Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Frida Logo Primary Orange
Like Water For Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate with Alta Baja Market This Sunday!

Have this article read to you, listen to it like a podcast

The Frida Cinema is proud to partner with our friends and neighbors at Alta Baja Market to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month – and close our Hispanic Heritage Month series– with a special 30th Anniversary of magic realist romantic drama Like Water for Chocolate!

Director Alfonso Arau’s beloved cinematic adaptation of Laura Esquivel’s classic novel “Como agua para chocolate” will begin at 5pm, but prior to the screening we invite you to pick up one of three special “Movie Snack Boxes” at Alta Baja, inspired by recipes featured in the novel! Movie Snack Boxes are $22 and include a movie ticket, and will be available for pick-up from 3pm – 5pm. Note: Movie Snack Boxes must be ordered by Wednesday, September 7th (today)! Ticket holders have the option to purchase:

Inspired by Chapter Four’s “April” recipe: turkey mole with almonds and sesame seeds. Alta Baja created their own mole (nut-free) with Electric City Butcher chicken, wrapped in a Burritos La Palma tortilla.

Vegetarian version of Chicken Mole Burrito.

Inspired by Chapter Eleven’s “November” recipe: Rancho Gordo ayocote beans prepared Tezcucana-style, cooked with onions and dried pasilla chiles, served with a sprinkle of cotija cheese and avocado.

Inspired by Chapter Ten’s “October” recipe: three delectable cream fritters served with Alta Baja’s house-made jam.

Or, you can purchase a ticket on its own at our standard $10.50 price!

Like Water for Chocolate stars Lumi Cavazos as Tita, a young woman who finds herself deeply in love with Pedro (Marco Leonardi). Due to tradition however, as the youngest daughter in her family she is obligated to remain single and care for her mother into old age, and is therefore forbidden to marry by her domineering mother. Crushed, Pedro marries Tita’s sister in an attempt to remain near to her, leading Tita to express her pent-up emotions through her cooking — only to find her meals causing increasingly strange and magical effects upon those ho eats them.


More to explore