Taco Tuesday: Frida’s Cochinita Pibil

Frida Tacos on Melrose is open until midnight on weekdays and 3am on weekends. They also run happy hour specials with $1.99 tacos.

I found their carne asada was a little too tough for me, as is often the case with carne asada, but I liked the nice warm tortillas. The pastor was your usual, asi asi. I tried the chicken mole, which is rarely used as a taco filling. I think there is a reason. It was just too sweet, too much chocolate.

The saving grace of Frida was the cochinita pibil, one of my favorites. Cochinita pibil is a Yucatan dish with pork marinated in a variety of citrus. Frida’s cohinita pibil was definitely up to par.

I think my favorite thing about this restaurant was the mural by Candida Pena. If I were drunk on that side of town at 2am on a weekend, Frida is probably where I’ll end up. Depending on the line at Pink’s.

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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