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Gastronomy, around the world, has improved by leaps and bounds, over the past ten years. There are several restaurants that are at the forefront of the movement that is both exciting and innovative. Guatemala City is fortunate to count itself as being one of the...cities that is home to one of the best of these nouveau restaurants. Flor de Lis is on a short list of places that is redefining what fine dining is all about. The ten course tasting menu touches all of your senses in ways that leaves you in a state of euphoria.
I won't go into each dish except to say that the overall concept and execution of every bite was nothing short of delectable. A pure pleasure to be able to experience something different, new, and without question, cutting edge in the world of gastronomy!
10 course meal inspired by the Mayan. All local traditional delicious ingredients beautifully presented . If you are an adventurous and love gastronomy or great food this is a must stop if you are in the city of Guatemala.
We enjoy great food and always try to experience one good restaurant when we travel. This one was a really innovative experience full of surprises. The waiters take you to a very special journey explaining the origins of the meal, the story of it in...Popol Vuh, although it is sometimes difficult to understand in Spanish but you can get the translation in English. You eat most of the plates with hands. We had the 10 courses menu and we really enjoyed (450Q) and discovered vegetables and mixes we didn't know. My favourites were a salty green round toast with a vegetables cream inside and the dessert that was full of flavours (citrus like). I think we should have had the English translation every time though because now I can't remember what I ate... I just remember the Mayan stories around each dish. Go for it, it is a really good experience!More
Overall, I recommend Flor de Lis. The food is very creative and delicious. My main complaint is they backstory to the food is too long and I do not the full history of your inspiration for each dish. If you want to tell me a...very long story about the food, do it between courses not when the food is sitting in front of me. Also, there is no need to lie to patrons about what you are eating. They serve brains or ants but lie about the ingredients and the surprise patrons afterwards. I have no issues with the ingredients - I will try anything once. But I feel like Flor de Lis treats it customers like kids when the hide what they are serving to trick less adventurous customers.More
The tasting menu consists of ten dishes served on a variety of natural "plates." The server explains both the ingredients and the history -- Mayan -- of each dish. The taste in most is subtle and delicious.
Flor de Lis is a unique experience. The...visitor to Guatemala City should not miss it.More
The best restaurant in town that i´ve been to so far. The word "innovative" has been used around too much lately and may be at risk of losing its impact... well...Flor de Lis Restaurante has restored its meaning!! Through a 10 course meal the team...@ Flor de Lis walks you through the tales of the Popol Vuh... a cultural narrative that recounts the mythology and history of the Kʼicheʼ people who inhabit the Guatemalan Highlands northwest of present-day Guatemala City.
This is a MUST visit stop if you come visit the country. Also, it's chef and owner is considered perhaps the number one chef in the country. Check him out @diegotellesfdlMore
We had the 8-course tasting menu and it was quite an experience! They don't tell you what's in each dish until they serve it, lots of the courses you can eat with your hands, and the experience is enhanced with impressive presentation including a variety...of smells and textures.
It was very entertaining to hear the stories of the Popul Vuh that inspired each dish. However, our server was very low energy and seemed like she was just reciting the same thing she repeats every time, which wasn't ideal as the story was such an important part of the experience.
In terms of the flavors, we loved most of the food we ate. We had a vegetarian in our party and she said it was one of the best meals she's ever had; that it felt great to have a first-class vegetarian tasting menu as good as the regular one.
I thought three of the 8 dishes were a little bland, but the other 5 were delicious. And they were all surprising!
I would definitely return to Flor de Lis to try a new tasting menu in the future. I was surprised that the price was very good for the quality of food.More