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Permanently Closed - Frida

262 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Frida was named one of Toronto’s Top 100 restaurants by acclaimed and trusted restaurant critic Joanne Kates. Frida modernizes Mexican food in a fresh, relaxed and contemporary setting. Review after review agree-Frida presents refined flavors, quality and a fresh taste that sets a new standard for modern Mexican cuisine in Toronto. Quality. Freshness. Creativity. Located at 999 Eglinton Avenue West, midtown and in north Forest Hill, Frida is open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday and for Sunday brunch. Ample parking both in the green P next door or on the street.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 787-2221
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Hadad
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Our chef and experienced catering manager will customize a menu suitable for your guest and the event. Full creative range -From an elegant wedding service to dinner to table stations or a fun taco party, Full staffing and prep also available.
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Cross street
Bathurst and Eglinton
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Parking details
Ample parking available both at the Green P located next door or on the street.
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Public transit
Eglinton Bus stop at front door. Subway-Eglinton station on Spadina located just two blocks to the west.
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Live Music Tuesday Nights-quiet acoustic guitar and vocals. Private up close and personal events-music, chef tastings etc for registered Friends of Frida-sign up on website.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HappyB (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

Food and service were outstanding.

vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2016

Friendly but disorganized service. Our party of 4 waited 15 minutes for a waitress to come to our table after we were seated by hostess. Then another 10 minutes for water. ( no water glasses on table and no water offered when guests sit down) We got our meal side dishes before our appetizers, and before we had any plates to put food onto. Wanted to love it but found experience too slow and irritating to merit a second visit when there are so many great little restaurants in Toronto.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2016

Frieda had good food but the service was a little bit slow. If you can wait a little bit it is worth it.

JAMartin (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Food was quite good. The Red Snapper meal was excellent--great flavour, texture, etc.--but should have come with a side kind of side, even a few nachos to scoop up the delicious salsa/sauce. I guess I should have added the side of rice. The Chicken Tostadas were quite good, not at all dry and good textures but I expected a stronger punch of flavour. They were still good but quite subtle. The salsas were excellent with the nachos--all made in house. The churros were really great for dessert.

Overall it was good. What's holding me back from saying I'd go again is the value. Everything was a few dollars too much. The food is good, though!

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

A class act restaurant: everything was perfect. Thank you

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

Best Mexican food ever including Mexico.Chef is wonderful and accommodating .We will certainly return again and again

janet (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2016

I go back to Frida's because of food and presentation, but a little disappointed in level of NOISE and increasingly indifferent serv ice

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

We are regulars at Frida: we enjoy the food and the professional staff who serve us. Everyone at the restaurant makes it an excellent experience with no surprises. Gracius

vipdinner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Our reservation was for 8:30 & from the moment we got there, we were reminded that kitchen will close at 9 & forced us to order everything at once. Didn't even offered us water. We ordered margaritas which 2/3 of glass was ice. Half an hour later terrible ice cold food arrived. We had to sent it back as it was not edible. My husband ordered ribs which half was burnt & the other half was nothing but fat. They never came back to find out if we needed anything or if everything was ok. No napkins & had to ask for it. Basically they threw us out at 9:30 on Saturday night. It seems as we just had to go there & pay them $200 & come back home hungry!
It was an unbelievable & shocking experience!

rdhledao (Toronto)
2.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

This place used to our favorite taco place.. I am not sure what happend but tacos didn't taste the same. I was a bit disappointed. .