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#37 of 1,141 Restaurants in Raleigh
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18 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1842 (Wilmington)
+1 919-239-4010
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oro is a true tapas restaurant with exceptional small plates in an elegant, contemporary setting tucked into a downtown corner. We like it for spontaneous suppers for two or a quick drink in the beautiful bar, with a plate or two to stand in for dinner. It's a dinner-only restaurant, but its Sunday hours make it a good place to... More 

Thank Chancy K
Raleigh, North Carolina
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 6 was excited to try Oro which came highly recommended. The restaurant is very inviting with the decor and color pallet- the first floor has large windows while street views are available on the second level. Everything is very open and clean. We liked that fact that we could try many different options instead of everyone ordering... More 

Thank AbbyCorrine
Detroit, Michigan
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103 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a few days and a friend had always wanted to go there. The service was excellent the food was delicious, and inviting atmosphere, both couples totally enjoyed the evening.

Thank RobertPatrick
Roslyn, New York
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

ORO is one of my favorite places to eat in Raleigh. The food is awesome, small plates, upscale Tapas and great drinks. Have the truffled mac and cheese, and the campfire for desert. Try and have a drink at the bar. The TV screens are embedded into the mirrors. The owners are awesome people and i highly recommend Oro when... More 

Thank norman50
Browns Summit
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Very impressed! High quality food creatively prepared. You are encouraged to share which was fun. Wide variety. We had grilled octopus, truffle mac & cheese, crab cakes, tilefish, an artesanal cheese plate, & a really nice llama malbec. Short walk to Meymandi concert hall. Kudos!

Thank S7139VEjimg
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We met up with a large group of friends for restaurant week. The wait staff was amazing, very attentive, and knowledgeable. The food was absolutely delicious. I can't comment on cost of food since it was a set price for restaurant week. We're glad we tried this restaurant, and will definitely be going back! The only reason I didn't give... More 

Thank emarie2015
Apex, North Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

A group of 4 went for Triangle Restaurant Week. They had the prix fixe menu and their normal menu available. We started with a few of their specialty cocktails - No Pagne, No Gain and a Moscow Mule - both were excellent. We had the Corn Chowder and the Roasted Cauliflower Gratin for apps - both were great - I... More 

Thank craigwig
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at ORO. It was a great opportunity for our teenage son to try some unique foods he had never had without the need to order an entire entree. We must say that we felt put off by a couple staff members that were a little snobbish. Maybe we didn't behave or dress like the... More 

Thank Rachel S
Cape Coral, Florida
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Beautiful place, great wine, food is good, very busy, needs reservations on the weekend for sure!!! Food is wonderful, latin influence.

Thank msbrazil
Morgantown, West Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Was here for a work meeting with colleagues, and everyone loved it. The sesame cauliflower was outstanding, as was the truffle mac and cheese. And the mirrors over the bar turn into TVs to watch the game!

Thank PYnet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1842
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-239-4010
ORO features generously portioned, sharable tapas-style comfort food re-interpreted for a modern palate.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?