Frida's Patio Fresh Modern Mexican

3.8
26 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican

Reservations are for indoor dining. Patio is first come first serve!

Frida's Patio is not your typical Mexican Restaurant! We are a modern mexican cuisine that takes traditional mexican dishes and infuse them with modern flavors to create a new flavorful experience for your tastebuds. Each dish is carefully crafted with fresh ingredients and made on the spot once ordered to ensure the quality of our food is never compromised. With 15 years of experience cooking in a variety restaurants and working with renowned chefs such as Mario Batali, and Manet Chuhan, our chef is excited to present his vision to you. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 26 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
43% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MTandST
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not sure if Frieda’s is under new management but the vibe has definitely changed. Missed the Latin music and quality service. Restaurant was also very warm inside (not sure if air conditioning was broken).

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Beautiful setting. Fantastic food. Service-wise everything went wrong. We requested a patio table and were offered a choice between a table without an umbrella for shade or an inside table. We opted for the outside sun, which was mostly tolerable except that the meal took over 90 minutes. Drink orders were missed. The food took much too long. I don’t know for sure where the problem was. Our server seemed to be doing her best. We probably won’t be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would give 0 stars if that was an option. We had reservations at 6:30 and didn't get sat until 7:30. It was Cinco de Mayo so it was understandable they were busy, but the entire staff had an attitude with us. We then did not have a single server come to our table once we sat down. We left the restaurant at 8 after sitting there for 30 minutes unattended. We will not be returning.

WD
vipWesD
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was good! We didn't have very good service, as we had two young people taking care of our table, both wearing "trainee" tags, but no more experienced server guiding them. But our food was good and I hope they can improve the service with experience.

HJ
HangryJOe
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Food took 30 minutes to come out. Had to ask for chips for the "Tres Amigos" I ordered as well as a refill on chips. They also were out of most of the beer options. Would not recommend. I drove all the way from Raleigh to eat there.

NC
NCGigi
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This was our second time at this restaurant. Did not like the food the first time but wanted to give them a second chance. They did not serve margaritas the first time we went so we were looking forward to one. The top shelf margarita was a huge disappointment. The entrees were average but the refried beans were the worst I have ever tasted. They were so salty that no one at our table could eat them. They have a very nice patio and the service was good but we will NEVER go back. Too many other good Mexican restaurants in the area.

JE
JEM01
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Frida’s Patio was very good! Their salsa was amazing! Most people sat out on the patio, which made dining inside very quiet. Our server, Victor, was really great. It has been difficult finding a good Mexican restaurant since moving to N.C., but Frida’s was probably the best I have had so far.

IT
ITALIANBYMARRIAGE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Waitress was not friendly and gave horrible service. Also the restaurant had a very foul odor when we walked in for the first part of our meal.

JM
JennyM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good, but I can not get past the attitude of the hostess and waitress. I made a reservation specifying we were there to celebrate a birthday dinner with my husband and my mom. The hostess was sarcastic and made us feel like we were kind of a bother. The waitress was short with us and seemed to be fed up with dealing with anyone. We remained polite with them both and focused on enjoying our food. Maybe they had a bad day, or were short handed? Don't know. But it was our first time there and I can't decide if I will give them another chance. Disappointing night for a place with such potential.

J
vipJoey
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service! Good selection. Will definitely go back.

KI
KiraI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made the reservation but they closed early and never called or emailed to let us know. So when we showed up it was a surprise.

JB
vipJasonB
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

good mexican food. service was good, too. And the margaritas were tasty

CE
CEClayton
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic food with quick and friendly service. Definitely recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

C
Cruiser
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good & friendly service. What more could you ask for... other than maybe a little more alcohol in their mixed drinks.

LH
vipLdyHeel
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The place was mostly empty. The food was tasty and the staff were very nice. It’s not on my list to go back.

MB
MattB
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting. Its definitely a higher quality of Mexican food then the typical local restaurants,but not overdone. The variety on the menu is good. They do not overload you with lots of similar dishes, instead they have some unique options that I do not see everyday. Little things stood out, like the quality of the salsa, side salad was actually a full house salad, and all of our dishes were good.

Ambiance was nice. Wait staff were attentive. We went on Valentines Day as a family and the restaurant was decorated and had a live musician. Drinks were good. Price was fair. We will go back for sure.

MW
MarkW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I love this place. Great atmosphere. Food is "Modern" Mexican and well prepared, not the ole Taco & Burrito fare.

LB
vipLeslieB
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

If you like Empanadas, then this is the place for you. Chicken were the best. I had the Snack Chingon
appetizer variety plate I would not recommend, too greasy. Chips and salsa good. Margarita's, too sweet. Need a "skinny" choice. Not bad for a local Mexican food place, fresh new look at Mexican food. We will definitely go back but this time I will order Empanadas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We ate on a Thursday night and even though there were plenty of open tables, it took nearly 45 minutes for our main course to be served. It was inappropriate for the manager to blame the delay on a new waitress when other tables with other servers waited just as long. The new waitress was nice and had the foresight to double check our orders before putting them in. Guacamole was just ok. The food itself was delicious. While we were given complementary churros because of the wait, I'd recommend looking elsewhere first for dinner.

RH
RHny2nc
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive book club gathering with solid customer attention. Great food and drink!

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vipphudemon
Raleigh
53 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best latino restaurants around. 5 stars.

HG
vipHometownGuy
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We see this place regularly when we go grocery shopping tucked away in the corner of the shopping center and decided to try it. We enjoyed the food and the drink specials. We were treated very nicely and have vowed to go back soon.

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Ceerock81
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the ingredients used was great, The food tasted great, presentation great, overall great !

DJ
DJP1428
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food and service was outstanding !
Live music added to the evening

GS
GlenS
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Food salty and just not very good.

FAQs

Frida's Patio Fresh Modern Mexican offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 267-9477.

Frida's Patio Fresh Modern Mexican is rated 3.8 stars by 26 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.