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To the Death!

From the owners of beloved Floriana in Dupont Circle comes the second concept in their restaurant group, Pulpo.  Spanish inspired tapas are served in an expansive yet warm, cozy space on two levels, with exposed brick walls, tattooed murals and dim candlelight.

The namesake dish of pulpo, or octopus ($12) is dramatic, suggesting you are the victor after a battle with the Kraken.  You might even hear this as you dine.

The firm and tender poached organ is served over fingerling potatoes, salty squid ink, tangy mustard greens and spicy brava sauce–though it won’t be applauding anytime soon. Even after death, it may exact its revenge by getting ink all over your shirt.

3407 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Metro: Red line to Cleveland Park

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Founder + Creative Director. Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.


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  1. Cecil 18 September, 2012 at 14:41 Reply

    My wife and I had dinner there last week…after eating we were still starving (smallest portions at the highest of prices) so, we went out for a second attempt at dinner…we called it a night after grabbing a hamburger. I would be ashamed to put these small plates down in front of customers…the strip steak totaled maybe 1/8th of a pound…and the worst thing on the menu is the “Ravioli” how in the hell they can call those things a Ravioli beats me! We will never go back, never!!! trust me…stay away from this place.

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