Ideya Latin Bistro is a Caribbean latin restaurant which takes influences from many latin regions and giving its dishes a contemporary twist. The atmosphere was very lively and laid back, a great spot to chill out on a hot summer evening with your date or a group of friends. The restaurant was decorated with Caribbean murals, and cool colour tone such as white concrete and lime green walls. In such a tropical setting, you almost feel like you're on a vacation.
The meal was completed with a dessert, guava empanada $8 (I seem to have a theme going on here). Ideya actually has a descent list of desserts to choose from; chipotle & chocolate cake with tomatillo sauce, ginger coconut float with ginger beer, coconut ice cream and molasses spice cookie, and a sundae with banana frita and spiced peacans. Mmmmm they all sounded really tasty and exotic. The empanada was really good. It was very similar to an apple pie with a flakey pastry and caramelized fruit inside.
Ideya offers not only variety, but also a contemporary flare in Latin cuisine. I really enjoyed the mojito, exploring the menu, and trying out their dishes. Given the opportunity, I would return again for more plantain chips.