- Frida's Taqueria has been open for two weeks.
, the fast-casual concept from Ivan and Mary Marquez, has opened its doors at 6537 W. 119th St. in Leawood. Street tacos have officially arrived at 119th and Lamar. Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, the first restaurant opened by the Marquez family and its partners, moved in
June to 7200 West 121st Street.
- The tacos at Frida's Taqueria.
Ordering is done at a counter where everything is prepped behind glass partitions. The menu is uncomplicated: tacos ($2.50), burritas ($5.99), tamales ($2.99), empanadas (three for $6.50) and kids' quesadillas. Each is accompanied by a side of refried beans and rice. The challenge is not in what to order but in limiting oneself at the garnish station, which has salsas, chopped radishes, onions and cilantro, guacamole and habanero peppers.
The menu from the sit-down Frida's lends some influence to the street-style tacos, and here braising is the order of the day. Definitely order the cochinita pibil (pork marinated in lime juice and roasted with achiote, orange juice and red onions) and chicken tinga tacos (chicken simered in chipotle, tomato and onion). The taqueria also has barbacoa roja, chili verde, and fish tacos.
- The corn and cheese empanadas at Frida's.
Frida's Taqueria serves iced tea, soda and beer. There's a small amount of seating, four traditional tables and two communal tables with elevated bench seating, for those who want to dine in. Frida's Taqueria is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.