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Flor De Mayo
Posted by Anonymous on 02/14/2006
I visited this restaurant based on the opinions and feedback that previous visitors had left. The food at this restaurant was not that great or even good for that matter. I tried their food in the hopes of finding an alternate to one of my favorite restaurants in Paterson, NJ. Do not get me wrong: the Service was good, they were very polite and the prices were good, a little expensive compared to Paterson. But I do not pay for service and politeness, I pay for great food. Sorry guys this is not what I expected and the food is not worth the trip into Manhattan.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/13/2006
This is a great peruvian chinese restaurant! That is right - peruvian chinese. The restaurant owners are peruvian of chinese origins and you can tell by the way their peruvian fried rice tastes (my favorite) and the fact that every asian looking waiter speaks spanish. You can also find great cuban choices as Ropa Vieja and awesome sweet plaintains. If you are up for some adventure and like to try new flavors, this is definetely the place to go. Tried the Aji the Gallina (chicken in a spice parmesan sauce) and the Choros a la Chalaca (mussels with spicy salsa). The best in the area!
Posted by Douglas on 01/07/2006
This was an interesting, somewhat unusual experience dining in for us... This is a peruvian-chinese combination restaurant. Not fusion so much, just a combined menu! The end of the week crowd packed the restaurant when we were there. They move a lot of people through there establishment - quickly - so there should be a minimal wait if you find a lineup. The service is light-speed fast. They sit you, provide menus, (slightly) impatiently wait for you to choose, and then about 5 minutes later deliver the food to your table. Typically this means that something pre-made is being warmed up in the kitchen. It was not evident when the food arrived. The quality was very good, save for the snap peas that were slightly over-cooked. Back to the service... it is odd that they have so many waiters - a mix of peruvian/mexican/chinese. They almost seem to be paid on some kind of commission because they hover over you quite a bit. Maybe it is due to the confined quarters and they really have no other place to stand. Another thing... it seemed that the central/south american fellows did not talk to the chinese fellows. A bit of a side show to the evening. Summed up... great food, good service, great value, okay decor, busy place.
Posted by Jefferstone on 12/09/2005
I probably eat at Flor De Mayo more than any other place for the simple reasons. The food is good and sometimes excellent. The prices are cheap. The staff is super friendly. And it consistently is full with the most interesting and best integrated crowd in any restaurant I've ever been to! Popular with the local home boys, so don't go there in a tux. The pollo a la parilla with rice and beans can't be beat.
Posted by Carmen on 11/05/2005
This place is awesome where else could you get such a diverse mixture of cultural foods. The food is great and there's not places like it around.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/28/2005
Lovely place to have a meal! Where else can you have Roast Chicken Plantains and Lo Mein?
Posted by Anonymous on 09/26/2005
I've been going there for over 10 years... the food is still great, service is still great and the atmosphere is still great...