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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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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (85 reviews)
“tacos” (36 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
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 2 days ago

We returned to this bustling restaurant twice in a week for happy hour - best margarita's we have ever tasted! Enjoyed the bar snacks as well, especially the flautas - yum!

Thank Patsy539
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the lunch menu. Soup and an entree. Soup was "Sopa Azteca" which is a spicy tomato soup with side dishes. Taste was OK, but nothing more. Side dishes were not my favorites. You can choose a green salad instead of soup when choosing the "lunch...More

Thank HeliSven
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That place is always packed! Cold Mexican beers and good tortillas. The rest is debatable, but one think for sure, the guacamole is excellent. We got also the queso fundido with chorizo which was ok, but enough to share. The tortilla soup was not to...More

Thank Alain L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ive been here a few times and it's been great each time. Last night I had The guac, fish tacos, a mango margarita, a side of grilled veggies and michelada. All were amazing. The servers were very friendly and attentive ... And they were all...More

Thank mike_e_pl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a fun morning at the museum managed to get a table here for lunch. Enjoyed delicious seafood and chicken tacos, a cheese quesadilla, and my son loved the steak and eggs from the breakfast menu. For our littlest one we wanted something simple and...More

Thank giraffezebra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've gone to Café Frida quite a few more times since my first review on this place and I've bumped it up one star to get 4 stars. The down-low: The food is good. It's has one of the best guacamole's I've had (it and...More

Thank MyThoughts_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just finished riding bikes around Central Park when it started to rain. We didn't have an umbrella so we decided to duck into this restaurant and have lunch. I am so glad we did. We really had no idea what we were getting...More

Thank Billswife87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I tell you, I got to eat Chiles en Nogada, with all of the ingredients just like I had tasted it in Mexico. Service was very efficient and polite, all servers knew about the menu and were eager to advice and help. Go...More

Thank Isabel A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

In fairness, their food may be amazing but the service was RUDE! Basically wasn't acknowledged for 10+ minutes and when I asked to get a simple chicken taco for my daughter, in addition to my order, the server was very rude, told us he couldn't...More

Thank mtaamcd
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Arrived early and got seated immediately in a good spot. Ordered drinks guacamole and chips and relaxed right away. For dinner we ordered quesadillas and chile rellenos. Everything was very good and service was attentive and friendly. Nice spot on Columbus Avenue with no pretensions...More

Thank jakeDVermont
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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