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Cafe Frida

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
368 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5109
+1 212-712-2929
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Cafe Frida, a popular spot for dining on a budget, offers Mexican eats to those that choose to stop by their the Upper West Side location. On TripAdvisor, one reviewer wrote...More
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
368 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5109
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really liked the atmosphere, and loved the salmon dish. We also had the fajitas that were good, but definitely needed salt. The menu was ok, not too many good choices though. They really need to add to their appetizers. The wait staff can be...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Mexican restaurants I've been to. Really nice service, great food, cool design/surroundings and a really fun atmosphere. The hibiscus margarita has to go down as one of my favorite drinks ever! A good place for a date or special occasion.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good Mexican restaurant a block off Central Park. Fun atmosphere and bar. Staff was good, friendly and efficient. Margaritas were tasty. The menu was a bit limited. But I got a a poblano omelet. Delicious. We shared a homemade guacamole that was really delicious! Good...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place and authentic mexican food, the price is around the 30 dollar by person with 2 courses and one start. The service is really friendly. if you want to eat really good looking this place behind the museum natural of history

Thank Berry H
Reviewed 23 December 2017

lots of very authentic dishes. lots of authentic Mexican cocktails. My wife loves tequila ( I really dislike the stuff) and she was delighted to get an old favorite of hers.Busy and crowded in a nice way. Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. Some families.Very...More

Thank sonnienegroso
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Our food was good, really good. But the entrees come without any sides. I can't remember a Mexican restaurant where the enchiladas didn't come with rice and beans. So the pricing is deceptive: if you order enchiladas, that's it: no salad, no nothing. Although the...More

Thank patdrapp
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

After having had dinner at the Frida Mexican in LA we assumed it would be similar in NYC. How wrong we were. Agree the service is lacklustre, as previously mentioned in another review, the food even more so. Tasteless & disappointing. We felt rushed and...More

Thank Pearl2066
Reviewed 2 December 2017

The friendly atmosphere at the bar went along with the good and friendly service. The tacos barba was very good and tasteful. Would definitely go back. Prices are certaily reasonable by NYC standards.

Thank Mike4TraveI
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We enjoyed a reasonable lunch after doing the Natural History Museum. This is a smaller restaurant but was a great place to rest our feet and fill up on authentic Mexican cuisine. Server was great. They had a lunch special as well.

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Let’s start saying the bartender Mario Reynoso was really professional and helpful ( the bar area was busy, but he has his attention in everyone ,...) the place is great, food so good , my server Luis Ortega and Karla Savesaedra was working together ,...More

Thank Vidabr
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 368 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5109
  • Public Transportation: Subway 1 to 79 st Subway 2, 3 to 72 st Subway C to 81st Bus M7
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-712-2929
The authenticity in our Mexican Regional Cuisine is a ritual of flavors, aromas, colors and textures dedicated to your soul. Our knowledge and passion for the tequila culture has been awarded by the Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico since 2006, making us one of the few restaurants in the world of having such honor. Come and enjoy the warmth of Mexico!
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