Orinoco: A Latin Kitchen

Restaurants, Venezuelan Harvard Sq
5 out of 5 stars
Orinoco: A Latin Kitchen
Photograph: Courtesy Orinoco Orinoco

This cute, colorful Harvard Square haven isn’t fancy, but the setting—in a 19th-century bow-front building—is charming and the varied Venezuelan menu exudes authenticity and passion. Tuck into savory empanadas and arepas at wooden tables in the low-lit dining room, which retains its original tin walls, or settle into a summer evening on the secluded back patio. Either way, it’s the perfect prelude to a romantic flick at that date-night staple, the Brattle Theatre. 


Venue name: Orinoco: A Latin Kitchen
Address: 56 John F. Kennedy St

Cross street: between South and Winthrop Sts
Opening hours: Tue, Wed noon–2:30pm, 5pm–10pm; Thu–Sat noon–2:30pm, 5:30–11pm; Sun 11:30am–3pm, 5:30–9pm
Transport: Red line to Harvard
Price: Main courses: $13.50–$20
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