Toloache-Midtown

4.7
6426 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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viphungry
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great authentic Mexican cuisine with friendly, welcoming service. The outdoor dining was comfortable and felt safe in our new COVID world.

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vipdsgnchick
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster tacos. Need I say more???

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vipAlma
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! The service was attentive and the food was fabulous. We started with Queso Fundido with chorizo, which was so creamy and delicious. My son enjoyed the cod which was made with a black truffle chipotle butter that he raved about, and I did the same with my Camerones Toloache. Both dishes were a delightful definition of spicy - bursting with flavor! We had an absolutely delightful meal and will visit again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The pasta and bean soup was not equal to most that I have had elsewhere. Most of those others had a bean broth and had more beans than pasta in it. This restaurant's version has more pasta and a light tomato broth. The restaurant's special of the day Bronzino was fully covered with lemon sauce, but the Bronzino had no fish flavor, perhaps due to overcooking the Bronzino.

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John
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Funny waiter. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipGreg
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent and the food was flavorful and nicely balanced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! The good taste absolutely incredible and the service is great! The music could be a tad bit louder, only suggestion.

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vipKateJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with my 11 year old niece. Our waiter was sweet and attentive. The food was amazing. Get the guacamole trio.

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gatsby
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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vipevak
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic service and the food always so tasty--the trio of guac is fantastic, all the tacos (fish, beef, lobster, pork) have been delicious, the quesadilla tasty and the margaritas are amazing. Fantastic and personal service from Bartolo! Thanks, will cont to come back for more

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Alpr
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a nice late lunch, still w COVID safeguards, restaurant was pretty empty. Food was great, our server was amazing. We a frequent visitors of Toloache midtown.

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Jai32
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were friendly, food was delicious and social distancing made the night a little more enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, good prices. Will for sure be coming again!

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vipUtkarsh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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vipevak
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Margaritas were delicious, the guac and tuna ceviche were so flavorful and tasty. My cousin who has never eaten a piece of 'raw' fish ate the slices of cured tuna like nothing. the tacos were so light and tasty. Service was personal and great

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HoserTee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic cozy restaurant with fantastic food in MidTown, the service is quick so not a long wait if you are trying to grab something before a show.

In February 2021, they have indoor and outdoor seating so may be worth calling ahead to make sure they have a table for your preference

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Kika
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a double V Day dates! Amazing dinner experience, we felt safe with all COVID 19 safety measures adopted by the restaurant. We should be back soon!

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vipPicky
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Come here all the time. Been trying to support restaurants we really like due to covid, but 3 strikes and I am out. First time they said they didn’t take reservations because of covid, even though I had one. Waited 20 min. Second time no reservation and when we arrived they couldn’t seat us because we didn’t have a reservation and last night waited 30 min with a reservation. Food is good but there are too many restaurants in nyc to bother with the haphazard service of this place again.

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RachelP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Such a treat, especially in today's dining world. Best staff, delicious food, warm, enjoyable atmosphere.
Thank you!!!

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oslakd
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good food! And nice place overall. Had the enchiladas and guac which were really good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!! Never had a bad experience. Would recommend to everyone!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for great fold, great service, and great environment with some music i the background then this is the place to be.

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Adriana
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They were a little short staffed, we waited awhile for drinks and such. But the food is what has kept us coming back! Nice size portions, quality ingredients. Will always go back when I’m in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Highly recommend to everyone for any occasion

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vipCatspajama
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting the city for sisters night out! Dinner was fabulous short rib tacos were wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables have the proper distance. The staff was attentive. The food was great.

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Chilera
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are yearning for México City or TexMex, Toloache is delicious but is neither of these. And the prices aren’t either! Then again, we want our restaurants to be able to stay in business! And please bugntio fir fabulous wait staff! Huitlacoche quesadilla had so much going on that the eponymous flavor was overshadowed. But “it” did taste very good. You still don’t know what huitlacoche is but maybe later when we travel again. Terrific guacamole (real thing con chile) grilled chicken and meat and ask for “normal” enchiladas. Not on menu but clearly in the chef’s talented hands and heart.

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KurtS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache never fails to impress. Out of countless dining experiences, our expectations have been exceeded every time. You’d do yourself a disservice to not put one of Chef Medina’s restaurants on your list of must tries.

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BonBon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food here. Best Quac and the meals were definitely delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was excellent and food delicious. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

lively place and nice people but food was overpriced still yummy tho !

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JoseC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and drinks! Also amazing customer service!!!

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VivekO
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Below average food. Ambience was meh. The staff was helpful though

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vipGooseCowboy
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food.

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Keatzcheap
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

as a new yorker, its the not the best Mexican place to go because of the small portions and outrages prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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JorgeH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I read about the restaurant, and I decided to visit while in NYC. I made a booking. When I arrived, I was near the host stand. They two waiters came and sat a woman right away, then they ignored me for more than 10 mins, and I was about to leave. When finally someone arrived to help me, he just told me to go and find a table upstairs. I ordered a cocktail, and they brought the wrong drink, I´ve got my appetiser, minutes later the drink and in almost 20 minutes my main course. I was waiting for the wine which arrived when I was finishing my meal. The whole problem was because the woman who arrived after I was one of the waiter´s visit and was getting the whole attention of the crew and the few tables around were in the same situation. The food was just ok but pricey, and the place was noisy. I don´t think there was a manager that night, but the service was awful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
75 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I want to thank the staff who treated us decently and politely. Nothing special but respect. We found very bad attitude and no hospitality at all in most of the places we dined in on our trip to nyc.

On our way to laguardia we stopped by for a bite at toloache. We sat on the second floor, had truffle quesadilla which was delicious and small, also mild guacamole, and veggie tacos. All these three dishes were great.

Greeting from miami!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was everything and more, we found parking right in front and sat inside. Food was delicious and came out so quick, the portions seemed small but it was actually perfect. We had dessert too which was phenomenal. Our waiter was funny and made us feel very welcome. Overall definitely coming back here

FAQs

Toloache-Midtown does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.7 stars by 6426 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.