About

About

El Floridita

The Best Cuban Experience In Los Angeles Since 1987.

History of El Floridita



Welcome to El Floridita, the iconic gem of Hollywood since its establishment in 1987. Inspired by the renowned bodeguita in La Habana, Cuba, which found fame through its association with the legendary Ernest Hemingway, El Floridita Restaurant in Hollywood proudly carries on this rich legacy. Our commitment to delivering the essence of authentic Cuban and Caribbean cuisine is unwavering, and we invite you to join us from 11:30 AM to 9 PM daily to savor the vibrant flavors that transport you to the heart of Havana.

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Hollywood, our restaurant offers more than just a dining experience; it promises an unparalleled immersion into the true essence of Cuban culture. Prepare to be captivated as you step into the most authentic Cuban oasis in all of Los Angeles. Just as the original Floridita in La Habana was a haven for old Hollywood’s elite, don’t be surprised if you find yourself sharing the ambiance with some of the world’s most renowned artists.

Reserve your table today and discover why El Floridita is the go-to destination for those seeking an unforgettable Cuban experience. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere, indulge in our exquisite cuisine, and let our dedicated team take you on a journey that will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Join us at El Floridita and become a part of our timeless story.

World Famous Salsa Monday’s at El Floridita



Immerse yourself in the legendary legacy of our World Famous Salsa Mondays, a tradition that traces back to the late Johnny Polanco. For an incredible span of 24 years, Johnny Polanco Y Su Conjunto Amistad graced our stage every Monday, captivating audiences with their infectious Latin rhythms. As one of the most sought-after band leaders in the United States, Johnny Polanco had a remarkable talent for crafting exhilarating Latin music that resonated deeply with salsa dancers and musicians around the globe. His exceptional artistry even caught the attention of the iconic Prince, who would frequently travel just to experience the magic of Johnny’s performances.

Although Johnny Polanco is no longer with us, his enduring legacy lives on, carried forth by our new house band, Fausto Cuevas Y La Moderna. Week after week, we continue to ignite the dance floor with their scintillating performances, delivering the same fiery passion that has made our Salsa Mondays an international sensation.

Prepare to be swept away by the irresistible rhythms, as our stage becomes a sanctuary for salsa enthusiasts from all walks of life. Join us as we keep the flame burning every Monday, creating an atmosphere that is nothing short of CALIENTE! The spirit of Johnny Polanco lives on through the electrifying performances of Fausto Cuevas Y La Moderna. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating celebration of Latin music and dance at its finest!

Salsa Nights at El Floridita



For over three decades, El Floridita has been the ultimate destination for live entertainment, setting the stage for unforgettable evenings every Monday, Friday, and Saturday. Join us as our doors swing open at 7 pm, welcoming you to indulge in a delightful dining experience. To secure your preferred seating, we highly recommend making reservations in advance.

Our dinner package is priced at $55 per person, encompassing an array of delights including an appetizer, an enticing entree, and of course, the mesmerizing live music that will fill the air throughout the entire evening. Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance and savor the flavors of our culinary masterpieces, all while enjoying the soul-stirring performances.

If you prefer a more relaxed standing-room experience, our bar area warmly welcomes guests aged 21 years and older. For just $15 per person, you can revel in the electrifying show, dancing and swaying to the infectious rhythms that fill the room.

Enhancing the experience even further, we offer a complimentary salsa dance lesson at 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. It’s the perfect opportunity to brush up on your moves or learn something new before the live entertainment kicks off at 9:30 p.m. Get ready to immerse yourself in the finest salsa music performed by the most talented bands Los Angeles has to offer.

Join us at El Floridita and let the music move you as you create memories that will last a lifetime. Reserve your table, embrace the rhythm, and prepare to be transported into a world of sensational entertainment!