Forget what you heard about "spicy" being a staple of Latin cooking. Sure, you'll find a little spice in this Venezuelan restaurant, but it's the rich, varied flavors and playful twists on classic dishes that keep customers coming back to Orinoco. You can order the new-world-style bacon-wrapped almond and dates or go for the more traditional cornmeal arepas. Our recommendation: try the tequeños (fried cheese, Venezuelan style).
477 Shawmut Avenue, Boston | 617.369.7075 | 22 Harvard Street, Brookline | 617.232.9505 | 56 JFK Street, Cambridge | 617.354.6900 | orinocokitchen.com