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El Floridita

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1253 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038-1662
+1 323-871-8612
Today
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon 23:30 - 01:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Katy, Texas
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314 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday at around 8 pm and the place had a table with 8 and a table with 3 people. Later 2 ladies came in. We had papas rellenas, ropa vieja & bistec empanizado. All was very good. We also had an order of mariquitas with mojo. For 3 with 2 drinks and 2 coffees the bill... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

My family ate here in April, we were a large group and ate early so had the place to ourselves, before the dancing began. The food was delicious, especially the pork dishes and the sampler appetizer plate. I enjoyed it all! Service was very good but again, we were the only diners because we basically got there when the place... More 

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Thank Hibiscus1201
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

I just had the weirdest experience at El Floridita. I used to live in South Florida and I'm very familiar with Cuban food. My favorite is the Cuban white bean soup, called Caldo Gallego. I looked at the menu and thought that everything looked fairly pricey, so I ordered Caldo Gallego and chicken empanadas. The Caldo Gallego was the worst... More 

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Thank Jon S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Heard a lot of good things about this place but left feeling very disappointed! The steak was impossible to chew and tough, service was slow so don't go if you are really hungry. On the upside the atmosphere was great, the drinks were strong, the band was great! However, between the 6 of us we spent $280 and it definitely... More 

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Thank Tigermzh
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

My family and I have been going to this restaurant for a long time. The food is always so very delicious. It's been under the same management this whole time. They are very welcoming and treat us like friends. I eat dinner here for graduations, holidays, and just because. The Cuba options remind me of my Dominican flavors. It's a... More 

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Thank FannyMartinez
texas near san antonio
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Every time the front door opened a cold draft hit us. The food was way way overpriced and the quality of the food not very good. I had two gin and tonics and they were well mixed with enough gin so I enjoyed the drinks. The Latin band was excellent to dance to.

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Thank texasallan
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

We enjoyed watching the salsa dancers. Food was not for us. The meat was charred and after about three bites, that's all you could taste. Empanadas were awesome, though. I would try it again just to try something else on the menu.

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Thank Marsh28
Los Angeles, California, United States
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

This was such a great night out on the town. We had dinner reservation for 4 at 8pm. We ordered our food then headed to the dance floor to learn some salsa moves from the dance instructor. By time we got back to our table our drinks were waiting for us and not too long after our fab food arrived.... More 

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Thank Niketa C
Los Angeles
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Not sure if positive reviews are from tourists or locals, however, as a local I STRONGLY RECOMMEND one does their research to dine at another Cuban restaurant because this restaurant is OVER PRICED ON FOOD AND DRINKS. Last time I was at El Floridita was on a Monday night for dancing since they offer live salsa music and did not... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

Don't be put off by the strip mall location; this place is a gem. I go there for lunch and have the chicken filet with onions. But the beans are to die for. And the plantains. Just love this place! I hear it is quite a salsa dance favorite at night; but I'm a lunch customer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
23:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1253 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038-1662
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-871-8612

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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