some confusion about getting a martini on the ROCKS, but once...More

Thank PilotMike2009
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have been to El Pulpo 5 times, and each time the food and service have been incredible! The sangria is so good, along with some of their specialty beers. The tapas are the best around! The service is always excellent. I love the sea...More

Thank coppola3
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I've been to El Pulpo on 3 occasions and haven't been disappointed once. Food is fresh, interesting and delicious! I highly recommend!

Thank Rosalina14a
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The food, service and drinks are great. They also serve beautiful meals and dessert (worth indulging!). Best paella ever!

Thank elinct
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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 16 July 2017 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 10 July 2017

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
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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