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Frida's - Anacortes

416 1/2 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA
3602992120
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Ranked #11 of 82 restaurants in Anacortes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Lopez Island, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I am no fan of the North American version of "Mexican" food and have learned that authentic Mexican food is a far cry from that generally messy and unappetizing concoction. My litmus test for authenticity when I walk into an unknown Mexican restaurant is if it offers any dishes that feature mole poblano sauce - the unique, rich sauce made... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We attended this restaurant based on reviews and were not disappointed! We both had entrées that were variations on chile relleno's and they were excellent! Highly gourmet renditions of traditional recipes. The Cadillac margaritas were wonderful. And the guava cheesecake was light, refreshing and flavorful. Our servers were Liam, a wonderful attentive lad, and Gerardo, the co-owner, also very attentive... More

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Glendale, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Coming from Southern California where there are all sorts of Mexican and South of the Border fare, I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. I had gone whale watching with friends and they said this place came highly recommended to them. I can understand why! I love the Frida theme, and the vibe of the place. The menu had so... More

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SeaTac, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is such a lovely place to have either a casual meal or a festive one. The food is simply delicious, beautifully presented and quite generous. Service is attentive and welcoming. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for the not so average American Mexican food.

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Morgan Hill, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had dinner at Frida's on a Saturday night, party of 14. It was not very busy and we were seated in the bar area. The table next to us was a party of very loud laughing ladies. I thought, we're usually that party, but not that night. The food was Mexican food I'd never heard of before, I guess... More

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Clinton, Washington
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We long for Frida's each time we goof up and visit a different Mexican restaurant. All their dishes have a specialty flare--even the burritos and enchiladas--with delicious mole sauce, no less. But the best and tastiest items you can't find on other Mexican menus. They offer a tasty rice, beans attractively served in a small taco shell and a really... More

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Anacortes, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Whether it is summer on the back patio or in a group set up in the long tables inside or two for dinner, we have had good service and great food every visit

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Oregon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

What a surprise for a Mexican restaurant. We had been to one across the street a year ago that was ho-hum. Stopped here on a whim for a late lunch with a friend after scrubbing a boat interior and was delighted and surprised with the high quality of the margaritias (Yay! not from a MIX!), the menu choices (not your... More

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Clinton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We've eaten here before and loved it but I guess over time I had forgotten how good it is. When I took my first bite I was over come by the richness and breadth of flavor. My significant other had the same experience and in fact we enjoyed our individual dishes so much we opted not to share with each... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is another nice surprise in Anacortes. Might be a bit too gourmet for people looking for basic mexican food. The back bar area is cool.

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