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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
Open Now
10:00 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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1 - 10 of 308 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent and the service was good. Decor upstairs was a little gloomy, but overall, a good experience and with what seemed to be home cooked authentic Mexican food.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Stopped off here for a bite before heading into the American Museum of Natural History. Really enjoyed the Omelette Poblano, the richness of the goat's cheese was delightful and the baby corn souffle inspired us to try making the same at home. Pleasant and attentive...More

Thank MikePMD
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

So much competition that this place comes out as average. Convenient location on the West Side. The food was good, but not special. The service was fine, but not special or particularly connected. I particularly liked the dining room which felt comfortable and not crowded....More

Thank 204roberti
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I was walking around the neighborhood I saw a lunch deal and decided to try. It was nice. I had the lunch and a margarita for $20. I went back a few days later. This time I was offered a different flavoured Margarita. I decided...More

Thank Ellie V
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This place was pretty good. We stopped for a late lunch at 2pm and were able to be seated immediately with no wait. Octopus and spicy chorizo tacos were very tasty. Salsa had a little heat and was flavorful. Portions were adequate but not heaping....More

Thank 622brianj
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We were going to go to Shake Shack, but it was too crowded, so we just went to this next door. The cheese quesadillas were good, as well as the water.

Thank Fennekin1234
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Our family of 8 had lunch at Cafe Frida on a warm August day while enroute to Central Park. We arrived without reservations. Our server, Ana, was excellent. The variety and quality of food pleased everyone in our group, including picky eaters, allergics, teens and...More

Thank Dix-sept
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I had high expectations for this place and was so disappointed. I ordered fish tacos- the fish was so stiff I hardly put my fork into it. My son ordered steak and eggs and the meat was burnt. The place itself is nice with atmosphere...More

1  Thank RachelIsrael
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

The wait staff is courteous. I ordered the shrimp enchiladas lunch special which comes with tortilla soup. The enchiladas were good, the tortilla soup lacked flavour and the avocado was slightly old. Overall, a good place to have a quick bite if you are already...More

Thank departinggirl
Reviewed 25 July 2018

My wife and I were walking back to the hotel and we both love good Mexican food. It is tougher and tougher to find it near our home. My wife spotted this place and couldn't wait to try the food. Seated upstairs immediately (arrived a...More

Thank rickb527
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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