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“Delicious Mexican Food close to Natural History Museum”
Review of Cafe Frida

Cafe Frida
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Ranked #952 of 13,619 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
Transit: Subway 1 to 79 st Subway 2, 3 to 72 st Subway C to 81st Bus M7
Description: 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!
Montreal, Canada
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Delicious Mexican Food close to Natural History Museum”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I had a very nice lunch at this Mexican Restaurant, which was close to the American Museum of Natural History. The Guacamole was particularly good.

Visited June 2014
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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great margaritas and tacos”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I loved the margarita special the night we were there - it was one with pineapple and chipotle peppers. It was delicious. The tacos were also wonderful, if a bit pricey. The place was pretty crowded for 9PM on a Tuesday, so the service was a little slow.

Visited June 2014
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Newport News, Virginia
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Upper West Side Mexican Cafe”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The only thing not great about Cafe Frida is the lack of sidewalk seating. Otherwise it was just right for my tastes. Some other reviewers have mentioned some changes in the menu but I noticed none of that. What I did notice was a really friendly staff, great Margarittas, tasty Tampiquena and a fine assortment of accompanying dishes. Try the guacamole. You'll love it.

Visited June 2014
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Average Mexican”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

In any other place than across the street from the Nat History Museum in NYC this would be a good adventure. During the world cup the staff seemed to more interested in the game than watch the customers and the food was not as child-friendly as expected. Although the food was mostly good it did not excite us, especially for NYC. but the drinks were good (for adults). The $$ cost was high for a family.

Visited June 2014
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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121 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Short walk out the back of Natural History Museum”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Friendly and quick service was the norm for us as the place was buzzing with the World Cup on every TV. Go for the guacamole as it was probably the best I have every had bursting with fresh lime taste and chunks of avocado! This side dish is freshly made when ordered with spice level as you choose from mild to hot. Served with chips on the side. The food is of average taste for Mexican food as far as I have experienced. I ordered fish tacos and they were good but not the best I have had. I highly recommend the guacamole and maybe I will try something different next time I go.

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