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“One of the best brunches in NYC” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Flor Cafe

La Flor Cafe
5302 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 426-8023
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Ranked #3 of 126 restaurants in Woodside
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“One of the best brunches in NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

This is an exceptional neighborhood Latin/Mexican restaurant. It is in Woodside, beside the elevated tracks of the 7 train, near 52nd St station, about 20-30 minutes ride from midtown. It's not quite standard Mexican, but more a thoughtful and satisfying assimilation of Mexican influence and chefly technique. Consider coming here for their breakfasts in particular. The Puebla breakfast is one of the best brunch treats in the whole city.

For visitors, it's an experience of an older cinematic New York as well. The trains clatter by on the elevated line that runs down the center of the street, which is lined with a range of little ethnic eateries. If you want pictures of something other than the standard tourist sights, come here and do yourself a favor.

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Bunbury, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Our best meals in NYC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Love this little cafe!! Lovely atmosphere, live music, delicious menu, affordable pricing and great service!! The portobello mushroom salad was my best meal in NYC by far!! Only a very short walk from the Woodside Quality Inn on Queens Blvd and adjacent Subway line 7, station 52nd/Lincoln St. We dined here a few nights during our NYC holiday and every meal has been super impressive. Live music from 7pm. Great location. You won't be disappointed.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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9 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Delicious late night desserts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

If you are staying at the nearby Quality Inn Woodside, one block south, and did not dessert after dinner in the city, La Flor will lure you in. This is a perfect spot for your coffee and dessert. Delicious chocolate mousse. Live music night we stopped. Neat place, right there in your hotel neighborhood.

Visited May 2012
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Sunnyside, New York
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“Sets a very high standard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This chef-owner run restaurant is z gem. Viko was trained as a baker and his baked goods are really wonderful, but you have to earn them by eating an entree from his great menu. The cuisine is schizo - part Mexican down home - tacos, moles etc - and part his own take on nouvelle American/Continental. Both are really good - well prepared, fresh ingredients (the cilantro zings out of the Latin selections).

Hint - go and look at the display case before you order, to get an idea of desserts and salads and sides. BYOB.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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10 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic Mexican food, which is kinda hard to find in NYC!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

My friends turned me on to La Flor, they raved on and on about how the chef is phenomenal etc. Usually, when my expectations rise like that, I am ultimately dissapointed somehow. La Flor did not dissapoint one bit. The waiter was extremely friendly and the ambiance was pretty darn nice considering you are right below the 7 train. There was live music which you don't see a lot of in Queens but was a plus. The real highlight however was the food. We had the Burrata Cheese app which was exquisite and the waiter brought out a complimentary paté that was amazing. I had the mole chicken enchiladas which reminded me of the moles I tried in Mexico City some years back. My wife had a Salmon plate (molcajeta?) that was out of this world, perfectly spiced and accompanied with fresh guac and corn mashed potatoes. The only dissapointment was the dessert. We had tres leches cake, and this was on the lower end of the tres leches spectrum. It was more like 1.2 leches. Nonetheless, make the trek out!!!!!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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