First Taste

FrinGo's Kitchen in Chandler Serves Seriously Homestyle Puerto Rican Food

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).

Restaurant: FrinGo's Kitchen Location: 2160 North Alma School Road, Suite 116, Chandler Open: About a month Eats: Puerto Rican Price: $10/person

We wouldn't blame you for thinking, "Well, this place can't be that good. It doesn't even have mofongo," when you first look at the menu at FrinGo's Kitchen. After all, the mashed plantain dish is pretty much a staple of Puerto Rican cuisine.

But then you pick what you do want from the compact menu, and the man behind the counter turns to the kitchen says, "Ma!" and recites your order to a woman in the kitchen.

Suddenly, you have hope.

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Lauren Saria
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