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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
  • "Great ceviche, everything else was average. Note to self, don't order wine at Mexican restaurants."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I really think its one of the top Mexican restaurants in town. Comes highly recommended from an iffy-foodie like myself."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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!"
    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)"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    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