Like most neighbors, Mexico and America willingly lend one another recipes and soap opera plot lines. Allow America's neighbor to lend a culinary hand with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine in Overland Park.
The staff at Frida's concocts an unexpected menu of authentic Mexican eatables and untraditional departures served in a festive, contemporary setting. Ravished patrons can start their monorail ride of flavors with the crema de poblano soup—a concoction of chicken broth, heavy cream, and poblano peppers roasted over the flames of even hotter peppers ($7.99). For the main course, diners discover a gold mine of grub that includes chuleta de cerdo al achiote—charbroiled pork chop soaked in apple cider, achiote paste, mango, and a hint of habanero ($17.99)—and the pescado al cilantro, a fresh fish filet of the day bathed in pesto de cilantro and grilled with almonds, cotija cheese, and olive oil ($17.99). Fans of tortilla-bound fare can feast on traditional tacos ($14.99), quesadillas ($8.99), and enchiladas ($6.99) made with marinated meats and fresh cheeses.
High ceilings and arched openings define the dining room at Frida's, and elegantly plated meals complement the contemporary décor. After dinner, stay in the stately high-backed booths or dark wood dining chairs to indulge in the sweet sensations of flan al Kahlúa—a Mexican caramel custard ($5.50)—or especiales de atole, the signature homemade corn milk ice cream ($5.50). Visitors sojourning to the full bar before or after a meal can watch skilled drink-slingers cull margaritas from the drunkest limes harvestable.
- Marquez and the servers explained each dish with love and patience, like a professor trying to drive home the intricacies of calculus to a student who only knows geometry. – Mary Bloch, Around the Block
- Frida's is not just the best Mexican restaurant in Kansas City: it's one of KCs best restaurants, period. – AJ G., Yelp, 1/1/11
Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine
When diners arrive at Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, they glide across sleek hardwood floors toward plush booths and tables surrounded by coral-hued walls and modern hanging lights. Amiable staff members whisk colorful dishes topped with regional spices and seafood toward their waiting taste buds. After filling their bellies with the authentically Mexican fare, guests can lounge in the bar area, harnessing enough low-alpha brain waves via nine big-screen high-definition TVs to properly digest a meal.
14861 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, Kansas 66223Get Directions