What You'll Get
Overshadowed by his later work, Aesop’s lesser-known fable The Tortillas and the Hare taught readers that you can take as many breaks as you want when competing against corn flatbread. Warm and bready loses the race but still wins the day with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of Mexican fare at Casa Frida Restaurant on South Peoria Avenue.
Reverently named after Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, herself a talented culinarian, Casa Frida Restaurant pays tribute to the cultural giant with a spicy spread of authentic south-of-the-border cuisine. Casa Frida subdues famishment with hearty meals such as the Enchipotlada ($6.99), enchiladas in bubbling cheese, sour cream, and house-made chipotle sauce. The camarones al mojo de ajo ($9.99) culls sauteed shrimp from the depths of a buttery sauce sea. A melange of marinated beef, chicken, shrimp, chorizo and pork plated beside sizzling bell peppers and onions, the Fajitas Frida ($11.99) supply diners with the materials to create edible folk-art self-portraits. Scrambled egg dishes such as the jalapeno-infused huevos a la mexicana ($4.49) highlight the breakfast menu, served all day so that nocturnal possums can partake without disrupting their beauty sleep.
The decor of Casa Frida reflects the color schemes its namesake often employed, with bright-hued walls, fresh flowers and vibrant vinyl cloth on each table. A picture of Kahlo hangs prominently near the kitchen, looking out over tables, booths, and ample counter seating.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Must purchase 1 food item. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.