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“genuinely innovative, excellent meal”
Review of Acio - CLOSED

Acio
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“genuinely innovative, excellent meal”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

We had the tasting menu that delighted, surprised and was good value. One could envisage any chef being stimulated to try new combinations of tastes by a visit to Acio. Tuna with macadamia nuts and raspberries in a light mustard dressing. Doesn't sound like it will work, does it ? It was divine

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Athens, Greece
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Gastro heaven in Santiago”
Reviewed August 7, 2011

We had an excellent dinner in Acio
Everything was so fresh, creativity at its best!
For starter we chose the Avocado carpaccio with King crab ,mushrooms and basil ice cream!!!!! (not to be missed)
For main course the Tuna from "Burela" with macadamia nuts , "Padron" peppers and tomato and bread soup, also the Cow risotto
The desserts are heavenly made as well (the Garden dessert is my favorite)
I advise you accompany your dinner with Zarate wine from Galicia
My compliments to the chef !!

  • Visited August 2011
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Leipzig, Germany
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Modern Galician Food”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

I came to this restaurant by accident. It used to be a great restaurant called "Meia Pataca" when we lived in Santiago 15 years ago. Our original disapointment at the closure of one of our favorite Galician restaurants lead to a very pleasant surprise.
Although the dishes are definitely Galician, it was refreshing to try the fusion of Galician food in a modern style.
We took the degustation Menu which consisted of 3 Entree's, a fish dish, meat dish and two deserts. It sounds like too much food, but the portions are well thought out letting you enjoy all courses without exploding before desert.
The Wines they recommended with the individual courses were good and very good value.
Good Food and Good Value.
I will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2011
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Belfast
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fine dining at reasonable prices!”
Reviewed September 17, 2010

Having read the earlier review regarding the degustation menu and it's cost as supposed to the much more expensive option at Casa Marcelo we thought we'd give this restaurant a try. We discovered that our prenunciation was entirely correct and when asking how to get to the restaurant we were told it is pronounced "Ah- thee-o".

We arrived at 8.40pm and sat in the bar area and chose our wine and had a glass and some tapas whilst waiting for the restauarant area to open. It is entirely open plan and the restaurant sits behind the bar area. We were the only diners there at 9pm and therefore got to pick a lovely seat at the back with the beautiful views of the old town.

We had eight extremely well prepared dishes, it seemed to be three starters, three mains and two desserts. The starters and mains were all fish including squid, mackerel, sardines, tuna and red mulletand were delightful. It was all very delicately prepared and balanced. The server gave a very detailed description at the beginning of each course. For example, the squid dish had parsley with it, we discovered upon tasting that the parsley flavour was a lovely mousse.

The restaurant filled up as we were enjoying our meal and there was a lovely atmosphere as the night closed in in Santiago looking out over the old town. Upon our return to the hotel we told a member of staff that we had been to Acio and he was unsurprised by our enthusiasm about the meal and commented that the chef is one of the best in Santiago.

This was the only fine dining experience we had during this trip having chosen to eat at more traditional Galician restauarants on the other nights. I don't think I could have handled the sheer quantity of food on more than one occasion.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderfull food, both simple and with a twist but always delicious”
Reviewed September 16, 2010

Had a wonderful lunch there with friends. The sardine with pimientos and bread was just amazing! All four of us were very impressed. Good wine list.

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