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|
56 JFK St
|Cross street:||Winthrop St|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Thu 12-230pm; Fri-Sat 12-2:30pm, 5:30-11pm; Sun 11:30am-3pm, 5:30-9pm|
|Transport:||Red line to Harvard|