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Jan 12, 2009 08:11 AM

What's good at Orinoco?

Going to be eating at Orinoco within the next few days, any suggestions for what's really good? Also, preferences between Brookline/South End locations?

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  1. I liked the Mechada Arepa: Venezuelan-style stewed shredded beef...$5.95 w/lime dipping sauce at the Brookline location. You'll need lots of napkins

    22 Harvard St, Brookline, MA

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    1. re: Taralli

      The bacon wrapped dates are really good.

    2. Second the dates. If you go to the Brookline location try the Cranberry mojito. I'm still trying to recreate that one at home!

      1. I've only been to the South End location, but recommend the Palmito salad (a way to get some of those aforementioned datiles while pretending to be restrained about it), the Pabellón Criollo (shredded beef) and the Torta Fluida (molten chocolate cake -- to make up for choosing the salad).

        1. I would also recommend the dates and the Arepa with the fresh cheese