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368 Columbus Ave., New York, NY, 10024
nr. 77th St.
Great night out with the girls!!! (Amsterdam location)
By aspeidel on 7/19/2011
The Cafe Frida (on Amsterdam nr 97th) promises a great evening out with the girls!!! My friends and I recently visited Cafe Frida because we had heard about their sangria and beautiful outdoor seating, and we were not disappointed. The Sangria was FLOWIN' and we were certainly smiling and enjoying the sweet taste of such a great summertime drink. And the food that we ordered (from guacamole to queso dips to small tapas/bites) were all so flavorful and delightful. The staff was all very kind and welcoming and always attentive to anything we needed. They had great pairing recommendations and were very knowledgeable about the ingredients of each item (very helpful if someone has a food allergy). I highly recommend visiting with friends and sitting outside under their colorful backyard umbrellas for a wonderful evening!
Good Gauc, slow service
By lands on 1/10/2011
They had several great dishes The tortilla soup was good and the Variety of sauces was amazing Good Guacamole. Authentic glasses to boot
By chocolatemousse on 11/1/2010
I had the best margarita here- it was made with jalepeno infused vodka. Pricey but actually worth the money. It had chili pepper salt on the rim as well. Food is authentic and delicious. Manager was very accomodating- letting us taste a few tequilas we were curious about, and talking about them knowledgeably too. A shame this place is overlooked by surrounding hyped up joints.
Boring Mexican Restaurant
By sorjuanaus on 6/4/2010
Cafe Frida, at Columbus Ave., and their new addition at Amsterdam Ave., is an unimpressive and boring restaurant, that lacks the rich flavors and spirit of Mexican food. As for the service, it doesn't help at all to improve the ratings, and the sanitary conditions are questionable as well.
Not worth it!
By qkiemonster on 12/3/2008
We went there since calle ocho was full for brunch. We were the first table and yet the service was inefficient and slow. The quesadilla was miniature (and cost 13 bucks!), there was no complimentary chips or bread basket, the servers were rude and impolite, and the food was so-so.
By MexicaliLeo on 11/11/2008
What it lacks in charm, it rocks out in authenticity. Frida is the first and only place I've had legit ceviche made fresh when I ordered it in Manhattan. They served up a great assortment of varied chiles and had some tasty street-style fish & chicken served up shredded in a clay pot with warm homemade tortillas to pack them in to. The tequila selection is phenomenal and seems to intentionally lack Paul Mitchell's Patron label. Frida isn't Dos Caminos, but it's not a place to write-off either if you're a fan of true Mexican food.
Waste of Time and Money
By BillieNYC on 10/19/2008
Complete waste of time and money. The restaurant itself is dirty and crowded. Service was slow and unfriendly. Worst of all was the food--guacamole was $11 for tiny portion and flavorless chips. The brunch was unappetizing and overpriced. Go to Cafe Ronda instead...same restaurant chain but completely different food and experience.
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