La Flor Blanca
of 2 reviews
1709 Berryville Pike Suite C, Winchester, VA - Map
On Monday, February 11, 2013, I had lunch at La Flor Blanca, a Hispanic restaurant at 1709-C Berryville Pike, Route 7 East. A large sign painted on the outside wall read “Salvadorian Food”; inside another sign indicated that Guatemalan food is also available. The place serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is open daily from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM. The phone number is 540-667-2652.
The menu's headings included Sopas/Soups, Mariscos/Seafood/, Amuerzos y Cenas/Lunch and Dinner, and Salvadorian Pupusas. I ordered chile relleño, a stuffed green pepper. It included arroz y frijoles (rice and beans), a salad with a piece of lime, and two small tortillas, warmed, on a small plate.
The Flor Blanca's green pepper had more stuffing than either of the chile relleño orders I had been served in the last two Hispanic restaurants I had visited. My beverage was a Mexican Coke, made with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup; it came in a 12-ounce glass bottle. I was given a straw two inches too short to drink it with.
All of the other patrons were Hispanic, including a number of carry-out customers who had apparently phoned in their orders. The place is small, with an L-shaped seating area, with no ethnic trappings except a wide-screen TV tuned to a Hispanic channel. There are seven tables; each has four chairs, despite some of the tables being smaller. Flor Blanca is Spanish for “White Flower”, and each table had a vase with an artificial white flower.
Flor Blanca does not accept charge cards; a notice on the counter emphasizes their cash-only policy. Jose, my server, told me that they had been in business for two years, replacing a pizza operation; my research showed that it was probably Giro's. Two other businesses share the building at 1709 Berryville Pike.
Suite A has an Exxon station and convenience store, and Suite B, next door, houses Delicias Mexicanas. I thought it unusual for two Hispanic restaurants to be located next to each other. I'll have to check out the Mexican restaurant the next time I eat out.