Toca Madera - West Hollywood

4.7
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Mexican
Toca Madera, which translates to “knock on wood,” is an intimate 150-seat space in Los Angeles that features a creative take on traditional Mexican cuisine. Providing an array of options for every eater, Toca Madera’s menu offers locally sourced organic ingredients with premium grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, and sustainable seafood - as well as vegan and gluten-free options. Farm fresh and seasonal ingredients also serve as the foundation for the extensive cocktail list. Featuring a 100 ft. crystal-quartz island bar, Toca Madera offers the finest tequilas and mezcals, as well as a rotating selection of select wines from around the globe. Open daily for dinner and cocktails at 5pm ‘til late, with Weekend Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was great. Got a little birthday dessert and the trumpet guy played hbd. It was so sweet. Food was cool and super small. They remade it for me so that was cool

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I got sick as hell off the ceviche, so I can’t say I had a great time. I’m still recovering. The restaurant itself is very pretty, the cocktail program is solid, and the staff is super helpful. I still prefer not to spend $200 on getting violently ill 😂😞

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid job done by the staff and VIP host...

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend to eat and she absolutely loved it . The food was so delicious. We ordered asada and eggs and we had passion fruit margaritas. So yummy. The number one thing we noticed was the amazing customer service that was provided to us .. definitely will be coming back again ..

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Came here for Sunday brunch food was excellent!! French toast is definitely the best one I’ve had in a long time. Hubby ordered the Huevos Rancheros and chicken mixiote tacos which were also excellent .

The only thing that ruined our experience was the lack of service from our server. Nathan was nice and took our order but we never really saw him again. We ordered bottle of sparkling water and were brought back regular tap water which wasn’t a big deal. Our food came out, we began eating and my husband stopped the bus boy and ask him to get Nathan because he wanted to order a Bloody Mary. We finished our meal and still no drink or server. When it finally came out we were ready for the check. So that was a bummer

The restaurant filled up quickly and he had a couple of other tables he was attending to including the one right next to us. I totally understand he was a bit busy but he completely forgot about us .

Definitely want to give it another shot maybe for dinner we will have better luck .

TG
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

my thinking is that went we reserve in open table.
we should get a better seating no at the horrible location.
I do have to ask for a better table than the one they want to seat us.

you guys should put that on your notes for a future reservations.

Thanks.

Tomas Gonzalez

LR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food is delicious, totally worth every penny.

K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went here on a Saturday night around 9:00 Just be sure that you don’t get seated in the back next to a tree. Tried to have a nice dinner and was constantly be walked up on by people coming out the kitchen or bumping into the table or my chair should have changed seats but on a date and did not want to make it a issue warning others tight space on two occasions waiters dropped dishes and forks on the floor which bounce across the room to hit my feet and continue to lay there for the rest of the night.
All the staff was attentive which is a plus are server was great and fast she had red hair was nice never felt rushed
Food
We had the tacos which were great
Churros We’re the highlight along with a nice little fire show
I Did see management walking around dong a good job attending people I should of just address my seating with them and all would Have be avoided overall very beautiful establishment.
I look forward to seeing more of what this place has to offer thank you.

MB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

CP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I’m hoping this last visit was just a mishap because I really wanted to love this place. They are very accommodating when you first enter with complimentary champagne on the weekend for brunch followed with freshly fried plantain and tortilla chips paired with fresh guacamole and pico de Gallo. But they fall short during the main service. All the entrees came out late which was okay if they didn’t come out stone cold. Unfortunately we were on a time crunch and made the best of it but then the simplest request took just as long as the hour wait for entree. ( keep in mind the restaurant was less than half full when we arrived at 12pm. We had to wait almost 10 minutes to get utensils for our dessert( the churro waffles was they’re only saving grace which are pretty good). But not good enough to take the bitter taste we took away from the overall experience. We even had to wait another 15 just to get a to go box and had to flag other servers down. Doesn’t seem like a big deal but we try to be courteous of Weber’s and the section they are designated to. The inflated prices were expected, even if its Mexican food, it’s after all bordering Beverly Hills, so I expected quality service. I rather have spent the same amount of money at Small Town and actually get a 4-5 course meal with amazing service. Toca Madera definitely missed the mark.

WS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had friends from East Coast. They thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. I have been here before and never been disappointed. Ambiance, service, music, drinks.....excellent!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service, nice food amazing selection of tequila

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing so perfect and wonderful energy

CM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good , ambience was good , only thing was our waitress sucked ! We had to ask her multiple times to bring our drinks and silverware etc . And had to go find her to get the check because she never came back to the table

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This was mine and my husbands first time here. We walked in a little early. Our reservation was for 8:30 we were directed towards the bar . After about 15 minutes we finally got someone's attention. Once we got drinks we were seated . This is when date night went downhill. We were seated next to what I'm assuming was a big birthday celebration. Long story short they were all drunk and having a blast and we weren't. We just wanted to have a nice evening. The guys literally almost fell on my husband multiple times. A few girls almost fell on me because our table was so close to theirs. They broke glass more than once . Drinks splashed on us . The most annoying part about this is that when we went to the bathroom we saw another much more suitable room for dinner! We were asked by both the hostess and the server if this was our first time here and neither one suggested moving us to that other room. We really regret not sitting in there. The evening would of been so much nicer. Maybe it was our bad for not knowing about it but again it was our first time there . Probably won't come back .

NK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to have brunch at. The menu was so hard to pick from everything sounded delicious. I had the breakfast burrito and i loved it. The guacamole is fantastic, a must try if you like guac. My friend had chicken n waffles, the chicken was ok a little hard but the waffle was cooked perfectly.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. We were placed by a speaker so it was kind of hard to talk to
One another. The ambiance was great and wish we sat in the back room. Great first time visit.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here definitely not my last!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good great place for drinks and food

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice place

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EG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and ambiance! Live music was a plus!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Menu is different from what is posted on yelp.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Valentine’s Day

LH
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a must DINE! Can’t wait until the next time!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Birthday dinner and the doorman wouldn’t let in let the birthday girl in for her own party.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming now

F
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mexican food! Much better than the normal mush of stuff that all tastes the same. The sea bass taquerias were fabulous! Jordan, the manager, greeted us, was so personable. Atmosphere is lively and animated. Delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great vibe

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool environment and decor.

LH
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food, and staff were superb!!!

TM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautiful restaurant! I would totally go back.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible service.

C
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Jose and the grind desk beautiful lady were the very best in hospitality and personality. Made our gurlz day sooo worth it.

MD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

GREAT AMBIENCE!!! Loved the decor and the vibe and everything. The value for the price of the food is a little high, but the food was unique and good. I would come back for sure!

VA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was just ok. Service was a bit slow. Nothing memorable except for churros at the end

MR
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Very good food but pricey and the noise level ex passive. We were not the target audience. Crowd in the 20-40 range.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good. Thank you.

OT
Riyadh
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there with my friends but I receive a msg from open table shows that I miss this reservation!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews