Every prince knows that the most effective way to wake up a sleeping beauty is not with a boring kiss, but with a single potent drop of fiery green chili. Awaken tired taste buds in royal fashion with today’s deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet Mexican dining at Frida's Mexican Restaurant, located in Mill Creek. This Groupon is not valid for happy-hour specials, promotions, or with other offers.
Frida's brother-and-sister chef team brings authentic seasonal Mexican recipes from the fellow North American federal republic to their Mill Creek outpost with delicious frequency, preparing their complex sauces daily. Have a monobrowed look at the gargantuan menu (front; back) and decide which entree most colorfully matches the internal turmoil your cruel, callous hunger is inflicting upon your stomach. Whet your keening appetite upon the blades of six handmade masa shells with the Cielo, Mar y Tierra (masa shells, chicken, chorizo, and shrimp salad, $9.95) and then explore the entree selection with Remedios Varo (boneless roasted chicken thighs stuffed with spinach and feta, $15.95) or lomo Orozco (a roll of pork and beef tenderloin wrapped around a veggie and chorizo stuffing, $16.50). Honor the paint-poet with Los Medallones de Kahlo ($18.50), a palate-pleasing portrait of grilled beef-tenderloin medallions marinated in vinaigrette salsa and finished with a six-chili sauce.
Much like the name of the establishment, Frida's décor is drawn from Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo's work. The dining atmosphere of murals, paintings, and works provides a more intimate and romantic setting than normal cantina-style dining establishments without crossing the line into full-on Kahlodom. For a hard-to-find authentic dish or specialty sauces, take advantage of today's deal and paint yourself a reservation.
- Frida's is more like a restaurant in Mexico City than any other I've found in the Seattle area. Excellent and interesting food with notes about Frida Kahlo on the menu and her artwork on the walls. – Martha C., CityVoter
- I worked on and off in Mexico City and got used to "real" gourmet Mexican food so I was thrilled to find this place near home. Try the amazing prawns with mushrooms and lime butter or the to-die-for tortilla soup. And if you still have room go for one of their petite but tasty desserts. This is a great place. – brittu, Citysearch
Frida's Mexican Restaurant
Inspired by the marriage of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera—two Mexican artists with two very different aesthetics—brother-and-sister team Antonio and Rocio Pina opened Frida’s and filled its menu with a combination of classic Mexican fare and new, regional cuisine. Recipes on the ever-changing menu come from the Pinas’ frequent visits to Mexico. Chefs douse burritos and enchiladas with chipotle chilies and dark chocolate sauce. Chicken, steak, and seafood arrive at tables in a myriad of zesty dishes, and meat-free fare includes crepes stuffed with sautéed veggies. An outdoor patio offers ample sunshine during meals while the restaurant’s interior is decorated with dark-wood accents, decadent chandeliers, and jewel-toned seating which pay homage to the work of its namesake. In addition, a floor-to-ceiling display of more than 280 bottles of tequila, cognac, and wine divides the bar and dining room and can only be passed through via osmosis.