Flor de Cafe, SF Mission - The King of Lomito - review w/ PICS


#1

I didn’t know what to eat for lunch and walking around on Valencia Street decided to try Flor De Cafe.

I got the Original/Chilean Lomito $14. It’s a Huge sandwich with tender pork, sauerkraut, mayo, avocado, tomato. Comes with either a small cup of soup or salad. I asked what the soup was and lady said chicken soup - It was ok, lots of small chunks of chicken and carrots in the soup. I ate half and took the other half home. You can also just buy a half sandwich for $7.95.

Lady gave me a small cup of mango juice on the house, that was nice.

They have plenty of tables & chairs to eat your food. I recommend the Lomito sandwich!

Flor de Cafe
1020 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110






#2

Thanks. Out of curiosity I look into lomitos in the Bay Area and it seems most of those are from Peruvian restaurants. Doesn’t seem like many are flying the Chilean flag.


(maria ascarrunz) #3

i ate there right after they opened, and got the Lomito sandwich too, because we’d had it in Santiago, Chile, at a place made (more) famous by Anthony Bourdain on his show, No Reservations - La Fuente Alemana, a super old-school, utterly charming, diner-style restaurant. The lomito sandwich there was incredibly delicious, owing i believe to the very flavorful pork. Also, oddly, their mayonnaise is almost flavorless, but they really glop it on. I’ve read a lot of people here complain about the amount of mayo on the lomito at Flor de Cafe, but that’s the tradition. However, sadly, i didn’t think Flor de Cafe’s held a candle to the real deal in Chile. I met the owner, who was a very nice man, and I hope he does well, but his sandwich won’t become the sensation it has in Chile.

here’s video of the show. Fuente Aleman and the lomito show up around 3:35.