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Flor de Mayo

maya Feb 21, 2006 07:12 AM

Going here for the first time. Searched for some reviews but they were very old.

Any suggestions of what to get for a first time visit there?


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    Ora RE: maya Feb 21, 2006 09:47 AM

    They are famous for the rotissiere chicken, which is good to me, but not great. A fun inexpensive spot, but I've had better chino-latino...

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      maya RE: Ora Feb 21, 2006 03:32 PM

      Where have you had better? Just curious! Anywhere in NYC?

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        Ora RE: maya Feb 22, 2006 10:40 AM

        If you are asking about where I've had better rotissiere chicken (which is what Flor De Mayo is famous for)--I really like the chicken at Malecon on Amster & 99th (ish). They make the chicken in the window and give you a nice lime sauce to pour over it. Malecon is straight Cuban though--not Chino-Latino.

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          Pan RE: Ora Nov 3, 2006 06:33 AM

          El Malecon is not Cuban at all, but Dominican. And it's between 97th and 98th Sts., for those of you keeping score at home.

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      Kimberly RE: maya Feb 21, 2006 09:48 AM

      I can't help but order the Peruvian chicken with a side of fried rice...Every single time! It's the ultimate comfort food! Enjoy...

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        Jojo RE: maya Feb 21, 2006 11:10 AM

        Lomo Saltado is amazing!!

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          Dave Feldman RE: maya Feb 22, 2006 02:00 AM

          You didn't mention which FdM you are going to. If it is the one on Amsterdam, I'd go 100% with the Peruvian dishes -- especially the specials, tallarin saltado (I prefer it over the lomo saltado because I'm fond of the pork adobo on Thursday nights and the fish special on Friday. I'm not wild about the fried potatoes here), parihuela (if available), any spicy soup on special, etc.

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            helen RE: maya Feb 22, 2006 05:22 PM

            Squid Rice (basically fried rice with squid and squid ink) is insanely good. You can get it chinese-style or Peruvian-style, and while they taste different I'm still not sure which is which.

            The standard rotisserie chicken is also fabulous.

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              Daniel76 RE: maya Oct 31, 2006 02:26 PM

              I went to Flor De Mayo yesterday.. The chicken is way over hyped.. Its average at best. I was upset to see that they changed there sauce or at least last night it was different..Was missing most if its lime.. The Yuca was fried topped with garlic. The Yuca was not cleaned well and often had the inedible string. Also some parts of the Yuca were raw. The maduras were rather sucky too. The Cilantro Rice was dry and nothing too special.

              However, there was one thing we really enjoyed.. The Masitas Fritas were truly good. I was very suprised at just how good they were.. Chunks of fried pork.. Not dry, but juicy and crispy and above average. I would order from Malecon next time, but I might crave the Masitas one day..

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                plf515 RE: maya Nov 3, 2006 10:59 AM

                If they have the seafood soup (parihuela sp?) when you go, it's really good.

                The spare rib appetizer is good, if you like the old-style Chinese (or maybe Chino-American) style of ribs

                When it's cold, the asopaos are good (soupy rice with chicken, can also get it with shrimp or lobster, but I've only tried the chicken)

                The chick pea side dish was good the last time I had it, not sure why I haven't ordered it more recently

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