Cafe Frida - Columbus Ave
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!
We ate here for lunch on a snowy Monday. To say that the meal was fair is an overstatement. The food was mediocre at best- it arrived lukewarm and was not tasty at all. My enchiladas were not accompanied by anything- no rice and beans which is almost unheard of. The mole was just average. We asked for chips and salsa and were told there was a $5 charge for this. The service was as lukewarm as the food. With all the great restaurants in NYC, I will not be back. We were especially disappointed as we live in the neighborhood. Such a pity.
We were eleven people celebrating on the day after thanksgiving. We were wined and dined at Cafe Frida with spectacular food and service
It was a wonderful experience
The host was rather cold and didn't seat our party of 4 until we all arrived, despite the restaurant having many empty tables. There was almost no room to wait, so we kept getting in the way of servers and guests trying to enter and leave.
The food was good, but the fact that rice and beans are extra ($6 each!) at a Mexican restaurant is kind of a deal breaker. When I feel nickle-and-dimed, I'll take my business elsewhere.
After we finished our meal, we felt we were being rushed out. Again, there were many empty tables and no one waiting, so it just seemed unnecessary and unwelcoming.
Would I go back? No.
Food was excellent. I had a reservation for six at 2:30, we got there at about 1:20 and had to wait for 25 minutes. Not bad for a rainy Sunday afternoon. The only problem was that I am in a wheelchair and felt as if I was in the way. The staff didn’tseem to mind.
Great service and yummy food. Loved it all. The coconut flan was the best I've ever tasted.
Food was delicious but we found the seating in the front porch area to be too cold. They were happy to move us but then we were sitting next to a toilet
Great customer service.
Very good Margs and guac. Main dishes very tasty but some can be a bit saucy.
we were a party of 8 and they were very welcoming. unfortunately after serving us drinks and guacamole, the service broke down and it took forever for our plates to arrive and later to have them cleared. everyone around us including other large groups seemed to be served better. we did enjoy the food and drink and only wished that the experience overall could have been improved.
The food and service was excellent we had a wonderful time
The food is always great, but because it’s so small they often make you wait a while to be seated even if you have a reservation.
Table not available at the time of reservation. spent about 20 minutes waiting until one was.
spicey guacamole delicious with chips
chille Reno good
salad with grilled salmon delicious
Made a reservation, but had to wait almost 40 minutes for our table. Once we were seated the service was good, food delicious.
very accommodating. excellent service. always a mob scene & loud but that's not the restaurant's fault of course. food is very good. you may have had better but very good. it ain't cheap but nothing is inexpensive in that part of town. staff clearly is hard working, staying calm and efficient in a crowded chaotic environment. all in all highly recommend the place
The food was delicious. The drinks were perfect. We “closed the place down” and the staff was very gracious about us being there late. They served a beautiful flan for my husband’s birthday and brought a sombrero for him to wear while he blew out his candle. It was lovely!
The aesthetic is a wonderful homage to Frida Kahlo. Highly recommend! We love this place!
Great value in UWS. Been here many times. Great happy hour and many tasty margaritas. Tacos and guacamole are solid and service is attentive and friendly. On occasion on busy nights the food is less consistent, but value for money leaves room for forgiveness when they skip a beat once in a while. Will definitely return.
Food was good . It was a lively and fun restaurant.
Great meal last night with family and friends at Cafe Frida, Guac and Caso were terrific, as was the tacos. Extenisve tequila selection, and we enjoyed the Mezcal Flight offering. Cream Cake with Bananas was very good too for desert.
They were doing the floors when we came in so a bit stinky with cleaner. Drinks were watered down.
Great food choices-great for brunch
Great location & tasty food! Great guac & queso condition.
Lovely Mexican restaurant with inspired offerings. It’s a neighborhood mainstay with good service and a lively ambience.
Always a win. Excellent Mexican food and drinks. Fun place!
Margaritas were small and very expensive at 15.00 each! Service was good, extremely noisy. Food was average. Won’t recommend this place or go back. Other Mexican restaurants have better food and less expensive drinks.
Overall a great experience, food is delicious. I ordered epazote mushroom quesadillas and the others in my party all ordered chicken mole and we were all happy with our meals. I just didn’t like that happy hour drinks would be served only at the bar, at 6pm on a Tuesday...I skipped the drinks then.
Love the steak!
Good food. Yummy drinks
A regular neighborhood spot, with great food, service and value. Can get a bit noisy when there’s a full house. Two his/her restrooms that at spotless. One of my favs!
Terrific experience all around! Delicious fajitas and wonderful service!
Great guacamole and huevos rancheros! Cute vibe and reasonable prices
Not enough effort was made to authenticate its cuisine..i had a corn pancake for brunch..It was horrible..it looked like they opened a can of cream of corn and mixed. It with pancake batter...horribld
The food is always good. We've eaten here a number of times and have always had a wonderful time. The service is attentive but not intrusive. The tables by the windows offer a great opportunity for people watching.
It was great for brunch. Lot of choices on the menu--eggs and mexican items. Everything was quite tasty. Fun place.
always yummy . and a real Mexican restaurant. not some east coast version.. REAL. complex flavors. bravo
The best. Love it.
Cafe Frida is awesome! Great food and drinks. Superb service!
If you oin the UWS and craving mexican this is the place. Its usually crowded so either make a reservation or be prepared to sit at the bar and have great cocktails or flights and expand your knowledge of tequila and mezcal. You can't go wrong with the guacamole . We had tacos. Both the carne asada and the pork were very well prepared. Will definitely return.
I have been coming here for years. Food is always delicious & the service is amazing.