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Mexican as it was meant to be

Authenticity is an art at Fort Lauderdale's Casa Frida

May 31, 2013| By John Tanasychuk Sunsentinel

"There's Mexican food, and there's the food of Mexico."

That sounds simple enough, but for Casa Frida owners Victor and Julieta Bocos, it's a constant refrain, and one they've printed on their menus.

That's because there are no chimichangas at Casa Frida. The word "fajitas" is not heard here. The Bocos, both Mexican-born, moved to South Florida from Chicago four years ago, when sommelier Victor was offered a position at da Campo Osteria, the Italian restaurant on the Intracoastal. Read Full Review

A taste of the Yucatan in S. Florida

Casa Frida (5441 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-530-3668, is one of those rare finds in South Florida. It's the kind of place we all search out, far away from the overpopulated horizon of chains and standardized food. This culinary treasure serves fresh, authentic Mexican food, prepared in the traditional manner by passionate owners Victor and Julieta Bocos. Tucked away in the corner of a tiny, unassuming strip, it's easy to overlook. Once discovered, it's destined to become a favorite on your dining playlist. It's the real deal. Read Full Review

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