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SLC: Frida's Bistro

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Wow! If this place was in Minneapolis, I'd eat there once a month, maybe more.

It is incongruously located in an industrial area of Salt Lake City, the restaurant is apparently an outgrowth of a mexican foods commissary business.

The atmosphere is funky-fancy with bright colors and comfortable furnishings.

The food is gourmet mexican. Huitlacoche quesadillas, the most amazing carnitas I've ever tasted, an interesting margarita menu (I enjoyed a blood orange, cinnamon and guajillo pepper marg with reposado upgrade).

I tasted the blue-corn meal crusted calamari, it was tender and good with just a bit of a spicy kick.

The carnitas were accompanied by excellent hand-made tortillas. There were many other items on the menu that looked like I'd enjoy them.

We didn't all get app/entree. One just got entree, one got app + soup. One had a beer, one did not drink. The cost was around $35 per person before tip.

Oh and the servers were friendly and professional.

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  1. Thanks for the tip! I'm always looking for new places to try in SLC when I'm down that way.

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    1. re: UTgal

      Yum - good tip! thanks.

    2. I have to say, I wasn't wowed by Frida's. Although my dinner was quite good (Halibut Veracruz), I don't think it warranted a $27 price, given the overall ambiance of the place. My mango habanero margarita was so-so (even though the combination sounded amazing). We split the duck carnitas, which were good, but again, not a home run. Next trip, I'll go back to Red Iguana, which in my experience hits it out of the park every time.

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      Frida Bistro
      545 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101