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Cafe Frida

) #832 of 9,272 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ Mexican, Latin,
368 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5109
+1 212-712-2929
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (79 reviews)
“enchiladas” (23 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
368 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5109
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food and fantastic guacamole šŸ˜ŠVery cosy place but a bit noisy. Authentic Mexicansk food and efficient service.

Thank Camilla N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Frida in the Upper West Side is a great hidden gem! Some of the best homemade guac, and the margaritas are exceptional! I would recommend to any lover of Mexican cuisine.

Thank jakewblake
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Cafe Frida after walking around the NYC Ice Cream Festival and street fair during a very hot Sunday. The Cafe is located right across the street from the American Museum of Natural History by the back side of the museum. We did...More

Thank Inkaprincess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stopped here for lunch one day and were pleasantly surprised. The waiter asked if we wanted guacamole and chips to start, and we are so glad we accepted as we devoured it! Our meals were also delicious. They weren't over the...More

Thank Carly Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We four had an early dinner (5:30),nevertheless, the place was very crowded and we were lucky to be seated. We each had a different entree; mine, the tlacoyos with carnitas was absolutely perfectly done. The others had flautas with chicken, quesadillas with chorizo, and enchiladas....More

Thank traveler2703D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant with my family by chance. We ordered multiple dishes to share. All of them were great!!! We enjoyed all. I recommend their food to my family and friends. But, one thing I couldn't stand was the restroom. There is one restroom...More

Thank nugunii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at CafƩ Freda, we are partial to Mexican food and wanted to find a good one . I saw the reviews and looked good and so we decided to try it. They seem to be understaffed and waiters very very busy they...More

Thank CDM4282
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was just a block away from our hotel. We had supper here on the last day of our trip. The food was absolutely delicious. The service and atmosphere was excellent. We especially loved the chips and guacamole dip. Yum!

Thank mjrichter9
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Disappointing. Service was bad, food was just ok. Called ahead to ask if they could do one single taco for my child and the gal on the phone said they would. Tried to order just that and server said no, and pointed to the $19...More

Thank Raleka
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I think like a lot of people who have reviewed this restaurant, this was not our 1st choice. after a long morning walking around the museum, we just wanted a place to rest and refuel. my youngest teenage daughter wanted to got shake shack but...More

Thank BuzzBevan
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
cityā€™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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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