FRITA BATIDOS is a chef-driven restaurant inspired by Cuban culture and a fantasy revolving around two culinary staples in the world of Cuban street food – The FRITA – a burger traditionally made from spicy chorizo served with shoestring fries on top in a soft egg bun and BATIDOS – tropical milkshakes made with fresh fruit, crushed ice, and sweetened milk – with or without rum.
Like burgers and shakes, Fritas and Batidos are a natural pairing and the whimsical menu is the result of dreaming about these two dishes for years! Although Frita Batidos is very casual, it is vitally important to us to maintain the highest standards and aspirations for taste, quality and creativity. The menu follows the seasons and many of the key ingredients will be sourced from local farmers and purveyors.
We strive to source our meat, cheese and produce from Michigan or the Mid-West whenever possible. This is an ongoing quest and something personally meaningful to us, so if you have a favorite local, humane farm or purveyor, please point us in their direction – It will be greatly appreciated!
Some favorites…Chuck Cornillie of Black Oak Farms (Pork), Guernsey Dairy (Ice Cream), Washtenaw Dairy (Dairy), C.F. Burger (Goat’s Milk) and our favorite farmers at The Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market throughout the Michigan growing season (Tantre Farms, Gardenworks and Donahee and Sons to name a few) Frita Batidos is run by a community. We thank you – friends, family, partners, extended restaurant family and voracious culinary community – for helping bring to fruition what started as a day dream, grew into an obsession and is finally a reality!