Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
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- Mayflower Seafood RestaurantMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Nov 03, 2013
When the pilgrims came to America, not only did they bring with them tobacco & the idea of property ownership. Nope, they also brought large portions of competively-priced fried rice & chow meinJ/K ;p
Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, a popular Chinese restaurant of Manny Pacquiao & other Pilipino celebrities.
Visiting Olvera Street for Dia de Los Muertos, we thought no better way to celebrate the traditional Mexican Holiday than to have Chinese food at Mayflower ;p
Inside, lots of plant decor greeted diners as they walked in.
Complimentary tea was brought to our table while we selected our food-
House special fried rice-
Large portions! Bits of BBQ pork, shrimp & other meats to tantalize the tastebuds. The rice wasn't as oily & salty as I'd like (bad, I know), but it wasn't awful at all.
House special chow mein-
Squid, BBQ pork, chicken and other meats on top of fried chow mein, accompanied by bok choi, carrots etc. I was expecting stir-fried chow mein, but I went with it. The bits of meat were tender, in a hearty sauce. The chow mein on the perimeter had a delightful crunch.
Large, tender cuts of beef with a spicy little kick. This was a favorite for us.
Mayflower has a promo in the weekly Pilipino newspapers for $2.99/fried fish. We were pleasantly surprised by how much fish the $2.99 got us. The sole had to have been 2 lbs! We pecked away at the tasty flesh like piranhas.
Not being able to finish & asking for styrofoam containers, yet another pleasant surprise awaited us - complimentary tapioca for dessert!
Warm, sweet & delightful - like me! ;p
Seating is plentiful, with 3 suites used for seating and 1 banquet hall. You may consider this a Pilipino restaurant with all the Pilipinos dining here. It was like a Pilipino convention ;p We were lucky to watch a birthday celebration a few tables away.
Parking is metered in the front, with a pay lot nearby. Mayflower is open late to 2am everyday.
I recommend Mayflower Seafood Restaurant for a quick bite or for your next large gathering. The food, while not the best Chinese I've had, certainly wasn't bad, either. 3 stars are what I would normally give. However, the friendly owner kindly checked on us, thanking us for coming. That, along with the complimentary tea & tapioca, added a 1/2 star from me, rounded up to a 4.
- Mayflower Seafood RestaurantMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3First to ReviewMay 26, 2013
Typical of Chinese restaurants Mayflower doesn't care much about its appearance and its dumpy look belies its size and menu selection. They can host hundreds of diners and have more than a hundred items to choose from. Portions are huge and prices are very affordable.