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477 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3838
+1 617-369-7075
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“arepas” (21 reviews)
“plantains” (5 reviews)
“criollo” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
477 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3838
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Conveniently located on a quiet corner, (with heat lamps for an outdoor meal), this restaurant offers a variety of choices for both the vegetarian and Paleo palate. We ordered both their empanada appetizers and were offered a hot sauce from the house; amazing flavor! Then...More

Thank 123BucketList
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The food a service a notable. My son and his wife introduced us to this Venezuelan food. The lack of an exotic decor is more than compensated by the quality of the dishes. The four of us ordered a couple of appetizers and 3 entrees...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My daughter recommended this place for dinner. Never had Venezuelan food before but was willing to try it. The sweet plantains were very good - never had any before. We had the Asado Negro, Pabellon Criollo, Polvorosa de Pollo and La Primera burger. All were...More

Thank safety_princess
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Orinoco is a very good option if you want to taste something different or have cravings for Latin food. The plantains, arepas, and beans are very good! The service is excellent. The waiters were very kind, pleasing and quick.

Thank Maria U
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We just had the most amazing meal in this small cute restaurant. Staff were outstanding and the food was incredible. Would definitely recommend a visit if you want a relaxed neighbourhood experience. Worth coming back to Boston for!

Thank Katehale69
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Very small place. Both indoor and outdoor seating. Opted for outdoors. Sangria was ok. Had several different tapas and was all pretty decent. Service was ok. Loved the neighborhood this restaurant's in. The whole restaurant was full as we were the 1st one's to arrive.

Thank NurseGess
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and food is amazing. Shawmut ave location in south end of Boston,ma 02118. The best ever sangrias. Try the outdoor dining as it is very quiet and in a very nice neighborhood.

Thank thedfird
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We love this restaurant, fresh food, excellent service and nice drink. Empanadas are the best and main courses are big so better to share.

Thank Mert B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great food and a fun atmosphere! Authentic Venezuelan food, fun drinks and great service. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed 6 February 2017

5 stars all around for: staff, menu, outstanding food, delicious cocktails, and that molten chocolate cake is beyond compare. Small, intimate, and they have won me over!

Thank TravelLoverBoston
South End
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restaurants. It is also home to art galleries,
interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 477 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3838
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-369-7075
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