Flor de Loto

Oaxaca, Oaxaca

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This restaurant was lovely. They had a good selection of vegan food, the service was exceedingly fast and friendly, and the food was tasty and affordable.

I stopped in for breakfast and was in a big rush so the couple (an older couple that I assume run the place) really rushed to bring my food but they didn't skimp on the quality of food or service. I explained that I was vegan and they were very accommodating. The lady recommended the mole enchiladas stuffed with soy picadillo, which is a sort of veggie burger crumble, raisin, olive mixture. It was great! I got the breakfast special, which included the enchiladas, a torta (white bread bun usually used to make sandwiches), juice, and tea, coffee, or chocolate. All of this for about $6 or $7, and mind you that I ordered the most expensive breakfast option!

The enchiladas were very tasty and I was impressed that they offered a vegan picadillo stuffing instead of the usual potatoes or beans I'd been given elsewhere. The hot chocolate was good (many people told me that I HAD to have chocolate in Oaxaca), and I am glad they offer to make it with water instead of milk, but it wasn't the rich, creamy drink I am used to. Then again, soy milk in Mexico is mad expensive so I wouldn't expect too many places to carry it.

On my way out, I asked them to prepare me a torta to go so I could eat it for lunch later. I was hoping to get one of the more interesting options like gluten milanesa or maybe jamon (ham) but they were out of most veg meats. They offered a veggie burger, which didn't sound impressive but it was a delicious, homemade veggieburger, likely made of soy and spinach. They served it on the big white bun that tortas always come with, beans, and avocado and confirmed that I did not want mayonaise. I forgot to put salsa on, which was my fault, but the sandwich still had fantastic flavor and made the perfect snack on the drive back to Mexico City. I think it cost something like $2, which was really affordable!

Please go here!


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A rotating veggie menu of the day. Absurdly inexpensive. Soup, bread, salad, entree, dessert and drinks. Attentive service by an efficient, polite but never chatty waitress.

We liked the lentil soup we had. The salad was very basic and didn't necessarily come with any dressing. The mushroom tostados entree was very good too. Not the very best vegetarian food we encountered in Oaxaca (that would be La Olla) but a fine place for lunch.

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