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Orinoco

477 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3838
+1 617-369-7075
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“arepas” (20 reviews)
“beef” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Spanish, Colombian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
477 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3838
Neighbourhood: South End
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

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 5 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
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Orinoco is a trendy Venezuelan eatery deep in the South End of Boston, its intimate interior complimented by a summertime patio that allows guests to take in the bucolic hipness of the neighborhood. The food is solid and filling, but in the end is much...More

Thank Huitzilipoxtle
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I went to Orinoco before heading to a latin music concert at a local venue, and it was a great into to the smells, tastes, and styles of Latin America. We split a palmito salad -- which had a very flavorful dressing, and sweet hearts...More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Absolutely delicious!!! Had the Parrilla Caraqueña meat plate. It was well seasoned and full of flavor. I definitely will be back to try more dishes here! Also may I add; the bacon wrapped dates are AMAZING!!!!!

Thank Monnia B
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

So disappointed !!! They ran out of arepas so we left the restaurant. This is basically 75% of the menu. I understand there is food crisis in Venzuela but you can get flower for arepas in all grocery stores in Boston.

Thank MilakdM
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Delicious lamb shanks and empanadas. Nice corner location we had seating that looked to the outside. The service was very prompt and courteous.

Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 18 October 2016

For a night in Boston, I had identified several interesting looking menus and found multiple possibilities for an exciting gluten free meal. And, as a result, my 3 companions had interesting tasty food. Sadly, although my online research indicated there would be lots of gluten...More

Thank Ooctavia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is located on a corner in a nice residential district. I went at the recommendation of a long-time Boston couple and was not disappointed. Sorry - I forget what I had! - but I remember really enjoying the atmosphere, the wait staff, the...More

1  Thank firenze1959
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

1st time experience eating out food from Venezuela and liked it. We had ribs and grilled beef. You should order a side plate as this only comes with a salad which is not commen for us European. Food was well prepared and served. Can advise...More

1  Thank Do V
Nearby
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets
while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings
from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are
scattered around this neighborhood. There are many
gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and
restaurants. It is also home to art galleries,
interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open
market during the summer months. The South End is a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail