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Cafe Frida

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  • Mexican
  • 368 Columbus Ave, New York NY10024 40.7808757 -73.9762885
  • (Btwn 77th & 78th St)
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  • (917) 242-3956
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User Ratings (Based on 76 reviews)

Food 3.7 Value 3.1
Service 3.3 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Group Dining, Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Happy Hour, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
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User Reviews

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/23/2006


    I love this place. I've eaten here a few times now and the food is consistently good. Not the typical Tex Mex fare served in most Mexican restaurants - interesting flavors and combinations, and even familiar dishes are kicked up a notch with fresh, prime ingredients and sophisticated seasoning. Portions are generous, too.

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by Jbird3030 on 06/19/2006

    Pretty good overall...

    I enjoyed my meal here. The tuna was high quality and well prepared. The queso fundido was very good, although as a "for 2" dish the portion was slightly on the small side. The fajitas looked good. The pollo pibil was just ok. The margaritas were very good. All in all slightly expensive but acceptable. I enjoyed the decor, and the service was prompt (although for early on a Saturday evening they weren't very busy). I would come here again and recommend the place to others.

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by JC on 03/24/2006

    Not very good ...

    Believe the bad reviews ... not the good. The duck was fatty and the portion was small, the guacamole was below average, the fajitas were greasy, and our waiter could not have been more aloof. We had to ask 3 times for water and then 2 times (and 2 different people) to have our glasses refilled. Btw ... to add insult to injury ... they pack the space with so many tables that the entire experience winds up being uncomfortable. I would, unfortunately, put this on my "avoid" list ... There are too many other good restaurants to waste time with this one.

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by Patrick on 03/01/2006

    Beautiful place in every way

    Superb filet and Mexican Chocolate Cake--all I had pre-NYCBallet. Incredibly sweet and attentive service and the place itself is truly gorgeous. You can sit at the window and look toward the AM NaturalHistory or at good-looking people, etc. Some of the negative reviews just go to show that hitting places at the right time may have something to do with the experience. I definitely want to go back to this place during the Spring NYCB season.

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by Jess on 03/01/2006

    Don't go on the weekends

    The food and drinks here are amazing. I usually go for a Heradura margarita but I heard that the caperinas are good too. It's pricey but authentic Mexican restaurants are hard to come by in New York. It gets a bit loud in the space so if you want to have a more relaxing time, go on the weekdays.

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/11/2006

    Fair, at best...

    After reading all the reviews, I was pretty excited about going to this place. Boy, was I disappointed! The food is mediocre, the portions are so small, and the staff is somewhat rude. Do not recommend, at all. At least not if you're looking for real Mexican food. The atmosphere is pleasant, although basically a yuppie hangout.

  • Cafe Frida

    Posted by Kelly on 01/06/2006

    Love this place...

    This place is great! Killer margaritas, intimate and colorful space, excellent food; I can't get enough. The guac and salsa are of the finest quality, and the soups are TO DIE FOR. The queso fondito is super. Everything I've had here is fantastic! My only criticism is that they charge you for extra tortillas, when the four you get aren't enough to finish the dish they are accompanying. But that certainly won't stop me from coming back; this place is WAY too delicious.

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