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Cafe Ronda

249 Columbus Ave., New York, NY, 10023
nr. 71st St.
212-579-9929

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6
Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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60% would go back.

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Simply Amazing!

By jm32 on 12/14/2010

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

My Friend brought me to this place on a THURSDAY NIGHT to have what he said was "the most amazing burger". To our disappointment they stopped serving the burgers at night. The fact that they were not serving the burger that night was probably the best thing to happen to us. The bartender said that he understood our disappointment because the burger is great, but that we had to look on the bright side. The bright side being that we could try the skirt steak with garlic fries!!! He was right... He made us the best caipirinas ever and the my friend who was very upset and never ate anything else but the burger, now says the skirt steak is his new favorite. We were also amazed that despite the bar being as busy as it was, the bartender was able serve us with a smile. Then he also suggested I come in for Sunday brunch to have the baked eggs... He was right again. That thursday night was my first time there but I can assure you that I will be there again.

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52 out of 99 people found this review helpful.

Dont Go om Thursdays?

By willyc on 9/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I went to the bar with two friends last week, planning to have some drinks and dinner. We ordered drinks, but the bartender forgot to bring one of them. Then he went off to talk with friends - never asked if we interested in dining and then ignored our empty glasses for over 20 minutes. I had to ask a busboy to get his attention so that we could pay and leave. When he finally came over I noted my disapointment. He said that the people he was talking to were regulars and that I should come more often and become a regular. On the way out I mentioned to the hostess the awful service we had. Her only response was that this bartender only works on Thursdays and its different on other nights. Well, I don't plan on going bacl to find out.

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53 out of 121 people found this review helpful.

Great neighborhood restaurant

By pettitnyc on 11/20/2009

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

I live in the neighborhood and have been to Cafe Ronda more times than I can count. The waitstaff is unfailingly kind and courteous, if not the most polished servers. The food is great, uncomplicated solid fare. Good starters include the roasted corn with cotijo cheese and a dusting of red pepper. The calamari are good, as is the jamon serrano plate. The burger is very good, and the mixed grill for two is a bargain--and more than two people could ever finish. For lunch, the grilled sandwiches, such as the cubano or portobello, hit the spot. And the fries are always delicious. The tasty mojitos make it a perfect low-key meal!

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95 out of 182 people found this review helpful.

Fresh food - straight from the freezer!

By mcnulty75 on 4/21/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I have had both brunch and dinner at this restaurant. The atmosphere is luring and you want it to be a great dining experience, but low and behold it is not. The brunch is passable, but the dinner is horrible. We ordered calamari, which appeared to be straight from the freezer. The rest of the meal was forgettable. If you want to have a liquid dinner, I suggest this place; for those of us who want to enjoy real good, go elsewhere.

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116 out of 229 people found this review helpful.

Great spot!

By Mushy32 on 5/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is a gem! Wonderful pink sangria. The filet mignon was amazing. Good garlic spinach. Cheese plate was good too. Frozen Mojitos are yummy and mixta salad is refreshing. The service was nice. We sat forever and didn't feel we were being pushed out. I will go back asap!

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