Toloache never fails to offer a great dining experience. The food is innovative yet incredibly flavorful and consistent. Great selection of margaritas and other specialty drinks. We have never had to wait for our table and the staff is totally accommodating.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing compares to dining on the patio at this Upper East Side Mexican bistro tucked away on a side street. The food and service are always fabulous where everyone and everything aims to please!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, unique menu
I'd walked by this restaurant a bunch of times before never really having heard of it otherwise. This past Sunday my girlfriend suggested we go, so we did. When we got there, I was surprised to find out that there was a back door patio, which I hadn't realized. Would've sat out there but was still a little hot. We ordered the avocado fries, yellow fin tuna ceviche, carman tacos and carman quesadilla (which was pretty much an open faced quesadilla on a half sized tortilla. That plus two glasses of wine and one beer came to $90 so a bit pricey, but food well worth it and the priciness wasn't a complete surprise given the restaurant had, I think, 3 $'s on yelp.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food. Order the lobster tacos or the truffle quinoa paella. The red sangria is fantastic as well.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great service.
Great food and great service. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful meal and the drinks were fantastic. We will be back.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not just the best Mexican
Not just the best Mexican on the Upper East Side. Toloache may have the best Mexican food in the city. Definitely make a reservation well in advance as they book up quickly.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just Keeps Getting Better!
This is my favorite Upper East Side haunt. The bistro has a real Mexican flare, a wonderful back patio for outdoor dining under the stars, and superb food and service...it just doesn't get any better!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
love it here
for someone who doesn't care much for mexican food - i love the food here. they accommodate the fact that i don't eat cilantro. staff is nice and friendly and it has a great energy. the back dining area gets pretty loud though when it's packed.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
great authentic Mexican
Love Toloache. Have been there twice now. The front dining area by the bar is a bit too crazed for me, fortunately have never been stuck sitting there. Way too loud. The food is outstanding. Very authentic flavors of Mexico. The ceviche are delicious, Guacamole to taste is great. Tried the chef's specialty quesadilla and I want to go back for more. Also the Sangria was perfect. Plan to return.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
this place is amazing!!!
Perfect Mexican food, delicious, tasty and balanced (to the NY taste). Quesadilla de Camarones and Fish Tacos are a must-order
Margaritas, Tequilas and bar are also outstanding
Service is friendly and attentive
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Toloache always exceeds expectation
Toloache always exceeds expectations. Their management and staff go above and beyond to allow the customers to have a memorable dining experience. The fish tacos and their table salsa are so delicious. Dining here is always a must when visiting Manhattan, especially on their outside patio.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Has become the best Mexican
Has become the best Mexican restaurant on the upper east side.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Hamish" mexican restaurant
Highly level of service and hospitality combined with excellent, authentic (grasshopper tacos does not pander to American taste). From the first contact with an hostess to conversing with the one of the owners as he walks the floor the welcome is constant and always warm. Tacos are perfect just the right amount of tasty filling in double wrapped packages. Great margaritas and wide selection of Taquillas. What a combination.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
utterly delicious as always.
utterly delicious as always. this time we sat in the back garden on a lovely evening. It is quieter back there. the cod, paella and hanger steak were all excellent. the staff is friendly, remembers us and is always eager to please. a great spot!!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
SECOND TIME AROUND
The service is impeccable. The Taco plates are small so order two plates. They are divine. I had the shrimp tacos and the fish tacos. My Brother had the chicken tacos and the skirt steak tacos. Wonderful. Don't forget the fruit guacamole. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW. And the chips are ward and delicious. Sit in the back out side. Niiiiiiiice.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely try the miso/tequila cod. Highly recommended
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in NY!
I LOVE this restaurant. I really cannot recommend it enough. It's a neighborhood gem, and I've been more times than I can count- for lunch and dinner. The service is always outstanding- every server knows the menu front to back. They are friendly and can recommend based on your taste. The food is incredible!!! Best mexican food I've ever had. I would recommend something, but seriously.... everything is delicious. Margaritas are strong and not too sweet.
Just go. Seriousy. Go. I looooooove this restaurant!!!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Close to Perfection!
This is my favorite place to be...food, service and ambience are all spectacular. Doesn't get any better on the Upper East Side or most anywhere else!
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not Your grandmother's Mexican rest
Extremely creative, delicious food. Great Tequila and Mezcal selection.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time I eat at Toloache the food is delicious. The atmosphere is always energetic and the staff is great. There are too many amazing items on the menu to list as my favorite because they are all fantastic. I'm not an onion person and the kitchen is always accommodating to my no onion request!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
My husband and I live between Delaware and NYC, and this is our go-to date night spot. We go alone, or with our kids. The staff is excellent and the food is delicious! We love this place!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Toloache's back patio is THE place to be on a summer evening...the ambience is simply wonderful, quiet and sublime. And, of course, the food and service are always outstanding. This has to be the Upper East Side's best kept secret. Hats off to owner-chef Julian Medina!
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great tacos, shrimp, chicken
Great tacos, shrimp, chicken and beef brisket. And the drinks were good too.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was delicious...
Everything was delicious... A little rushed by the waiter but, that's because we were visiting with friends and taking our time ordering.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food, terrific srvice, and the best margaritas we have had in nyc. a bit noisy, nut what a find. love iy.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wait staff was friendly and
Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. She took her time explaining both the drink selection as well as the menu and answered any questions we have had. The food was innovative Mexican fare. I live in the neighbourhood. Toloche - Upper East Side is definitely one of the best restaurants in the area!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
mexican specialties with flare..
you cannot go wrong with this outstanding restaurant.
if you wish mexican food didn't have to be served in a typical chain-like atmosphere, then toloache is the place. all of your mexican favorites - ceviche, guacamole, fish tacos prepared like no other, and add some specialties like spicy sauteed kale and grilled brussel sprouts that would shock your grandmother!
add a bustling bar scene and pleasant staff and this will be on your list of favorite restaurants in the city.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The fare was more traditional then we expected but with some new and exciting, tasty choices to try. It was out anniversary and the atmosphere food and service were very goo. Outdoors and dusk was romantic even with the awening.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE THE FOOD, SERVICE, AND FAR AND AWAY THE BEST MARGARITAS IN NYC.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Toloache is outstanding, but what stood out for us was the service. When we arrived the dining room was a bit cold, so we asked to sit outside - our mistake! - there was a VERY LOUD family which refused to recognize they were not the only diners on the patio. We asked to be moved and the entire staff - from manager to busboy - were amazingly accommodating. Our new favorite place!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, subtle spices
As an ova/lacto vegetarian, I found delicious vegetarian options at Toloache. My boyfriend and I went for a light supper and shared the flavorful guacamole with pomegranate seeds and the superbly prepared side of brussel sprouts. He had fish tacos and I had mushroom/huitlacoche tacos. Everything was well prepared with subtly delicious flavors. Dessert was their wonderful carrot cake - with frosting that had a delicate hint of spiciness. The service was attentive and friendly.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mexican Hot Spot
This was my second time dining at the restaurant. The service was consistently good. Brussel sprouts as a side dish a nice surprise.
Actually everything was excellent, this from someone that doesn't normally like Mexican food.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mexican food-
I am from Mexico, and I love Tolache. I would just say it's a bit overpriced for the portions and for what Mexican food normally retails for. On a taste rating they get 5 stars. It's a good Mexican spot for a special occasions!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mexican at its best
We arrived early and they were able to seat our group of 5 immediately. Food was delicious, staff were friendly and helpful. Would absolutely go back again.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
High-end Mexican Bistro
Really high quality - always look forward to returning to Toloache when I'm in New York City - and terrifically happy there's now one on the Upper East Side!! Normally, I visit the location off Broadway by Times Square - but this is a nice little tucked away gem. Food every bit as good as in the Theatre District. Guacamole to die for - seriously it's excellent. If you are HUNGRY or a larger group, get the trio of guac's. If not, our favorite is the spicy. Carne Asada is great (a large portion). Pollo Toloache (marinated chicken breast) is just fantastic. Love this place!!!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the BEST!
Celebrating its two-year anniversary, this UES Mexican Bistro continues to enchant! Both the daily and seasonal specials are sublime, and the warm, friendly service just doesn't get any better!
10/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Will definitely be back
Everything we ate was excellently prepared, flavorful and delicious, be it the tender beef short ribs to the chipotle-marinated chicken. It was my wife's birthday and warm mexican chocolate cake w/ dulce de leche ice cream was the perfect capper. Overall, the service was friendly and appropriately attentive.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mexican UES
The welcome at the door matches the incredible margaritas, innovative Mexican cuisine, and friendly attentive service. For relaxed dining and great food, this restaurant is a real gem. No need to live on the UES to feel like an insider here!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food but noisy
Good service and very interesting, unusual food combinations but hard to have a conversation because of the noise level
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is consistently good.
The food is consistently good. Light fresh and very flavorful. Great margaritas and lively atmosphere. Welcoming and friendly waitstaff. Great for large or small groups.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
been there several times and
been there several times and always enjoyed the good food and service. This has become a regular dining spot for me!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
All good but the NOISE level!!
Innovative dishes, attentive service, delicious margaritas...we enjoyed it all. Just couldn't hear each other for the noise level, which is deafening. The joint is jumping, tables in every nook, just too hectic for us.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I dont want to submit this
This is a great little restaurant on the upper east side, and I hate to have too many people competing for a table! Creative menu for both food and drink. Friendly and helpful wait staff. Small but friendly bar, with a couple separate dining rooms back through the restaurant. Summer time - ask for the backyard seating, just not when I want the table!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
greatand inventive mexican
greatand inventive mexican cuisine, emphasis on cuisine
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food but less Tequila said
Food superb, as always. Grasshopper never tasted better. Tequila list good, but had to settle for 4th choice because the first three on their tequila list were not in stock. Disappointing drinks, great food and service.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only beef I had with this
The only beef I had with this place is that although I had a reservation made well in advance the hostess tried to seat me at the worst seat in the house in the back corner next to some heating pipes. When I said I didn't want that table and pointed out a few other tables for two in the room she told me they were expecting a big party and they would need to combine tables. Eventually she did give me one of those tables but the experience left a bad taste in my mouth and needless to say, the large party never materialized. I also watched her try to do this to another couple who also refused to sit at that table. Everything else was fine though. Our waiter was lovely.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gourmet Mexican food
Everything we tried was delicious. Great margarita selection. Staff was extremely courteous
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply put-this place gets
Simply put-this place gets it right over and over. A great staff overseen by an involved and very gracious manager has always provided for a consistent experience in the front of the house . The food is excellent time and time again!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tucked away gem
TolAche is a neighborhood gem. Great bar with endless selection of tequila, attentive and friendly service and outstanding food. The wait staff were well versed on the menu and they made great recommendations for first timers. Not your typical Mexican restaurant. The menu was creative and interesting and the flavors were very distinct. Lovely presentation as well. Cannot wait to go back.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply the BEST!
Just gotta love this "home away from home"...Toloache 82 is simply the best Mexican bistro in the city. Service is warm, friendly, and very efficient to boot...and the food is just sublime! So glad to have them in our neighborhood!!
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM