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22 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02445
+1 617-232-9505
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful South American restaurant with a nice variety of dishes. The restaurant doesn't take reservations so best to try your luck if you're not in a rush or come a little earlier. The bar is a nice place to sit and relax with some great cocktails

Thank Paul R
Boston, MA
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We are a family of 4 with 2 meat lovers and 2 who eat seafood only. Everything that we ordered was freshly made with quality ingredients: from soups to traditional Venezuelan Arepas and Empanadas to 2 dishes of ribs. The vibe is casual and fun and the service is very friendly. We will definitely be back.

Thank kazuzu111
Level Contributor
62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I was on holiday in Boston, staying in Brookline and came across this Venenzuelan restaurant by chance. As someone who lives in a London suburb, I haven't come across too many restaurants from Venezuela, so we though we'd try it. The place was so dimly lit that at first I thought it was closed. I'm glad we went in because... More 

Thank indiancamp
Boston, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Visited here for early dinner on a friday evening with family (wife, 2 small children) Service: We arrived a bit before 5:30 but the manager/owner offered to seat us while they finished setting up. He made thoughtful suggestions (my son wanted a soda and I wanted to find something a bit healthier and so he suggested passion fruit juice with... More 

Thank travelingman979
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Went for dinner right when they opened at 5:30pm on a Friday. Not problem getting a seat, although it had filled up by the time we left at 7pm. Great food with interesting flavors, and the Venezuelan cuisine is a nice change from the many generic Mexican places in Greater Boston. Good service, too.

Thank Brian M
Brookline, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Orinoco is an inviting restaurant with good service and authentic Venezuelan cuisine. We always enjoy our meals here at this little neighborhood gem.

Thank 718Susan718
Aarhus, Denmark
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Cozy with great food, empanadas were crisp not greasy. The scrambled egg breakfast with stewed beef and black beans would make me a regular customer if I lived here, only wish I could've had room to try the arepa's.

Thank Chuck F
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Love the food! Consistently excellent! Great atmosphere! Excellent service! Love the place! My son is hooked on the arepas!!

Thank tdo2002
Brookline, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

My friend and I come here for the lamb, and always share a palmetto salad and a Pisco sour. The bacon-date-almond appetizer is phenomenal. The whole meal is pricy, yep, but worth every penny for a worthy occasion. The drinks are pricy and potent, and delicious. What a treat! We've been coming here for years.

Thank Lisa G
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Our son took us their after a visit to MFA. It is not in the neighborhood but he was willing to drive to introduce us to the place. I would definitely visit this place again and recommend it to other people

Thank Galina P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Venezuelan, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02445
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-232-9505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?