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22 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
+1 617-232-9505
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“arepas” (22 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
“black beans” (3 reviews)
Latin, Venezuelan, South American
$$ - $$$
22 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I did not know that Venezuelan food was so delicious! We tried a bunch of small plates. The drinks were also great. The Pisco Sours and the mojitos in particular. We had a vegetarian in our party. She had plenty of dishes to choose from.

Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Orinoco is the real thing. This food is great. We have only been there for arepas, which are so tasty. I cannot wait to try some of the other menu items. The staff are very friendly and helpful. This is a gem - don't miss...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We had the best authentic food for dinner. Tasty appetizers - ribs, arepas, plantains. Satisfying main course - fish, beef, lamb dishes that were full of flavors! Will be back at 1st opportunity.

Thank OlgaGCritic411
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Amazingly Authentic and Delicious Venezuelan Food!!! Get the Arepas and fried plantains and am adult beverage!!!

Thank Jared W
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Had lunch here on a whim and was very impressed. Food, service, decor all were terrific. Friendly and not noisy. The empanadas were delicious and nicely presented. I will go here again and check it out for dinner. So try it!

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch. Alejandro was our waiter. Very patient and helpful. Food and service was outstanding, restaurant was clean. We will go back

Thank mainefolks2014
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Dropped in by accident friday night, enjoyed it so much we came back on saturday night! Great Venezuelan food, not too pricey, good music, bar-vibe. The meat is cooked in sweet, heavy sauces, so you have to like that sort of thing. And they don't...More

Thank 927mickeyc
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I met a friend here for drinks and a light bite. The beef empanada was terrific. It came in four pieces around a timbale of greens. It was filling yet fresh. The greens were more plentiful and interesting than expected. Empanadas can be doughy though...More

Thank ExecutiveNomad
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We enjoyed lunch here during a visit. There are plenty of starters to choose from and refreshingly the main course plates are reasonably sized. The flavors and ingredient combinations are a refreshing change. Plantains with cheese and the mushroom empanadas were favorites. I wish I...More

Thank LisaBgrrr
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This restaurant knew to ask about Cross Contamination and I felt the food was safe. The prices are great and the food is really delicious and super fresh. I got a Reina Pepiada Arepa with The corn flour roll it cam on was super light...More

Thank steph1
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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