Frida is a welcome addition to the Downtown Dearborn dining scene. It fills a much needed void in the area. This contemporary style bistro takes traditional Mexican dishes and elevates them to the next level. The restaurant is named after Frida Kahlo, and her paintings adorn the walls.
The decor is fantastic. Minimal decor, warm tones, wicker chairs and the perfect little plants in the window.
Almost immediately you are greeted with chips and salsa, with a mild and extra hot version.
One thing I love about the place is you can add a soup for $0.99 with any plate. Its the perfect start to meal, and the little cup of creamy roasted poblano soup was like liquid gold. I have never had anything like it. Creamy, hot, smoky and a tad spicy, what more can you ask for.
Sam had the chicken fajita with cheese. It came with the regular accouterments of beans, rice, guac, sour cream and tomatoes. It was in a spicy tomato sauce and was reminiscent slightly of a stew. The flavors melded beautifully and begged to be wrapped in a tortilla destined for my tummy.
Frida’s has a “combo” section on their menu which I love. If you can’t decide what to order, because quite frankly everything is amazing, then you might find getting a combination is for you.
I had the Frida combo that comes with a Chicken chimichanga, beef burrito, cheese quesadilla and a chicken taco.
I have also tried the Diego combo on a separate occasion and the enchiladas were delicious.
The beef burritos were filled with succulent chunks of beef that had been simmered to perfection.
For dessert we decided to try the rice pudding. This was not like your grandmas rice pudding. It was a sexy version with sweet cinnamon agave nectar and al dente rice granules.
The service is always great and the attention for detail is astounding. Nothing is left to chance, and everything is under the watchful eye of the new owner that is usually there. We have had many great dinners there and I plan to work my way through their menu.
If you are ever in Downtown West Dearborn be sure to stop in, they also have great breakfast and lunch specials. Have you tried it yet?