Frida’s Mexican Restaurant

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September 9, 2015

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Frida’s Mexican Beach House is a restaurant on the ocean, behind the Safeway grocery store in Lahaina.  It is at 1287 Front Street.  Phone 808-661-1287.

Frida’s is the third restaurant owned and run by Maui chef Mark Ellman, and is adjacent to his other two restaurants, Mala and Honu.  But this one has a completely different style of food than the other two.  It features “authentic and eclectic Mexican cuisine as well as some inspired dishes from Central and South America.”  It’s open for lunch and dinner every day.  The location right on the ocean gives diners terrific views at any time, especially at sunset.

Mexican food is usually not my favorite, but I do love the tastes and variety and presentations at Frida’s.  There are all the usual dishes you expect to find at a Mexican restaurant, but also many more that I was not familiar with.  The over 40 food items on the menu include tacos, enchiladas, sopes, tostadas, quesadillas, and rice & beans.  But there are also fish zarandeado, grilled Spanish octopus, rib eye mojo de ajo, ceviche tostada with avocado, zucchini michoacan, ahi albondigas soup, and many more things that were new to me, and delicious.

See below for Frida’s Mexican restaurant menu list and food photos.

For reviews, menus, photos of other restaurants on this side of Maui see West Maui restaurants.

Frida’s menu (subject to change) $$$ Fine Dining

Antojitos (small plates)

Guacamole with Pomegranate
Queso Fundido
Cotija Crusted Quesadilla
Chicken Tinga Flautas
Grilled Panela Cheese
Ensenada Bean Cone
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Ahi Albondigas Soup
Tijuana Caesar Salad
Fresco Salad

Ceviche, Tiraditos & Coctels

Oyster Cocktail
Shrimp Cocktail
Ceviche Tostada Avocado
Civiche Ahi Leche De Tigre
Tiradito of Scallops
Tiradito of Calamari


Enchilada Ala Carte
Huevos Rancheros

Frida’s Favorites

Chile Relleno
Fresh Fish Veracruz
Fresh Fish Zarandeado
Shrimp Mojo De Ajo
Grilled Spanish Octopus
Carne Asada Rib Eye Mojo De Ajo

Tacos or Sopes or Tostadas

Braised Short Ribs, Ancho, Chipolte
Carnitas, Slow Braised Pork Shoulder
Chicken Tinga with Chipolte
Lamb Shoulder, Tomatillos & Guajillos
Baja Fish Tacos
Taco Plate with Rice & Beans


Spicy Corn
Michoacan Zucchini
Whole Black Beans or Refried Beans
Green Rice
Rice & Beans

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Frida’s Photos


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