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Flor De Mayo
Posted by nah on 05/02/2010
This place had pretty good reviews but I really don't see why. It claims to be a "Peruvian/Chinese" restaurant but it really is just a Chinese restaurant with the menu items listed in Spanish. I ordered the "Peruvian" Lomo Saltado which was basically beef fried rice. The fried plantanes that we ordered were virtually tasteless and were supposed to be the "crispy" variety, but came out soft and chewey. For some reason, there was a was a line of people waiting the be seated the whole time we were eating, but the food was very mediocre. I don't understand the appeal. It was an alright value and the service was decent, but the food was disappointed which is all that matters.
Posted by Manny Fresh on 04/27/2010
I luv this place & everyone I take can agree. The drinks are strong. Watch out for that Mai tai. The porkchops and rice are amazing. This spot is know for the chicken.
Posted by Nomi on 04/08/2010
Best chicken and even better service. Drinks are pretty good too.
Posted by bobo on 02/07/2010
Salt is a centuries old way to preserve meat and certain vegetables to preserve them against bacterial growth and unpleasant flavors. Look at lox, duck confit, finn and haddy, canned anchovies , and bacon just to name a few. Flor de Mayo is carrying on this tradition with their famous pollo de brasa and other items on their menu. But these dishes are not meant to be preserved; they are supposed to be fresh. I wonder what they would taste like without all that salt. Next time you eat there notice the salt. With their reputation and loyal following, I think this is a restaurant that could really stand out. For me, it is a place to have kind of good, but very salty food. What is being masked by all that salt? And what kind of wonders could their chefs create if they didn't rely on salt to mask off flavors or lazy cooking?
Posted by Lily on 01/12/2010
I cannot believe this restaurant - it's a diamond in the rough. I recommend this restaurant - absolutely. The combo half chicken w. fried rice is absolutely delicious - chicken breast is so hard to make tender when roasted, but this restaurant had made it their secret! I will come back here whenever I can. The service is amazing and so attentive; their food is of the best quality, and their atmosphere is highly designed to complement family gatherings, date nights, and friends meeting for dinner.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/28/2009
amazing! like i love this place, inexpensive, food comes fast taste amazing
Posted by Bronx, NY on 08/25/2009
They have the BEST chicken in all NYC!!!! I love a lot of the other dishes too. I come to know the staff & hosts very well because I frequent this place. They are very nice and very FAST service. There are 2 locations. The location I go to is at: 101St Street & Amsterdam. Great place!