La Flor

In what is technically Woodside, we went to La Flor, a Mexican fusion restaurant on the corner of  Roosevelt and 53rd st. It’s essentially Mexican food with a European twist to it. The prices are notably higher than in the average Mexican place around the area – so don’t expect three dollar tacos – but you can still get most of the menu items for less than $20.

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The location is right outside the 52nd street 7 stop, across from a bakery. The roses you see on the awning are also etched into some of the windows.

It seems larger on the inside than it does from the outside.

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Don’t stuff yourself with the complementary bread you wait for your entrees!

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A few of the entrees clock in at exactly $20.95, one of which is this oven baked jumbo shrimp dish. A solid amount of large shrimp are stuffed with crabmeat, circling a mix of mashed and spinach, along with a corn scampi sauce. This was hands down the superior of the two dishes we tried – the shrimp was succulent, and all the ingredients complemented each other very well.

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Although this looks a bit like soup, these are actually the  “hometown chicken enchiladas”, and they definitely didn’t live up to their $15 price. Simply put – they were a bit bland and boring. While not bad per se, none of the ingredients stood out, and even the normally distinctive mole sauce was underwhelming. If you have a craving for enchiladas, this is definitely not the place to go. Chips or De Mole are far superior.

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Bonus points for an inventive, rustic menu design.

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2 responses to “La Flor

  1. I’ve never been there for dinner, but La Flor’s brunch is one of my favorites in the area. It’s really excellent—and far cheaper than dinner!

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