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“it's basically "Benihana" but great for kids”
Review of Blossoms

Ranked #74 of 104 Restaurants in Fajardo
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2014

framed newspaper reviews of Blossoms still posted on the wall of the restaurant shows that it was destination dining when it opened over a decade ago. there's a japanese teppanyaki-style plancha where a chef/performer prepares the meal for diners seated around the periphery; a sushi bar; and a sit-down restaurant. when we visited in mid-August, all the action was at the benihana-style area, and for good reason--many of the diners were youngsters who really enjoyed the show (older ones are even invited to help crack eggs). it's a fun meal, but the food is just ok (so horrifying to watch the quantity of butter and soy sauce used in the preparation).

Thank holuko
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Me and my husband went to Fajardo in July to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We went out to dinner one night and selected a Chinese restaurant, Blossoms, located inside the El Conquistador Resort. We looked at the menu displayed outside by the entrance and noticed the expensive prices per dish, all dishes with the exception of fried rice, priced at $15 and a few appetizers, all are priced over $25. We decided to try their food anyway, our thinking was surely with that kind of pricing, the dishes will be delicious. I have to say, it was the WORST Chinese food we have ever eaten! We ordered spring rolls, 2 small rolls, very greasy and laid out on a bed of chopped wilted lettuce! Not only the taste was disgusting, the presentation was awful! A few minutes later, our honey chicken arrived (recommended by the wait staff), 5 or 6 pieces of breaded chicken, again, sitting on a bed of wilted chopped lettuce, and honey sauce on the side. The chicken was burnt and hard to slice! It was tasteless! We poured the honey for some flavor but that did not help! The house special fried rice arrived, with a few slices of burnt chicken, pork and small pieces of what seemed to be frozen cooked shrimp with green peas. Awful! It tasted burnt and very salty! The Chinese take outs in any neighborhood are definitely much better! This restaurant need to change their chefs! The food, shamefuly awful, lack of presentation on their dishes, and way, way overprice! I definitely will not recommend this restaurant...stay away!

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Thank MariaB08312012
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Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant a couple of times. I try to go every time Im staying at the resort. I have never had the horrible food service that other reviewers clearly had. On the contrary I have always had a a good experience. The staff is great and the cooks in the Teppanyaki section are very knowledgable. Only down side is that it is over priced. Be mindful that for a dinner for 2 you could spend around $100 without buying alcohol.

Thank Miguel V
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate here on our first night after arriving at Las Casitas Village. When we heard that the Waldorf Astoria resort had such diverse choices for fine dining, we thought that there would be no need to ever leave the premises for food. This restaurant experience changed that. We were greeted by the host who told us that even though we had made our arrangements with the concierge at Las Casitas, there was very little chance that they could accommodate us without a firm reservation. Then he led us into an empty restaurant where we were immediately sat without waiting. Our first waiter indicated that unless everyone was having hibachi, that he would not be able to serve us at the grill table. We bargained with him (an older, barrel-chested caucasian man who looked out of place in a Japanese restaurant) to allow us to have one of our party of 5 only have fried rice instead of full hibachi, but it still seemed to stretch his comfort zone a bit to do so. Then we dropped the bomb that another one in the party (me) would only be having sushi. After that, he was very unhappy about having to serve us and we started seeing another member of the wait staff (a young woman, who is the reason that this review didn't receive zero stars). When the chef came out, he went through his routine with blazing speed. It was obvious that they have been trained to do their thing and move on, but the restaurant was still empty and it would have been nice to have more of a show. He didn't speak unless spoken to and wouldn't interact with us except to answer questions. He was fast, so our food was hot, but the ingredients generated mediocre, almost tasteless meals. When the sushi arrived, it was presented well, and the extra wasabi I asked for was present. I ordered three rolls and ate them all, but I wasn't overly impressed with the flavor as I have been at similar fine dining restaurants that serve sushi. In the end, we paid more than $200 for a meal that was maybe worth half of that. It was because of this poor performance that we didn't even bother to visit the other fine dining restaurants at El Conquistador even though we had budgeted to eat multiple $200 dinner meals during our stay.

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Thank Michael H
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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We have visited this Restaurant often in prior visits to El Conquistador, and the quality of the food and the service has been consistently excellent. We have tried both Chinese and tepanyaki services and have always had a very good experience. The restaurant has honored reservations and seated us promptly upon arrival. The staff has always been courteous, knowledgeable regarding menu offerings, and attentive to our needs as customers.

Thank Eduardo T
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