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“The BEST chinese restaurant in San José”
Review of La Flor de Loto

La Flor de Loto
Ranked #30 of 636 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
“The BEST chinese restaurant in San José”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Flor de Loto has been my favorite restaurant for years...“Very delicious food at good price!!! Really enjoyed the food!!!”

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Winsford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Quality food - though lacking atmosphere and a little style”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Just up the road from the Barcelo Hotel and is worth visiting as the food is very good. Be warned don't order too much - the portions are substantial - classic Costa Rican ! I had the Hot (and Sour) soup - which was excellent, meaty and 'hot' - followed by schezuan prawns on noodles and spring rolls - no chance of finishing the meal ! Very tasty ! The restaurant was a little 'cafe' style, bright and lacked any atmosphere so not recommended for a cosy romantic meal - though accepting this it is well worth visting for the food. Price was slightly high (though I did order too much food) - meal plus beer 14,000 ($28)

Visited January 2013
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Thank Dave B
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escazu
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very few Chinese ingredients”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I live in Costa Rica.When i asked the main lady why they don't use the authentic ingredients sold here in the Chinese markets the reponse was " We,the owners and i, buy the good stuff for ourselves". I mean,really, carrots in the stir-fry? No real Chinese broccoli or watercress? Never once saw that in China nor in the U.S.Chinese restaurants. Bread rolls on the table? How ridiculous. They give the Ticos and Gringos what they can get away with----lots of fried rice.

  • Visited November 2012
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Dominical, Costa Rica
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“OK Chinese food at a reasonable price”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Reasonable food, it is OK; probably the only reasonably priced Chinese restaurant in this part of town. Clean. Lots of regulars. Tico bread - for appetizer - is terrible, typical Tico bread, like puffed air with a bad crust. Reasonable service. Doesn't open until 6:00, which I didn't particularly like as we like to eat early. They permit BYOB, not sure if there is a corking charge or not. We eat there occasionally as we stay in that area when visiting San Jose, and we do keep going back. It is hard to find reasonably priced good food in that part of San Jose. We live in Costa Rica, but San Jose visits are always over night trips for us. This is one place we keep going back to by default. If you want GREAT Asian food, go to Tin Jo downtown, or Mi Chef on the other side of the park, but get out your wallet!

  • Visited August 2012
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Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“good chinnease restaurant”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Its a good Chinnease restaurant, the restaurant is a little old, not fancy at all. but great food great for big groups.

Visited January 2012
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