Tag Archives: Westwood

Congratulations To The Class Of 2015!

16 May

Hola FRIDA fans,

It’s hard to believe that graduation time is upon us again. This truly is a fantastic time of the year. The days are longer, the weather is warming and FRIDA becomes a very festive graduation destination.

That’s right, every year we open our doors to college, high school and even junior high grads as they gather the family and celebrate their accomplishments. We can build custom menus, rent out sections of the restaurant or just fire up a congratulatory tres leches cake!

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We also become quite busy on the catering side, bringing family-style platters to homes across the southland. Whether is a backyard buffet, a giant recital hall or a quiet gathering of family and friends, we can accommodate meals of every size and are happy to deliver!

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Our Beverly Hills restaurant fills up quickly with families from schools like USC, LMU and Pepperdine. And if the lucky grad happens to be over 21, our master bartenders can certainly turn their special night into a major fiesta!

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FRIDA Westwood has become the go-to spot for UCLA grads, though they’ve still got a few more weeks until commencement. Nevertheless, we invite families to book their spaces early and ensure everyone has the perfect celebration. We can even rent out the entire restaurant if you want to “go big” for your 2015 superstar.

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So give us a call at (310) 278-7666 in Beverly Hills or (310) 209-0666 in Westwood. And if you want some special catering, reach out at (310) 278-0666. We would LOVE to celebrate this next great milestone with you and kick off an incredible SoCal summer!

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With FRIDA

4 May

Feliz Mayo FRIDA friends!

Summer is almost here and one way we like to kick off the new season is with a daylong Cinco De Mayo celebration! Every year our restaurants bring in great crowds for this traditional Mexican holiday.

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With Happy Hour cocktails and delicious appetizers, we open up the bar to partygoers from all over LA. At Westwood, Cinco has become a major college hotspot (because don’t forget, we offer UCLA ID discounts). It’s also a time to crank up the sound system for classic Mexican singalongs and HDTV specials. Plus, Westwood has become a great place for the Santa Monica after work crowd. We welcome large parties and have plenty of booths for “family style” entrees.

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In Beverly Hills, we’re highlighting more of a slower-paced dining experience. Here, you can enjoy a Cinco de Mayo “date night” or a casual evening with friends. Our wait staff will give you plenty of choices if you’re looking for a hearty traditional meal. Options like Mole Poblano, Cochinita Pibil or Arrachera Nortena will offer a fantastic sampling of the flavors of Mexico.

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And let’s not forget the true meaning behind Cinco De Mayo. It recognizes an important event in the Mexico’s history (specifically its victory against the French in the Battle of Puebla). 2015 marks the 153rd anniversary of that day and, as you’re well aware, America has gone on to embrace it with parades, festivals and lively parties. We would love for you to celebrate May 5th with us and to raise a glass for the start of a beautiful season!

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Summer Sunday Brunch At FRIDA!

20 Jul

Hello FRIDA friends,

What an exciting summer it’s been. We had a phenomenal time broadcasting games from the World Cup and (as you can see below) the turnout was tremendous! But just because futbol’s over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop at FRIDA.

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Every Sunday we are hosting lively brunches at our Westwood restaurant, with full breakfast and lunch menus, delicious cocktails and amazing music from Mariachi Los Toros.

In case you didn’t know, Los Toros are one of the most acclaimed mariachi groups in California. They have been featured on Univision, KCET and at festivals throughout the country. Their set list includes plenty of Mexican classics, plus special requests from the FRIDA fans.

And let’s not forget about the FOOD! Every brunch features our signature tacos, fresh ceviche, a fruit bar, custom omelettes and just about every type of Mexican favorite you can think of.

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There are also a wide variety of desserts and drinks that range from sodas, to horchata, to cantina cocktails (including our new yummy Blackberry Margarita)!

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Children are more than welcome at the Westwood brunch too! We have created special face painting stations and Kids Menus for them to enjoy throughout the afternoon.

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So make sure to make a date with FRIDA Westwood every Sunday from 10am – 3pm for our delicious (and fun) morning brunch! Drop by or call (310) 209-0666 to RSVP!

Celebrate Father’s Day At FRIDA!

9 Jun

Happy early Father’s Day to all of the proud papa’s!

As you’re probably aware, Vicente and a large portion of our staff are dads to beautiful children. So this Sunday, we’re making sure everyone is getting honored with a special Father’s Day Brunch at FRIDA Westwood!

From 10a-3p, we will be creating an all-you-can-eat Mexican menu tailor-made for our favorite fathers. There will be signature tacos, fresh summer ceviche and authentic desserts that the whole family will love! And if dear old dad likes to unwind with a Sunday cocktail, you can treat him to crisp mimosas and a full Happy Hour bar!

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As always, Mariachi Los Toros will joining the celebration playing traditional songs and special requests (including this gem)!

We can’t wait to welcome you into our family celebration. And if Papa (or Grandpapa) prefers a quieter relaxing dinner, FRIDA Beverly Hills will be taking special Father’s Day reservations too!

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We can accommodate parties of all sizes. Just give us a call at (310) 209-0666 and make sure to save yourself a seat!

FRIDA’s New Site Is Up And Running!

2 Mar

Big news everyone! Our website has gone through a major overhaul and is now completely redesigned to make the FRIDA experience even better.

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Visit FridaRestaurant.com and you’ll be able to learn about what goes into our amazing entrees. You’ll also be able to access details on our signature cocktails, our Sunday Brunch, our tasty desserts and the people behind FRIDA!

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We’ve got profile pics of the whole team and a nice backstory on our founder Vicente Del Rio and his inspirations for creating the restaurant. And that’s not all…There are also updates on our daily Happy Hour specials, details on upcoming events and a BRAND NEW FEATURE that lets you reserve your seating online.

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The site is completely mobile too and can be accessed just as easily from an iPad or Smartphone. So scroll through our amazing dishes, then head over to Beverly Hills or Westwood and enjoy some authentic Mexican Cuisine!

Host Your Graduation Party At FRIDA!

28 May

To be honest, summer may be our favorite time of the year. The warm weather calls for cool Margaritas, international tourists are always dropping by and we get to host amazing fiestas for all the recent LA graduates! That’s right, FRIDA Graduation Parties have now become a SoCal staple (particularly at our Westwood location).

It doesn’t matter if you’re a proud USC alum, an LMU grad or you’re walking in a few weeks for UCLA. FRIDA has hosted parties for everyone and we love doing it! For starters, our Westwood patio offers some great ambiance for large groups who want to enjoy the westside sun. Over in Beverly Hills, we’ve been known to rent out the entire dining room for students and their families. Or there’s plenty of nights we host intimate evenings with just Mom & Dad. We can cater to every situation and we’ll make sure the “Class of 2013” gets a proper tribute.

And keep in mind, FRIDA caters too. So if you prefer to host your graduation party at home or at a banquet hall, you can still enjoy all of our delicious taco and ceviche platters. And if you want to go big, that’s fine too. We can coordinate mariachi bands, special desserts or an open bar for those who want to take advantage of the Westwood dance floor.

We all know that Mexican food is an essential part of every SoCal graduation party. And if you want delicious carne plates, juicy pescado, world-famous molcajete and the best Margaritas in town, you know who to call! Let FRIDA be your go-to party planners. Just reach out to our Beverly Hills or Westwood locations, give us your details, then let us take care of the rest.

And all you Bruins, don’t forget to ask about the FRIDA Westwood discounts.

Felicidades Class of 2013!

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With FRIDA!

10 Feb

We’ve all done the heart-shaped candy boxes and red roses for Valentine’s Day. And as sweet as those gestures are, they can also come off a bit stale at times. That’s why your friends at FRIDA are inviting to spruce things up this Thursday with a romantic dinner for two at our Beverly Hills and Westwood locations!

For all of February 14, our FRIDA restaurants will be converted into Casas de Amor. That’s right, we’ll be lighting up the candles, setting a nice romantic ambiance and serving delicious appetizers (and desserts) that are made for sharing. And both of our locations offer unique “Date Night” options for you and your special someone.

In Beverly Hills, for example, you can stroll down gorgeous Beverly Drive, which will lead you right into Rodeo. Now we’re not sure how romantic you’re planning on getting this Valentine’s, but if diamonds are on your mind, there are plenty of upscale shops in the neighborhood.

FRIDA Westwood can offer more of a casual Valentine’s Day vibe. Our newest location is next to several impressive movie theaters, which can make for a great evening out (after you sample some delicious Mexican entrees, of course). Plus, there will be fixed menu options which can give you some great dishes at a reasonable price.

And while you’re at our restaurants, make sure to take advantage of our extensive wine menu. Couple your Arrachera NorteƱa with a Robert Mondavi, sip Chardonnay with Halibut Primavera, the choice is yours and the choices are all delicious!

So stop by FRIDA this February 14 and add some Spanish amor to your Valentine’s Day!

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