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La Flor de Loto

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Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
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  • 36
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A local favorite

Flor de Loto is considered as the best Chinese Restaurant in San Jose by many of us locals. It is also famous for being the place where former president and Nobel Peace Price winner Oscar Arias, went for lunch on Sundays. It is usually crowded at lunch so you should make a reservation or wait at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Mamerkaba
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Tres Rios, Costa Rica
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  • Late Night
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Escazú, Costa Rica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Flor de Loto has easily become the best oriental restaurant in the great metropolitan aerea of San Jose. Its great food, its oustanding service with exceptionally corteous waiters and its great location are just unsurpassed by any other oriental restaurant in town. As commented by other reviewers the place gets very crowded at lunch time, so is best to arrive... More 

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Tres Rios, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Flor de Loto is considered as the best Chinese Restaurant in San Jose by many of us locals. It is also famous for being the place where former president and Nobel Peace Price winner Oscar Arias, went for lunch on Sundays. It is usually crowded at lunch so you should make a reservation or wait at least 15 minutes to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The food is great and plentiful and the service is good (the waiters we had spoke enough English so that we were able to communicate with each other). One of the odd characteristics, to a North American, is that they serve bread and butter. The cuisine is mainly Chinese! As mentioned, the servings are plentiful and therefore more than we... More 

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Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I had lunch there today and had the sliced pork with crispy rice. The pork and the vegetables were delicious and made for a great mix of flavors. The sauce together with the crispy rice was really out of this world, great texture and taste! The service was excellent. I was good but pricey.

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Amsterdam
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It was our first meal in Costa Rica, a country we didn't know. We expected Asian prices and were shocked to find out that two simple dishes with meat and rice came down to 30$. Wow. It was good food, large portions, but we think that it was too pricey.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Chinese food so good I returned for a second meal before going home to US. This restaurant has a huge menu. They were flexible in adjusting ingredients to our liking and were very helpful in avoiding food allergy problems. The veggies were fresh and crisp. The iron-plate crispy rice is a yummy speciality. Food was not overly salty, service was... More 

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Peterborough
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Located a block from the Hotel Palma Real, so within walking distance! Great service and wonderful food!!!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25

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