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“beautiful place, great food!!!!!!!!!!”
Review of La Florida

La Florida
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking
Description: Cuisine, new product development, boutique wines
Sao Paulo, SP
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“beautiful place, great food!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed November 22, 2011

The restaurant is in an antique house, the view through the window is beautiful. The owner, Carlos gives you one of the most incredibles gastronomique experiences. You can hear the birds sings.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank saletequintas
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed April 20, 2011

This restaurant is not on the cheap side, however it is totally worth it.

I've been there twice, both times the food was amazingly good. The owners were always extremely friendly and willing to talk. The chef's willingness to discuss his entrees, starters, the pleasure he takes in describing them and talking about them even after you have eaten is really a pleasure. For the lovers of "american-style" service, they should be aware this is not it, it is south-american style. Paced, the waiter lets you have your private conversations without constantly interrupting, but will be delighted to have an honest conversation with you. So, don't got if you are not in the mood to sit and enjoy a moment,
lay back a little, and just make the most of the time spent with your travel mates.

The servings are the right size, the menu is creative and yummy. The place, an old house in front of the river, with a back room that has windows towards the gate of the colonial city is beautiful, the eclectic decor with vintage objects from several epochs is amusing to watch and walk around while waiting for the food.

  • Visited August 2010
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4 Thank demianw
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awful service”
Reviewed April 4, 2011

After reading a lot of reviews about this restaurant I decided to go with my parents on a Day tour in Colonia. The atmosphere is cool , but I was shocked with the service.

We got in the restaurant and asked for the menu. Then my mother asked of the toilet and the waitress simply said, "You will stay? You may only use the bathroom if you guys will stay, otherwise use the public restroom.

She said that giving me the menu and I was so angry that neither wanted to look.
I thanked him and went to second the recommendation of Trip Advisor.

  • Visited April 2011
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6 Thank thalesac
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
“Amazing food”
Reviewed March 15, 2011

We discovered this restaurant on tripadvisor.com and we are regreatless. The food is amazing. Me and my wife asked for tho plates: ravioloni filled with salmon´s paste with zools (small lobster) and a wonderfull top secret sauce; and a linguado (a white fish) with zools, potatos, spices and the same top secret sauce. Both were terrific! The enviroment is very pleasant and also has good taste and creative decoration. The service could bere more efficient, and it is very informal for the price - however the made is very simpathic!
One tip: they doesn´t accept credit card, as well as the greater number off restaurants off this wonderfull city.

  • Visited March 2011
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Thank Gui_Reich
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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Baffled by why this restaurant is so popular - not worth the price”
Reviewed February 12, 2011

After reading the rave reviews, we decided to try La Florida during our day trip from Buenos Aires. The restaurant itself is really cute, great atmosphere. The prices were quit high but we knew that going in however a wine we order consistently at restaurants in Buenos Aires was 5 times more expensive at La Florida.
There were 4 people in our party and we tried 4 different dishes. I had the black ravioli which was ok but drowning in sauce. ALL the dishes were drowning in sauces to the point it looked like soup on our plates (could not even see the fillet of fish on the plate). It was difficult to actually taste the food. Some dishes were also over spiced, again to the point of struggling to taste the fish or meat. I love spicy foods but you need to be able to taste the food.
Overall I regret going to this restaurant. I think a parilla would have been a better bet for half the price and much higher quality of food. There is no way the cost justifies the quality of food you are served. They do, however, have excellent sangria :)

  • Visited February 2011
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1 Thank Stefcia42
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