|Fresh Swordfish Ceviche from Frida Bistro is a nice way to start a meal.|
Salt Lake City's Frida Bistro is named for Frida Kahlo, and this charming eatery located in Salt Lake's warehouse district and specializing in "sophisticated Mexican Food" is as colorful as Ms. Kahlo's famous works of art. When I went there for the first time about a month ago I could tell immediately that the food here was going to be worth photographing. I enjoyed it so much that a few days ago I went there again with another Utah blogger, and once again the meal was colorful and delicious. Here are some of the delightful dishes we sampled at Friday Bistro.
Shown at the top is Ceviche de Pez Espada, described on the menu as Fresh swordfish with lime, mango, pineapple, jicama, cilantro, and dragon fruit, served with blue corn tortilla chips.
Every meal starts with these complimentary appetizers of chile-flavored masa stuffed with cheese and surrounded by spiced pepitas.
The chips really are blue corn, despite this photo taken in bright light that washed out the color! We enjoyed them with several flavorful salsas and some delicious guacamole.
Frida's has lots of delicious tacos, and these are Achiote-Marinated Pork Tacos with Grilled Pineapple and Sauteed Onions. When you order tacos, there's a great salsa bar with toppings to add as desired.
This is Aguacate con Cangrejo or avocado stuffed with lump blue crab, sweet peppers, micro cilantro, and red onion with guajillo vinaigrette. It was delicious and very diet-friendly for me!
And if you can't resist the urge to order dessert, the flan is outstanding, and just the right size to share with a couple of friends!
If you're in Salt Lake, have you ever been to Frida Bistro? If so, let us know in the comments about what you've eaten there.
545 West 700 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
Other Bloggers Visit Friday Bistro:
Vintage Mixer calls it "A Mexican fine-dining experience."
Nosh Maven says "One of the most unique restaurants in Salt Lake."
Gastronomic Salt Lake City says "I have been totally swept away by Frida Bistro."
More great reviews of Frida Bistro by local media.
I paid for both the meals at Friday Bistro myself, and the restaurant did not know about or compensate me in any way for this post (although they may have figured out I was a blogger when I took photos of every course!) I don't write official restaurant reviews, but I do like to write occasionally about Salt Lake City Restaurants, other Restaurants in Utah, or Restaurants in Other U.S. Cities where I've had great meals.