Just in the mood for a snack at Farafina Café & Lounge?
Try these... you'll come back for more
Our most popular appetizer:
Lobster BLT with Spicy whipped Mayo sauce
Curried Coconut Prawns
Curried Mussels in White Wine
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212 281 2445
Our specialty drinks
The Farafina and Bissap Mojito
We are featured on Thrillist's first ever Subway Bar map
Farafina Lounge and Café offers traditional West African dishes such as the maffé, chicken yassa and the lamb dibi with a modernized touch from Ivorian chef, Clement Dobo.The restaurant also offers dishes served across the Spanish region such as the lobster empanada and American-style food such as calamari and bar foods.
The café, open since July 2013, draws individuals in their 30s and 40s and the lounge, which opened in July, attracts a younger crowd. The spot draws a mix of people with diverse backgrounds. “I think we embody new ideas of what America can be and the melting pot of New York City I think we embody here,” Steven Abreu, the restaurant’s general manager, said.
DISH YOU MUST ABSOLUTELY TRY: The poisson à la braise is braised whole tilapia with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and green and yellow peppers and is served with plantains or attiéké. The meal costs $18.
LOCATION: 1813 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031
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