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“Unbelievably Good”

Frida - Cocina Mestiza
Ranked #163 of 1,760 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$41
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Description: FRIDA is definitely different from what you are used to when you think of a Mexican Restaurant. It's maybe one of it's kind in Europe as it aims to conjugate the more traditional with the more avant-garde flavours, scents and colours of a country whose food has been recognized very recently as World Heritage by UNESCO. Mexican food, one of the most rich and varied in the world is presented in FRIDA with many of its magnificent details, with a surprising menu that transforms your visit in a discovery of different tastes that will certainly make you travel through time and space, and make you feel like your sharing a meal with Moctezuma himself. Hope to see you soon. Hasta muy pronto!
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Without a doubt, this is the finest Mexican food that I have ever had the pleasure to taste. The food is beautifully prepared and of an excellent quality - not TexMex. The restaurant is upscale with wonderful and friendly service. It is advisable to make a reservation as it was quite busy.

Thank Karen C
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FRIDA_CocinaMestiza, Manager at Frida - Cocina Mestiza, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Hola Karen,
It is not enough the space available in this reply to say how happy you made us with your review. But what better review can we have that when someone comes to have lunch with us and immediately makes a reservation for dinner.
You are such a beautiful and nice couple and it was just completely wonderful to receive you and have the honor of serving you, so we are so glad you like it.
We hope to see you again and who knows maybe visit you and keep our promise of taking you our Chiles en Nogada :)
Gracias,
FRIDA

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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

This place serves as authentic Mexican food as it can get. The only other restaurant we can compare this with - is Fronterra Grill by Rick Bailey in Chicago. So Menu is not in English and the place is not in busy town center, and that it's less than 3 months old. But once you go beyond these cliche, you'll find food and service to make a memorable experience. The spices and ingredients are imported from Mexico and Chef is Mexican herself. Every corner and decor in the restaurant is Mexican. Owners are present themselves all the time paying attention to guests. However, the highlight is food. It's amazingly well cooked, spiced and presented. If you don't understand Portuguese menu, they will take enough time to explain everything on it. Dessert was an absolute aha moment for us! This restaurant has made it to our all time favourite list. Cannot say more.. Go and try yourself. In any case - within a year, this would be rated as the best Mexican restaurant in Portugal..

PS - Runs five days a week from Wed to Sun

1  Thank mitul09
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FRIDA_CocinaMestiza, Manager at Frida - Cocina Mestiza, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Hi my good friends,
It was an honour to meet you and to have the possibility to show you some of our different recipes that we serve with so much care and that gives us such an immense pleasure when is received in such a good manner by our guests.
Thank you for your visit and for your review and most definitely for having the opportunity of knowing you.
Hope you have the most pleasant stay in Porto and a nice trip home.
Gracias,
FRIDA

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Fantastic food, brilliant cocktails and great service. The menu was in Portuguese and Brazilian, however the waiter translated everything and made some recommendations.

Everything we ate was absolutely lovely and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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Thank GinAndGinger
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FRIDA_CocinaMestiza, Manager at Frida - Cocina Mestiza, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Hi Gin and Ginger,
Thank you very much for your visit. It was our pleasure to receive you.
And at the end be rewarded with this fabulous review was just breathtaking.
Hope you have had a pleasant stay in Oporto and I'm sure we'll meet again some day, so we'll just say for now... Hasta Luego!!!
FRIDA

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Let me start with the best part: The food was really well made, with great quality and an interesting, modern take on Mexican cuisine - it's definitely not your average Mexican restaurant with the Texmex-clichee-food and that makes it interesting. The only flaw in what could have been otherwise a perfect dinner was the service. Don't get me wrong, the waiters were friendly and helpful, speaking decently English. However, everything was a bit slow and not very well coordinated with the kitchen, maybe because they lack as a new restaurant the experience or our big group size. Either way, dishes arrived not at the same time, orders got lost, etc. - nothing horrible, but in the sum still rather tedious and a particular contrast to the food quality (and prices). Yet with a more attentive service and maybe some more generiosity in terms of serving sizes or extras this could become a great place for a not-so-typical Porto dining experience.

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Thank Z F
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FRIDA_CocinaMestiza, Gerente at Frida - Cocina Mestiza, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2014

Thank you for your visit and for having some minutes to review us, because your opinion is very important to us.
We are very happy you loved our food and we are sorry for any flaws you've find in our service. As you say yours was such a big group that as in any similar circumstances the service usually takes a little bit longer and specially because, as was the case, there were people who just asked for an entry and those who asked for an entry, a soup, a salad and a main course which led to different times of service and therefore making those who didn't ask for so many dishes feel some waiting times as others who have asked for more dishes were always eating.
Thanks again for your review and be sure we'll take in consideration your opinion to improve even more our service and god willing have the fortune of receiving your visit once again.
Hasta muy Pronto!!!
FRIDA

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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were blown away by Frida. The fusion concept is unique and the food comes to life in your mouth. I've never tasted anything as delicious as their hot sauce made with apples. The service was spectacular as well. Our only disappointment was that we'd have to fly 7 hours to taste this menu again. Please bring a location to Philadelphia!

Thank thequakerkid99
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FRIDA_CocinaMestiza, Gerente at Frida - Cocina Mestiza, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Uau!!! It was a pleasure to receive you in Porto and to be a part of such a special moment as is your honeymoon. It was even a greater pleasure to have the privilege of seeing you enjoy our food, our flavours and our music and of course to enjoy the happiness that you both irradiated and that will certainly irradiate throughout all of your lives.
Best wishes and who knows we'll meet one of this days in Philly :)
Muchas Gracias y Hasta Pronto!!!
FRIDA

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