Frida Restaurant Americana - Glendale
Frida Restaurant Americana - Glendale

Frida Restaurant Americana - Glendale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fridaamericana.com/
  • Phone: 8185511666
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm, Sunday 10:30am to 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Joan Raigosa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: If you can't come to Frida, let Frida come to you!
    Off-premises catering is available for parties of all sizes.
  • Private Party Facilities: Frida Restaurant is the perfect dining venue to host your next large event.
  • Private Party Contact: David Handelman 8185511666x
  • Entertainment: Enjoy Mariachi music on Sunday for Sunday Brunch.
  • Special Events: Celebrate all your special occasions -graduations, wedding events, anniversaries, baby showers, birthdays and more - with us! Frida Restaurant is the perfect solution for all your festivities.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brand Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking at Americana at Brand with applicable rates. Valet and street parking available.
A word from Frida Restaurant Americana - Glendale
Frida Restaurant offers traditional authentic Mexican Cuisine. Located at the Americana at Brand Center. Whether inside surrounded by a colorful mural or at the patio overlooking the trolly passing by, Frida Restaurant and Bar is an excellent place for enjoyment of the flavors in Mexican Cuisine.
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Frida Restaurant Americana - Glendale reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (10)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (6)good for groups (5)romantic (4)vibrant bar scene (3)fit for foodies (3)neighborhood gem (2)special occasion (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Upscale Mexican Food
    munchingmama
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We were a little surprised by the prices, but the food was pretty darn good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The ambiance was good. The outdoor taco and sole was really good. There were plenty
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food amazing, room temp hot
    Poohkp
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    While all of the food and drinks were wonderful, it was difficult to completely enjoy the experience due to the room temperature. It was a hot day and it was uncomfortable inside the restaurant. The service was great and we enjoyed all of our lunch choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool place in Glendale
    SteakloverVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Its hard to find a good spot for lunch in Glendale. There are only a few and Frida is one of them. Great outdoor seating area with views of Americana and Brand Blvd. to people watch. Drinks are good. The food depending on what you order will be good to just ok. I tend to stay away from the real traditional Mexican dishes. Have to recommend the Arrachera Norteña.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 186 reviews are from the Frida Restaurant Americana - Glendale reviews archive.
  • Always a good meal
    njlampke
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Been here for special occasions, casual dinners, and even bar food. They have it all. Kind of pricy for Mexican food, but not over the top. I hear the Mole sampler is the way to go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We got greeted and seated as soon as we got to the hostess because we had reservations. But our waiter was no where to be found had to ask him multiple times for everything we needed (ex. Water, napkins, our order) the only reason we got the items we were looking for was because we asked other employees we ordered an appetizer and drink that he never brought to our table. Overall I was very unstaified with the service & the food was okay, but I don't think I'll be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegetarian Cheers
    JJJJVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We dine here often, and I am constantly checking to see if what I order is vegetarian. I was delighted to see a new vegetarian menu! Unfortunately, the chef apparently didn't read it, and my entree was not what was written on the menu. Changes were made, and all was good, but inconvenient. I would like to see more of their enchiladas on this menu - made with sauces that do not use meat, chicken, or fish stock.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was not good
    KarinaH
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Dined alone on Wednesday night. Noted on my open table reservation that I was dining alone, while waiting for my daughter. Waitress came by to table next to me 3x before ever turning around and asking anything. She finally acknowledged me, and I let her know that I was dining alone and ready to order. She took my order, and said she would be back with my drink and chips and salsa. 7-8 minutes for my water, and another 10 for my chips and salsa. Not sure if I was ignored because of where I was seated (last left table against wall) or because I was alone. Food was good, i ordered the Grilled Fish 3 chile, but it was soaked in that red chile sauce. Still good, lots of rice and beans plus plantains.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Holy Mole! Frida is a work of art.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Was going to the Alex Theatre, driving up from Orange County, and was looking for a nearby restaurant. I can't believe how lucky I was to find and get a reservation at Frida's. Our server was very helpful and attentive. We ordered the Mole Poblano and the Rib Eye Tacos along with Fried Plantains. I can't recommend these high enough. Fantastic. Taste, temperature and portion size more than satisfying. I only wish there was a Frida closer to where I live. Looks like I'll be finding more things to do in Glendale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy yet still authentic
    Zandra
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I loved this place because it is difficult to find good authentic Mexican food at an upscale restaurant. Flavors were amazing, drinks were great. My only disappointment was that they didn't sing happy birthday to me lol :)!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come here to be underwhelmed!
    sofakingkirk
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I'm usually pretty impressed at most Mexican eateries when ordering Carnitas. But, not here. They choose a unique method of boiling the carnitas and making it as flavorless as possible. The quantity was a lot more than I could even consume. The rest of our party was not impressed either. In fact, not one person (of our 6) ever mentioned anything they actually enjoyed consuming here. Atmosphere was great. Service was adequate. But restaurants are for eating. Don't waste your time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable food and great atmosphere
    CMSIIng
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The food, drinks and atmosphere was great for a group luncheon. The Black Cherry Mojito not only sounded good, but was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed it
    smlopezVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    All 4 of us, really waked away very impressed and satisfied. Each of us loved our meals, the sangria was good and the tres leches was really tasty as well. All in all - it was a great dinner, in a well designed restaurant space. Will for sure go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better Luck First Time
    tomandkim
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    First time I ate at Frida's was very good. Stopped in for lunch with my wife about 6 months ago and had the Enchiladas Suizas. Loved it. This time around I ordered what my waiter said people drove from San Diego all the way up to Glendale just to eat at their restaurant...the Mole Poblano. No bueno. This famous or shall I say infamous to my taste buds 'sauce' smelled like my great danes dog food that I buy at Costco. If I were to eat my dogs food, this mole sauce is what I think it would taste like. Not sure what the hype is all about with that, but never again for me. I'll stick with the Enchildas...oh and that Marzipan Martini was pretty awesome too. Best part of dinner was the scenic view of my beautiful wife across from me.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a great time, the service is excellent the atmosphere excellent. The food came out cold and is nothing to brag about. The mole was excellent but my plate was cold, chicken overcooked and dry. A few plates was sent back because of coldness and my wife prk plate had very little flavor and was sent back twice to heat it up, They provided dessert which was very good. Drinks were good but food was below average.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Location and interior design
    LAMex
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Location and interior design are good however, the food was average and a bit on the expensive side. Nothing really special + when it was served it was cold which is NOT good with Mexican food entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Patrick
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Got the Fajitas (Chicken, Steak & Shrimp) and they were great! Everything was cooked perfectly! Very clean place. Server was great! The pitcher of Cadillac Margarita's were very good. Great environment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican Food at a Cost
    gcf12
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Everything was just good. I didnt like that we couldnt order off the menu it was buffet ONLY for Sunday brunch. Its a very kid friendly place but families were leaving their strollers in the front lobby like it was Disneyland but less organized! The restaurant should designate an are outside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, despite horrible waiter
    RonnieAidan
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    First time visit, excellant authentic Mexican food. Sangria one of the best I've ever had, affordable and kid friendly yet can be romatic with outdoor dinning. Vibrant restaurant. I will return to try other selections.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch with Friends
    RatedRSuperstar
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Excellent location for all occasions. A great place to meet friends for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fair at best
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    no amount of salt could make the guacamole tasty and everything else was about the same. The only thing we liked was the red sauce they served with the chips.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was Ok
    Chicagoan
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Nothing special. The fish was ok at best. They have a fish special but really, it's just tilapia. The guacamole that they make table side is good though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience.
    foodisgoodVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Food was very good, outdoor seating was great and the service was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    aares
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Great ambiance, friendly service and most importantly great food! Definitely a place worth coming back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BFF Luncheon
    Popstarmom
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Four of us ladies who've been best friends for 50+ yrs got together for our yearly birthday luncheon. Since I live in Glendale and love the Americana, I got to choose the restaurant. I chose Frida because it has good food, great ambience and a place where we can talk and not be rushed. We all loved our various dishes and the server was great and took a few bday pictures for us. My only disappointment was that there was no celebration dessert. I thought they might bring out a flan with a candle but they did not. I mentioned on the reservation that it was a bday for 4. He did ask if we wanted to order dessert which we declined. I would've given 5 stars if a flan with a candle had been brought to our table with a simple "happy birthday"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so..
    Erix
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    It was not so great, not bad at all. Great outside dining area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mexican restaurant
    Mddad259
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    We went here with a group of co-workers and clients - service was excellent and the food delicious. And the margaritas (although a bit pricey at $9) were very good as well. Definitely recommend if you're looking for delicious, reasonably priced Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were hoping for better
    7692FVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Although our servers were friendly and pleasant, once we were served, he didn't check back on us. I ordered a chicken dish which had decent flavors, but the chicken was terribly tough, had an odd texture. The premium margarita, tasted like nothing special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A special birthday lunch.
    Popstarmom
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    We were celebrating a friend's birthday and wanted a place where the food was good but also gave us healthy, low cal options. We also wanted a place that was fun, low key and wouldn't rush us through our the meal. Frida definitely met all the requirements. Two of us had the mango with chicken salad with passion fruit dressing. Absolutely out of this world although they could've had riper mangos. The birthday girl ordered the 5 tasting tacos served in lettuce instead of tortillas. The last two had chicken tostadas. We requested a table outside but after 10 minutes, decided it was a bit too hot and asked to move inside. We were moved to a table that was half in and half out. It was a wonderful day and we will definitely be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Food & Great Service
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    I'm not familiar with the area and was taking a business associate staying in the are to dinner. Food was very good and our server Philipe was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Sunday brunch buffet at Frida's is awesome. Food is great with lots of options. First time at Frida's and it won't be the last. Everything tasted great and very fresh. Made to order quesadilla and tacos was so good and cheesy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good mexican place with
    YonirVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Very good mexican place with a spanish flair. You will enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was mediocre. Patron
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Food was mediocre. Patron margarita's were excellent but not worth the $15 per drink. Will most likely not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Mexican food, prompt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Nice Mexican food, prompt service if you reserve in advance, reasonable prices, overall highly recommended
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for date night
    Toni
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Great place for date night and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really like fridas. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    I really like fridas. They have really good food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was fine, except
    CDub
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Everything was fine, except we arrived 15 minutes early and the restaurant seated us immediately. Unfortunately, even when I told them we had reservations through Open Table, they cancelled our reservation. Fortunately for me, Open Table was quick and efficient in rectifying the situation. Thank you Open Table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The welcome from the hostess
    mantegna
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    The welcome from the hostess staff was cursory and diffident which was odd given that the restaurant was not busy. The first thing they foisted on us was to seat us outside, saying that it would be warm. It wasn't. When we asked to sit inside, the response was something akin to 'take any of the tables available around the bar.' We proceeded to help ourselves to a table, Hmmm, why do they need hostesses? Fortunately, the table service was attentive and appreciated. One in our group liked the ability to have a lettuce wrap in place of a tortilla and we enjoyed the food presentation where the rice and beans were not spilling over like oil leaks onto the platter.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was shocked when I saw 3
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    I was shocked when I saw 3 separate charges for salsa on my bill!!! Who charges extra for salsa that you ask to have with the chips???
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is good, just not
    GinnaVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    The food is good, just not great, but the Micheladas are the best, service is excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate