Toca Madera Los Angeles

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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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What 1594 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.7
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I made reservations for my birthday here this past weekend. The food and drinks were amazing however I kind of got thrown for a loop by the waitress. I came with a large party, we all wanted to order the taco box but the girl told us that wasn’t a good idea and we should get the Rocks instead. She said that it comes with sides, tortillas and we could basically make our own tacos. We specifically asked if it came with a lot of food because there were many of us with a large appetite. She said oh yeah definitely. We got two rocks thinking we would be more than okay with it. When the food arrived, it came with a tiny chunk of meat. We all got 1 taco each. We were SOO disappointed with her recommendations because she insisted on the rocks over the taco box. Mind you the taco box comes with 5 tacos each! We only got 1 taco each from the rocks. It was terrible. We then had to order the box anyways because we were all still so hungry. It felt like she was trying to up sell us on the food as well as the drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really impressed with our experience! We were a party of three couples getting together to celebrate a friend’s bday. We had an early reservation (5:15) and were laughing at how much of a nightclub the place turned into even at that time. There was a family with small kids next to us who seemed very awkwardly out of place. That said, the noise and DJ didn’t bother us. Delicious cocktails, great service, amazing food. Will definitely go back!

RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fun place. Get the Street Corn. Would definitely go back. Good bar scene.

C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was great. The American wagyu was worth it. Treat yourself. Key Lime Pie was up there with my favorite of all time. Little pricey with drinks. Cannot wait to go back.

SH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, great bartenders, food was very well made and presented. Hostess was very accommodating. Overall, excellent experience for me and my out-of-town guest.

NC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I was celebrating a friend’s birthday. I had been to Toca before and had great service and food. This night I feel did not get the value for the amount i spent. The waitress seemed really buzzed and not the most friendly. She rushed through everything from explaining the menu to talking out orders. We felt rushed. My food was not warm enough I sent it back and it was the same the second time. The cocktails were amazing. I won’t be returning back to Toca.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great experience.. just expected to be checked on more often and to get our drinks much faster than we did.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

A lot of the food was very bland. Seemed to be lacking salt and other seasoning.

MF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderfully spicy tequila drinks, cool ambiance, and dope live dj music!

a
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are amazing and the service is first class. Amazing time.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Loud with ok
Food and not great service

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Very loud and couldn’t hear each other talk

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party, drinks, DJ

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GL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place to go hang out ! Food is overall good, great choices and tasty, but many dishes are spicey and they don't tell you!

L
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. REALLY LOUD! Not great for trying to have a business conversation. Service was 10/10. Terrific.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was cold when it arrived but we ate it anyways. We have eaten there a dozen times and this was the first time we had poor quality food. However the Chilean sea bass tacos and drinks where incredible as always . Hopefully these things are improve. We went Sunday and it wasn’t busy at all.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place any night of the year but their Dia De Los Muertos event is to die for!

C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toca Madera is one of my favorite restaurants. The quality of the food is good and the prices are reasonable. The Huevos Rancheros for brunch is awesome and the Churro ice cream sandwhich for dessert is delicious! I love the atmosphere and coming for special events like Dio De Los Muertos!

NP
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience! Good, atmosphere, entertainment, and service. Definitely recommend and will absolutely be back!

JT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serena was our server and she was great and so attentive to us. We were celebrating our anniversary and she gave us a surprise towards the end. We love the atmosphere and even met some great people. We will definitely go back. Thanks for the great experience

OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food

NC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service.
Great food
Great ambiance
Churro and ice cream

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tech House Tuesday’s are always a Blast!!!

S
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Setting is amazing! Loved the Halloween decor. El Bario watermelon drink is to die for! Yummy food. Not busy at the time of visit so it was quick and delicious. Will be back to try Taco Tuesday ;-)

J
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great. I had a reservation and was seated as soon as we arrived which is always something I look for if I'm made a reservation. Definitely will return

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing! Definitely would recommend it

AG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was mediocre and hard to justify spending that much on food that is mostly rice and beans

AR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy myself at toca Madera ... it’s perfect for a girls night out , birthday parties , or a cute happy hour ... I’m not sure about date night only because they also have a DJ and some nights the music is super loud .

LR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice dark ambiance - if you’re into that. I would definitely come back. The food was amazing!

CL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food options, great quality. Best part is the cocktail list. Great listing of tequila and mezcal bass drinks.

J
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A must go to restaurant when visiting LA! The food was delicious! The music was great as well! Grab some of the street corn, you won't regret it! It was delicious! Also, the green pozole was phenomenal!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner, great place with beautiful people

BO
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had the best time here! Food was great and so beautifully prepared and unique compared to other places in L.A., service was incredible, and the atmosphere was absolutely beautiful. I honestly can’t wait to come back here again because I had such a good experience! My friends and I got excited over everything that was served to us. Such a positive and fun night!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food and a nice vibe!

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Too loud
Had to scream to talk

TS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. A little on the pricey side but I'd say it's worth it. Especially the chicken fajitas ! I'll definitely be back

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! From the ambiance, to the staff, to the food! Awesome spot

JG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great cocktails.
Few entree options 💰 but really good.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

-Didn’t get served even water for 20min after sitting down
-Multiple items not put into order by server after requesting many times
-Little/no resolution solution by mgmt

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. They had a little problem with the kitchen which I found to be out of their control. Over all everyone was so awesome. I would go again!

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