Morito
Cuisine: Spanish
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Address: 32 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7278 7007

Morito, opened by the owners of next-door Spanish and North African restaurant Moro, is a small, no-reservation tapas bar.

This restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand

Latest reviews of Morito

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

18 October 2012

Our star dish – crisp, cinnamon-spiced bits of lamb atop creamy aubergine, with chickpea purée and pine nuts – was an object lesson in mixing spices and textures. Cadiz-style chicharrones (meaty pork scratchings), with a sprinkling of sea salt, were simple and satisfying…

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Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

27 July 2011

Pureed beetroot with feta, dill and walnut was a perfect accompaniment to the breads and vanished swiftly with another Moorish dish of soft spiced lamb mince served on creamy roast aubergine. (…) we sampled salt cod croquettas, soft fish yielding under a buttery breadcrumb carapace so good we…

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

14 February 2011

Pork, morcilla and butter bean stew, spiced labneh with aubergine, beetroot dip with feta and walnuts, crispy aubergine with miel de caña … I’m just listing the dishes aren’t I? Well they tasted as good as they read and I don’t know enough adjectives not to be repetitive. Let’s just say they were all great. And cheap…

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john_lanchester

John Lanchester, The Guardian

8 January 2011

Salad of chopped octopus; lamb chops flavoured with cumin; a beetroot dish that was like a hummus made out of borscht and spiked with feta and walnuts – that was great, and I say that as someone who doesn’t like beetroot…

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What the Critics say

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

18 October 2012

Our star dish – crisp, cinnamon-spiced bits of lamb atop creamy aubergine, with chickpea purée and pine nuts – was an object lesson in mixing spices and textures. Cadiz-style chicharrones (meaty pork scratchings), with a sprinkling of sea salt, were simple and satisfying…

Read full review »
john_lanchester

John Lanchester, The Guardian

8 January 2011

Salad of chopped octopus; lamb chops flavoured with cumin; a beetroot dish that was like a hummus made out of borscht and spiked with feta and walnuts – that was great, and I say that as someone who doesn’t like beetroot…

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Giles Coren, The Times

11 December 2010

Not just the stand-out but the stand-up dish, as in stand up and applaud: for the fideos with prawns, saffron and aïoli, which are little inch-long strands of vermicelli-like pasta, cooked in a serious prawn stock and served with some lean, lithe little prawns (…) is a perfect thing…

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Andy Lynes, Metro

26 October 2010

This may be the casual, buzzy restaurant of the moment but the efficient service, keen prices and cracking cuisine should ensure it’ll be around for some time to come…

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David Sexton, Evening Standard

21 October 2010

Jamon, on toast, is served with fried quail’s eggs like a ridiculously good cooked breakfast, or with mushrooms (…) A small portion of a major dish, beef tagine with prunes, had extraordinary depth of flavour (…) It was more enjoyable eating here than in many restaurants costing three times as much…

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What the Bloggers say

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Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

27 July 2011

Pureed beetroot with feta, dill and walnut was a perfect accompaniment to the breads and vanished swiftly with another Moorish dish of soft spiced lamb mince served on creamy roast aubergine. (…) we sampled salt cod croquettas, soft fish yielding under a buttery breadcrumb carapace so good we…

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

14 February 2011

Pork, morcilla and butter bean stew, spiced labneh with aubergine, beetroot dip with feta and walnuts, crispy aubergine with miel de caña … I’m just listing the dishes aren’t I? Well they tasted as good as they read and I don’t know enough adjectives not to be repetitive. Let’s just say they were all great. And cheap…

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