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James Weling, Capistrano Beach
Dana Point Times,
You recently published an advertisement for a new Vietnamese restaurant, Lotus (on Camino Capistrano, right next to Cafe Mozart). Having dined at numerous Vietnamese restaurants in the Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley area, it is my opinion that Lotus ranks at the very top of the list.
When you stop to think about it, the restaurants in Dana Point, especially in the Harbor section, and in San Juan Capistrano, for variety of foods, the quality of same, the service, charming locations, easy access, and comfortable atmosphere, are as good as any in Southern California, and are a far greater bargain than the pompous “Westside” in Los Angeles (unless you enjoy paying $60 for a miniature sirloin, cowering under a lettuce leaf).
In any event, add the Lotus to the list of underrated high quality restaurants in our area.
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