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“Filling, but Not Quite What We Expected”

Orinoco Restaurant and Deli
Ranked #240 of 1,163 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Orinoco is a lively, characterful Latin American restaurant serving both authentic and fusion Latino and tapas dishes in the heart of Cape Town. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy delicious cocktails by the glass or jug with friends, colleagues and family. It is a popular venue for birthday parties and other celebrations.
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Filling, but Not Quite What We Expected”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We picked Orinoco out of homesickness, being from Texas and living in Nairobi, so we were expecting a more familiar South American experience rather than an African twist on staples, but everything tasted very good. Good tapas menu, but few choices on mains. Best servers we had in Cape Town.

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Don't miss out !”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

I would love to keep Migdalia as one of Cape Town's best kept secrets but that would just not be right. Every bite was a taste explosion. Such different exciting meals - makes me want to rush off to Venezuela ! Really, if you are looking for something out of the ordinary and you love meeting the owner and trying new dishes - GO to Orinoco you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited November 2013
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Hallandale, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Latin American restaurant in Cape Town”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

I absolutely love Orinoco's food. The ambience is casual but very warm. Chef Migdalia comes to talk to the table an explains her food and sometimes even brings you a tequila shot!! If going. In a group you can order a margarita or monitor jug. Everything I ate was delicious and I will always go back to try their always changing specialties.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank AWtraveller
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Latin American gem in Cape Town”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

The arepas are the best! The owner and waiters are always very accommodating and friendly, the vibe is great and the cocktails and juices are super. Highly recommended and definitely a favorite in Cape Town :)

  • Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a surprise!!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

I was visiting Cape Town on a business trip and got invited for dinner. Little did I know that they invited me to a Latin Restaurant. I'm from Venezuela and was very surprised about finding a Latin American place in South Africa!!
The food was awesome, it was like home food!! the test of fire was the arepas (traditional Venezuelan dish), and they where delicious, just like back home.
The service was excellent!! Migadlia ensured nothing was out of order, well done!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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