In late March, South Charlotte can expect an exciting new restaurant dedicated to the prolific Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, who created many famous self-portraits throughout her career. Owner Roble Zarate, also co-owner of Tres Pesos (the Mexican seafood eatery with delicious lagostinos) fame, is behind the creation of Frida’s Mexican Kitchen & Cantina and was inspired by Kahlo’s life and legacy enough to build a restaurant in her name and image. As you walk up, a large mural of the painter was created by Jorge Torres, according to Axios.
The menu will be playful and traditional, with all the staples like quesadillas, fajitas, seafood, steak dishes, and appetizers like fresh guacamole and two different types of ceviche (tropical and traditional). There’s also plenty of vegetarian options to choose from like their 3 Vegetable Enchiladas stuffed with peppers, squash, mushrooms and other veggies and a spinach sauce drenched on top with sour cream and cheese. The prices are all fairly affordable, with Zarate mentioning she wanted a contemporary eatery without contemporary prices.
The inside is completely renovated–the old building was a Pizza Hut–decorated and slightly themed with reminders of the fact that the restaurant was made out of the inspiration for the artist.
In the meantime, follow them on Instagram and stay tuned for late March when the restaurant is slated to open.
Where: 8740 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Charlotte NC