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Orinoco

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$21 - $30
CUISINES
Latin, Venezuelan, Spanish, South American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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VINOS TINTOS‏
Syrah 2006
Montes Alpha, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Pascual Toso, Argentina
Malbec 2007
Alamos, Argentina
Carmenere 2006
Santa Ema, Chile
Merlot 2007
Santa Ema, Chile
VINOS BLANCOS
Chardonnay 2007
San Telmo, Argentina
Torrontes 2008
Bodega Lurton, Argentina
Pinot Gris 2005
Bodega Lurton, Argentina
CERVEZAS‏
Polar
Venezuela (subject to availability)
Brahma
Brazil
Pacifico
Mexico
Negra Modelo
Mexico
Presidente
Rep. Dominicana
FRIOS
Jugos
Vary daily and include: Papelón con Limón, Parchita (passion fruit), Guanabana and Tamarindo
Coke
Diet Coke
Poland Springs
Perrier/Pellegrino
CALIENTES‏
Venezuelan Espresso
Coffee
Tea
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

This restaurant has basic tables and seating with fun South American wall adornments. The focus is on arepas and empanadas. There is a nice mix of options although limited options for vegetarians. Although the seating and decor is simple, the food is great and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Favorites: sweet plantains (maduros) with cheese, beef empanadas, arepas! (Pelua and Llanera) + passion fruit (maracuyá) juice! Authentic Venezuelan cuisine!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PPG_MD
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Orinoco is a small restaurant with intimate and sort of squeezed seating. They have a limited outdoor space, which works well. This is noteworthy because it is very popular for lunch. The food is a little unfamiliar (Venezuelan cuisine) but is very accessible. The execution...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TimAshmore
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Great find. Our son lives about a block away and suggested we dine here..Everything was fantastic-meal included arepas-datiles- padilla caraquena- empanada appetizers. Eat inside or outside.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tommyh760
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Love the food and waiter staff. The food is not complicated which makes it even better. Recommend their fish and chicken. The place is super small so be prepared.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mdh95070
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

As one who has spent much time in Venezuela, this stylish yet relaxed restaurant serves authentic meals, sharing is expected, the drinks & wine selection fairly extensive & the servers are friendly & efficient. A nice place to go with a group of friends on...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank JeremiahSSNS
Reviewed July 28, 2018

We had a craving for arepas and we were not disappointed! A really nice break from the standard tourist fare with good service and super reasonable prices.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank A B
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We visited Orinoco for a colleague's going away lunch. They didn't take reservations but were able to accommodate us immediately since we arrived right when they opened for lunch. Despite our large number, the single waitress was able to serve us very quickly and individual...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank danimax2016
Reviewed November 24, 2017

Conveniently located on a quiet corner, (with heat lamps for an outdoor meal), this restaurant offers a variety of choices for both the vegetarian and Paleo palate. We ordered both their empanada appetizers and were offered a hot sauce from the house; amazing flavor! Then...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 123BucketList
Reviewed November 6, 2017

The food a service a notable. My son and his wife introduced us to this Venezuelan food. The lack of an exotic decor is more than compensated by the quality of the dishes. The four of us ordered a couple of appetizers and 3 entrees...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Mark B
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