Except for the spring rolls the food was bland and barely warm. A hair in the mac and cheese [not gf] sealed the deal. We were told the menu changes frequently and there was not a lot of GF options. Service was friendly but had to wait for the check while our waitress talked with the hostess. Getting sick while writing this review. We won't be back.
Delicious food with a large GF selection. the chef and server we had were very knowledgeable and made GF eating a non-issue. It was refreshing to have so many options to choose from that were safe for me. everything is made from scratch so if you have other dietary restrictions it is easy to communicate to your server and have items modified if necessary. We had great service and enjoyed the ambiance. Nice place for a date or an evening with friends.
We enjoyed the seafood paella, mushroom risotto, peppercorn sirloin, and potato pancakes. There were so many delicious - looking items on the menu we can't wait to go back.
Apologies to those of you who went to Oro looking for GF shrimp croutons. Apparently after my first visit the recipe was changed and the shrimp croutons are no longer GF.
The menu changes often, so check online for the latest gluten free options.
Tonight I had fried (rice flour) calamari with sweet chili sauce, salmon with passion fruit sauce and citrus jicama slaw and chocolate torte.
The calamari was great - lightly battered and fried. It was heavily peppered by design, which I normally would not care for, but it really worked with the sweet chili dipping sauce.
The salmon dish was perfection. Light and flavorful. Simple but fancy at the same time. Something I think I will try to make at home myself.
The torte was little on the mushy side, texture wise. But it was hot and humid outside, which probably had an effect on the texture. It was really great with a decaf coffee.
For some reason it took me nearly two years to make it back to Oro. That will not happen again.
9/2012: Naturally gluten free plates, marked on the menu. Everything is delicious, but the shrimp croutons that come with the Untraditional Caesar Salad are like magic crack for gluten free people. I'm not sure what Chef does to make them, but I'm going with voodoo - although rice flour seems more likely.
I am extremely confused by the other two comments about Oro being an exceptional place for gluten free people. I went there expecting to have a nice selection of choices and was extremely disappointed. First of all the shrimp croutons are NOT gluten free. I am so mad at the person who stated they were which got my hopes up! There are several things on the menu that could easily be prepared gluten free but the restaurants will not modify anything. The only positive thing to say is that the chocolate cake was gluten free and very delicious. Otherwise I don't recommend going here if you have to follow a gluten free diet.
Amazing gluten free menu. This place is a Tapas restaurant with a ton of gluten free stuff on the menu. The gluten free desserts are wonderful.