Best of Boston
2018 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Brookline Village
At this brightly decorated eatery, the pernil arepas ooze mojo-marinated pork and Guayanés cheese, and the tequeños melt at first bite. And unlike its sister locations, this Orinoco also offers a full bar—order a tart caipirinha and raise a toast to Venezuelan cuisine done right.
22 Harvard St., Brookline Village , 617-232-9505, orinocokitchen.com