From Our Editors
Walking into La Flor is almost like entering a simulated garden—flowered tiles adorn the entryway, floral mosaics climb the columns in the dining room, and bright blooms are painted on the floor-to-ceiling windows. Fresh flowers even top some of the meals, fusions of Mexican, French, and Italian flavors that chef Viko Ortega has spent a decade creating. Using seasonal ingredients, Viko builds entrees such as grilled salmon with Poblano pickles and lamb shank braised in red wine and Mexican spices. Many of the menu items are more casual, such as Oaxaca-cheese pizzas and barbecued-pork tortas. Breakfast is available until 2 p.m. daily, giving diners or insomniac owls plenty of time to order bourbon-vanilla french toast or housemade granola served with seasonal fruit and low-calorie yogurt.