One night last week we ventured out to La Casa De Frida for dinner. We like to visit this restaurant once each trip as we always really enjoy it, although it is a little pricey (but worth it). This night was no exception, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
The night was quite warm and we had just walked over to Santiago to the Aki so that I could get some mosquito repellent. You see, the supermercado around the corner was closed for five days doing 'stock-take' and I couldn't wait any longer as I was being driven to distraction by the mini evil beasts from hell.
We arrived at Frida and saw the waiter taking an order from a table of four (the only other occupied table at that time) and standing there by his feet was this rather large pure white rabbit. Yes, a rabbit!
|Not the real rabbit!|
Rabbit? What rabbit?
We sat at our table and the rabbit sat beside us for a while and cleaned itself just like a cat would. It was beautiful, large and snow white. After it had cleaned itself to its satisfaction it slowly hopped away and followed the waiter in through the kitchen and off into the back yard never to re-emerge that evening.
We laughed about it, but the next day while eating at a little italian pizza joint around the corner on calle 60 the owner was sitting next to our table on his laptop with his pet green parrot on his shoulder. I guess all these little eccentricities that we see just go towards making Merida the Wonderland that it is and we are happy for it.
Anyway, back to Frida. If you haven't been there then you are missing out. Not only is the food wonderful, but the decor is shockingly vibrant and fun.
I guess to match her personality and famous painting style.
"Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion", and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form."
|Longaniza con queso|
The quote is from Frida Kahlo Website, intense!
I must admit that we have had the same item on the menu each time we have visited. We start off with some chorizo in melted cheese (Longaniza con queso).
Wrap in a warm torilla and vola!
|Pork ribs in sweet and sour sauce|
For my main I have the pork ribs in the most delicious sweet and sour sauce and Wade has the house speciality Chili en Nogada which is a rather large stuffed pepper in an equally delicious sauce. YUM!
|Chili en Nogada|
It is one place I recommend for a special night out. It is not expensive by American standards but it is pricey for Merida...but like I said...worth it!