Hours: Breakfast: Friday-Sunday; Lunch, Dinner: seven days
Open late: Friday & Saturday till 11
CLOSED. Family-run Mexican restaurant and Frida Kahlo shrine.
At La Cocina de Frida, an unabashed shrine to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, it might prove just a little challenging to enjoy dinner beneath multiple visages of one of the scariest-prettiest artists of the 20th century. The food, however, will not challenge; not bad, its fine, in a middling kind of way. Complimentary salsa, served warm, is tasty though unlikely to satisfy heat-seeking chile heads. The restaurant boasts that it uses olive oil, not lard, in the refried beans, which is an odd if heart-healthy choice that doesnt appreciably enhance the flavor of the frijoles. Tamales are quite moist and flavorful, and at $2 a pop, you could make a meal of them. If youre not a fiend for authenticity, you might enjoy the enchiladas stuffed with carnitas or vegetables, slathered in a somewhat piquant and reasonably complex mole negro, or the pork chops in thinly fruity mole manchamanteles. Breakfast is time for chilaquiles, traditionally made of slightly stale tortillas, fried, and mixed with salsa and perhaps eggs or cecina, the flavorful beef jerky of Guerrero. Prices are reasonable, with many entrees around $14 and bottles of wine for $16. The large back patio seats 100.
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