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If it’s after 6.30pm, you might have to join the orderly queue outside this little sibling of next-door Moro, where couples are encouraged to sit at the orange Formica bar – all the better to catch a glimpse of the “magic” chefs in action. Described by one reader as the “best tapas joint in London”, Morito’s ever-changing menu might include classics such as tortilla, croquetas and boquerones alongside more inventive options including scallops with seaweed and pickled cucumber or fried rose shrimp and baby squid with sumac and alioli. Sherry lovers can enjoy a great selection by the glass, including a limited-release fino ‘en rama’ – an unfiltered, bone-dry sip that’s perfect with seafood. With its hard stools and cramped tables, Morito doesn’t encourage lingering, but as an atmospheric pitstop on Exmouth Market, it’s hard to beat.


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    Emma Rose Tully :: Review: Morito | Daydreamer

    Morito is a tapas bar right next door to the famously successful Moro in Clerkenwell; it’s run by the same people, Sam and Sam Clark, and occupies a spot that used to belong to the legendarily good Spanish deli Brindisa. The menu at Morito changes on a daily basis and is inspired by the tastes and flavours of the western Mediterranean: Spain, Portugal, Gypsy and North Africa.

    With a tiny interior, couples are invited to sit at the bar whilst larger groups huddle around small tables that line the walls. Sunny orange tones decorate the walls while lively music and the chitter-chat of diners fill the room. The...
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    Dips Dines :: Morito - Excuse the Chairs | Dips Dines

    I’d been eagerly anticipating my meal at Morito, given it’s the little sibling of Moro where I’d once upon a time had an extremely enjoyable dinner.

    Located the heart of Exmouth Market, you’ll find this very small & very busy tapas bar. Bear in mind you can’t reserve a table in advance – although if it’s full when you show up, put your name & number down and be free to wander off for a drink – they’ll happily ring you when your table is ready...
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    COVERS & CAPERS :: Morito, Exmouth Market | COVERS & CAPERS

    It’s no surprise, then, that the best Spanish food I’ve had is in London, as my recent drop in to Morito in Exmouth Market confirmed. Unlike myself, proprietors Sam and Sam Clark clearly knew where to look when they went abroad. The resulting inspiration has to be the best Spanish import since Enrique Iglesias first graced our ears with ‘Hero’.
    First impressions seem authentically Catalan – small and unassuming just the sort of place I’d walk past in hope of better but with nothing particular in mind. But in London this is exactly what you’re after. Morito has remained one of the best places in the capital for...
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Sam and Samantha Clark

The husband-and-wife duo behind Moro and its neighbouring tapas bar Morito come as a pair. Both worked at The River Café, but it was at legendary gastropub The Eagle that they met. Their honeymoon was a Camper-van trip around Spain and Morocco, on a recipe-gathering mission in advance of the 1997 opening of their now famous eatery on Exmouth Market. They get rave reviews for their various Moro-themed cookbooks too.

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