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Orinoco

22 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
+1 617-232-9505
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“arepas” (18 reviews)
“plantains” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:30All hours
CUISINES
Latin, Venezuelan, South American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
22 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 11 May 2017

The title says it all: I ordered the Orinoco salad, which being a signature dish ought to be excellent, right? The greens were good but it came with a mound of white chicken meat, not tossed with the salad, but on the side, and it...More

Thank Dad_from_the_Midwest
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Small and crowded for the dinner crowd. Wait staff were friendly but somewhat rude in that they would 'bump' you rather than ask you to move (we were with a large crowd having drinks at the bar). Food was just okay in my opinion. Drinks...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It gets the full 5 stars because the food was unbelievable, the margarita was delicious, and the server was friendly and reliable. I got the Pabellon Criollo, which I learned is considered by many to be the official dish of Venezuela, and it was definitely...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Have been wanting to go here for a while, but it was always too busy. Stopped in on a Saturday around 6pm on the way to Boston and it was not that busy. We asked for a different table but since it was just the...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is a wonderful South American restaurant with a nice variety of dishes. The restaurant doesn't take reservations so best to try your luck if you're not in a rush or come a little earlier. The bar is a nice place to sit and relax...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We are a family of 4 with 2 meat lovers and 2 who eat seafood only. Everything that we ordered was freshly made with quality ingredients: from soups to traditional Venezuelan Arepas and Empanadas to 2 dishes of ribs. The vibe is casual and fun...More

Thank kazuzu111
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I was on holiday in Boston, staying in Brookline and came across this Venenzuelan restaurant by chance. As someone who lives in a London suburb, I haven't come across too many restaurants from Venezuela, so we though we'd try it. The place was so dimly...More

Thank indiancamp
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Visited here for early dinner on a friday evening with family (wife, 2 small children) Service: We arrived a bit before 5:30 but the manager/owner offered to seat us while they finished setting up. He made thoughtful suggestions (my son wanted a soda and I...More

Thank travelingman979
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Went for dinner right when they opened at 5:30pm on a Friday. Not problem getting a seat, although it had filled up by the time we left at 7pm. Great food with interesting flavors, and the Venezuelan cuisine is a nice change from the many...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Orinoco is an inviting restaurant with good service and authentic Venezuelan cuisine. We always enjoy our meals here at this little neighborhood gem.

Thank 718Susan718
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-232-9505
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