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Cinco de Mayo came early this year - Frida's Brentwood

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After a promising opening-day lunch at the new Frida's Taqueria in the Brentwood Country Mart, I remarked that it was good, and that they would probably be on top of their game by Cinco de Mayo.

We'll, it's been just two weeks, and I am happy to report that they are already firing on all cylinders and the previously reported over-salting problem seems to be under control.

Today's lunch included:
- mango salad with candied walnuts - this salad features a big pile of baby greens, diced mango, and a spicy, sweet mango dressing. This is a destination salad, though I might go with dressing on the side next time.
- taco combo - one cochinita pibil, one alhambre (steak, peppers, cheese, tocino), rice, beans. These tacos were delicious. The two best tacos on the Frida's menu.
- carnitas sope - tender sope crust, lots of meat, crisp lettuce, drizzle of sour cream, and some cheese. Also really good.
- chips, two kinds of salsa. - Good and good.

Frida's is a very welcome addition to the country mart rotation. Enjoy it.

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  1. I love Frida's in Beverly Hills I can't wait to try Cinco De Mayo. Only problem is I will have a hard time walking by Redi Chick without stopping there.

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    1. re: trojans

      Go on Sunday when Redi-Chik is closed. Also, it's called Frida's Taqueria (not Cinco de Mayo).

    2. Whee!! That Salad sounds SOO good! :D May I ask what was the damage? We've been sticker shocked lately at the $30 lunches we've been having... :P

      --Dommy!

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      1. re: Dommy

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/476523

        1. re: Servorg

          That was the cost of his previous dinner (Hence $30 lunch), I was hoping for an updated tally of the above...

          --Dommy!

          1. re: Dommy

            If you scroll down in the thread a bit he spells out the individual cost of the things he had, (some of which he didn't list in his OP).

        2. re: Dommy

          Went for lunch today. Mango salad $7.95. Fish Taco also $7.95--very fresh white fish on two small corn tortilla with very tasty fresh sauce/salsa, a very small mount of rice and beans. Not cheap for the amount of food but definitly very tasty.

          1. re: fdb

            One fish taco is $7.95? Yow. TBE looking really good just about now. Thanks for the report.

            1. re: Servorg

              TWO small fish tacos....