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Cafe Frida

) #804 of 9,348 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” (84 reviews)
“enchiladas” (24 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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368 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5109
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1 - 10 of 259 reviews

Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this via other TripAdvisor reviews so thank you! Was everything that others have said about it. Booked via open table- and glad we did. Wonderful guacamole and trio of salsa. So many margaritas to choose from can't even begin to list here. Also had...More

Thank SoundsKeltik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started a tradition 3 years ago for National Tequila Day for Margaritas in the afternoon after shopping and Museums! Our best friend who lives on the Upper West Side suggested we visit Cafe Friday! We now stop every year! It may not be on...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a couple of times when I'm in the area on business. The food is delicious - I've had the trio salsa sampler and the enchiladas suizas. The drinks are somewhat expensive ($14 for LA Tentadora spicy margarita) but food prices aren't...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and fantastic guacamole 😊Very cosy place but a bit noisy. Authentic Mexicansk food and efficient service.

Thank Camilla N
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 17 July 2017

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 17 July 2017 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 10 July 2017

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
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, Kids, 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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