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La Flor de Loto

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Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Experience

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Julian A
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Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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