Cantina Frida

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Authentic upscale Mexican Cuisine in the heart of Beverly Hills famous Golden Triangle.
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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

This was my bday dinner and the service was totally amateur. Had to ask for place settings, napkins, water, extra sauces multiple times, consistency on the drinks ordered, etc. They hassled us about getting a side of grilled vegetables, off of menu.

So basically, mediocre Cali mexican food, with bad service in a El Torito kind of environment. The bar looks nice and probably where you go for good service and attention at this restaurant. otherwise, just go to CPK, at least you will get what you are expecting.

BR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So far we have had wonderful service and meals at each of our visits.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Everyone we came in contact with was inexperienced. As evidenced by open table sending us a no-show email for our reservation. Obviously the hostess, who was also not very welcoming, failed to confirm our arrival despite confirming our reservation name when we arrived. On a positive note, the food is very good. The service and ambiance need improvement.

K
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not the best food or service. Have been there twice and it will be the last.

b
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

We were party of 4
3 people had shrimp dinner and all three got sick

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience! Will definitely go back. Our server Stephanie was great!

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Keeping in mind that is a new restaurant , Men's Restrooms was not clean ( Soap dispenser was missing on one of the sinks!! ) floor was dirty ,specially inside the stainless steel channel in the ground. food quality not was as good as you expect from a restaurant like Frida.

BG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Our service was so dreadful that it impacted the food and overall experience.

SS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, good crowd, good tequila options! Went on a date here and we had a blast. Staff is attentive and friendly.
We will definitely be back!

BR
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was me and my kids. Food was good and we enjoyed ourselves.

TT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!! Great location but still easily accessible. Food was great, service was good and the drinks... wow!!! Def make it a stop while in L.A.

ZH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very beautiful restaurant (I’ve been to this location when this was Fleming’s, and LA Food Show), I really love what Frida has done with the space. Overall, I think the food and drinks are a tad overpriced, but the drinks are great. The tacos were a little on the greasy side, the nachos were good. The staff is EXCELLENT

R
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live nearby and work in the area. Nice to finally have a Mexican restaurant with indoor outdoor feel and a vibrant atmosphere. I recommend the chicken fajitas...not skimpy...add the $3 spicy relish if you love spicy hot food!

RG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great location , and a very attractive decor. Big bar area to at least temporarily make up for the loss of Wolfgangs. Food is good but still not at a level it needs to be considering the location and competition. We had the chicken nachos and frankly they were deplorable. Chips of chicken , loose velveta type cheese . Could not tell whether it was real cheese . Disappointing !
Enchiladas were good both with the red and green sauce and table prepared guacamole was very good. Pork dish was good but just lacked the punch and flavor that most good mexican cantinas pride themselves.
Bartenders Juan and Jose are outstanding: knowledgeable and personable.
New Speak Easy upstairs should be a hit

JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy to have a larger Fridas' in Beverly Hills! Same DELICIOUS food. I had chicken/cheese enchiladas suiza (amazing tomatillo sauce), GF daughter had two different shrimp tacos, darling husband is crazy about the carnitas. My favorite drink in town is Frida's Paloma (ask for a Tajin rim!). We'll definitely be back. Gonna hit the bar area for M-Th happy hour, 3-7 PM. Ambience is open and airy, cool music, great vibe. Staff was upbeat. Alllllll gooooood.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, a great experience. Thank you all.

JM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food and environment are great. Fun happy hour options. Service...needs work.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They sat us 45 minutes later than our reservation. The food for our table came very late and at different times. Food too salty! Music too loud to have conversation.

DB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice lively atmosphere. Busy Saturday night dinner. Seated right on time for 7pm res. Abel the GM is good ambassador and made our request for a table up front happen. Sopes were a great app, skirt steak delicious as were the veggie tacos. Overall...Id go again very soon.

s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was below average. The server wouldn’t take our order and we were soo hungry. We kept trying to get someone’s attention for a straw, refill on ice tea

TE
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

So let me start by telling you how amazing the drinks were. The bar tenders were great and great customer service. As for the Host when I tried to check in. The two girls in the front had told me we had made reservations for the wrong restaurant. I was unclear. Luckily I printed out my confirmation and showed them. They looked at each other and gave my guest and I a dirty look. Besides that the food and drinks were yummy.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Both shrimp platers were cold, and mine was very undercooked! I’ve eaten at their other Fridas, 2 blocks south...the same dish costs less, and has always been prepared correctly. The music was so loud that we could not even have a conversation... we asked three times to turn it down a little, to no avail. It’s a shame, because it’s a very pretty place, and we live close, but we cannot recommend it.

a
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place but it is way too loud. The acoustics need to improve.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was unorganized, inefficient, very slow and the server seemed flustered and confused half the time. It felt like they were understaffed and the staff that was there, wasn’t coping with the work load. We had to wait 25 minutes before our waiter took our order. He forgot to get our drink order with the food order because he kept rushing off somewhere else. So we had to wait for our drinks while our appetizers were already on the table. When the main dishes came, the kitchen forgot my husband’s main course and I ordered the tortilla soup which was cold so I couldn’t enjoy it. By the time the waiter realized the kitchen forgot my husband’s main course, we had almost finished dinner so we cancelled it. They brought it out anyway and we sent it back. The restaurant did remove the charge for that item and offered us a free dessert, which was considerate. However, when the waiter brought the check, he vanished and we waited another 20-25 minutes, at which point I got up and took the check to the hostess myself. We arrived at 6:45pm and paid and left after 9pm. That’s a ridiculous amount of time for a casual dinner. I am very disappointed and will be going back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Charge for chips?

SW
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaraunt!!! Beautiful decor and great food!!!!
Quinn is a great server!!!!

S
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere, food and service were terrific. The music was just a little too loud for my taste.

Y
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful setting near patio. Everything was tasty. I thought the guacamole was a little too creamy but everything else was spot on. Our companions were very happy too. The service was excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

As a regular patron at the original Frida’s south of Wilshire for the last 10 years, my family and I were excited to try the newly opened Frida’s. What a disappointment! They didn’t serve virgin drinks for my daughter, ran out of carbonated water for my husband and forgot to bring the chips. Salsa came 20minutes before chips and then we were charged for the salsa! My husband then ordered tonic water without ice and of course, they brought it on ice! In addition, my husband’s and my food came out 10 minutes after our daughter’s and our shrimp was over cooked and so rubbery I could barely cut it. We’ll never go back. It’s shameful. We’ll only dine at the original Frida’s.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Went on their soft opening night. I don’t think they had enough staff. It took 20 min to get our drinks both times, 20 min to get more chips. The food was good though, I tried both shrimp Davis with a side of rice and beans and it was delicious. Hoping better service next time.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Need to work out kitchen kinks. Our order can put piecemeal. We need to ask for drinks continuously

SS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice space and convenient location. The food was better than I expected. I would definitely go back and recommend to my friends.

AR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new spot for some Mexican cuisine. Service was excellent !

RL
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

It’s a nice room but very loud. The food doesn’t live up to the setting.