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477 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3838
+1 617-369-7075
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“arepas” (21 reviews)
“plantains” (5 reviews)
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Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Spanish, Colombian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
477 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-3838
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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 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 11 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 10 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

1  Thank Walter C
Reviewed 10 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
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
  • 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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