Frida Mexican Cuisine - Torrance

4.5
134 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
We are open for curbside pickup, takeout and delivery - we care for you! Take care of yourselves and eat Mexican food! We are open during normal business hours.
Monday-Thursday, 11am-10pm
Friday & Saturday, 11am-11pm
Sunday, 10am-9pm
What 134 people are saying
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4.4
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4.5
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DaleD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit noisy but presentation of the food and taste was excellent!

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Kathy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love eating at Frida’s. The menu is amazing; so many choices. Smells good everywhere! Love the appetizers, too.

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ErnestoN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food crosses over from being Cal-Mex to authentically Mexican. The green salsa that came with the chips tasted fresh not from a can. The red sauce was ok. I ordered the carnitas plate. The corn tortillas were much better than supermarket tortillas but not in the "best" category. Spanish rice was better than average. The refried beans and carnitas was very good as was the guacamole. Everything needed a little extra salt but that is ok. The horchata rice drink was also 4/5 stars. A bit more expensive than El Torito but worth it for the food alone. Better aesthetics of the restaurant are a bonus .

My father had the salmon a la diabla, He said it was very good and ate all of it. My dad is a tough critic when it comes to value as his favorite restaurant is Norm's but he said he would like to come back too. He accidently flipped and spilled his entire soda. The crew cleaned it up as quickly as you would expect in a five star restaurant. All told I will visit again.

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RosaZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The restaurant is very nice , but the food is over price , and no that good , depend on what you order the portion are small and the price big , on the mix fajitas of meat and shrimp that cost $ 31.00 dollars , you only get tree shrimp , four small pieces of meat , the rest is all onions , peppers and tomato's , we eat in a lots of restaurant but this is the one , that we are not coming back again .
If you want to eat great Mexican food go to Pancho's in Manhattan Beach and compare

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pass
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Entree food was delicious as always. Confusing as to who our waiter was.... at least 6 different people came to our table, also guy never brought my lemons for my water.

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like the Sunday brunch especially when you waitress is awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance, service was good but honestly many of my guests felt the food was bland, not worth the price. I was disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had a reservation through open table. When we were seated we were placed at a corner table with heavy traffic. We looked around and saw a minimum of three booths open and asked to be seated at one of those. The hostess proceeded to say they were reserved. We told her we had a reservation as well and she said there was nothing she could do. We later asked for the manager who came and also stated that we should have clarified greater on open table that we require a booth. And she left. More than 40 min later one booth was filled. When we left, two of the booths had not been filled! Total lack or respect to us! Their comments were rude and they did nothing to better our experience! Not rushing to go back!

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Erica
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazong

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CarmenT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had drinks a the bar before our dinner and the bartenders were very nice and the drinks were outstanding. The food was delicious and service was great. I will be returning.

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Luckyguy12
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, great vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for valentines days and it was BEAUTIFUL! The ceiling was filed with heart balloons and the food was AMAZING

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SISCO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was smooth, REALLY ENJOYED IT
MY WOMEN LOVED IT ASWELL!! My experience was lovely success night 🙏🏽

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bvanlent
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The bar is great. Great service, friendly bartenders and great margaritas. Food-wise the fajitas need some work. Although they were prepared well there really wasn't much flavor there. Our service was very spotty.

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ValeriaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & drinks were delicious. Loved how the waiter would check on us to see if we needed anything frequently. I got the trio enchiladas which included 3 sauces green, red & poblano. The poblano was my favorite! My boyfriend got the molcajete and he said it was really good. As for dessert we got CREPAS CON CAJETA and it was just perfect. Definitely would be coming back!! 😊

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vipLynneS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Maybe I would recommend with lots of caveats! Very loud ... why oh why must relatively new restaurants, built new, not take into consideration the noise level. I hate yelling at my meal mates, and this place requires you to do even when it was a relatively quiet Thursday night. Server, though kept saying he doesn't like to rush his meals, kept rushing us. Food came out almost instantly; he kept asking and asking if we wanted to place our order; we were still eating dinner and he was bugging us about dessert ... yea, not pleasant. The food is good, but the value is disappointing, feel like I'm helping Frida pay for its rent in this huge restaurant instead of giving value for the price I'm paying for Mexican food! So many other places to eat, probably won't be back.

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Sharon
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food. Delicious. Noise level high.

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vipMValerie8
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had a solid dinner experience here. The restaurant is very nicely decorated. It's a very large space, has an outdoor heated patio, and plenty of TVs in the bar area if you're coming to watch a game. Lots of booths and table seating.

My favorite things that I had were the warm chips and salsa and the sangria. Yum! I got the combination plate which has a taco, tamale, and enchilada on it. It was okay but I wasn't wowed.

Be aware that the note on the menu not to make substitutions or special requests when you place your order, which I thought was very odd.

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vipLoveMyYums
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, always a great time with friends at Frida's!

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vipMiaC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was disappointed as I had put in the reservation notes that it was a birthday and our server never acknowledged it. I have been there before and I know they do something for birthdays. So it was a bit disappointing.

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SheilaM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great time. thank you. we will definitely be back. great spread, food was great. keep it up.

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RonaldT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great. My party was late however the restaurant was gracious enough to hold the table. It was the first time my party had come to the restaurant. From the host to to waiter, the evening was great

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WitnieS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were rude , brought the wrong food didn’t wanna fix it , took along time

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ElisaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I prefer this place for drinks only

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Gomez530
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and a very nice place. I enjoyed my chorizo and eggs while watching soccer. My gf enjoyed her huevos rancheros as well. Guacamole was amazing! Highly recommend.

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StefP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing place, definitely one of my favorite restaurants

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PaletteofFame
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I am not a typical reviewer. I only leave reviews if my experience was really good or pretty bad; this one was pretty bad.

Definitely fell far below my expectations. The food was extremely bland. The margaritas tasted like syrup. I will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recieved to drinking glasses that had lipstick on the rim. Asked the waitress for new glasses.

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SharonM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Retirement celebration.

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gigim
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for an amazing way to celebrate my 21st!!

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AngieM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, Fernando our server was awesome, mariachi was great...all in all it was a good time

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had the shrimp in a tequila orange sauce thing. It was pretty good, not Mt faveritr dish ever for the price but it was good. I had a watermelon margarita which was also good but nothing blew my mind. The Cafe de Olla and Tres Leches cake were my favorite items of the meal. The cafe de olla was delicious!

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SuzOG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The staff was very friendly and attentive. I always receive such great service every time I am there. The food is fantastic!

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun to place to go for Brunch. Mariachi and Food was very good.

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vipMg1031
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We love Fridas in Torrance!!

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ChendarS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had more kids than adults in our party, our waiter and the rest of the staffs were so helpful. They didn't give us dirty looks when my 11 month old niece dropped food all over the floor and kept doing it cause she's a little terrorist. They seated us where 3 high chairs wouldn't bother other diners. The restaurant was packed, but every single attention to detail was paid and made our first trip there an enjoyable one. We were seated outside and in the middle of August, Frida's managed to keep the temperature comfortable. A beetle flew in and I'm terrified of them, the guys making the tacos stepped away from their station to scare it away.

The food was amazing and absolutely worth the cost. We'll definitely go back and recommend the restaurant.

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Jirika
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was so loud you could barely hear the person across from you.

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vipPiglet
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I was shocked that the bill was $83. No break for 12 yr old. Such a rip off.
I had asked for a more quiet table so we could talk. They sat us too close to the Mariachi band on the patio. It was very hot. Also customers lined up at the buffet bars kept bumping our table which was right next to the food bar.
I had to ask 4 times to get the check so we wouldnt be late to the movie.
I will not return.
Also when I checked in I told them I was Open Table. I got home and Frida's had said we didnt show up for our reservation. I had to call Open Table so that I could get credit for the rippoff!

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Frida. We always recommend it to our friends and Family. We eat at Frida’s restaurant at least once a month.

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YesseniaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is amazing on the outdoor patio. Great selection of drinks and the food is amazing!! Definitely a top restaurant to get together with friends.

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Frida Mexican Cuisine - Torrance does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Frida Mexican Cuisine - Torrance is rated 4.5 stars by 134 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.