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Our Four-Diamond Mexican Restaurant
The legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is the inspiration behind Frida, Grand Vela's tribute to Mexican cuisine. Family-friendly Frida is the perfect place to sip a refreshing cocktail, savor stunning ocean views and enjoy an evening of Riviera Maya fine dining.
Enjoy live music, hand-crafted cocktails and an unmatched attention to detail. Dine indoors surrounded by a vibrant décor or on the outdoor terrace where you can savor gorgeous ocean views. Frida has been awarded Four Diamonds by the AAA.
Experience a culinary tribute to the legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. As colorful and eclectic as the artist herself, our carefully curated menu delivers exceptional cuisine.
CuisineMexican Fine Cuisine
LocationAmbassador ambiance
Age GroupFamily Friendly
HoursOpen from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Phone1 877 418 2963
AttireResort casual. Flip-flops, gym, or beach clothes are not allowed. The dress code applies to teens 16 and over.
Every dish created by chef Ricardo de la Vega is a masterpiece that reflects the rich culinary heritage of Mexico. Savor delicacies including mussels in chipotle bean sauce, grilled octopus marinated in black recado chile paste or rib eye in red pipian mole sauce.
Mouthwatering desserts like toasted corn jericalla custard and cheesecake with strips of poblano pepper complete your experience. A kids' menu is also available.
Laura Isadora Ávalos Sierra

Meet the Chef

Laura Isadora Ávalos Sierra
Originally from Manzanillo, Colima, Chef Ávalos' love for cuisine was inspired by her father's cooking and her Sunday mornings at the fishermen's market, with its scent of fresh seafood to be prepared in family meals. To her, the happiness that results from a good dish has no compare.

She began her career at the Barceló Karmina Palace resort, where she carried out her professional apprenticeship. She then joined the central kitchen of Grand Velas Riviera Maya, under the guidance of Antonio Ochoa, from whom she learned about sacrifice and resilience. Later, it was the Executive Sous Chef who taught her about the administrative side of the department.

But it was at restaurant Frida, alongside Chef Ricardo de la Vega, where she learned the secrets of Mexican gastronomy and took part in the "Wine & Food Riviera Maya" festivals. She continued on her path at restaurant Piaf, directed by Mario Soto, and also took part in the "Best Of France" event. With this experience, she again joined forces with Chef de la Vega for "Best Of Mexico", and the Congress of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France.

Her latest feat was the renewal of the Suite Service menu, and today, she leads restaurant Frida; serving regional Mexican cuisine. It is in this restaurant where she hosted the festival "The Best of Mexico's Culinary Traditions" and other festivals held such as "A Bite of Mexico "together with chef Ricardo de la Vega, in which she had the opportunity to collaborate hand in hand with great chefs and cooks.