Señor Frogs, the Beloved Times Square ‘Frat Party’ Restaurant, Has Closed

Señor Frogs, the ‘spring break’-themed restaurant that was given rave reviews by Pete Wells, shuttered quietly

Luckily, the other locations are open, but we’ll have to do without the raucous Times Square branch.

Señor Frog’s — if you’re not familiar — is a wild, spring break-themed chain restaurant that originated in Cancún where drinks are served in giant palm tree-shaped buckets and the decibels reach rock concert arena levels.New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells said “[he] had more fun at Señor Frog’s than at almost any other restaurant that has opened in the last few years” — just one of many accolades in his hilarious rave review from his visit in December. Sadly, Señor Frog’s in New York City’s Times Square has quietly closed.

The only hint to the lively eatery’s departure is a “Now Closed” note on both its Facebook page and a blurb in the New York Times’ Openings and Closings page.

Understandably, Pete Wells is devastated:

He has even waxed poetic about the demise of the gimmicky restaurant:


The closure has struck a chord with fans of over-sized drinks, crass culinary innuendos and singing wait staff who wave sparklers and throw confetti.