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Toca Madera - West Hollywood

4.6
1871 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
We are currently open for outdoor dining, curbside pickup and delivery. 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 features locally sourced ingredients with an emphasis on organic, 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 for dinner Mon-Sat 4pm-10pm and Sun 4pm-9pm; Weekend Brunch every Sat / Sun 11am-3pm

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1871 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.6
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarlosA
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience1

I made reservation about 3 weeks ago, and yesterday we drove up from San Diego to celebrate my birthday at Toca Madera. I was unaware our reservation would be for a table on the sidewalk. We asked if there was anything inside, they said that area is called the "secret garden" and there was no availability unfortunately. Since we drove from so far away, we decided to order drinks while looking at the food menu. The waitress then proceeds to inform us that there is a 90-minute time limit per table. So basically we have to down our drinks and chow down our food so we can give up our sidewalk table to someone else in 90 minutes. I understand that businesses are trying to stay afloat during this pandemic but we really didn't expect this kind of an experience at Toca Madera. I don't think we will be returning to Toca Madera in the future.

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NickL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service, great place to catch up with a friend or a casual date.

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ChanaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like that the music level is quieter during COVID, it's easier to hear people at your table talk, when before the music was wayy too loud. Love this place!! wagyu is to dieeee for

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second date

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence service and environment

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 9:30 and didn’t sit down until 10:20, the host and security were rude. The waitress barley came to check in us and forgot thinks on my order twice. We asked another waitress to help us

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ToiS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a lovely dining experience here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding customer service

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ErnestoM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Reservation was not i the patio area, was outside. But everything was good

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AmandaL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best drinks and ever better food. Two tacos for $15, totally worth a try once or twice. The cocktails were delicious.

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KEVINR
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was so overrated. They gave our reservation to someone else on accident and then had to scramble to get us seated. Just really was under-whelming for the all the hype this place gets.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun bar menu, great staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

We waited over 20 mins to be seated for our reservation! They did not accommodate our anniversary will not be returning for dine in take out only.

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CarliG
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I was a little disappointed with this place, for me it did not live up to the hype.
The cocktails were great but I felt the food was pretty average and at a high price tag.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a super great birthday dinner the cocktails were yummy and the food was beyond us. Will come back for the ceviche a shrimp tacos

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vipSBELL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Toca. The brunch menu, ambiance and service were outstanding! 5+ stars!!!

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LilyS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience drinks where on point 🎉

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The overall experience was good, but there were a few hiccups along the way. One of the main reasons I chose this place was to try the churro waffles and the extensive vegan brunch menu. There was a limited menu when we arrived and the item I wanted was not available. I settled for a vegan parfait and realize the raspberries were speckled with mold. I was told it was the size of the raspberry seeds but I hardly believe that as I would have known The difference. Raspberries typically don’t have a long shelf life so I know the difference between black and large seeds and green mold. The vegan burrito I had was good and definitely big enough to share. Everyone was very attentive and they did take care of the parfait, but it was quite disappointing to not have what I originally wanted. I will definitely give this place another shot, but I would have to call ahead and see what they have available for their vegan option before hand.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!! Food and drinks were fantastic

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ErikaY
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Drinks are so good and pretty! The white ceviche is so fresh.

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ViralV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Food was mediocre at best. Service was good though - was seated right away. Just sucks being on the sidewalk

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Good experience overall but the wait time was ridiculous, seated 23 minutes after our reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went for Birthday dinner, the food was good, we didn’t wait long for our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was good and the drinks were good as usual and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ugh! It was the best ! I

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The drinks were my favorite part they were very nice. The food was good and service was great. I didn’t give the ambiance 5 stars since we were outdoors due to covid of course which was fine however there was a car driver parked there that kept honking his alarm which was very annoying. Otherwise is amazing

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vipDanielF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service was amazing. But this is one of the most boujee restaurants I’ve ever been too and the noise level was extremely high

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

I love visiting Toca ever time I fly to LA but this time, it just wasn't the same. The food is amazing but the small fish tacos I usually get were even smaller, which is understandable but not worth $18. Also the crowd of pre-teens taking up 3 tables, making quite the scene, totally killed the Toca Madera vibe. Better off getting to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for drinks and food. Celebrated a birthday and they even brought out a dessert. Amazing food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had a reservation at 10 and wasn’t seated until 10:25 our waitress was horrible we had to wait long for everything she kept forgetting about us and we sure didn’t get any complimentary drink or dessert for the slow service

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YaraS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Unfortunately , the service this time was horrible. Usually we come and enjoy our dinners here and have no problem. We paid a 650$ bill, the server appeared once every 50 mins. Our food came to the table after over an hour. Even our margarita pitchers (we ordered 2 consecutively) took over an hour. We were so disappointed and paid more than the average table would pay to experience such poor service. In June of 2020 they let us sit inside and we had the best dining experience. this time they made us sit in the crammed back outdoor they created, and they had said they weren’t letting anyone sit inside yet when we got up to leave we saw a few parties sitting on the second floor inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service. Wrong food and made us wait more than usual.

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MeganC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food- INCREDIBLE. MY GOD. The chicken tinga tacos??? To die for. I only knocked a star because the tables were definitely not 6 feet apart, and not all of the servers were wearing face shields or wore their masks correctly. Overall, it’s a cute place with incredible food and cocktails. Just wish they were a bit stricter with Covid protocols, but I still felt alright since we had a corner table and wore our masks when not eating or drinking. Definitely worth checking out! Will come again!

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LBell
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very fun atmosphere (inside), but very dark in the back where we were seated. Had to use our phone flashlights to see everything. Very unique (and pricey!!) drinks, but I sent one back because it was so spicy. The food was okay, but I can’t justify paying $20 for an average ceviche. The service was fantastic, although I’m not sure it was enough for me to go back.

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NeilC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't know what to expect since I came here before the pandemic. But they did a great job in pivoting with everything going on. I had a great experience. Service was awesome as usual. I will definitely go back.

Toca Madera - West Hollywood
Responded on October 7, 2020

Hey Neil! Thank you so much for leaving a positive review. We love to hear that even during these times, we can still deliver the Toca experience. We look forward to having you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with good food but portions are really small for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We came here for my cousins birthday dinner I made reservations for 9:15 and we were seated at 10:30 when we sat down the waitress only came to use once to offer water and never returned back maybe because we were a corner table very forgotten the waitress came back again around 10:40 the food was delicious we had to wait for our drinks another 30 minutes and when it was time for the check we had to ask multiple waiters for the check it seemed like we were invisible rushing out to go to the valet parking since they closed at 12am I had to leave the rest of the party waiting for someone to come give us the check so we can pay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews