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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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Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Spanish, Colombian
$$ - $$$
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
South End
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while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings
from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are
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interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
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
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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