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“Got my fix of Pintxos!!”
Review of Orio Fuencarral

Orio Fuencarral
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Ranked #790 of 11,193 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $48
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Malasana
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. /
Reviewed October 26, 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, we returned to Orio's at 7 pm. Shared 11 Pintxos and also ordered hot cooked food from the menu. The grilled prawn was ok... but the ox tail was very tender and succulent!

Reviewing Orio this morning makes me wish that mine was an evening flight - just so we could have a return meal at Orio!!

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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 sticks to be added up and charged when you finish. Cañas at 2.50 a glass and tapas at 1.95 a piece mean it's not cheap but you get what you pay for; a buzzy lively atmosphere, friendly service and a tasty bite. Well worth dropping in.

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Reviewed September 16, 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 trust their customers). Orio had some of the best tapas I've had in all of Madrid. The staff was so nice that when our favorite tapas ran out, they made a new batch in less than 10 mins. Brought my friends to this place and they loved it just as much. Definitely coming back here. Majorly recommended.

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Thank Dana B
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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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Thank Jose D
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

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

Thank halado
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