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Acio

Rua Galeras, 28, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went for a short notice meal for two to celebrate completing the camino and had a great experience. We both had the taster menu (43e) and accompanying wine selection (30e). Both were excellent. The highlight for me was probably the very first dish, which was the best watermelon gazpacho I have ever tasted. Also, the location was great with... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The restaurant is away from the touristic center but really worth the walk. The chef got several awards for being the rising star in gastronomy in Spain. We took the degustation menu (4 aperitivos, 3 entry, 2 main dishes, 2 deserts if I recall correctely!) at a very reasonable 43 euro and it was amazing. Very innovative - Nothing we... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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758 reviews 758 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
515 helpful votes 515 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Reservations are suggested on this rated restaurant. There is a small bar, stone tables, and seating in the rear that have small tables with a view to the rear and garden view. It did look like in warmer weather they might have a table or two outside. The menu was the best we had in Santiago. The service was kind... More

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Paris
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is not a place for the typical pilgrim - locally sourced food but with modern twists, perfect seasoning, and beautiful presentation. Full of locals, tasteful trendy decor. Excellent sommelier who introduced us to a new wine we enjoyed very much. We had the pleasure of eating at many simple restaurants in Santiago - this is not one of them.... More

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London
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118 reviews 118 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I am astounded that this restaurant doesn't come up higher in the ratings as it is by far the best meal we have had in the two holidays we have had in Santiago in the last two years. The meal and service were as the title says perfect. The restaurant is outside the main historic centre but les than 10... More

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Hertfordshire UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Acio is a quite unassuming place on a main road about 400 metres from the main tourist areas, but a great find. Comfortable, good and pleasant service and refined food. Nice selection of wines by the glass, carefully served. Beautifully presented roasted seasonal vegetables and a crab and mushroom stack topped with basil ice cream were stimulating starters; tender, tasty... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We ate here twice during a stay in the city. The first night was just after arriving in the city by foot after a week's walking so we were hungry and thirsty. We had the tasting menu (€43) with matching wines for each dish (€35). Everything was well and simply cooked with beautiful presentation. The service was friendly and attentive.... More

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Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is one of those lovely restaurants where you know they care about what's on your plate and what's in your wine glass. The service is effortlessly professional and the prices very reasonable, even inexpensive for this kind of quality. The food is imaginative with the markedly precise flavour's of a kitchen that knows what it's doing. They even have... More

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Charlotte, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The title says it all. Our server spoke excellent English and helped us with our menu selections. He also also suggested a nice white wine to accompany our meal. To my astonishment, after I asked about several wines on the wine list, he suggested a more reasonably priced bottle. Maybe he eyeballed us and knew from our clothing that we... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

we had lunch on a Thursday afternoon at this small restaurant - all locals except us. the food was amazing. Elegantly prepared and presented. The wine list is excellent and not over-priced. Service was impeccable - attentive but not intrusive . This is outside the old city but a ten minute walk makes it more than worthwhile to hsve this... More

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