The artsy, handcrafted feel at Cafe Frida begins with the decor (crimson stucco walls, cowhide chairs) and extends to the food on the table. Sip a margarita mixed with fresh mango or pomegranate puree from a handblown goblet while your server prepares chunky, fiery guacamole. Cantina staples, such as enchiladas, are dependable, but the regional dishes, including a peppery lamb shank and short ribs in a tomatillo sauce, are the ones to order.
|Venue name:||Cafe Frida|
368 Columbus Ave
|Cross street:||between 77th and 78th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri, Sat noon–midnight; Sun 11am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 79th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. MC, V|
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