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Toloache-Midtown

4.6
4.6
6791 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Welcome to Toloache (pronounced toh-lo-AH-tchay), chef-owner Julian Medina’s contemporary Mexican bistro located in the heart of the Theater District. 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, a wood-burning oven, and an exceptional tequila list, along with elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We looking forward to seeing you soon.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 72 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 581-1818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Julian Medina

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    There is a Quik Park public lot at 1633 Broadway, next door to the restaurant. To contact the lot with questions, please call 212-445-0011.

  • Public transit

    Take the C or E Trains to 50th St.; the 1 Train to 50th St.; and the N, R, or W Trains to 49th St.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,791 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Mexican

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  1. M

    Monica

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service.
  2. A

    Ashishgupta

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my third visit to this midtown restaurant. The place seemed louder than it had in the past. The food and service have maintained their excellent quality and continue to excel
  3. LY

    LocalYokel

    Edmonton

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Exceptionally nice server and all the serving staff were friendly and efficient . My margarita was delicious - not too sweet and quite potent!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good real good
  5. CW

    CaroleW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real find in the theater district in NYC. Lobster tacos to die for😋
  6. AB

    AmandaB

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to grab something to eat before or after a show!! Service was fast, food was great, drinks were delicious! We had the guac, salsa and chips followed by various quesadillas and shrimp tacos. Everyone loved their food! The street corn was also amazing! The kids got churros for dessert & they also enjoyed those! We were out with time to spare to see out show!
  7. SM

    SMH234

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! We went after a play and they easily accommodated us earlier than our reservation time. Highly recommend.
  8. PH

    PatriciaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Hard to find good Mexican in NYC. This one good for the price. Lots of menu choices. Service was excellent.
  9. IA

    IleneA

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was delicious, but, when we arrived (at opening), strong smell of winded and disinfectant from morning cleaning. Would be nice if they'd do that at closing so odor dissipates overnight. Food was amazing and large portions, service was very good.
  10. BS

    BruceS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was just OK. We've eaten there before the pandemic and the menu seems more limited.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing… food to service
  12. JC

    JanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Try the Paella de Quinoa! Sooo good.
  13. H

    Happy

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toloache- Midtown is consistently very good. The guacamole is outstanding. We love the queso with chorizo. The margaritas are excellent.
  14. J

    Juliet728

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my son to Toloache before our Broadway show. The guacamole was outstanding! We shared a brisket taco - very spicy and a chicken enchilada. So yummy!! We were out of the restaurant with plenty of time to spare. My 16 year old now wants to learn how to make guacamole!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience2
    We made reservations for after a Broadway show since restaurant is located in the theater District. We made 9:45 PM reservations. We made the reservations two weeks in advance. When we arrived at 9:45 they told us the kitchen was closing at 10 and we needed to sit down and order right away. They told me they tried to call me earlier to let me know that but of course, I was at a show and couldn’t answer. It is unprofessional for a restaurant in the theater district to act this way. Perhaps next time, they shouldn’t accept reservations 15 minutes before the kitchen is closing. They also told us the bar was closing at 10 as well. We didn’t stay.
  16. K

    Kronosman

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Upon arriving we were seated promptly on the upper level. Servers were very polite and efficient. We began with the guac trio which we all enjoyed. (Even the "spicy" bowl wasn't too outrageous.) Two of us dined on the lobster taco which was excellent. Our third dinner had the brisket taco which was also rated excellent. The margaritas were just what we needed on this steamy day. This was our first time at Toloache and it will not be our last. Our only misunderstanding occurred when we asked our server if Mexican coffees were available. She thought we wanted regular coffee, not the traditional Mexican style coffee with Kahlua. Unfortunately Toloache doesn't serve this; however, it didn't spoil our enjoyment of the restaurant.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With reservation, we were seated & taken care of quickly. The guacamole was delicious! Everyone at my table was very satisfied with their food. I would love to come back again and try more dishes!!
  18. RW

    ReginaW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was amazing, service great and ambiance was fun!! I return to Toloache over and over because of the food but also the staff makes you feel like family!! Gustavo and Jorge are the best!!
  19. R

    Rover234

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    So INCREDIBLY loud you can't hear yourself think. Will not return. Ever.
  20. TD

    TravelDad2021

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and creative food on a crowded Friday night. Very pleasant server who was well-equipped to handle crowds. Got ceviche platter, many tacos, Brussel sprouts appetizer (good not great).
  21. TI

    TamaraI

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great unique Mexican dining in the theater district with delicious cocktails and food.
  22. RA

    RachelA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Convenient to the theatres and open late. Fabulous fusion Mexican- influenced food at more reasonable prices than many places in the city. Definitely recommend.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    214 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It's hard to find good restaurants in the theater district (especially if you're not looking for steaks or Italian). This is one of those restaurants. Friendly service. Everything was delicious. A hamachi ceviche was perfect. My entree was very good, too (pressed suckling pig), but when I return to Toloache, I might just order a few ceviches.
  24. SF

    SusanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about the place. Noisy but fun and the food was great. Guacamole was great but ask for extra peppers if you like spicy!
  25. BG

    BarrGirl

    Sacramento

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food in cool setting. Loved our hamachi ceviche, birra y console taco was especially great, and the short rib taco was fabulous. And margaritas were worth coming back for. Loved it
  26. a

    alexd

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Good Casual place if you need a quick Mexican Fix!!
  27. K

    Kdubbs

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was fantastic, although a bit pricey for the quantity. We felt rushed as they kept trying to take plates away that we were actively eating from. Otherwise the service was friendly, ambiance was lively and fun, and food was delicious!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing- best Mexican food we’ve ever had (outside of Mexico)!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent…great guacamole and really good brisket tacos served with rice and beans. Very refreshing spritzer with tequila and pomegranate.
  30. CC

    CodyC

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food and great service. The queso fundido is delicious! Only drawback is the place is a bit loud.
  31. SK

    SharonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal! Amazing loctaion! Will 100% return!! Thank you!
  32. CC

    CarolynC

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  33. m

    mkwmd

    Baltimore

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came with friends before a show. SOOO good! Will definitely come back. Recommend really highly.
  34. M

    Mbsoz45

    Raleigh

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a wonderful Mexican Bistro. I had the “Pollo Toloache” which was a chipotle-marinated chicken breast with Mexican cheeses and pinto bean dumpling and sweet corn, and it was delicious. My wife, daughter and granddaughter shared the Quesadilla de Pollo and the Quesadilla de Camaron (shrimp) and said they were scrumptious. The meal was the best Mexican dinner we’d had. The service was good and the double tequilas were large. We will definitely dine again when we return to NYC.
  35. MA

    MaureenA

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for pre theatre lunch. Food was delicious. There were no issues accommodating some allergies! We have come here many times and can’t wait to come back!
  36. A

    Angelia

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This restaurant is amazing!! We were late for our reservation due to traffic and the staff was still so pleasant and welcoming. As soon as we sat our waiter gave us waters and then offered a complimentary margarita as there was a tequila representative at the restaurant and it was delicious. The food came out fast and was so flavorful. I would so so recommend!!
  37. TM

    ThomM

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and good atmosphere make for a perfect combination
  38. MP

    MiguelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente 👏👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
  39. JN

    JessicaN

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed everything—just thought portions were a tad small for price, but would definitely go back, especially pre-theater.
  40. C

    Chanene

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant if you like Mexican food.

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Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 6791 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 72 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Toloache-Midtown

251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10012

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a Quik Park public lot at 1633 Broadway, next door to the restaurant. To contact the lot with questions, please call 212-445-0011.

  • Public transit

    Take the C or E Trains to 50th St.; the 1 Train to 50th St.; and the N, R, or W Trains to 49th St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Julian Medina

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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