|Our 2011 Salt Lake Magazine award for "Best Mexican" - we were honored to win the same award in 2012 as well!|
With the success of Frida Bistro comes more time to focus on reaching out to the Salt Lake community and connecting with the people who make Frida Bistro thrive - our patrons! And that brings me to my next point: how Frida Bistro got its roots. This is the truncated version, but stop by the restaurant any time and I promise Jorge will be happy to give you all of the details of his inspiring "immigrant from Mexico to local Salt Lake celebrity" story!
|The restaurant is adorned with colorful artwork, much of it celebrating Frida Kahlo. A good portion of the artwork is for sale, some from Jorge's personal collection, the rest from local and Mexican artists.|
The space within the front of the Rico warehouse (which is now Frida Bistro) used to be Jorge's office area and the employee lounge for the production workers. People would drive by every day and see the employees eating through the windows and wondered what restaurant was there, but there was none - they would knock on the door and try to come in. This gave Jorge the idea to open Frida Bistro, named after Frida Kahlo, an early 20th century Mexican painter with passion and flare - once again, giving Salt Lake City something they were lacking: sophisticated Mexican gastronomy.
|Frida is known for its inviting atmosphere: colorful, festive, energetic, fun, and sexy! It's a favorite place for locals to host out-of-town guests because of its unique and charming qualities.|