Restaurant review: Orinoco in Cape Town

I have been working with Orinoco, a restaurant in Bree Street, Cape Townย for a while now assisting with their marketing. I get to look at their menu and current specials on a daily basis and I told Pieter we *have* to have dinner there one evening. So last night, we had dinner there and oh my hat, the food was divine! Once you see the pictures below you’ll understand… We had a few tapas and then Pieter had a main meal, and I had a dessert as my main (because I can ;-)).

For those of you that are not familiar with Orinoco, it’s a Latin American restaurant based in Bree Street, Cape Town. Until 15 November 2013 they are running a half price tapas special on selected tapas (you can view their half price menu here) and they have an extensive variety of other tapas too.

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Orinoco’s half price specials running until 15 November

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Bread and condiments

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Chilli poppers and grilled prawn with a corn tortilla and guacamole and pico de gallo

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Bread croutons with beef topped with onion marmalade and a Dijon sauce

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Spicy avo and grilled prawn in crispy pastry

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Pieter’s main meal

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My dessert

Pardon the quality of the last two photos, I had to take them with my phone as the light was too low for my digital camera. The food at Orinoco was amazing, I was stuffed by the time we left. Pieter needed a main meal too as he felt the tapas alone was not enough for dinner, but it was definitely more than enough for me. Chef Migdalia is very passionate about what she does, and this is evident in Orinoco’s food. Between Migdalia, Danny and the waiters the service is efficient and friendly.

If you’re looking for a unique dinner spot in Cape Town, give Orinoco a try. They also do year-end functions and birthday parties. Even if you’re just looking for a restaurant venue for your birthday party in Cape Town, email Orinoco. Guests can order from the menu and I promise Orinoco will make the evening special for you ๐Ÿ™‚ You can book online for dinner, a year-end function or a birthday party – follow this link.

If you’ve been to Orinoco before – chat to me in the comments and let me know what your experience has been like? I’d love to hear from you ๐Ÿ™‚

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