No-reservations Venezuelan eatery known for smoky arepas, served in a cozy, Latin-accented space.

Orinoco Harvard Square
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4.5 out of 5 stars

David Ricardo
David Ricardo

4 out of 5 stars

posted 6 days ago

Orinoco was good, but other restaurants are better.

The entrance was a wrought-iron ivy gate, and passing through felt like discovering a secret world. Inside this small restaurant, the decor was thematic, and the cramped seating, though uncomfortable, fit the indie aesthetic.

I ordered the grill plate, which came with steak, chicken, and chorizo for $26. All three meats were good enough, but "good enough" doesn't deserve five stars. Especially not with such underwhelming service.

Orinoco has the misfortune of being a good restaurant surrounded by great ones. For hole-in-the-wall charm, I'd go to Pinocchio's Pizza or 9 Tastes Thai, both on the same block and at a lower price point. For great food, I'd go to Park, just across the street. Orinoco may be good, but not good enough to go back to.

Rebecca Vorwald
Rebecca Vorwald

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

So glad we stumbled upon this gem!!! A beautiful open garden dining area. Excellent staff!! The food was SO authentic. The flavors, amazing!!!!!! Do stop, if you're near. You'll be glad you did!!!!!

Anna Jones
Anna Jones

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

There's a secret entrance to magical land of food. Everything we tried was delicious! The staff was great, the atmosphere was perfect, and the food was a ten! If you haven't been to Orinoco you're missing out!

Manny Ramirez
Manny Ramirez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

BEST SANGRIA in Boston! Amazing staff and amazing food. It shows they care.

Jolt Hammer
Jolt Hammer

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

This was a fun place to eat. Lots of types of tasty dishes I've never heard of before. Very polite waiter as well.

Address

Address:

56 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Telephone:

Opening Hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm

Wednesday

12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm

Thursday

12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm

Friday

12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm

Saturday

12:00 – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pm

Sunday

11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:00 pm