Pollo a La Brasa (Peruvian Special Chicken) Never Before served In The U. S. A. Our Roast Chicken Is Specially Brought Here for The Chicken Eater Lover. They Look As a Regular Roast Chicken. But, The Different Is Our Special Ingredients, You
Upper West Side gem! I think people are confused by this place and as a Peruvian I feel obligated to clarify things. Flor de Mayo is not a strictly Asian place with a Peruvian menu on the side, nor is it newfangled "fusion". Flor de Mayo offers a very-well known type of Peruvian Chinese cuisine called Chifa which has existed in Peru for many, many years brought by Chinese immigrants to South America.
Flor de Mayo is always busy (but they do seat you quickly!) and it's a noisy, casual atmosphere. There are many Peruvians in here, which is always promising. The menu is big which causes many people to get lost, but I suggest keeping your eyes on the prize and ordering the traditional Peruvian dishes such as ceviche (fresh fresh fresh), lomo saltado, or their prized pollo a la brasa. I stole a taste of my friends tallarines con lomo and vowed that I would order that sometime.
The rotisserie chicken is outstanding-- tender, moist, and full of flavor. I usually refrain from ordering anything still on the bone but this was completely worth it. The maduros (plantains in Peruvian spanish) are perfect and caused much envy at the dinner table when they arrived as my side dish. The half chicken with rice or maduros is a large portion and very filling (comes with a bit of salad which I didn't particularly care for). With very authentic Chifa, generous portions, and very reasonable prices, Flor de Mayo has found its place on my list of UWS favorites.
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What I Ate: pollo a la brasa, ceviche, maduros
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