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Orinoco

22 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
+1 617-232-9505
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“arepas” (19 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Latin, Venezuelan, South American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
22 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7905
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1 - 10 of 60 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were surprised by the quantity of food received. This was a very good value and the drinks were delicious. We all ordered arepas which we thought were small. We all over ordered as these were a good size and well filled with delicious options....More

Thank William S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Went to Orinoco, a small restaurant in Brookline Village, since it was in walking distance from my hotel. Food was very good. Ordered the Adobo Quick Smoked Churrasco. It was delicious, one of the best steaks I have had in a while. Served with a...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I felt so nice having a dinner with original recipes. Kids loved Tequeños and Empanadas. I had an excelent Lomo Nero and everybody enjoyed the meal. Nice waitresses. I really liked

Thank Gaby D
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The title says it all: I ordered the Orinoco salad, which being a signature dish ought to be excellent, right? The greens were good but it came with a mound of white chicken meat, not tossed with the salad, but on the side, and it...More

Thank Dad_from_the_Midwest
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Small and crowded for the dinner crowd. Wait staff were friendly but somewhat rude in that they would 'bump' you rather than ask you to move (we were with a large crowd having drinks at the bar). Food was just okay in my opinion. Drinks...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It gets the full 5 stars because the food was unbelievable, the margarita was delicious, and the server was friendly and reliable. I got the Pabellon Criollo, which I learned is considered by many to be the official dish of Venezuela, and it was definitely...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Have been wanting to go here for a while, but it was always too busy. Stopped in on a Saturday around 6pm on the way to Boston and it was not that busy. We asked for a different table but since it was just the...More

Thank Jill W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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