Sunday morning: Frida Chilaquiles!


It’s Sunday morning, after a night out (or not!). You are starving, your fridge is empty and you suddenly have a furious desire of Mexican food. In Monterrey, think Frida Chilaquiles! Pero qué es eso???


The chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican dish, composed of corn tortillas cut in pieces and lightly fried (understand here that it’s deliciously “crispy”), and covered with green or red salsa (sometimes mole). Ok, so chilaquiles are basic tortillas with salsa? Not only! This is the base. Then you can garnish your plate with plenty of ingredients: chicken, pork, cream, cheese,…And you can accompany your dish with frijoles (beans), slices of avocado and even fried eggs! Variations are infinite. So, in reality, chilaquiles are so diversified that it’s the perfect match for a complete breakfast on Saturday morning.

But why going to Frida?


1 - Because Frida has a history.

2 - Because Frida is the guaranty of the quality.

3 - And because Frida is also a nice and informal outdoor place which gives you the feeling of an authentic Mexican experience.


How did Frida start? With a camioncito, so literally a truck, in the Avenida Frida Kahlo in 2013. They moved the truck few times until the final election of a small wood cabin in the heart of Centrito. Still today, they kept the truck which is actually the kitchen.


The food is simple and extremely good. And your dish is ready pretty fast: the advantage is that the base is always the same. You only have to choose your ingredients and your salsa. This is exactly how it works:

  • Chose your type of totopo (pieces of tortilla): in the oven or fried.

  • Then chose your size: small or large.

  • Chose your ingredients (and extras if you want, like a fried egg)

  • And at last your salsa! (it goes from the “no spicy at all” to the “fire in your mouth”!)

Don’t be surprised if a waiter comes to your table at the end of the service with a tablet: this is to ask you to fill a qualitative survey. Frida has the concern of the quality!


Finally, the place: “Ici pas de chichis” as we say in French. In other words: “Come as you are”. The place is outside, composed of plastic tables and plastic chairs (that remind me the old garden of my grand-mother), and everything is really simple. San Pedro is full of posh restaurants (which by the way can be really good), but it’s nice to still be able to find informal places.

And the price? Prices have increased with time, due to the success of the place, but it is not expensive. Count 350 MXN (the equivalent of 16,50€) for 2 persons (chilaquiles+drink).

The fact is that today Frida is growing. It works so well and the popularity is so high that they opened another restaurant in Monterrey (in Paseo Tec) and they currently plan to open a third one.

But this new place doesn’t have the vibes and the taste of the original one!

Nos vemos en Calle Río de la Plata Oriente 268 (enfrente del Parque Mississippi), Col. Del Valle en San Pedro!

You Might Also Like:
IMG_4265
IMG_5337
IMG_4692
IMG_1104
24172240_10212716024489649_1752919120_n
27849115_10213277786053337_401265676_n
14151980_10208785073458330_1486765979_o
IMG_4266
IMG-20160904-WA0011
IMG_5837
IMG_5974
IMG_4268
27783600_10213277794893558_1566077392_n
27848342_10213277786253342_1414262318_n
IMG_1118
IMG_4783
IMG_4939
27848906_10213277774813056_1055473303_n
3
IMG_5328
IMG_4790
IMG_5556
27783078_10213277783373270_615039580_n
27935627_10213277781493223_1995789080_n
27783028_10213277779333169_187263273_n
27848886_10213277778533149_1184820304_n
27939584_10213277786173340_1607138926_n
IMG_5842
IMG_5815
IMG_5485
2
IMG_5477
IMG_4636
IMG_5577
IMG_5447
IMG_5811
IMG_5581
8
12539918_10207030365511728_1315066285_n
IMG_4958
12571382_10207030448833811_1820014040_n
A propos

Tout a commencé par un semestre d’étude…cela s’est terminé en déménagement. Moi c’est Hélène, et je me suis installée au Mexique en Juillet 2016, époque à laquelle j’ai débuté le blog. A French in Mexico, c’est l’histoire d’une française (moi) qui vit au Mexique et qui écrit plein de choses sur le voyage et la vie à l’étranger. Je partage ma découverte du pays et de sa culture, mais aussi mon expérience sur la vie d’expatriée, sa richesse, ses challenges et ses difficultés.

Plus d’informations sur mon parcours, ainsi que mes coordonnées de contact, sont disponibles dans la rubrique « A propos ». Bonne lecture à tous!

 

En savoir plus

© 2023 by Going Places. Proudly created with Wix.com