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Frida Beverly Hills - Great Carnitas

Thor123 Feb 26, 2013 09:46 AM

Every time I go to Frida I have to order the Carnitas and they are fantastic. Juicy well marinated pork with home made corn tortillas and guacamole, beans, rice and salsa. Huge portion. Three of us had them and were blown away. Great drinks too. Not many decent Mexican options nearby so Frida really stands out.

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    mc michael RE: Thor123 Feb 26, 2013 01:00 PM

    I like Frida's Tacos on Melrose.

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      Dommy RE: mc michael Feb 26, 2013 01:45 PM

      I totally agree... Frida in Beverly Hills has some of the best Carnitas in town. Not 100% casero... but absolutely crave worthy...

      Also, a Frida's Tacos just opened at the westside pavillion... Not the same degree of deliciousness as the Restaurant, but a good option for a quick bite before a movie...


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        BSW6490 RE: Dommy Feb 26, 2013 01:50 PM

        Plus One on the Carnitas. Really good. They have another pork dish that was recommended. Similar preparation but with a sweet orange sause. Not big on sweet sause and couldnt break away from the Carnitas, so cant say how it compares.

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      Thor123 RE: Thor123 Oct 9, 2013 03:37 PM


      Changed it up last weekend and had the Costilla de Res al Horno - slow cooked (8 hours) short rib. Like most of their plates its a large portion and really, really good. At $21 its a good deal as well.

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        jessejames RE: Thor123 Oct 10, 2013 10:17 AM

        Good stuff
        They used to have great lobster tacos but last year changed to some gross shredded krab kind of stuff. I go less now. But nice folks good habanero relish and other tasty vittles.

        1. fgrade RE: Thor123 Nov 11, 2013 12:56 AM

          The Sunday brunch is damn good as well. Omelets, tacos, pancakes and an assortment of other dishes including fish and shrimp ceviche, and they also offer all you can drink draft beers and a hand full of cocktails...

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            Thor123 RE: fgrade Nov 11, 2013 07:13 AM

            The short ribs are one of the best deals in town. $22 for a very large we'll prepared serving.

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              fgrade RE: Thor123 Nov 13, 2013 05:37 PM


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                Thor123 RE: fgrade Nov 13, 2013 06:48 PM

                Kevin? Is that you?

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                  fgrade RE: Thor123 Nov 17, 2013 03:09 PM


          2. Ciao Bob RE: Thor123 Nov 11, 2013 09:47 AM

            Have you tried the carnitas at Taqueria Los Anaya, Thor123?
            Lovely! I am not saying anything bad about Frida's, which I have had and enjoyed very much, just expanding on the carnitas options in LA.

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              Thor123 RE: Ciao Bob Nov 11, 2013 11:15 AM

              Have not. What part of town is that? Frida is on my way home so its easy.

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                Servorg RE: Thor123 Nov 11, 2013 11:22 AM

                Just off the 10 Frwy at La Brea and two minutes east on W Adams.

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              Thor123 RE: Thor123 Dec 7, 2013 06:13 PM

              Just had the short ribs again with grilled veggies. Fantastic. A huge portion at $21. Amazing. The lamb shank at Shamshari Grill (sic) in Westwood at $12 is a gonga too, but not near as tasty. This is (almost) up there with the pork chop at Sotto (as we you the meats)!

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