Frida Bistro in Salt Lake

Frida Bistro, A Fine Dining Mexican experience in Salt Lake City

Reviewed by Becky

I have been charmed by the new local Frida Bistro. The restaurant is named after famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and started by the well known Rico brand. Frida Kahlo was known for her self portraits. Much like the artist’s vibrant paintings, the bistro is illuminated with bright red hanging lamps and colorful paintings yet the mood is lively unlike the pain expressed in Frida’s art.

I was able to drop in for dinner at Frida’s and was especially allured by this cafe. We have French Bistros, Italian Cafes, American Fine Dining. But a Mexican Bistro? That is something noteworthy. At first you might think a Mexican Bistro is a contradiction of sorts but quite the contrary, this is in fact a fine dining establishment supplied with the best wines and foods of their culture.

I especially enjoyed the chile con crema, an appetizer of creamy green peppers served with chips and for dessert the chocolate tamale served with a raspberry sauce. There are so many other dishes I want to try, that I will have to return soon.

I recommend the lunch if you are on a budget like me. But if your pockets are full go for dinner!  Here are some photos of lunch at Frida.

Frida Bistro lunch

Frida BistroFrida Bistro lunch

Frida Bistro
545 West 700 South
lunch: weekdays for lunch 11 am – 3 pm
dinner: Monday -Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 5 pm – 10:30 pm
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Comments (3)

  1. I liked, but didn't love Frida. Went there with my SIL for lunch, and wondered if you had been there. So this morning, I looked on your index. We had the tres salsa – good chips, good guac. Roasted salsa was good, too hot for me, the pico was nothing special. Tiny portions. Ok for women, but my hub would have laughed at the portion size. We tried the enchiladas (chicken) and the vegitarian tamales. Both were delicious. Thanks for your review!

  2. I want to try this place. I didn’t know they were connected to the old Rico Market in the Liberty Park area, then I sampled something from them at the Farmer’s Market at Sugarhouse Park. I think I’ll try them for lunch here real soon.

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