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56 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4906
+1 617-354-6900
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“arepas” (20 reviews)
“plantains” (9 reviews)
“shredded beef” (7 reviews)
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Latin, Venezuelan
$$ - $$$
56 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4906
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Tucked away down a narrow path on JFK St., Orinoco feels like a bit of a hidden gem. Inside, it's intimate with small tables and dimmed lighting. The server was casual and friendly—my friends and I spent the first 10 minutes catching up, and he...More

1  Thank Christina M
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We have a small gathering and decided to try Orinoco. The food was great , fresh and tasty. We tried arepas with chicken filling, empanadas (Mushroom and beef), delicious fried plantains, black bneans, rice, and beef.

Thank Nidia N
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I was really looking forward to trying Orinoco, but the Guayanesa was badly burned (inedible) on half of the bottom and even the unburned part had so-so flavor. The three Empanadas I had were decent but not great. The 2 people I ate with had...More

1  Thank Rob_from_MA
Reviewed 13 November 2017

For those of you who don't know, the restaurant is located in an alley so don't panic if you walk on JFK and can't find it. It is just hidden. My friend and I came here for a light lunch during the weekend, we were...More

Thank Danny M
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I'm not quite sure how to rate this restaurant. My wife and I went with our daughter and her husband. They really like it. The food was decent enough, some was really good. The issue for me was the service. In the first place we...More

Thank Ed A
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

First of all, I am Venezuelan . The waiter was attentive , the local clean, and the decor has pieces hand made in Venezuela you can no longer find there. I have some made by the same guy 10 years ago. Now, the food. The...More

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The food was great, but boy, how do they intend on staying in business treating customers so poorly in Cambridge? It took some good 10 minutes for menus to show up at the table, and after a short while we were getting major attitude about...More

Thank BostonWordly
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The food is always on point. It's hard to choose what to eat from the menu because everything sounds so good. Service is friendly and relaxed. Prices are reasonable. Everything tastes fresh. Wine by the glass is good, nice selection of international beers. Good music...More

Thank Isadora L
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The restaurant staff service was horrible and racist. They did not serve us water nor took our order despite repeated requests. The hostess was dismissive and suggested I leave if I was unhappy with the service

1  Thank adityapittie1972
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is one of those places that you would walk right by and miss out on. Located in the Harvard Square area, it's tucked down a corridor and doesn't have very good signage from the street. However, it's worth searching out. We ate inside, but...More

Thank CMRieck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4906
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-6900
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