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Café Frida

368 Columbus Ave., New York, NY, 10024
nr. 77th St.
212-712-2929

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5
Food: 5
Service: 5
Décor: 4
"Mixed Reviews"

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Great night out with the girls!!! (Amsterdam location)

By aspeidel on 7/19/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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44 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

Good Gauc, slow service

By lands on 1/10/2011

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

They had several great dishes The tortilla soup was good and the Variety of sauces was amazing Good Guacamole. Authentic glasses to boot

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62 out of 108 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful Margaritas!

By chocolatemousse on 11/1/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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39 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

Boring Mexican Restaurant

By sorjuanaus on 6/4/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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58 out of 116 people found this review helpful.

Not worth it!

By qkiemonster on 12/3/2008

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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87 out of 173 people found this review helpful.

Legit Ceviche

By MexicaliLeo on 11/11/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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76 out of 153 people found this review helpful.

Waste of Time and Money

By BillieNYC on 10/19/2008

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

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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69 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

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