Restaurant review

Mexican as it was meant to be at Fort Lauderdale's Casa Frida

 

If you go

Place: Casa Frida

Address: 5441 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale

Rating: Good

Contact: 954-530-3668, casafridamexicancuisine.com

Cost: Moderate

Hours: Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday

FYI: Reservations suggested. Beer and wine only. Major credit cards accepted. Noisy when full. Free lot parking.


Sun-Sentinel

"There’s Mexican food, and there’s the food of Mexico."

That sounds simple enough, but for Casa Frida owners Victor and Julieta Bocos, it’s a constant refrain, and one they’ve printed on their menus. There are no chimichangas here.

The Bocos, both Mexican-born, moved to South Florida from Chicago four years ago, when sommelier Victor was offered a position at da Campo Osteria, the Italian restaurant on the Intracoastal.

Because of its large Mexican-American population, Chicago — where "we lived 15 winters," Victor says — offered plenty of authentic Mexican restaurants. The same wasn’t true in Fort Lauderdale.

Read the review at Sun-Sentinel.com.

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