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Frida Restaurant Americana - Glendale

3.9
217 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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Frida Restaurant Americana in Glendale serves authentic Mexican cuisine. Its casual setting features contemporary décor and is ideal for dining out with friends or family. Patrons can start their meal with delicious Baja-style fish tacos, nachos, tortilla soup with epazote or a fresh mixed green salad with caramelized walnuts and chopped mango at Frida Restaurant Americana. A main course of Molcajete Frida with a variety of grilled meat and cactus with roasted tomatillo salsa, shrimp ceviche with avocado or chilaquiles with shredded chicken. Enchiladas, burritos, gluten-free options and vegetarian dishes are also on the menu.

Frida Restaurant Americana has a sizable bar with large screen televisions for guests to enjoy a drink, while watching sporting events. It features brunch on Sunday and outdoor seating for guests to dine, as well as converse. This restaurant provides catering for private functions.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm, Sunday 10:30am to 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(818) 551-1666
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joan Raigosa
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Catering
If you can't come to Frida, let Frida come to you!
Off-premises catering is available for parties of all sizes.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brand Avenue
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Parking details
Parking at Americana at Brand with applicable rates. Valet and street parking available.
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Entertainment
Enjoy Mariachi music on Sunday for Sunday Brunch.
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Special events & promotions
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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
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3.9
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2.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2015

I am very happy to have found Frida Mexican Restaurant at the Americana in Glendale. The service is excellent. The staff is attentive and friendly without "hovering" over you. Having grown up in Mexico City, blessed with parents who were epicurean, I've had trouble finding a "Mexican" place where the food is really Mexican! Frida reminds me of a fine Mexico City restaurant.

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Sophie1 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2015

Have been here several times and the help is great and the food delicious!

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Enma (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2014

Very good service with friendly staff. The food was good and portions were daily large.
I will definitely will go back!

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Phil (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2014

Went to Frida's on a Friday night for a date, had a reservation through open table. Looked like a moderate walk in crowd so I would suggest the reservation. The accommodated us being a little bit late, which was nice although I called ahead to let them know. We sat outside and despite a colder temperature there was plenty of heaters to make it comfortable. The margaritas were excellent, along with the guacamole, and the rib eye tacos. I would definitely come back to this restaurant.

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ddiner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 26, 2014

We went here to celebrate for a special occasion. Food was good so were drinks, service was a little slow. We enjoyed the margarita pitcher for 5 of us and the salsa was really good!

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munchingmama (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2014

We were a little surprised by the prices, but the food was pretty darn good!

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NoobieEats (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

Went for LA restaurant week. Great romantic ambiance; but food quality was lacking. Great service though.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2014

The ambiance was good. The outdoor taco and sole was really good. There were plenty

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Poohkp (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on July 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.

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vipSteaklover (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on May 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.

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njlampke (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on May 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on May 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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vipJJJJ (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 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.

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vipKarinaH (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on April 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.

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Rick (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 5, 2014

Great food, drinks and ambiance!

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Mary2014 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 26, 2014

Food was ok, but the service was ExCELLENT!

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Unsatisfied (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2014

The brunch does not include any mimosas or any drinks other than coffee. Not worth the money. Mariachi's were good but not planning to come back.

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AndrewB (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 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.

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Zandra (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 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 :)!

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sofakingkirk (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 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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