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Octopus at Rincon de Espana

YES! Pulpo ala Carlos! I think the octopus was boiled and then stewed in a garlic based tomotoe sauce- though I'm not exactly sure (and I'd like to make it Xmas Eve). It was really fantastic. My mother always opted for their other octopus dish, which I think was just boiled and then topped with olive oil, lemon and paprika.
It was a great place and I too have some good family memories there...and I heard that it did close.

Dec 24, 2006
joluca in Manhattan

Staten Island--is there hope???

Joe and Pat's! Great Pizza and classic hero's- Peppers and Eggs,
Sausage and Boccoli Rabe! Can't be that!

Dec 22, 2006
joluca in Outer Boroughs

Romantic Italian or French nr Studio City...

I know of a few- Cafe Bizou, Tiramisu, Pinot...
But want to believe there are more and perhaps better
around...any suggestions are appreciated.

Dec 21, 2006
joluca in Los Angeles Area

Free Corkage In/Near Studio City?

Cafe Bizou on Ventura...just $5 corkage.

Dec 21, 2006
joluca in Los Angeles Area

Octopus at Rincon de Espana

I've heard this place has closed, but they used to have the best
octopus sauteed in a light tomato, garlic, and olive oil sauce (off the menu called 'Octopus ala Carlos')... anyone know if it is still on Thompson St., and more important, how they made that Octopus?

Dec 21, 2006
joluca in Manhattan