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Orio Fuencarral

c/Fuencarral 49 | 28004, Madrid, Spain
+34 933 42 54 11
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Ranked #529 of 6,107 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $29 - $65
Cuisines: Basque
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: ORIO's cuisine is known for its tapas bar and a varied menu inspired by the fishing villages of Euskadi; is located next to Fuencarral market, shopping and cultural center of the city. /
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: ORIO's cuisine is known for its tapas bar and a varied menu inspired by the fishing villages of Euskadi; is located next to Fuencarral market, shopping and cultural center of the city. /
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Playa Del Ingles, Spain
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Busy with a Tapas bar downstairs and a Basque Restaurant upstairs. Like most popular places in Madrid very busy but everything is fresh and great atmosphere.

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Tokyo
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114 reviews 114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I've traveled to Spain, in various regions, 5 times now. I have not eaten pinxos in San Sebastián, but I was impressed with this place. The items on the bar were varied (not all variations of ham and cheese either), and they circulated fresh items or hot items like croquettes from the kitchen regularly. The concept is brilliant! You take... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

A little way out of the Busy and noisy Gran Via tourist area, and without any pretention, you can find this friendly tapas place. One has to understand how it functions: get in, get a plate, help yourselves to the tapas at the counter or wait for the hot ones that the waiters will proposed. Once you finish eating, bring... More

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Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Wife and I wandered into Orio's at 12.30 pm, intending only to snack on 2 freshly shucked + a glass of cava each and some Pintxos (Orio serves Basque country food, so its not tapas) but ended up sharing 16 selections (including repeats). What you see is really what you get. Fresh, excellent and delicious! After a day of shopping,... More

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Madrid, Spain
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We came across Orio by accident, and could immediately tell from the ambience that it would be different. Despite four years in Spain we'd not come across this way of serving tapas before: a waiter passes by, introducing the latest dish to circulate the bar, you grab one if you fancy it, and leave the stick on your plate, the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Orio has given me one of my best eating experiences during my trip in Madrid. The atmosphere was lovely, staff was wonderful, and the food.. was incredible. The theme of the restaurant is that you choose from a large variety of tapas on the counter, and you pay after eating based on the number of toothpicks on your plate (they... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Orio is probably one of the best Basque restaurants outside of Euskadi, the original name for the Basque Country. Great food relying on simplicity, pleasant service and informal bar-like seating.

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beirut, Lebanon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Delicious! Nice variety of tapas to choose from... very pleasant experience, with wonderful food and a nice ambience... recommended!

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Andalusia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Downstairs is a tapas bar: Masses of small meals on slices of bread (montaditos). Each comes with a colour-coded toothpick which you leave on your plate. At the end of this "tapas" type meal the toothpicks get totted up and you are presented with the bill. To drink? -There's a wide choice of wines, some beers, most spirits and of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Pintxos were good, but there is a clear Fuencarral extra in prices. Sangria was excellent. Friendly service. No wi-fi.

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