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Frida's Patio Fresh Modern Mexican, Cary, NC

Frida's Patio Fresh Modern Mexican

4.0
4
55 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican

Reservations are for indoor dining. Patio is first come first serve!

Frida's Patio is not your typical Mexican Restaurant! We are a modern mexican cuisine that takes traditional mexican dishes and infuse them with modern flavors to create a new flavorful experience for your tastebuds. Each dish is carefully crafted with fresh ingredients and made on the spot once ordered to ensure the quality of our food is never compromised. With 15 years of experience cooking in a variety restaurants and working with renowned chefs such as Mario Batali, and Manet Chuhan, our chef is excited to present his vision to you. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 267-9477
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Cary
  • Cross Street
    Kildaire farm Rd and Ten Ten rd
  • Parking Details
    Millpond village shopping center parking lot. We are located in the corner next to dollar tree!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

55 Reviews
  1. JoelG

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was great. Portions were just right - not too big or small.. Service was excellent. I was seated at my reservation time

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  2. ResM

    Coastal Georgia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed this restaurant. Beautiful decor, wonderful fresh food and our service was awesome. Will definitely try this place again!

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  3. Bestfood

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came with a party of 6. Great options for kids. Great food. Accommodated us inside due to weather

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  4. CarlinJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First time here for Mother's Day. Will not return. Food took an hour to arrive, and only half the table received their food. They gave the other 2 plates to another table that just sat down. Once the missing food did arrive it was cold. Not a good experience at all!

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  5. Lisa

    Raleigh

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the outdoor seating.

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  6. Phil

    Raleigh

    59 reviews

    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but service was a little slow. I understand places are short with staff.

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  7. KNHh

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The salsa was runny and the margarita was nothing but sugar water. It seems like a family restaurant. Won’t be back.

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  8. ShannonM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice spot in a corner of a strip mall. Good food. Had the Carnitas tacos. Friend had the steak fajitas. Margarita was weak. Service was good.

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  9. Maddyv

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, but the service took quite long for a Mexican restaurant, especially since they weren’t busy. Our server was new so we had to ask for things multiple times, but she was very pleasant.

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  10. pcaraleighnc

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had out of town family visiting who wanted Mexican fare; not an issue as we all love it. Chose Frida's based on a co-worker's recommendation. The service was very slow - we suspect it is due to the pandemic, so we were just happy to have service at all. Not a concern for us, but if you are on a time crunch, may be a problem for you. The food, however, was more of an issue. Smaller than expected quantities and just not that great quality. No other way to say it. . . . sort of "meh". Three exceptions - the margueritas, the guacamole and the chips were all excellent.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love having Frida's right down the road. Great food and perfect service.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre; service was good. Disappointed

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  13. KCLJARM

    Raleigh

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here. Frida's is hidden in the corner of a strip mall in Cary. When we arrived, we saw the "Open" sign was illuminated, but pulled on the door and it was locked, We tried again to make sure, yes, it was locked. As we were to walk away, the hostess walked up to the door, I pulled again to show her it was locked, so she opened the door from the inside. When we walked in, I saw zip ties on the door handle to try to keep it unlocked....who knows how many customers they lost because of this issue. There was only one other couple inside, we were seated quickly and our drink orders taken and brought out. The menu here is much smaller than most Mexican places we go to. My mom and I had Chimichanga's and my wife had Fajita's. The food came out quickly, it was hot and the portions were big and it was all very good. It was about a 30minute drive to Frida's from our house, so I don't know if we will go again, but, if you're close by, it's well worth checking out.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was quiet since we were there at an odd hour returning from a trip. Food was very good and service as well… the tamarind mezcal was amazing!

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  15. BartlettD

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food delicious! Numerous visits in past but this time the music was annoying and much too loud. We asked to turn it down, but they did not. May not return because of that.

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  16. Prettypicky

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a beautiful day so we were happy to sit outside where it was quiet overlooking a pond. No one else was there so that was nice. The service was not great - after we received our food she didn’t come back until we were almost done and we needed water, hot sauce and napkins. The food was not good honestly. It really wasn’t worth the money.

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  17. MHonz

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A surprise waiting to be found tucked away in a corner, overlooking a pond, with really good food and excellent service. Definitely worth a stop if you find yourself in or around the Triangle.

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  18. Foody1

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a good experience at Frida’s. Food was different from authentic Mexican but it was tasty and the chips and salsa were delicious! We will go back!

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  19. CatherineW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining there food, service and cleanliness was great. Highly recommend.

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  20. CherylB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not Pinto Beans just watery juice and rice was not good. Cold food.

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  21. MargaretW

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a late working lunch around 2:00. They set us up at a larger table so we could whip out computers without eating over them. No internet but we had a hot spot to use. There were a few people sitting on the patio, when we go back for pleasure that's definitely where I'll be sitting. The food was fantastic

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  22. JoseR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frida’s was a great experience. The food was great, portions and price were great and the staff were very nice and attentive. Will be going back.

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  23. Edson

    Wilmington

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic tacos and posole. Overall good value and fresh ingredients. The habanero salsa was amazing. Our first time dining here but we will definitely be back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so good, it wasn’t everyday Mexican but creative dishes and we sat outside looking at the water

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  25. JennyM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Took an hour to get our tacos. No explanation, we had to stop the waiter to ask when our food was coming. We watched all other tables who arrived after us be served. Food is just average, staff not very friendly at all. This is our second poor experience. We won't be back again.

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  26. emmyt8

    Raleigh

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a last minute choice for us and we really enjoyed it. They were on board to accommodate a party of eight which was nice. Ambiance was good and food was excellent!

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  27. LaurieD

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was as expected…good food, good service, great company…we would go there again.

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  28. RSZen

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Hair in three of our meals. It was disgusting. Manager did not comp any of meal and just said sorry. We will not return.

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  29. BiancaO

    Charlotte

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and so was the cocktail selection. I definitely will return.

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  30. MTandST

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not sure if Frieda’s is under new management but the vibe has definitely changed. Missed the Latin music and quality service. Restaurant was also very warm inside (not sure if air conditioning was broken).

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful setting. Fantastic food. Service-wise everything went wrong. We requested a patio table and were offered a choice between a table without an umbrella for shade or an inside table. We opted for the outside sun, which was mostly tolerable except that the meal took over 90 minutes. Drink orders were missed. The food took much too long. I don’t know for sure where the problem was. Our server seemed to be doing her best. We probably won’t be back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I would give 0 stars if that was an option. We had reservations at 6:30 and didn't get sat until 7:30. It was Cinco de Mayo so it was understandable they were busy, but the entire staff had an attitude with us. We then did not have a single server come to our table once we sat down. We left the restaurant at 8 after sitting there for 30 minutes unattended. We will not be returning.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. WesD

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good! We didn't have very good service, as we had two young people taking care of our table, both wearing "trainee" tags, but no more experienced server guiding them. But our food was good and I hope they can improve the service with experience.

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  34. HangryJOe

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food took 30 minutes to come out. Had to ask for chips for the "Tres Amigos" I ordered as well as a refill on chips. They also were out of most of the beer options. Would not recommend. I drove all the way from Raleigh to eat there.

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  35. NCGigi

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our second time at this restaurant. Did not like the food the first time but wanted to give them a second chance. They did not serve margaritas the first time we went so we were looking forward to one. The top shelf margarita was a huge disappointment. The entrees were average but the refried beans were the worst I have ever tasted. They were so salty that no one at our table could eat them. They have a very nice patio and the service was good but we will NEVER go back. Too many other good Mexican restaurants in the area.

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  36. JEM01

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Frida’s Patio was very good! Their salsa was amazing! Most people sat out on the patio, which made dining inside very quiet. Our server, Victor, was really great. It has been difficult finding a good Mexican restaurant since moving to N.C., but Frida’s was probably the best I have had so far.

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  37. ITALIANBYMARRIAGE

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waitress was not friendly and gave horrible service. Also the restaurant had a very foul odor when we walked in for the first part of our meal.

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  38. JennyM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but I can not get past the attitude of the hostess and waitress. I made a reservation specifying we were there to celebrate a birthday dinner with my husband and my mom. The hostess was sarcastic and made us feel like we were kind of a bother. The waitress was short with us and seemed to be fed up with dealing with anyone. We remained polite with them both and focused on enjoying our food. Maybe they had a bad day, or were short handed? Don't know. But it was our first time there and I can't decide if I will give them another chance. Disappointing night for a place with such potential.

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  39. Joey

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service! Good selection. Will definitely go back.

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  40. KiraI

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made the reservation but they closed early and never called or emailed to let us know. So when we showed up it was a surprise.

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Frida's Patio Fresh Modern Mexican offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 267-9477.

Frida's Patio Fresh Modern Mexican is rated 4 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Frida's Patio Fresh Modern Mexican

3470 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27518

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Kildaire farm Rd and Ten Ten rd
  • Neighbourhood
    Cary
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Millpond village shopping center parking lot. We are located in the corner next to dollar tree!
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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