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Toloache Thompson St.
Toloache Thompson St.

Toloache Thompson St. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.toloachenyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 420-0600
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Guacamole was not good. Not much variation of main dishes. The quality didn't meet the price. Very disappointed."
    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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The best mexican food in Soho. Great to watch games and get together with friends for lunch and drinks."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Excellent food matched with a very friendly vibe. One of the better Mexican food joints in the city!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Nice solid fare. Nothing stood out but a good mexican staple restaurant to know if you're craving some good guacamole and such."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent Mexican food, probably the best in the city."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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?)"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Food is amazing, my favorite Mexican in the city! Very very good!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "the service was painfully slow but the food is outstanding!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Really nice menu, good cooking, nice service, in the top set of Mexican restos downtown. Note: it is noisy (beyond energetic)."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "From the guac to margs to tacos - this place will not dissapoint!"
    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!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "went for brunch (they just started serving it). wasn't as good as other locations. they need to step up their game here or it will always be as empty as it was when we were there."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Went on a Saturday night and like every restaurant in New York, it was busy--great restaurants overcome this and you don't even notice. Toloache needs work. Reservation was at 9pm for three. Arrived at 8:55, was told "a few minutes," and pointed towards the bar area. Now here's the big first test for a restaurant and expectation management: you know it's going to be more than "a few minutes" and a reservation was made and accepted, do you be honest? Or do you shuffle them over to the bar and hope they don't notice. Some nights, I wouldn't, but the three of us were crazy hungry, so we did. No word from host for 25 mins. We went over and asked ourselves (something no one should ever need to do) at 9:20. Got seated at 9:30. Very good food."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Celebrated birthday with my mum who is visiting and a big fan of Mexican food. Margaritas were well made and the food was very delicious. As simple as it was, the toasted tomatoes sauce was amazing with guacamole and chips. It is a small place but it was a good time. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Food was delicious & no one blinked an eye when I told them an Easter bunny was coming to sing my friend happy birthday. We had a great great time! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a great meal here! The food is outstanding and the presentation was beautiful. The drinks were super yummy!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "last minute reservation turned out to be a great night out, we really loved the food and upstairs room is beautiful, try to get a table by the window, I like people watching:)"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "In an area that has tons of Italian restaurants Toloache is a nice change of pace. It was excellent, every thing we had was really good. We went out with another couple and everyone raved about their meals. It was pretty loud but not terrible. You could bring a kid here easily as whatever noise they made would just blend right in. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "On a Friday night it was full, best Mexican food, great service!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Enjoyed early dinner on Sunday night. Only one other table was occupied. We had great service. Menu had many fancy options everything we ordered was tasty but portions are very small. We ordered guacamole which was delicious but we weren't given enough chips to eat it all. Margarita was good but small served in a short "rocks" glass. If you are used to Mexican restaurants with hearty portions, bottomless chips and salsa, and super sized beverages - you will be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We went with a group of friends on Saturday noon for brunch. The food was delicious but overpriced. The service was extremely slow despite the fact that the restaurant was empty and although the waiters and staff were nice and friendly we had to constantly waive at them to get their attention and even go downstairs to get them to come upstairs and take our order. This was a huge disappointment. The ambiance is nice and definitively good for groups but with so many other great options in the city with a better service I don't think that I would go back here."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food and great drinks. Our server was attentive and pleasant. I will be going back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good experience, food was great, good selection of drinks and food, great service with very nice intention to provide detail about Mexican culture. Well done, good job to all staff working there."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Their guacamole was great! We also tried the grasshopper tacos. It was good too. Good selection of margaritas. I will definitely come back."
    Dined on 3/26/2014