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||Contact:|
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|