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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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  • Very good43%
  • 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
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
368 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5109
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice place, local is very good and the food is delicious. I ate the Taopequeña and I realy liked!!! The music is very good too! Sol beer is a perfect combination

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We found this place while on route to Central Park. Delicious authentic Mexican food and drinks. Lunch specials are very reasonable only $14 well worth a visit

Thank ben g
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Had limited time and sat at the bar for working dinner. The bartender made several great suggestions and I was very happy with her choices: the daily ceviche (red snapper) was just a delight with pineapple, mango, and jalapeño. For my entree I had molé...More

Thank YaleDad
Reviewed October 5, 2015

Recommended to us by a local while we were visiting NYC. Outstanding drinks and food close to Central Park. You can't get a bad meal here.

Thank sriddick2
Reviewed August 26, 2015

The food was good. The guacamole & margaritas were especially memorable. Service was slow & unenthusiastic. Not the place to go if they are busy & you are in a hurry. (Fortunately we were not in a rush)

Thank Jen A
Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a decent place with a sidewalk annex that allows dining views of Columbus Ave. There is a lunch special for $14.95. I splurged for a flan ($7) that was incredibly rich and filling despite its small size. There are far more costly places...More

Thank Fox11354
Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you want authentic Mexican food, this is a great place. The service was good, the food came quickly and everyone enjoyed their meal. The fish tacos were excellent...as was the margarita. Close to the Park and the Museum of Natural History. Definitely worth trying.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Located near the popular Museum of Natural History and the NY Historical Society this friendly restaurant offers great Mexican food at good prices for the area. There is a two course lunch offered for $14.95 that features interesting foods and a wonderful salad. I enjoyed...More

Thank tweedybird26
Reviewed August 19, 2015

loved this place, nicest wait staff and the food was so beautiful! i recommend to all! come eat please!

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Guacamole appetizer is reason enough to go here. I usually pass on the dish because of the texture but here it is perfect, a bit chunky with a few red peppers and I am in heaven. All other dishes are very good to excellent....More

Thank Helton K
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
$30 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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