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La Flor de Loto

Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #33 of 298 restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Tasty, affordable asian place. A little over crowed at noon. Ask for the iron-dish fried rice, great value.

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Elk Grove, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It was pretty bad Chinese food with the vegetables in all the dishes being under-cooked. The price was fairly reasonable for the amount you received. I got the combination platter for two (I was there by myself) and ate half leaving half for the following day. I had hoped for a lot better experience since I kept seeing cars and... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The restaurant was full shortly after we arrived and got our table for dinner. Our family has many varied desires and tastes when it comes to restaurants and Flor de Loto created very different opinions among the family. Some liked the more unusual offerings, the vegetarian was not pleased with the limited options if soy was avoided, the vegan found... More

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White Plains, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

My husband and I ate at La Flor de Loto on a recent visit to San Jose as it was near our hotel. The food was okay, with a mix of Americanized and more authentic dishes. Bread and margarine on the the table, and not a chopstick in sight....My husband had sauteed octopus with black bean sauce, which was tender... More

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Chinese food is NOT the same around the world. But the food here was good and it was plentiful. (Thankfully we could bring the leftovers to the hotel) Unusual that bread and butter were served and also unusual (but a great idea) that you were given lemon juice, instead of lemons that may have been touched with unclean hands, to... More

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Mexico City
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This small restaurant serves very good dishes; I recommend chop suey and all soups and also seafood; is important to arrive early for lunch (11.30) because at noon is crowded. It's closed at 3 pm and re opens for dinner (more quiet and enjoyable). Easy parking is another advantage.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Problem is, I am used to great Chinese Food growing up in New York City and living in South Florida so finding good Chinese Food in my opinion in Costa Rica has been impossible to say the least. This place is average but try the fried stuff, which is always good but of course bad for your health. I had... More

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San Jose
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Flor de Loto is one of my favorite places to eat in San Jose. From the great service to the superb food, it is on my list of highly recommended restaurants. The options in the menu are numerous, you will always be wondering what to order as the variety is great. I recommend the "Cena de Ciruelas" dish, which has... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We ordered tofu soup, mango chicken, fried rice and 2 bottled waters. Our bill was $32! The mango chicken was fried chicken strips served separate with a pureed mango sauce. The rice didn't come with it and we had to order it separate. No vegetables were served with the chicken or the rice. We expected something a bit more with... More

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San Jose
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

not cheap but good food, convivial atmosphere and extensive menu. Take a walk in Sabana Park a few steps away after a delicious Chinese/Tico lunch.

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