With a view of the Museum of Natural History, Cafe Frieda has a prime location and some upscale eats. They have a wide variety of salsas to sample and I went with three for $3. The dissapointing part of the salsas is the non-housemade chips. This spot features upmarket Mexican street food and while the salsas were all good, they would have been made better with house fried chips. The main on the other hand, a salmon flavored with achiote and bitter orange for $22 hit the mark. The salmon was served in a banana leaf with chipotle mashed plantains. Here's the zing. Perfectly cooked salmon with mega flavor set off by the sweet/spicy plantain mash. After this early meal along came strollers and screaming children. Also, the service was inattentive and rushed at the end of the meal.
Native New Yorker, girl about town and culture vulture. Five borough foodie who will travel to the edge of another borough for that one boom bangin' meal. Finding those special places is my specialty. I dish urban adventures. Can despign custom food tours for visitors and locals alike, My brief stint at WOR with Joan Hamburg was an inspiration to start blogging. Franny has a penchant for all things NY urban glam.