Orinoco

2 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
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2 ratings

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56 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Celiac

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We had a great experience here, the servers understood cross contamination and let us know to stay away from everything that is fried. I had the beef and cheese arepa as well as the chicken area, and it was great.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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No gluten free menú, but the waitress was very helpful in figuring out what was safe. Lots of delicious GF food!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Restaurant

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great food but be careful when ordering. A lot of their food is naturally GF, but comes with plantains - not fried in a dedicated fryer.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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I have been here multiple times and each time the server and owner are incredibly knowledgeable about gluten and celiac. Most of the menu is (naturally) gluten free and is delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Used to go to this restaurant before I knew about the celiac, glad I can still go. Arepas themselves are gf, and as long as your filling isn’t fried, it should be safe. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Called ahead and all of the arepas can be made gluten free. I ordered one of the pernil arepas that normally comes with sweet plantains in it, they noted that those are fried in shared oil so they made mine without the plantains. I felt very safe ordering here and did not feel sick at all. Ordered a Caipirinha to drink and it was authentic and delicious! Definitely will return.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Arepas are GF and absolutely amazing. My favorite in the Boston area, hands down.

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