Frida Kahlo Mexican Grill

3.8
16 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Frida Kahlo Grill infuses the real flavors of Northern Mexican cuisine with freshness and innovation, creating flavor and combinations to be enjoyed by our Guests.
Our goal is to create a unique experience culinary speaking with flavors that reminds us of flavors of Mexico. This is the type of food that you would eat if were invited
to our abuela’s house (Grandma’s house). We use the best ingredients available, some ingredients are brought from Mexico to capture the true flavors of our beloved
country; others like our Mole and Salsas are made from scratch every day in our kitchen.
Buen provecho!
Truly yours, Cesar and Joaquin.
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d
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff was friendly and attentive, food was tasty but wow are their prices high! Soup $16 a salad $17 and with no protein. Probably would skip next time.

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BC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried this restaurant with a group of friends shortly after it opened. It was so good, my wife and I came back again the next night. That was 5-6 weeks ago. Since then we’ve been back once a week. We’ve each tried several dishes and found it very good each time. The margaritas are especially good. And, we’ve had great and gracious service each time. We liked the previous Mexican restaurant that used to be in this location, but have found this new one several notches better. We especially love the melted cheese appetizer covered in jalapeños and spices!

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S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great New Mexican Restaurant. Everything was outstanding.

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LF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service not good. I waited 15 minutes for a glass they forgot initially and they brought a “birthday” dessert which we didn’t ask for and they charged us. Decent food but would not recommend.

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j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was average. Service was abrupt, then just plain absent. This restaurant needs to invest some serious time in training their staff, from host to server.

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SV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Very beautiful presentation. Our young woman server was very attentive and knew the menu very well. Service was great. I hope this restaurant can make it. We need good choices in Clarendon Hills.

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HB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, great place!! My wife had the mahi mahi and I had the enchiladas festiva, both were superb!! I highly recommend this place.

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U
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

really tasty! The mole is top notch, the kids menu could be a little better

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MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was average but the service was great. There were only a few tables so server was attentive and food came quick. Will try again

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G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good and our waitress was lovely, but the service was extremely slow. We were seated quickly then waited 30 minutes for our drinks. It seemed like they were very understaffed on a busy night.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Ordered a pitcher of the high end margaritas and swear there was little to no alcohol in them. Food was average at best

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

The service was beyond slow, over an hour after we actually ordered. Then the food came, fajitas with tortillas, which took 20 min to get. My wife's tamales had a huge hair pop out after she cut one open.
The waiter saw it and quickly grabbed it...however, they then brought back the SAME dish, same tamale she had cut open. Thanks for removing the hair!

Others around us were extremely annoyed as well. This place may not make it, just like the last mexican place that was in the same location.

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MF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is a substantial upgrade to the previous restaurant. Service was amazing, however the bar was terribly understaffed. We had to wait nearly 20-minutes for each round. One bartender who is also servicing tables is inadequate! They need a dedicated bartender on the rail and should have another server for the high-tops. Overall staffing needs to be increased! Our server was amazing and the food was delicious, but long waits for drinks and food are not a good recipe for success!

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WL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Everything about our meal and dining experience was below average in every way. Even the margaritas weren’t good! The food at its predecessor, Aguamiel, was so much better! I know this new place has only been open a couple of weeks, so I hope the owners have something better planned in regards to menu options and finesse. My husband’s steak tacos were dry, and my chicken enchiladas were boring. The wait staff were pleasant, but our server was in a hurry and spoke so fast we could hardly keep up with her. When my husband asked the bus boy for crema, he didn’t understand or speak any English. I hope this place improves because we need more dining options in Clarendon Hills!

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AA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was sadly disappointing.

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LC
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We tried this new place in Clarendon Hills, and the food and service were excellent! Definitely recommend you try it.

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