El Floridita Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 1253 Vine St

    Los Angeles, CA 90038

    Cross street: Hollywood

    Map & Directions
  • 323-871-8612

About El Floridita Restaurant

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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If you want to eat good Cuban food then I don't believe this is the place. I've eaten at Versailles and the food is much better for half the price. I recently went to this restaurant for the first time and I was less than impressed to say

3
★★★★★

If you want to eat good Cuban food then I don't believe this is the place. I've eaten at Versailles and the food is much better for half the price. I recently went to this restaurant for the first time and I was less than impressed to say

Pros: Good Music - Live Band

Cons: Expensive, mediocre food and rude parking attendants

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It was fun night with my family.Good food good music.Kind run down,and dark.It's been a while maybe better now? I thought was cuban? Not so romantic thought.

3
★★★☆☆

It was fun night with my family.Good food good music.Kind run down,and dark.It's been a while maybe better now? I thought was cuban? Not so romantic thought.

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We celebrated my friend's birthday there on a Friday night. The table was reserved for 15 people. When I arrived it was pleasantly crowded and the live band was not playing yet. Our order was taken around 9:30pm and the food arrived one

3
★★★★★

We celebrated my friend's birthday there on a Friday night. The table was reserved for 15 people. When I arrived it was pleasantly crowded and the live band was not playing yet. Our order was taken around 9:30pm and the food arrived one

Pros: Dancing, food, ambience, service, crowd, atmosphere

Cons: Door in the lady's restroom doesn't close properly

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The place is small and feels like it's a latin sweet 15teen! Not a place where you want to be seen.\r
The food is average, but expensive for beans and rice. The drinks? expensive and not worth the money.\r
The service is okay. Make sure

3
★★★★★

The place is small and feels like it's a latin sweet 15teen! Not a place where you want to be seen.\r
The food is average, but expensive for beans and rice. The drinks? expensive and not worth the money.\r
The service is okay. Make sure

Cons: Save your money.

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My visit to the hell started by going online to find a place to enjoy the evening with my Cuban wife. I found a website which shows an awesome and fancy Cuban Restaurant. When I checked the menu online it was relatively reasonable (around 14$ an entry).

When I arrived their, the restaurant was very small from outside. The bad thing is if you self park your car even in front of the nearby stores you still need to pay the guys 5 $ for valet parking. That was new for me, never happened before so I decided to ask the manager inside who confirmed that and told me that the cleaver owner decided to do that. Well I paid the valet guys who were laughing in a sarcastic way, and I got inside the Palace.

Inside, the place is very small; they attached mirrors to the walls so you get the sense of the wide roomy place. I thought that I am in the wrong place. Any how it was the right address.

The chairs were very small and uncomfortable. The tables are small too and very close to each other so you can??t get any privacy.

The surprise was when the waiter brought the menu. The cheapest entry was 24.99 $ which is different from the online prices. Any how I thought that the quality of the food may worth the price. My wife (who happened to be Cuban) helped me to order, the food took more than 45 minutes and it was just some breaded steak. The quality was very regular and you can get a much better food in any regular Cuban restaurant. How ever, the salad was very bad specially the avocado salad (a small plate with half a piece of avocado and some onions for 8$).

The staff was ok beside of the guys at the valet parking.

I don??t recommend this place for any body. If you are looking for a fancy Cuban restaurant try some thing like coco palm which is way cheaper even.

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★☆☆☆☆

My visit to the hell started by going online to find a place to enjoy the evening with my Cuban wife. I found a website which shows an awesome and fancy Cuban Restaurant. When I checked the menu online it was relatively reasonable (around 14$ an entry).

When I arrived their, the restaurant was very small from outside. The bad thing is if you self park your car even in front of the nearby stores you still need to pay the guys 5 $ for valet parking. That was new for me, never happened before so I decided to ask the manager inside who confirmed that and told me that the cleaver owner decided to do that. Well I paid the valet guys who were laughing in a sarcastic way, and I got inside the Palace.

Inside, the place is very small; they attached mirrors to the walls so you get the sense of the wide roomy place. I thought that I am in the wrong place. Any how it was the right address.

The chairs were very small and uncomfortable. The tables are small too and very close to each other so you can??t get any privacy.

The surprise was when the waiter brought the menu. The cheapest entry was 24.99 $ which is different from the online prices. Any how I thought that the quality of the food may worth the price. My wife (who happened to be Cuban) helped me to order, the food took more than 45 minutes and it was just some breaded steak. The quality was very regular and you can get a much better food in any regular Cuban restaurant. How ever, the salad was very bad specially the avocado salad (a small plate with half a piece of avocado and some onions for 8$).

The staff was ok beside of the guys at the valet parking.

I don??t recommend this place for any body. If you are looking for a fancy Cuban restaurant try some thing like coco palm which is way cheaper even.

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El Floridita restaurant has the best Cuban food I have ever tasted. Their roasted chicken is to die for. No to mention their mojitos. I went on a saturday night. I had the best time ever. There was a live salsa band and dancing! I highly recommend it!

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★★★★★

El Floridita restaurant has the best Cuban food I have ever tasted. Their roasted chicken is to die for. No to mention their mojitos. I went on a saturday night. I had the best time ever. There was a live salsa band and dancing! I highly recommend it!

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Wonderful food! I love the whole ambiance and the dancing is a plus! This is a great restaurant to get your eats and exercise on. I highly recommend it.

5
★★★★★

Wonderful food! I love the whole ambiance and the dancing is a plus! This is a great restaurant to get your eats and exercise on. I highly recommend it.

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I had heard good things about this place so I swung by for an early dinner. Small intimate place with a dance floor.\r
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Meat rice and beans were just so-so. The rice was very moist and flavorless and the beans were a bit bland. The

3
★★★★★

I had heard good things about this place so I swung by for an early dinner. Small intimate place with a dance floor.\r
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Meat rice and beans were just so-so. The rice was very moist and flavorless and the beans were a bit bland. The

Pros: Cool dance floor

Cons: simple and uninsired food

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Ok, this is by far the best little kept secret in Hollywood. Best mojitos ever!!!! and, the skirt steak is great. They also have this tasty chimichurri sauce that is pretty darn good. The service is fun,friendly, and attentive. The place

3
★★★★★

Ok, this is by far the best little kept secret in Hollywood. Best mojitos ever!!!! and, the skirt steak is great. They also have this tasty chimichurri sauce that is pretty darn good. The service is fun,friendly, and attentive. The place

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When you arrive at El Floridita you may think you are too early -- it becomes a bustling salsa club later in the evening. For now, prepare your taste buds for some savory goodness; try the pollo or the camarones al mojo de ajo, steamy bread, washed down with a cool cerveza; excelente! The vege platter with aroz, frijoles, yuca and plantanos; oh so good...

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★★★★☆

When you arrive at El Floridita you may think you are too early -- it becomes a bustling salsa club later in the evening. For now, prepare your taste buds for some savory goodness; try the pollo or the camarones al mojo de ajo, steamy bread, washed down with a cool cerveza; excelente! The vege platter with aroz, frijoles, yuca and plantanos; oh so good...

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This place has great cuban food. The ambiance is better in the evening. They have music and dancing and the patrons have a lot of fun dancing. The food is great and authentic.

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★★★★☆

This place has great cuban food. The ambiance is better in the evening. They have music and dancing and the patrons have a lot of fun dancing. The food is great and authentic.

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El Floradita is an awesome Cuban restaurant. The food is authentic and the Sangria is home made. I have taken, family, friends and colleagues to this restaurant for lunch and dinner. The food has always been fresh.

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★★★★☆

El Floradita is an awesome Cuban restaurant. The food is authentic and the Sangria is home made. I have taken, family, friends and colleagues to this restaurant for lunch and dinner. The food has always been fresh.

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My husband and I walked from Pantages theater to have dinner here. When we first walked up I wasn't at all sure about this place. The outside is pretty bland. However, once inside it is adorable. We got there early so there was only a few

3
★★★★★

My husband and I walked from Pantages theater to have dinner here. When we first walked up I wasn't at all sure about this place. The outside is pretty bland. However, once inside it is adorable. We got there early so there was only a few

Pros: Ambience, close to Pantages

Cons: Very limited parking, outside

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great staff, wonderful service, really fun to dance or just watch...you can spot celebs!!
food was amazing. make sure to bring a fun date!

3
★★★★★

great staff, wonderful service, really fun to dance or just watch...you can spot celebs!!
food was amazing. make sure to bring a fun date!

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My wife and I enjoyed El Floridita last night. The service was fine, the food was great, the drinks hit the spot. This is a good place to go and have a good time. People celebrate here. There is no pretense. You don't have to be a great

3
★★★★★

My wife and I enjoyed El Floridita last night. The service was fine, the food was great, the drinks hit the spot. This is a good place to go and have a good time. People celebrate here. There is no pretense. You don't have to be a great

Pros: Fun, Good Food, Live music and dancin

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I genuinely detested my experience at this restaurant. I was rudely treated from the time I showed up and was told I didn't have a table (when I had spoken with someone 10 minutes earlier on the phone). The food was pathetic. The

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★★★★★

I genuinely detested my experience at this restaurant. I was rudely treated from the time I showed up and was told I didn't have a table (when I had spoken with someone 10 minutes earlier on the phone). The food was pathetic. The

Cons: bad service, bad food, expensive valet

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El Floridita does not have much decor. It has really good live salsa music but be warned not a place for singles. If u wanna dance, bring a partner because everyone brings there own. My friends and I went there for my friends bday. SHe

3
★★★★★

El Floridita does not have much decor. It has really good live salsa music but be warned not a place for singles. If u wanna dance, bring a partner because everyone brings there own. My friends and I went there for my friends bday. SHe

Pros: live salsa music, good cuban food

Cons: valet parking, price

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I went last night and my friend and I had the BEST time! It's a a great, intimate atmosphere. I had never danced salsa in my life and the waiters and other employees went out of their way to teach and make me feel comfortable on the

3
★★★★★

I went last night and my friend and I had the BEST time! It's a a great, intimate atmosphere. I had never danced salsa in my life and the waiters and other employees went out of their way to teach and make me feel comfortable on the

Pros: Friendly staff, Upbeat crowd, Great food

Cons: A little pricey, Crowded dancefloor

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my o my this place is great....my date and i had a great time! Parking is valet $4.50. Must be on list so call ahead. Inside is very intimate, small, and cozy. The people around you are very welcoming! The menu..the FOOD...FABULOUS! Let

3
★★★★★

my o my this place is great....my date and i had a great time! Parking is valet $4.50. Must be on list so call ahead. Inside is very intimate, small, and cozy. The people around you are very welcoming! The menu..the FOOD...FABULOUS! Let

Pros: great food, great people, great dancing

Cons: valet only, might be a wait

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I went there on a Saturday night with 7 other friends for my birthday, and was quickly surprised by the prices on the menu. I had viewed a menu online that was 1/2 the price of what the "evening" prices were. So once we got over that they

3
★★★★★

I went there on a Saturday night with 7 other friends for my birthday, and was quickly surprised by the prices on the menu. I had viewed a menu online that was 1/2 the price of what the "evening" prices were. So once we got over that they

Pros: Good Service, Great food, Great music

Cons: Price, small tables, Water'd down drinks

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This restaurant it worth every penny you spend in it. The food is good and flavoraful. The drinks are great and the service WOW!! they make you feel right at home. Now for thoose that do not know how to dance salsa...you can just sit at

3
★★★★★

This restaurant it worth every penny you spend in it. The food is good and flavoraful. The drinks are great and the service WOW!! they make you feel right at home. Now for thoose that do not know how to dance salsa...you can just sit at

Pros: service, food, dancing

Cons: parking

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Finally... a Cuban place that left me wanting more! I've had Versailles a bunch of times, but gosh, I've never left the place feeling like I had a great meal. It was always a little too greasy, the flavor tart and the place was too

3
★★★★★

Finally... a Cuban place that left me wanting more! I've had Versailles a bunch of times, but gosh, I've never left the place feeling like I had a great meal. It was always a little too greasy, the flavor tart and the place was too

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Service

Cons: , Cramped Tables

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the best atmosphere, amazing food, great bands, graet dancers having fun and the owner......wow he's gorgeous!!!!!
lots of celebs been seen there, halle berry j.lo and leah remini just to name a few

3
★★★★★

the best atmosphere, amazing food, great bands, graet dancers having fun and the owner......wow he's gorgeous!!!!!
lots of celebs been seen there, halle berry j.lo and leah remini just to name a few

Pros: great food, great music, great vibe

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Great music and food. Friendly, almost familial environment with tremendous amount of energy. Fantastic music. The patrons also seem to be phenomenal salsa dancers.

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★★★★★

Great music and food. Friendly, almost familial environment with tremendous amount of energy. Fantastic music. The patrons also seem to be phenomenal salsa dancers.

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GREAT SERVICE, GREAT FOOD, GREAT MUSIC,
Perfect for large parties, I strongly recommend reservations and time, it takes them a while to serve-although between the music and the eye candy, it's all worth the wait,

3
★★★★★

GREAT SERVICE, GREAT FOOD, GREAT MUSIC,
Perfect for large parties, I strongly recommend reservations and time, it takes them a while to serve-although between the music and the eye candy, it's all worth the wait,

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This is a great lunch spot. The specials offer such generous portions that you can easily end up making two meals out of it. I recommend the 1/2 Pollo Asado -- it's marinated in a delicously juicy lemon and garlic sauce. It's very tender

3
★★★★★

This is a great lunch spot. The specials offer such generous portions that you can easily end up making two meals out of it. I recommend the 1/2 Pollo Asado -- it's marinated in a delicously juicy lemon and garlic sauce. It's very tender

Pros: great specials, live music

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I am not an expert on Salsa, but this club is a great combination of food, music and dance. The quality of the music can vary, but not the energy. Make reservations and don't wear jeans!

3
★★★★★

I am not an expert on Salsa, but this club is a great combination of food, music and dance. The quality of the music can vary, but not the energy. Make reservations and don't wear jeans!

Pros: great music, dance

Cons: parking, crowded

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Armando J. Castro founded this Havana-like Cuban supper club in 1987. The drinks are cool, the food is hot and so is the live weekend salsa music. Start with the croquetas filled with chicken or ham, served with plantain chips and garlic.…

 

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