Frida Mexican Cuisine - Westwood

4.1
110 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Frida Mexican Cuisine is your ambassador to authentic, artisanal, and traditional Mexican cuisine. Welcome to the best Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles.

Proud Recipient of T Award.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 110 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was bad. The food was the worst ever plus we found a huge hair in the salsa. We told the manager but he said there was nothing he could do. They brought us new salsa. I do not recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious food. Amazing service. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love fridas for their drinks! Food is ok for the price. I’ve been waiting to be seated in the restaurants patio (not the sidewalk) but all three visits have been on the sidewalk. Hoping next time I’ll get that chance! Service is great & very attentive/welcoming.

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RahimahSF
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the Manager this evening and kind staff for seating us in a most isolated , but beautiful patio area. It was a perfect birthday celebration for our friend and neighbor, Amber. She was so happy and the food was delicious! Thank you!

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JulieW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family and kid friendly. Great experience. Friendly staff and consistent delicious food. The staff ensured everything was clean and parties kept 6ft apart.

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Ronnie
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and food was great! My husband and I went on a Saturday night and enjoyed ourselves! We will make this a favorite spot for sure! The hostess Brynne was lovely.

- King Family

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vipFoodDude17
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to this location and reserved here in the past. This was our first time dining out since the whole pandemic and it wasn't so bad. The employees made us feel like they were taking all the measures to make the dining experience a pleasure. We dined outside on the sidewalk tables, and these days it's not as easy to enjoy your meal when some people are walking by without masks and others are pulling up beside you for the carryout. It was interesting because there will be certain aspects of the dining experience that are changed forever. The service staff had on masks and although we were outside it was surreal because to eat you must have your masks and face coverings off, but at the same time, you're in the presence of people from all over.

Overall, the dining experience was fine, it will just take some time getting used to it now. I had the Flautas de Pollo and it was delicious. My girlfriend had the Diego Combination plate and Watermelon Margarita. She liked everything except she isn't a fan of Frida's smokier tasting red sauce so score one for me 😊. The service was great, and it felt good to get back out. I love to cook, but sometimes it's nice to just have a nice night out and this was what we needed.

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JuliaG
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This was the worst Mexican food I’ve ever tasted. I can’t say eaten because after 2 bites the rest went in the trash

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vipRoguePanda
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good Mexican food. Good atmosphere. Good margaritas. A solid choice.

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Michelle
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best guac!!! The waiters and waitresses are the best.

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Quin
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was very fun, especially if your ‘watching the game’ too .... if you aren’t, then it’s a little loud for talking, but that’s to be expected for a bar/restaurant, so overall it’s great food and a fun time

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rondagt
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, attentive service, nice atmosphere. Not a great venue for vegetarians but otherwise a good choice for sit down Mexican in Westwood.

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EllenF
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST Mexican food I've had in a long while. I had the enchiladas suizas and they were OUTSTANDING! Service was friendly, space is bright and open. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food is tasteless.

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vipIris
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All delicious though having a soccer game turned on the TV made a crowded noisy restaurant even noisier.

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vipChr15
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mole very good. Queso Fundido with mushrooms very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would never go here again. Went for a Valentine’ date. My date walked out because of the horrible service. They served one set of drinks and an appetizer. We had to get the attention of staff to get another drink. No one ever came back to the table to take our food order. Mind you we came here for a dinner date. We never ate dinner. A complete waste of time. If I wanted complete crap of service I would have went to a homeless food bank. That’s how I would describe this place. Even at McDonald’s you get a better service. Completely destroyed my date night. And an overly priced one at that. I don’t mind spending money for great food and service, if that is what you were looking for, do not come.

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vipBhates2wait
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wasn’t overly impressed. It’s tasty but very expensive for what you get. We were brought the wrong entree.

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vipJenniferF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice place, good food. Noisier than expected.

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vipAmandaF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Restaurant was nearly empty but we still had to ask for things, like water and our drink order, multiple times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happened upon this place for a leisurely lunch with the hubby. Ended up staying for 2 hrs and drinking margs. The food was great and the margaritas (obvi) were amazing. Highly recommend the watermelon margarita!

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vipJimboLA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frida's was excellent. The service was excellent and startlingly fast- I thought there had been a rip in the time-space continuum when the food was delivered so quickly. And the chips, guacamole and entree were fantastic. The chicken mole enchiladas were the best I've ever had. We will be back many times- would highly recommend!

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HowardM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Average food quality and very expensive

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vipBrianneB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service was abominably slow. It was evident that they were under-staffed and after speaking to the manager, he told me that they had cut back on staffing due to budget. Seriously!? Our drinks were poorly made and both food and drinks took far too long to arrive to the table. Once they did arrive neither were worth the wait. I do not plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was great just too loud for a business dinner

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BeverlyW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were the loudest people there. Had a great time out on the patio. Food took a bit longer than expected but was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was solid gooey American / Mexican. Just what we wanted. Music was so loud we couldn’t talk even though dining room was empty. TV’s everywhere.

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RyanM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Bit crowded with UCLA graduation, but overall a great experience!

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Pamazon
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Sadly we had INCREDIBLY slow service. I can't even remember the food because EVERY SINGLE THING we ordered took WAY too long to arrive. The waitress didn't even come over at first. We had to get up and head to the bar to order margaritas, and then we were noticed. I think the food was pretty good but experience was ruined.....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great but the service wasn't. Our waitress lacked any personality and seemed in a rush to get us out the door despite the fact that there were tons of open tables. She cleared the plate right out from under my friend's hand while she was still eating!

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JNSD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable and fun atmosphere . The food is always good😊

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vipFamilyDining
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mexican Cuisine, best we've ever had. The skirt steak and enchilada was delicious. Outstanding service, truly worth a visit if you enjoy gourmet Mexican or just for drinks and appetizers. The guacamole made tableside was so fresh and flavorful.

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vipSf4shawn
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The service was very slow at first but improved. The food was very good and quite authentic. The margarita was tasty, but a little weak. I'll go back again just for the guacamole! It was awesome!

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jouretnuit
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Quality for cost good. Noise level unacceptable. Would buy takeout.

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vipSUSA
Salt Lake City
73 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Music too loud--would like better service. Waitress didn't listen carefully to order. Seating could be more comfortable, has a slightly "fast food" atmosphere. Would prefer cozy restaurant.

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taptres
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

If you get there early, 6-6:30 it's easy seating and the noise level is acceptable.. The staff is very friendly and quite capable.
Food was very good and plentiful. I have been there more than once this week.

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John
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We thought Frieda Mexican Restaurant would be a nice place to have lunch. We were so mistaken. The first thing they brought to the table were the chips. They brought mole and green sauce. We asked if we could have some red salsa. They seemed to not know what red salsa was, and said they didn't have any. So we asked for pico de gallo for our chips. They brought 2 small containers. Later we found out that we were charged $7.90 extra for those. Strike 1. When we ordered our food the server asked if I wanted green or brown sauce over my burrito. I said sure, green. I found out later that they charge extra for that too, I could've just used the green sauce that was on the table. Strike 2. There were extra charges for sour cream and extra cheese for my wife's tacos, which she didn't finish because they were not up to the same standard of a less mediocre Mexican restaurant. But the third strike came when on the way home we looked at those extras, which I should have noticed before I paid, but I didn't. My wife called the restaurant to speak with the manager. My wife was transferred to he General Manager Maurico Marcus, who told her he could do nothing about those charges. But he did give her a number to call, which she did. It turned out to be a restaurant back east that had no affiliation with Frieda or Casa Azul Cantina, and told my wife that their restaurant was not part of that or any chain. What a run around!! They put us through all of this for $12.85!! Not a way to run a business. So buyer beware. If you go to Frieda in Westwood, CA. Make sure you ask if there are any extra charges that are not mentioned on the menu. I'm surprised they didn't charge us for water.

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RachelW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Horrible. Food was digusting. It smelled like it was cooked in old dish water. The drinks were good but not consistent.

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vipluv2vaca
Cincinnati
66 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Frida was OUTSTANDING! We enjoyed all of our meals and the setting is picture perfect. Frida was very accommodating as I had made reservations via OpenTable but something must have got mixed up. They seated us right away and in an perfect spot to watch the sun set. The value for what you receive is great! Make sure you visit this restaurant while on the island. AMAZING!

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vipBrentford
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My husband and I went there for Sunday brunch and enjoyed ourselves. The food is always really tasty.

FAQs

Frida Mexican Cuisine - Westwood does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Frida Mexican Cuisine - Westwood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 209-0666.

Frida Mexican Cuisine - Westwood is rated 4.1 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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