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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
Opens in 3 min
11:00 am - 10:00 pm 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 weeks ago

Had dinner there recently. Very dimly lit (darker than usual dimly lit restaurants). Menu is normal for a mexican restaurant - nothing different. The guacamole that can be ordered was not great and it is not made tableside. The portions are small. Overall the food...More

Thank WorldtravellerKNH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, the enchiladas was marvellous! With the brown rice and beans, this place has a nice ambience, perfect for lunch deal!

Thank StefanoMalachi
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped here as it is close to the Museum of Natural History. We are from Colorado so eat a lot of authentic Mexican food at home. Our dinner was delicious but the portions were very small. Typical for New York everything costs money including chips...More

Thank worldtraveler795
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I was delighted to find this place so close to the Natural History Museum, as I'm there often. The lunch specials, priced at $16.95, are excellent, and available until 4:30 p.m. I am especially fond of the tampiqueña, a grilled skirt steak served with a...More

Thank gullibletraveler
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Price aside, drinks, service, food all excellent and I would definitely return but be prepared for $$$. Margaritas are expensive but delicious and I’d rather pay $13 for s great one than $9-10 for a crappy one. Although these are so good, you’ll want a...More

Thank frankie31
Reviewed 17 February 2018 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 13 February 2018

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.

1  Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 28 January 2018 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
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
USD 30 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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