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“Friendly chinese in central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Flor de Loto

La Flor de Loto
Ranked #28 of 599 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Jose, CR
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Friendly chinese in central location”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Ok first off, it is not a traditional, truly chinese restaurant. Not a lot of chinese people frequent the restaurant, in fact. But it is a very friendly, clean, tasty restaurant. So if you are looking for traditional chinese food, don't bother, but if you are looking for a good restaurant with awesome hot plate dishes and tasty shrimp, try it. Service is good, not excellent. This is a convenient, friendly restaurant apt for dates, business dinners, and family dinners. The menu is large and has something for everyone.

  • Visited April 2012
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English first
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best chinese food in San Jose!”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

This is our favorite chinese restaurant in San Jose. Delicious

Visited March 2012
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Thank Tammy F
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Escazu, Costa Rica
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Best”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Costa Rica. Although some consider it very occidentalized, I have not been in China to compare. Tut, the food tastes very well! Service is always quick and waiters remember your name, even if it has been some time since they last saw you. Things like remembering if you like your beer with or without foam and that you like bread. I do not know if they have mango in China, but thier chicken in mango sauce is tops. So is tenderloin in tangerine skin rinds. thier family dishes are well balanced and not extralarge, but more than enough. This is not a restaurant for the sophisticated few. It is for those that like good food, close to center of town in a nice neighborhood. Prices are considerate, even low. Their take out is also very good popular.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank AlfredoFournier
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San José
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“You can get better chinese easily, but it's ok”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

The restaurant itself is nice, it has very traditional chinese decorations and the service is very elegant. The prices are really good, but if you are looking for a really good chinese you should go someplace else. Flor de Loto is very much western-style, with its friendly waiters and its numbered menu. It is a good choice, though.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank macbatmanuel
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Escazu, Costa Rica
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Decent Chinese Food, Great value”
Reviewed December 26, 2011

It's not easy to find good Chinese food in Costa Rica, but Flor de Loto is one of the better options. Besides the standard Chinese fair, they have a few special dishes like the "Sizzling Rice". Prices are very affordable, and service is quick and efficient.
Decor leaves a lot to desired, and it can get very busy on Sundays.

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Thank CRHeel94
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