Toloache Thompson St.
Toloache Thompson St.

Toloache Thompson St.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.toloachenyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124200600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Chef Julian Medina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bleecker St
  • Public Transit: A,B,C, D, E, F trains to West 4th stop, 6 train to Bleecker Street stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking garage located on Thompson Street between Bleecker and West 3rd.
A word from Toloache Thompson St.
Welcome to Toloache (pronounced toh-lo-AH-tchay), chef-owner Julian Medina’s contemporary Mexican bistro located in Greenwich Village. Toloache is named after a flowering plant famed in Mexico for its use in love potions. We hope that when you dine with us you too will fall under the spell of chef Medina’s creative cooking, which incorporates seasonal and natural ingredients and more than a dozen types of chilies. Our festive, two-story space features a guacamole and ceviche bar and an exceptional tequila list, along with elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We're looking forward to seeing you soon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Toloache Thompson St. reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)fit for foodies (46)good for groups (33)special occasion (19)romantic (19)hot spot (18)great for brunch (15)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (13)scenic view (11)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • great birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The service and food were fantastic and we were not an easy group (10 including kids and picky eaters). Their margaritas are as good as you would expect, especially the one made with the double-barrel aged house tequila. We ordered an array of apps and entrees--the brisket, lobster, and steak tacos were table favorites, and not a morsel went uneaten, even the spicy kale! We were so full only about half of the table ordered dessert, but they brought out additional desserts for the two birthdays at the table, and again, everything was delicious. The pina colada cake was unique. I've been to Toloache midtown and this new location was every bit as good. The others, who were first timers, were raving that they'd definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diinner after a show
    yummy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We enjoyed dinner at Toloache after going to a show near by. It was a gorgeous day, so they had the windows/doors open. They had extended the menu from restaurant week - so that is the option I picked. Great re-created Mexican food. Everything was delicious. Drinks were interesting and fun, desserts were amazing as well,- very rich.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Mexican food
    Foodiebutnoteffete
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant, though part of a small chain, serves some of the best Mexican food in NYC. My significant other and I are foodies, and consider ourselves quite knowledgable in this area. The quesadilla with shrimp was like a pizzette and it was absolutely delicious. There are three types of guacamole, and all three (we ordered the sampler) were quite good. The taco carne asada was one of the best I've ever had. The service was friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere at the Thompson Street location had an enjoyable downtown vibe. The margaritas were inventive and delicious. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicer ambiance than Times Square
    RichVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Delicious guacamole and taco selection. Great atmosphere including the upstairs. Margaritas are small but tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican find.
    Johnno2704
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Toloache is a small gem in the West Village. It does a modern take on Mexican classics and has a hot little tequila and mezcal bar as a bonus. Service is helpful and friendly. You will have a good night here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad we got to this place.
    snackcracker
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The staff are very friendly and always check back to see that you are happy with the food and service. Have dined there on 3 occasions and was accommodated with window seating requests on all occasions. Drinks are great. Have brought some very picky diners here to try this place and all of them have gone back after their first visit. Have enjoyed all of the meals, the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eh..
    LittleRed
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great ceviche, everything else was average. Note to self, don't order wine at Mexican restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Win!
    OmeletteDuFromage
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Looking thru Restaurant Week menus, Toloache definitely stood out. I loved that they had a fish, meat & chicken entree. They had great selections for appetizers too. The restaurant itself is not a stereotypical Mexican spot. It has a very contemporary and relaxed ambiance with great friendly staff. The food was amazing! Every dish was well seasoned and delicious. I would definitely go again and try different dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • top notch Mexican
    argent
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I really think its one of the top Mexican restaurants in town. Comes highly recommended from an iffy-foodie like myself.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicioso Comer
    lbnnyc
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Chose the restaurant from listing for Restaurant Week, and from seeing good reviews. We were not disappointed as the food was delicious and we received excellent service. The pricing is comparable to other relatively expensive Mexican food restaurants, and measured up to an good, albeit expensive Mexican food dinner. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite neighborhood find!
    FANDXVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went during Restaurant Week knowing nothing about the place and were pleasantly surprised by how close to perfection it is. Visually it was one of the most beautiful neighborhood spots we have been to - both the bright, warm interior and the view of Thompson Street that was exactly what you expect the Village to look like on a summer night. Food was also visually beautiful but more than that, it was impeccably and creatively prepared (quinoa salad a standout - fish and steak close behind) - Everybody on the staff was friendly (not overly so), competent and extremely attentive in a very natural way - they all genuinely seemed to love what they do and proud of their food and restaurant. It was a totally wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So good, so fun... great time!
    live2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The service is impeccable and Luis runs a tight ship. Food is wonderful, guacamoles are luscious, and the drinks are great (especially the frozen margaritas)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Lunch
    BKOK
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It was my first time at Toloache and I am so happy that I found it thanks to Restaurant Week! The food was beautifully prepared, very authentic and delicious. The ceviche and mole were perfect. Our waiter made some wonderful suggestions and the service was impecable. I'm so glad to discover such an excellent and authentic Mexican kitchen right in my hood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way overpriced
    Francesca
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was good, nothing to write home about. But the portins were small and it was just way too expensive for the overall quality and portions. We were a group of 6. 2 people only ordered 1 app. We had 5 drinks. Our bill was $313. I wouldn't go back just for the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I Should Have Dined Here Before Now
    Raivenne
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Boy do I regret not trying this place sooner. The open windows facing the street on a summer Friday night was perfect. Surprisingly moderate noise levels considering the open windows and that the place was nearly packed when we left, conversation was easy. The wait staff was attentive and good with suggestions. Their Mango Margarita was perfect; enough tequila to know there's definitely some in there, but not so much as to give pause. The medium guacamole was a delightful surprise. Semi sweet with with mango, pomegranate and habenara sauce on the side giving it that perfect kick of heat. I threw the prix fixe aside, went for the seafood paella and enjoyed every single scrumptious bite. I will most certainly return here soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    SaJJ
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went to this place on Thursday for resturant week special dinner. It turned out to be the best we ever had. Food was excellent, service was great, romantic and energetic. Great dinner for $25 per person. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the food, Not the drinks!
    Steve64
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I loved every courseI of my $38 RW dinner. Whether what I had was authentic Mexican I do not know but still the pork tacos and fish main course was tasty and interesting. My gf liked her fish tacos very much. Even our side order of rice and beans was out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, I had a real problem with the drinks. I'm not a tequila expert but I've done my research. I specifically asked for reposado or silver tequila in my drink and said I was willing to pay to make sure I got it. I was charged $15 but I'm quite sure I was given the cheap tequila. My drink had a harsh taste to it. I have found this to be the norm in many Mexican restaurants. I still highly recommend Toloache but just be careful about your drink orders!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good addition to the neighborhood
    ravensarrowVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    It's been tough to find actually good food near NYU. This place is a welcome addition. Wish I could see more huitlacoche though... Service was very friendly and fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service
    willVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was excellent but the service was very slow. Waited over 15 minutes to order drinks. We were dining early and the restaurant was not crowded so it is hard to understand why the service was so slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    CuquetVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Guacamole was not good. Not much variation of main dishes. The quality didn't meet the price. Very disappointed.
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  • Unremarkable
    JfromWV
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    In planning a trip to NYC, our goal was to spend time in various Manhattan "neighborhoods." Greenwich Village was one of those. Toloache was selected for dinner based upon reviews. Although the meal was acceptable, & the upstairs window table was comfortable enough, service was terrible. The waitress was inattentive, even though at 7 PM on a Friday evening we were initially the only patrons upstairs. After being served our non-alcoholic drinks, four requests for "refills" of different waitpersons & the owner who stopped by our table had to be made during the meal. This made for a dining experience that was not what we hoped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabuloso!!
    SchwaiiVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We discovered Toloache by accident, and decided to give it a try. The food was interesting and delicious, the wait staff was very pleasant and helpful. The overall experience was wonderful, and we definitely plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We wanted a high-cuisine Mexican class and found Toloache through an internet search and were so pleased with this discovery. The food was amazing - fresh, flavorful, prompt, exquisite - and what we are finding to be a rarity in NYC restaurants these days - the service was attentive, friendly, and efficient and added greatly to the dining experience. Great food. Great service. Great tequila.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, so-so service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food was so good here, the guac could have been saltier though :) the service was a little slower but it worked out for the birthday group to have a long fun dinner
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  • Great food
    Mayeof
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The best mexican food in Soho. Great to watch games and get together with friends for lunch and drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to the village
    TrizzVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent food matched with a very friendly vibe. One of the better Mexican food joints in the city!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Nice solid fare. Nothing stood out but a good mexican staple restaurant to know if you're craving some good guacamole and such.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This downtown branch is doing a splendid job keeping the Toloache tradition in fine form. It's real Mexican food, not ersatz Tex-Mex, with a varied and interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Nano
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Excellent Mexican food, probably the best in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    DefuniakVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I've been to several locations in the city and can't find anything to complain about at any of them. The food is always delicious, the service is amazing and the vibe is always lively. You can't go wrong taking a group to Toloache!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Awesome experience.
    PPolley
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    After returning to NYC from my SanFrancisco home, first stop (seriously, luggage and all) was Toloache! Have been looking forward to the Triple Guacamole appie for months, the huite lacocha was even better than I remembered, and the truffle-gazed black cod was off-the-charts. I wish we had a Toloache in SF!!! (I know, ironic, right?)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good!
    PeriVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Food is amazing, my favorite Mexican in the city! Very very good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    vendaladahlink
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    the service was painfully slow but the food is outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican pearl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The ceviche was truly wonderful. Tacos excellent. We were a group of ten and it was fun and great food for everyone. Usually, restaurants that accomodate groups are not terribly good... but Toloache is a find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Mexican in Village
    nathbeckVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Really nice menu, good cooking, nice service, in the top set of Mexican restos downtown. Note: it is noisy (beyond energetic).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yunny
    SaltLakeGem
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Tolache is a great spot for girlfriends and dates...the food is relish...it appears that they give you small plates but you leave full and having enjoyed the food. The beef ribs are killer...i mean just melt in your mouth...the dips are authentic...loved everything about my night...company was great, sit by a window if you can, cause the spicy dip makes you sweat its so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    Caitydids25
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    From the guac to margs to tacos - this place will not dissapoint!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot for good food.
    GloriousfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    On a beautiful evening we were able to secure a table upstairs by the open window, the street scene below was most active and interesting. We had a selection of various house specialties and enjoyed each one. It's great for sharing this really high end Mexican food, very well presented.The drinks were really good and the service commensurate with the ambience and delicious food.Enjoyed a pleasant evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 42 reviews are from the Toloache Thompson St. reviews archive.
  • Special birthday dining!
    LilO
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I wanted to find a nice restaurant for my husbands birthday. What we got was definitely more! The Service was great (my husband got a birthday dessert and they sang for him!), the ambience felt really true and good and the food was sooo delicious! What a enjoyable dinner!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mexican Joint!
    chuckler
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    It's a little more pricey than most Mexican places you've been to, but I think it's worth it. Guac was fantastic, the margaritas were varied and delicious, and the food was delightful. Throw in a few good friends and you got yourself a great time.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.