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Plaza Garibaldi Owner to Make the World a Better Place With a Frida Kahlo-Inspired Expansion

The noted nacho artists will open a second restaurant called Frida, because sometimes nice things happen.

Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
Guillermo Kahlo

Raul Castro — owner of Washington Avenue's foremost nacho destination, Plaza Garibaldi — is working on a second restaurant at Tenth and Wolf streets, in the long-empty former home of Gavone's. The news, sparked by the posting of a liquor license application, was first reported by the Passyunk Post this morning, and now Michael Klein has followed up with more details: Namely, that the new spot will be called Frida, in honor of iconic artist Frida Kahlo.


Frida will take the long-empty Gavone's space. [Photo: James Jennings/Passyunk Post]

"To me, she symbolizes Mexico," Castro told Klein. "The restaurant will have the essence of Frida." And while capturing the essence of Kahlo might be a tall order, you have to respect the impulse.

Frida, which will be just steps away from Eater 38-caliber taqueria Los Gallos, is expected to be "more upscale" than sibling restaurant Plaza Garibaldi.

Frida, 1000 Wolf St., opening in 2015.