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Orinoco

  • 56 JFK St. Map It
  • Harvard Square
  • Latin American
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/13/2016

Fodor's Review

It's easy to miss this red clapboard, Latin American restaurant located down an alleyway in Harvard Square. Don't. Owner Andres Banger's dream to bring bountiful plates of superfresh family fare from his home country of Venezuela to Cambridge (as well as Brookline and the South End), will reward you with delectable, palm-sized arepas, or crispy, hot, corn-flour pockets stuffed with beans, cheese, and pork; pabellon criollo, moist shredded beef with stewed beans, rice, and plantains; and red chili adobo–marinated, charred pollo (chicken). Empanadas, hearty salads, and stuffed French-bread sandwiches at lunch, along with a small selection of wine and beer, round out the very affordable menu at this casual eatery. When weather permits, ask for a seat on the hidden back patio, a quiet flower-and-fountain-filled oasis that makes the rest of the world feel very far away.

Restaurant Information

Address:

56 JFK St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, USA

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Phone:

617-354–6900

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon.
  • Reservations not accepted

Published 07/13/2016

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