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La Flor Bakery and Cafe, in Queens, still around, still decent to pretty good ???? and cheap ?

kevin Jan 30, 2014 05:53 PM


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    Pookipichu RE: kevin Jan 30, 2014 07:17 PM

    Still decent to pretty good but I never considered it cheap. App, entree and dessert will run $30-50 a person. The restaurant can be VERY cold in winter, poorly insulated, I haven't been this winter so I don't know if they fixed that.

    1. Justpaula RE: kevin Feb 12, 2014 12:57 AM

      I still love it. I live only five blocks away, so it is sort of a go-to place, so perhaps I am biased. But, even on my birthday last year I told my husband that I wanted to go there. The food is always solid, their salads, pastas, entrees, and apps are still excellent with great flavor and never leave you with that gros,s heavy feeling - despite nice not-skimpy portions. Their service has improved significantly from their earlier days. I alway feel like everything I eat there is very fresh and has this odd, in a good way, combo of delicate and robust flavor. Everyone I bring there is always very pleased. They recently did minor redecorating and they still frequently have very charming live musicians. My only issue is that their "specials" menu didn't change for a long, long time. I used to be excited see what was on special but for at least three dinner visits over the course of a month or two, it was the same menu. I haven't been in a little while, but now I have the urge and hope they are offering new specials.

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      1. re: Justpaula
        PHREDDY RE: Justpaula Feb 13, 2014 06:51 AM

        I too live only 5 minutes away, and like to go for breakfast on Sunday...consistent, fairly priced, and easy parking on the street.

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          janie RE: PHREDDY Feb 13, 2014 07:18 AM

          I find their menu so tired and old..the shrimp tacos at demole are 1000% better and and have a ton of shrimp in them...also there are other reasons I'm not crazy about L.A. flor I used to eat there a lot but stopped

          1. re: janie
            kevin RE: janie Feb 13, 2014 03:18 PM

            What other reasons ??????

            And where's the joint with the better shrimp tacos ????

            By tired, do you mean the ingredients are no longer fresh ????

            than ks.

            1. re: kevin
              Pookipichu RE: kevin Feb 13, 2014 05:45 PM

              I stopped going to la flor, because my meals at nixtamal were always more satisfying

        2. re: Justpaula
          Jim Leff RE: Justpaula Feb 13, 2014 08:49 AM

          Chocolate cookies still good?

          1. re: Jim Leff
            kevin RE: Jim Leff Feb 13, 2014 03:19 PM

            Yeah, what else is good here ????

            I don't think I'll stop by just for echolocate chip cookies.

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