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Orinoco Restaurant and Deli

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17 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 4544
11:59 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon 11:59 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:59 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Somerset Wset
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The atmosphere of this restaurant on a busy Saturday night is amazing. Service is very friendly and food is fantastic. Good sharing type food if you are in a group. I would definitely go back!

Thank Redica I
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We arrived into town a bit late and the restaurant we wanted to try was full so somewhere in the lost memory of things quite important I remembered a review about Orinoco so my thirsty wife and I decided to give it a go. Centrally located in the up and coming Brees St, Orinoco is a small tastefully decorated premise... More 

Thank jacksdad100
Malmesbury, South Africa
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The only thing negative was that they had only 2 Sauvignon Blanc wines on the menu but only one available to order. The food was good and we really liked it. Service was good.

Thank Deon B
Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Stopped here having been in the area and liking the menu when we took a look. Peruvian dishes (ceviche, pisco sour) were fairly authentic. We tried the empanada, taco and burrito two person meal.... it was more of a tex-mex feel than other parts of latin america cuisine. Pork belly tapas was very good, more like barbecue. Desserts we tried... More 

Thank epnfrn
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere. Awesome place! Rain or shine the vibe adapts. Worth a visit!

Thank Sebastian K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The restaurant is one of a number of Hip newish Tapas Bars in Greater Cape Town. Slick and stylish as only Cape Town can do. Were not huge Tapas enthusiasts but some of the dishes were good. On balance I have to say much was very sweet and bordering on unpleasant to our palettes.The food was delivered as it came... More 

Thank Roger C
Cape Town, South Africa
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Small but warm & unique restaurant in Bree Street.They have half price tapas on Tuesdays. Food was great- Awesome flavours. Friendly staff. Tips: ask them to make your Tacos crispy, its delicious. 2-3 portions per person is recommended.

Thank elmi2016
Cape Town
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189 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This was a fun evening out. The service to begin with was good BUT we waited a VERY long time for our food, at least and hour and a half. No one during this time came to tell us there was a bit of a back log in the kitchen. Nevertheless the food was good and the wine also good.... More 

Thank travelbabe40
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I had the vegetarian quesadilla and it was delicious and filling. There was also a special on, which meant I paid very little for it.

Thank AATOlive
Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

A few friends and I were looking for something different for dinner. This was a great idea! This coxy restaurant provided the ideal atmosphere. The tappis were really good and there were so many options - ideal to share with your friends and then to try as many different dishes as possible! But my favourite part of the meal was... More 

Thank Candice8686

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Latin, Spanish, South American, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:59 - 15:00
11:59 - 22:00
11:59 - 22:00
11:59 - 22:00
11:59 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 4544
Orinoco is a lively, characterful Latin American restaurant serving both authentic and fusion Latino and tapas dishes in the heart of Cape Town. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy delicious cocktails by the glass or jug with friends, colleagues and family. It is a popular venue for birthday parties and other celebrations.

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