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La Flor de Loto

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Sabana Norte, San Jose, Costa Rica
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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
Good flavors from China

At first sight from outside you won't pay a cent for it, but gojng inside the ambience and decoration is a traditional but modern Chinese restaurant, red and white. The food is great, the menu is very colorful in dishes terms, they have a lot, so is difficult to decide. I tried the egg rolls 4... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Yagorubio
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Bogota, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

At first sight from outside you won't pay a cent for it, but gojng inside the ambience and decoration is a traditional but modern Chinese restaurant, red and white. The food is great, the menu is very colorful in dishes terms, they have a lot, so is difficult to decide. I tried the egg rolls 4 units is a lot... More 

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Tipp City, OH
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We ate here several times and service was good, and food was good. Some things different than what we are used to, but they had own unique flavors.

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Escazú, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 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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59 reviews 59 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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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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