In the heart of Soho, London, Floridita is a restaurant below ground level. The restaurant consist of a bar area with a comfortable and stylish lounge area at the bar. An area for a live band and dancing after dinner and the restaurant area. The overall atmosphere (and music) of the restaurant follow Latin American style and so does the food.
It is a set menu following a set menu price with the choice of starter and main or starter, main and dessert. Even though the menu focus more on cocktails and steak, I went for the seafood route.
For a starter I had the cured salmon & tomato ceviche with a plantain (a tropical plant, resembling a banana) crisp. I was rather disappointed that it was served with iceberg lettuce (referring to the price range of the food, compared to the quality and taste in the choice of lettuce).
The main dish I chose was a hit with me. Red bream wrapped in banana leaf, lemon grass that comes with a chilli & soy dressing. I have never had red bream before and really liked the fish, it was a firm steak. The sauce that came with it, complimented it well.
Floridita, in the spirit of Latin American style, is more of an eat and party restaurant than a quite dinner restaurant.