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,

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.


"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.

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