Restaurants, Lebanese Achrafieh
Frida, Restaurants, Beirut
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Frida is a Lebanese restaurant with a twist of Mexican, inspired (somewhat improbably) by the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The old Achrafieh house that it inhabits has been transformed into quirky bohemian digs, replete with Kahlo-inspired paintings of dresses on the walls and the strains of the 'Frida' biopic's soundtrack issuing softly from the sound system. The theme extends to the menu, which boasts a superb selection of Lebanese mezze, many of them with a Mexican twist – hence intriguing items such as the quesadillas in markouk and makanek with jalapeños. If you're not yet a convert to arak, the house cocktails may just turn you.

By: James Haines-Young


Venue name: Frida
Address: Massabni Building
Al Hayek Sector, Shukri Al Asli Street

Opening hours: Daily noon-midnight
Price: Meal for two LL90,000
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