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Cafe Frida

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  • Mexican
  • 368 Columbus Ave, New York NY10024 40.780988 -73.976177
  • (Btwn 77th & 78th St)
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  • (917) 242-3956
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User Ratings (Based on 78 reviews)

Food 3.7 Value 3.1
Service 3.4 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

(917) 242-3956
Place Order:
Order From Cafe Frida for delivery & takeout
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Mon-Thu: 12pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 12pm-12am Sun: 11am-10pm
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar Scene, Catering, Delivery, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Online Ordering, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible
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User Reviews

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by Anastasia Beaverhausen on 11/17/2004

    Don't order the steak!

    After reading all the great reviews here I was excited to eat at Cafe Frida. I'm sorry to say it was a huge disappointment. I ordered the steak, medium. It was the toughest steak I have ever had the mispleasure of eating anywhere in my entire life! It took about 60 chews to get a small piece down. I had to drown it in the measly portion of salsas that came on the side! The side dishes of rice, refried beans and guac were good but very very tiny. Oh and don't order the Chocolate "cake" either. It was 3 tiny medallions of chocolate with a spoonful of whipped cream in the middle of them. No cake in sight! I wanted to share the "chocolate cake" with the person I was with -- it was hardly enough for 1 person, nevermind two, which would be fine except they charged about $9. Next time I want Mexican food I'm going to Mama Mexico.

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by Famous 345 on 11/11/2004

    Best Mexican food in NYC

    By far this is the best Mexican food in NYC. I have tried all and by far the sazon here is fantastique!. Service is friendly, but on week-ends you have to wait a long time to get a table but is worth it. Margaritas are great and they just upgraded the wine list. Their house tequila is Herradura and that is phenomenal.

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by Chris and Claudine on 11/01/2004

    Great Mexican Cuisine

    If you think Mexican Food means inexpensive burritos or Margaritaville, this restaurant will change your mind. Here they serve excellent Mexican Cuisine. The not to be missed items would be the Guacamole appetizer, Salmon entree, and the Cafe con Leche. The wine list is short but has an interesting mix of moderately priced new world wines from Latin and South America. We found the service to be prompt and friendly but not intrusive and the ambiance to be cozy and fun. Overall we found it to be a refreshingly different, high quality dining experience.

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by UWS Foodie on 09/25/2004

    Great food, the rest needs work

    The food is great. The guac is amazing. However, service leaves a lot to be desired. Water glasses empty more often than not, and even refills of margaritas can take forever.

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by Gringo Pete on 09/15/2004

    Getting Cheaper on their Margaritas

    We started going to Cafe Frida two or three years ago and discovered they had excellent and wonderful Margaritas. They used Herradura as their house brand and real lime juice. At happy hour these wonderful concoctions were two for one. Well, good things don't always last., sad to say. We went back for their Happy hour and they started using some cheaper brand for the two-for one special. It was still OK, but not the same at all. Looks like the luster is off this place. Maybe if they get the word they change back.

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by West 70's goer on 07/17/2004

    Don?t Wait

    One of the best Mexican places I have been to in New York and I will most certainly be going back!!! Friendly hostess, prompt service, and excellent food! The enchalidas are AMAZING and do not forget to start off your meal with a bowl of their homemade guacamole (a little expensive but worth it)...it is the best guac I have tasted. And the margaritas are wonderful - pear and pomgranate are some to try!! If your in the West 70's do NOT pass this place up!!!

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by dietjessg on 07/16/2004

    delicous mexican food

    Cafe Frida is the best choice for a delicious casual dinner. The food is super (try the skirt steak), the service is prompt (even though every table was taken on a busy Thursday night), and the prices are reasonable. Although chips and salsa aren't provided as the standard Mexican bread-basket, the big portion sizes tamed our hunger quickly. We'll be returning soon and often.

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