Frida Khalo Inspired Restaurants
“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.”
It’s no secret that the iconic Frida Kahlo has touched the hearts and souls of countless artists, free-spirits, feminists, and creative-minds around the world.
Her legacy lives on more powerfully than ever, and continues to inspire all who catch a glimpse of her bold artwork, and hear her tragic, yet triumphant life-story.
My friends and I recently dressed up as Frida Khalo to attend an event held at a museum where the aim was to try to set the world record for the largest amount of people dressed up as Frida Khalo in one space. I couldn’t believe the incredible turn-out! Thousands of women of all ages, children, and even some men, showed up for the occasion. Everyone was uniquely dressed as their own versions of the stylish legend, sporting flowery-headbands, flowy dresses, and striking, caterpillary unibrows.
When I lived in Barcelona, frequenting a Frida inspired restaurant was one of my favorite things to do. I’d pop in whenever I had a free afternoon, slowly savoring Mexican dishes dripping in zesty sauces while delighting in the artful atmosphere which served to celebrate this fabulous woman who advocated fearlessness and freedom.
Recently, a quick Google search helped me discover countless Frida inspired restaurants all over the world, in Florida, Texas, Colorado, Japan, Poland, New Zealand, Spain, and beyond! I’m eager to try as many more as possible.
Enjoy traditional Mexican dishes with a Hawaiian twist at a Frida inspired restaurant in Maui. Or, sip a dark roasted coffee while listening to live African bands at a Frida’s inspired coffee bar in South Africa. Casa Azul restaurant in Thailand is themed after Frida’s own house in Mexico city! Or, treat yourself to authentic tacos at Friducha, a restaurant in Brooklyn, NY with quotes and images of all things Frida in the decor.
There are so many opportunities to celebrate the lasting impressions of this beloved surrealist muse.
Cantina Machito, Barcelona, Spain
Frida Kahlo Mexican Restaurant & Lucy's Bakery, Solon, IA
Friducha, Brooklyn, NY
Cafe Frida, New York, New York
Frida's Mexican Beach House, Maui, Hawaii
Frida's Mexican Grill, Napa, CA
Frida's Gourmet Mexican Cuisine
El Jardín de Frida, Tulum, Mexico
Frida Kahlo Restaurante, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Frida, Riviera Maya, Mexico
El Mexico De Frida, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Cafe Frida Kahlo, Nuremberg, Germany
Casa Frida, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Frida’s Tacolandia, Dallas, TX
Casa Azul De Andrea, San Antonio, TX
Frida Kahlo Cafe, Brownsville, TX
Frida Colibries, Redwood City, CA
Kahlo's, Denver, CO
Restaurante Fridas, Antigua, Gautemala
Cocina Mestiza, Portugal
Cantina Kahlo, Manama, Bahrain
La Mexicana, Bali
Los Sotano, Hong Kong
Casa Azul, Bangkok, Thailand
Agave, Tokyo, Japan
Frida Cocina Mexicana & Tequila Bar, New Zealand
Frida's Coffee Bar, Gauteng, South Africa