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  • Venezuelan, South American, Nuevo Latino, Latin American
  • 22 Harvard St, Brookline MA02445 42.33388 -71.119029
  • (btwn Linden St & Webster Pl)
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  • (617) 232-9505
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Lunch

Antojitos

Little Cravings

Datiles bacon wrapped, almond-filled dates   7.00
Maracuchitos queso paisa wrapped in sweet plantains   5.00
Tequenos * guayanes cheese wrapped in crisp dough and served with chipotle ketchup   6.75

Arepas

Traditional Venezuelan Grilled Corn-Flour Pocket Sandwiches.

Domino * black beans (contains pork) and palmizulia cheese   5.75
Guayanesa * (v). venezuelan creamy guayanés cheese   6.00
La Gringa edam cheese   4.75
Jardinera * (v). guayanés cheese, sweet plantains, guasacaca   6.00
La Lianera grilled flank steak or chicken, onions, red peppers, avocado, and special sauce   6.75
Mechada venezuelan-style stewed shredded beef.   6.00
Pelua venezuelan-style stewed shredded beef with edam cheese   6.50
Pernil * mojo marinated pork, guayanés cheese, tomato   7.00
Queso De Mano * (v). venezuelan hand-made cheese   6.00
Reina Pepiada shredded chicken salad (contains mayo), avocado, and tomato   6.00
Valenciana grilled chicken, tomato, red onion and guasacaca   6.75

Empanadas

Traditional Latin American Turnover Patties

Mechada venezuelan style stewed shredded beef with a fresh greens salad tossed with queso blanco, sherry vinaigrette and mojo criollo   8.50
Verde made with 100% plantain dough and filled with forest mushrooms, piquillo peppers and manchego cheese; with a fresh greens salad tossed with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette   8.75

Ensaladas

Orinoco grilled chicken breast, with a fresh greens salad, green grapes, tossed in a sherry vinaigrette, topped with toasted almonds   8.75
Palmito heart of palm tossed with fresh greens salad tossed cabrales cheese vinaigrette with bacon wrapped dates   8.50
Remolacha Con Cabra roasted beet tossed with a fresh green salad tossed in a sherry vinaigrettefresh goat cheese and pine nuts   8.00
add chicken   3.00

Sandwiches

French Bread Sandwich Served With Sauteed Onions, Peppers, Lettuce, Tomatoes And Special Sauce.

Pepito De Pollo grilled chicken   7.00
Pepito De Carne grilled tenderloin steak   7.00
Pepito Mixto grilled chicken and steak   7.00
Pernil Galipan slow-cooked pork toasted sandwich with tomato and special salsa   7.25

Principales

Main Dishes

Polvorosa De Pollo criollo chicken guiso in a polvorosa dough pie served with spring mix and mango chutney   14.50
Pabellon Criollo venezuela’s most folkloric dish: shredded beef, white rice, black beans and plantains   14.00

Al Lado $4.50

On The Side.

Arroz Con Caraotas white rice with black beans (cooked with pork) in a bowl   
Tajadas fried sweet plantains   
Tostones crispy green plantains mini-cakes with signature mojo   
Yuca crispy sticks with signature mojo   

Postres

Desserts

Quesillo homemade traditional venezuelan custard with caramel   4.50
Torta Fluida molten chocolate cake made with 100% venezuelan dark chocolate   6.00

 

Dinner

Antojitos

Little Cravings.

Cocas Del Dia spanish flatbread, two types: champiñones: sautéed oyster & shitake mushrooms with garlic, manchego cheese, arugula, shaved black truffles, porcini glaze; or guayaba: guava preserve, goat cheese, arugula, fig glaze.    8.00
Datiles bacon wrapped, almond-filled dates   7.00
Maracuchitos queso paisa wrapped in sweet plantains   5.00
Mini Costillitas apple cider, slow-steamed, baby-back ribs with guava bbq, tapas-style   8.00
Tequenos guayanés cheese wrapped in crisp dough and served with chipotle ketchup   6.75
Trio De Empanadas cazon, domino, and mechada empanadas with signature mojo   8.25

Arepas

Traditional Venezuelan Grilled Corn Flour Pocket Sandwiches.

Domino * black beans (contains pork) and palmizulia cheese   5.75
Guayanesa * (v). venezuelan creamy guayanés cheese   6.00
La Jardinera * (v). guayanés cheese, sweet plantains, guasacaca   6.00
La Gringa edam cheese   4.75
Mechada venezuelan-style stewed shredded beef   6.00
Pelua venezuelan-style stewed shredded beef with edam cheese   6.50
Pernil * mojo marinated pork, guayanés cheese, tomato   7.00
Queso De Mano * (v). venezuelan hand-made cheese   6.00
Reina Pepiada shredded chicken salad (contains mayo), avocado, and tomato   6.00

Ensaladas

Salads

Orinoco grilled chicken breast, with a fresh greens salad, green grapes, tossed in a sherry vinaigrette, topped with toasted almonds   8.75
Palmito heart of palm tossed with fresh greens salad tossed cabrales cheese vinaigrette with bacon wrapped dates   8.50
Remolacha Con Cabra roasted beet tossed with a fresh green salad tossed in a sherry vinaigrettefresh goat cheese and pinenuts   8.00
add chicken   3.00

Empanadas

Traditional Latin American Turnover Patties

Empanadas Machada venezuelan style stewed shredded beef with a fresh greens salad tossed with queso blanco, sherry vinaigrette and mojo criollo   8.50
Empanadas Verde made with 100% plantain dough and filled with forrest mushrooms, piquillo peppers and manchego cheese; with a fresh greens salad tossed with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette   8.75

Principales

Main Dishes

Asodo Negro panela, onion slow-cooked beef roast served au- jus with rice and sweet plantains   13.50
Pabellon Criollo shredded beef, white rice, black beans and plantains   14.00
Pollo Adobo adobo criollo marinated-halved chicken with oregano oil and grilled scallions   14.00
add malanga gnocchi in a trumpet mushroom cream   5.00
Polvorosa De Pollo criollo chicken guiso in a polvorosa dough pie served with spring mix and mango chutney   14.50

Platos De La Cocina

Orinoco's Signature Dishes

Adobo Smoked Churrasco 12oz quick smoked strip-steak churrasco, char-grilled with a panela-red- wine-glaze, arugula blue cheese salad in a balsamic, dry mushroom/cranberry vinaigrette   19.00
Atún adobo-rubbed high grade yellow-fin tuna seared and served with arugula sun-dried tomato vinaigrette salad and toasted pepitas   19.00
Beef Tenderloin Churrasquito 7oz. beef tenderloin, rolled-cut churrasco style, char-grilled with crab picadillo, grilled asparagus, and salsa chimi   19.00
Cordero Tradicional pistachio-panela-plantain crusted nz lamb chops with mint mojo, arugula cabrales cheese salad   19.00
Costillitas apple cider juice slow-steamed baby-back ribs with guava bbq sauce & yuca fries   19.00
Lomito Guayanes beef tenderloin grilled with melted guayanes cheese served with a cabrales vinaigrette arugula salad and panela asado veloute.   19.50
Mahi-Mahi plantain crusted mahi-mahi with "rabo encendido" and tomato escabeche. (this dish contains meat)   17.00
Parilla Caraqueña orinoco’s grill plate with a seasoned 4oz stripsteak, 1/4 marinated chicken, grilled chorizo, guasacaca, and yuca frita with signature mojo   19.00
Roasted Portobello Arepa portabello-filled arepa made with sweet roasted corn and anise seeds—with sautéed wild mushrooms, sweet corn and spinach and huitlacoche sauce.   15.00

Al Lado

On The Side.

Arroz Con Caraotas white rice with black beans (cooked with pork) in a bowl   4.50
Espinaca A La Brava sautéed spinach with mushrooms, garlic and corn   5.50
Grilled Asparagus with chimi sauce   4.50
Tajadas fried sweet plantains   4.50
Tostones crispy green plantains mini-cakes with sundry tomato vinaigrette   4.50
Yuca crispy sticks with signature mojo   4.50

Postres

Desserts

Quesillo homemade traditional venezuelan custard with caramel.   4.50
Torta Fluida molten chocolate cake made with 100% venezuelan dark chocolate.   6.00

 

Sunday Brunch

Desayuno Venezolano

Traditional Venezuelan Breakfast Fare.

Cachapa * traditional corn pancake with melted queso de mano.   9.00
Cachapa Pabellón traditional corn pancake with mechada, tajadas, black beans, queso fresco.   14.00
Resuelto venezuelan-style scrambled eggs, black beans, carne mechada, plain arepa.   9.50
Pa' Los Gringos venezuelan-style scrambled eggs, yuca hash, chorizo, plain arepa.   9.50

Antojitos

Little Cravings.

Datiles bacon wrapped, almond-filled dates.   7.00
Maracuchitos queso paisa wrapped in sweet plantains.   5.00
Tequeños guayanes cheese wrapped in crisp dough and served with chipotle ketchup.   6.75
Trio De Empanadas cazon, domino, and mechada empanadas with signature mojo.   8.25
Tajadas fried sweet plantains.   4.50

Arepas

Traditional Venezuelan Grilled Corn-Flour Pocket Sandwiches

Pelua venezuelan-style stewed shredded beef with edam cheese.   6.50
Pernil * mojo marinated pork, guayanés cheese, tomato.   7.00
Queso De Mano * (v). venezuelan hand-made cheese.   6.00
Reina Pepiada shredded chicken salad (contains mayo), avocado, and tomato.   6.00
Carupano chroizo and onions grillé.   5.50
Guayanesa * (v). venezuelan creamy guayanés cheese.   6.00
Mañanita venezuelan-style scrambled eggs and chorizo.   5.50
Mechada venezuelan-style stewed shredded beef.   6.00
Pabellón black beans, mechada, tajadas and queso blanco.   6.75

Ensaladas

Salads

Palmito heart of palm tossed with fresh greens salad tossed cabrales cheese vinaigrette with bacon wrapped dates.   8.50
Remolacha Con Cabra roasted beet tossed with a fresh green salad tossed in a sherry vinaigrettefresh goat cheese and pine nuts   8.00
add chicken   3.00

Empanadas

Traditional Latin American Turnover Patties

Empanada Mechada venezuelan style stewed shredded beef with a fresh greens salad tossed with queso blanco, sherry vinaigrette and mojo criollo.   8.50
Empanada Verde made with 100% plantain dough and filled with forest mushrooms, piquillo peppers and manchego cheese; with a fresh greens salad tossed with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette.   8.75

Sandwiches

French Bread Sandwich Served With Sautéed Onions, Peppers, And Special Sauce.

Pernil Galipan slow-cooked pork toasted sandwich with tomato and special salsa.   7.25

Postres

Desserts

Quesillo homemade traditional venezuelan custard with caramel.   4.50
Torta Fluida molten chocolate cake made with 100% venezuelan dark chocolate.   6.00

 

Especiales

Friday-Sunday. Available For Dinner Only.

Antojitos $15

Little Cravings

Ceviche Trio * pargo: fresh caribbean red snapper, hibiscus/panca/lime sauce/cilantro   
* atun: yellow-fin tuna, coconut/lime/sesame sauce-black sesame seeds.   
* lobster: lobster, mango aji amarillo basil sauce truffle salt popcorn.   
Roasted Portobello Arepa portabello-filled arepa made with sweet roasted corn and anise seeds, with sautéed wild mushrooms, sweet corn and spinach and huitlacoche sauce.   
Cachapitas corn pancakes with chicharron and cardamom crema fresca.   

Principales

Main Dishes

Carne grass-fed organic rib-eye round beef steak with crimini mojo, truffle, cheese arepa, nabo/goat cheese slaw.   25.00
Panela Salmon panela marinated salmon, cook to order, served over aji amarillo creamed quinoa with jicama/arugula salad and broken olive vinaigrette.   19.00
Lomito Guayanes beef tenderloin grilled with melted guayanes cheese served with a cabrales vinaigrette arugula salad and panela asado veloute.   19.50
"La Primera" Burger pork/chorizo patty, manchego cheese, peruvian criollo salad with rocoto aioli, chipotle ketchup and truffled-salted hand-cut fries.   14.50

 

Jugos $2.75

Juices

Guanabana    
Guayaba    
Papelón Con Limón    
Parchita    
Piña Y Menta    

Cervezas

Beers

Estrella spain   5.00
Negra Modelo mexico   4.75
Pacifico mexico   4.50
Polar venezuela   5.50
Presidente dominican republic   4.50

Wines By The Glass

Tintos

Red

Cabernet Sauvignon - 2011 pascual toso, argentina   9.00
Carmenere - 2010 santa ema, chile   8.50
Malbec - 2012 los alamos, argentina   8.00
Merlot - 2010 santa ema, chile   7.50
Shiraz - 2009 santa rita, chile   9.00

Blancos

White

Chardonnay - 2011 montes, chile   8.00
Torrontes - 2012 lo tengo, argentina   8.00
Prosecco, NV mionetto, italy   8.50

 

* Venezuelan Cheeses Are Imported, Thus These Dishes Are Subject To Availability. (V) Vegetarian.
Orinoco
22 Harvard St
btwn Linden St & Webster Pl
(617) 232-9505
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