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‘Tis The Season For FRIDA CATERING!

6 Dec

Feliz Diciembre!

We have officially entered the holiday season and, with just a few more weeks until Christmas, the time is perfect for hosting a party catered by FRIDA! Whether it’s for the office, for family members or just an intimate gathering of friends, we can accommodate fiestas of every size.

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One of the great benefits of living in California is the December sunshine. And (other than the slight rainfall we had last week) we have actually hosted several outdoor catering events this time of year. Our founder Vicente was on hand for a recent corporate buffet, which utilized custom enchilada platters. As you can see below, every job is entirely unique and we are more than happy to tailor a menu to your needs.

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For offices, we have created unique appetizers that highlight FRIDA ceviche, chicken quesadillas and even our trademark margaritas.

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Christmas is an ideal time for tamales and you can bet that our kitchen will have plenty of prepared platters for the Nochebuena celebrations. We can even do them as take out orders (in case you want to fool the family into thinking that you cooked them yourself 😉 ).

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FRIDA CATERING delivers throughout the greater Los Angeles area and guarantees a prompt and efficient experience. And if you prefer restaurant holiday parties, we can arrange that too. Sections of our Beverly Hills or Westwood dining rooms can easily be siphoned off for big groups or you can reserve the whole place for an evening.

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The same goes for New Year’s too. Did you know that FRIDA CATERING can arrange for one of signature bartenders to come to your home and create custom NYE cocktails? It will certainly add to the fun once the giant ball drops!

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So whatever holiday festivity you have in mind, make sure to keep FRIDA CATERING on your radar because we’d love to make your celebrations a lot easier and full of great flavor.

Click here for a full FRIDA CATERING menu or reach out to us at (310) 278-0666 for more details.

Feliz Navidad!

Happy Halloween Week!

26 Oct

Hello FRIDA friends…or shall we say, FRIMEX friends!

That’s right! In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve made a slight update to the blog. Now, we will be sharing updates on behalf of FRIDA’s parent FRIMEX Hospitality Group, which includes FRIDA TACOS, FRIDA CATERING, DIEGO TACOS and the TASTE OF MEXICO! Basically, this will be your one stop shop on all things FRIDA-related. And speaking of which, we thought we’d kick off the first official post with a Happy Halloween theme.

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Yes, it’s hard to believe that we’re less than one week away from All Hallow’s Eve. And as you start planning your parties and trick-or-treating events, we wanted to make sure you were informed on the fun things our restaurants have in store.

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is offering some fantastic options for those of you with younger Halloween fans. Our Brentwood Country Mart location will be hosting a Thursday early Trick-Or-Treat night, with cookies, candies and ice cream. As always, our Taqueria will be front and center; complete with themed decorations and delicious Mexican options for the hungry haunters.

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FRIDA TACOS Westside Pavilion will have some great options too, with Mall giveaways on October 31. This event runs from 5-7p and is certain to be a safe and fun option for westside parents.

Our FRIDA restaurants will be taking the Halloween festivities two steps further, with themed decorations for the Nov 1 and Nov 2 Dia de los Muertos celebration. Also known as “Day of the Dead,” DDLM is a huge Mexican holiday and we will be honoring it with our own calaveras and ofrendas. 😉

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And on Halloween night, drop by either Beverly Hills or Westwood. We’ll be open until 10pm and serving Happy Hour drinks and appetizers for the grown up costumed crowd.

One other option is to reach out to FRIDA Catering. If you happen to be hosting any Halloween events at home or at your office, we can come and provide an endless supply of Mexican treats. Cocktail options can be worked out too if you want your Halloween Fiesta to go late into the night. Several packages are available, which you can learn more about by contacting our team at (310) 278-7666.

We would love to celebrate this festive occasion with you, so pick out your favorite costume….

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And have fun at FRIDA this week!

Host Your Holiday Party At FRIDA!

18 Nov

Can you believe we’re now halfway through November? In a blink of an eye, we went from Halloween preparations to full-blown Holiday mode. And that’s definitely not a bad thing…especially if you’re thinking of hosting an office dinner or family party. You see, FRIDA is now available to handle all of your holiday needs and we look forward to making your Thanksgivings, Christmases, Kwanzaas and Chanukahs VERY memorable!

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That’s right, from now until the end of the year, our restaurant is your restaurant. Book a section of Beverly Hills, reserve the Westwood bar…or just close down the whole place for your own private party! We’re extremely flexible for the holiday season and would love to host you and your extended amigos.

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Whether it is for a company, a family or a charity, we’ll work with you to hammer down a competitive price (and a delicious array of entrees). We’ll also make sure you get a fantastic festive experience, complete with special menu items, specialized decorations…even Mariachis if the occasion calls for it.

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And if you’d prefer to do your Mexican Cuisine event at home, we can handle that too. FRIDA Catering is available seven days a week. Check out our special site for a look at the large platter selections we offer. Wherever you decide to host your annual events, we can be there and ready to serve.

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So make sure to keep FRIDA in mind as you make those final fiesta preparations. Because who wouldn’t love some peppermint flan and egg nog margaritas to go along with all that holiday cheer?

Drop By FRIDA Westwood For Mother’s Day Brunch!

6 May

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Fans of FRIDA know that we’ve been doing Mother’s Day Brunch for years. But this time, we’re making things extra special. For the first time ever, we’re holding our celebration at FRIDA Westwood and organizing a delicious buffet to go with it.

Since the launch of our FRIDA Westwood Sunday Brunch, we’ve had a tremendous amount of positive feedback. Fans have fallen in love with our homemade omelet station and our wide variety of entrees and desserts. Plus, with the live talents of Mariachi de mi Tierra and the face-painting kids’ station, it’s become a weekly tradition for families all across L.A.

We invite you to bring your moms, your wives, your grandmothers, or any special lady in your life to FRIDA’s Mother’s Day Brunch. We’ll have lively serenades, a special menu of Mexican cuisine and some very festive ambiance complete with flowers, bright patios and vintage FRIDA art.

Plus, spending Mother’s Day in Westwood Village gives your family the option of catching a movie after Brunch, dropping by the famous Hammer Museum or admiring the gorgeous scenery of UCLA. And don’t get us started on the food.

For starters, there will be all-you-can-eat ceviche, made-to-order quesadillas and sopes, tacos, BBQ ribs, tamales, pozoles, pancakes, fresh fruit, churros, flan and tons more options (including a special kids menu).

So this Sunday, head over for a feast every Mother will love. Our doors open at 10am and we’re adding an extra hour to the Brunch by keeping things going until 4pm. Make a reservation online or call us at (310) 209-0666 to secure your slot.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Fish Fridays, Easter Brunch & A Whole Lot More

10 Mar

Hola FRIDA fans, we thought things would slow down after the rush of Valentine’s Day, but we were absolutely WRONG! March is turning into a major month in the land of Mexican Cuisine, which made us want to share a few tidbits with you.

Tidbit #1: Fish Fridays

All of you Lent observers know about this sacred rule. Sticking to the strict fish diet every Friday until Easter can be tough to swallow. But with the options that FRIDA has in store, you’ll be wishing every day was seafood day. We already told you about our new Ceviche selections, but on top of that, we’re offering Halibut Primavera, Camarones al Tequila and our signature Pescado Tacos. Which, by the way, are also available at our sister FRIDA TACOS restaurants.

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Tidbit #2: March Madness

Calling out specifically to the FRIDA Westwood crowd, March Madness has become a very big tradition. This year, we’ll be offering Happy Hour specials, big screen HDTV’s and special discounts to anyone with a UCLA ID (Go Bruins!). And trust us, the farther our boys in blue and gold go, the more fun Westwood Village is going to get!

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Tidbit #3: St. Patrick’s Day

Good news all you Irish-blooded Mexican cuisine fans. St. Patrick’s Day falls on a weekend this year, which means you can enjoy endless FRIDA beers (or margaritas) without having to wake up for work the next morning. We’ll be turning on the green at both our Beverly Hills and Westwood locations this March 17, so come on by and celebrate St. Paddy’s “Verde Style.” And keep in mind, we’ll be working be several local taxi services to ensure that everyone has a designated driver.

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Tidbit #4: Easter Brunch!

One of our favorite traditions, Easter Brunch is back in full bloom at FRIDA. We’re actually putting together the special menus now, so stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on which delicacies we’ll be serving (and where the eggs will be hiding). And make sure to invite the WHOLE familia. We love accommodating young ones, grandparents and everyone in between!

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FRIDA Gives Back…

6 Jan

Happy 2013 FRIDA fans! We hope you all had a safe and happy new year. As you can imagine, we had a very busy holiday season, with catering jobs, private parties and tons of Christmas tamale orders! But in between the long hours, we had the chance to do something that truly touched our hearts. Three days before Christmas, we handed out over 2,000 tacos to needy families at the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.

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Our founder, Vicente Del Rio, was there in his trademark FRIDA apron, cooking up yummy chicken and carne dishes (and posing for photo opps with happy fans). The CASA AZUL chefs made sure to drop by too and added their signature spices to every taco handed out.

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Of course, this special day wasn’t just about food. Hope of the Valley takes the charitable experience to a whole other level, with gift giving, live entertainment and big hugs from top L.A. celebs. And one of the biggest stars to drop by was the one-and-only Don Cheto! That’s right, El Hombre del Vozarrón stopped in and got the crowd roaring.

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He also had a great time with the FRIDA chefs, smiling for pictures and teaching them a few of his “Ganga Style” moves. And what would a holiday handout be without the one-and-only Santa Claus? Yup, Old St. Nick made an appearance too and even sampled a few of our Tacos.

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As you can imagine, this experience was the highlight of our holiday season and we hope to organize many more charitable events like this in the months to come. In the meantime, we highly recommend visiting the Hope of the Valley website to find out how you can help this wonderful organization.

Celebrate ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ With FRIDA & Hollywood Forever Cemetery

14 Oct

Ready to get your “scare” on? Halloween is just a few weeks away and FRIDA wants to help get you in the spirit with the annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. That’s right, on October 27, we’ll be front and center for one of L.A’s spookiest traditions and we invite you to come and join us!

Hollywood Forever’s “Dia De Los Muertos” is now 13 years strong and it’s proven to be a tremendous hit for fans of the great beyond. Not only will you be celebrating alongside the final resting places of Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks, you’ll be coming face-to-face with Muertos “Sugar Skulls” (and enjoying FRIDA Cuisine while you do it!).

This year is an extra special event, as L.A. jam band Ozomatli will be attendance and playing their greatest hits well into the night. There will also be arts & crafts, costume contests and over 100 altars honoring “los Muertos.” Kids are welcome too and a Calaca dress code is strongly encouraged.

And let’s not forget the wide selection of FRIDA food . Tacos, appetizers, you name it…We’ll proudly serve you signature dishes no matter what creepy costume you’re wearing. In case you haven’t noticed, we love Halloween and we love Dia de los Muertos. So come down and celebrate with us on October 28 at the Hollywood Forever cemetery.

Trick or treating is a lot more fun with Tacos in your hand. Click Here to reserve your Dia de los Muertos slot today!

Hop In To FRIDA Easter Brunch This Sunday!

2 Apr

Happy April! We are extremely excited about what this month has in store at FRIDA, particularly for Sunday April 8! Oh yes, this year we’re continuing our tradition of FRIDA Easter Brunch, complete with mariachi music, Mexican delicacies, and special surprises from a fuzzy-eared icon.

This Sunday starting at 10am, we’ll be opening our doors for a delicious one-of-a-kind Brunch. As per usual, you’ll find breakfast items (including a few Easter Huevos), appetizers, and overloaded plates with nearly everything on the FRIDA menu. But what makes this weekend’s event extra special are the family-friendly treats!

For the adults, we’ll be serving bubbly champagne and mimosa glasses. And the younger Easter honorees will get to enjoy colorful balloons, special desserts, and a guest appearance by The Bunny himself! That’s right, drop in to our Glendale location and you can take pictures with “Mr. B” in the Bunny Bungalow. He’ll be hopping around the grounds from 12-5p.

There will also be plenty of music to keep things lively, with mariachi songs based around this very special holiday. And all of you churchgoers, don’t worry one bit. You can take your time at Easter Mass, as our Brunch will be going all the way until 4p!

So whether you prefer chocolate-dipped churros or chocolate candy eggs, FRIDA will have every holiday treat you can think of this Sunday (including surprise souvenirs for your Easter baskets). Call up the fam, come on down, and make sure to bring your appetite!

Happy César Chávez Day From FRIDA

26 Mar

In case you haven’t noticed, at FRIDA we love celebrating legendary icons. Heck, that’s how we got our name! And this week, we thought it would be nice to celebrate a March holiday that sometimes slips under the radar. That’s right, we’re talking about César Chávez Day!

César Chávez literally changed the cultural landscape back in the 60’s and 70’s and, since 1995, California has designated March 31 in his honor. Well we thought we could honor him too, by delving a bit into his legacy (and his favorite dishes).

Did you know that César’s favorite food was homemade spicy burritos? We can’t blame him one bit, a freshly prepared burrito is delicious and we’ve got one on our menu that we’re very proud of. The Burrito Campechano has beef sirloin, rice, beans, queso fresco, and spicy red sauce topped on a soft tortilla. If César was still with us today, we’d proudly give him a lifetime supply!

Chávez’ right-hand woman, Dolores Huerta, continues to keep his message alive and we’ve got plenty of dishes to honor her as well. Huerta happens to be a proud vegetarian (as many of our FRIDA customers are), so this week we’re dedicating our Resplandor de Mango in her honor! Perhaps with some veggie-friendly Guacamole and chips?

And for all of you who are enjoying Monday April 1 as your designated CCD “off day,” we welcome you to drop by our FRIDA Brunch in Glendale. We’ll have all of favorite fixin’s on display for one special price.

Come on down and enjoy this Mexican-inspired holiday with great tasting Mexican cuisine!

Spring Break Fever At FRIDA!

27 Feb

For most of us, getting out of school for Spring Break is a distant memory. BUT…with the season of Spring now upon us, you can certainly give your appetite at Break at FRIDA Mexican Cuisine! Oh yes, we’ll be celebrating the blooming flowers and extended daylight hours with plenty of fun additions at both of our restaurants.

For one thing, we’ll be honoring all of you Lent observers with special FISH FRIDAY entrees. Drop on by for ceviche dishes, fish tacos, and our signature Pescado al Limon! We’ll also be putting together an Easter Brunch on April 8, with some unique menu items that we’ll fill you in on in the next few weeks.

Saturday March 17, we’ll be doing our annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration with free flowing “green” salsa and Guinness bottles for anyone feeling festive.

Several new desserts will be arriving this season too! Now you can enjoy our signature churros and tres leches treats served up in smaller “mini style” portions.

And for the office and private party crowds, our revamped CATERING MENU will be right up your alley. We’ve now created 20 Taco Plates, 10-person salads, and Burrito Fiesta Platters at very affordable rates (not to mention a giant 32 oz. helping of Guacamole, yum!).

How’s that for putting a SPRING in your step?

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