Toloache-Midtown

4.4
5928 reviews
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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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DG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service for a decent price.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wicked & dinner!

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JT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good. Service was confusing. We had five servers and asked for drinks at least twice. Not sure we were asking for right person. That said, the food was delicious!

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B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We hd the tacos of suadero and the cactus fries. The tacos were good a bit salty. The cactus fires were ok. (I love cactus).

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was helpful and extremely friendly. Both dinners were beyond delicious. I highly recommended the 16 layer crepe dessert!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great and the guacamole was amazing. Felt a little rushed and the tables were really close together.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Delicious food!

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l
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot.. close to theaters ..really good food and service was very good

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MN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Caveat: If you are in midtown and need to stay in midtown to see a show or play, then by all means go here for a nice meal and decent drinks. The price is not great for what you get, but this is the theater district so you have to factor in location. I would never choose to go here unless I was doing so for proximity. We had lobster tacos and chicken quesadilla with a side of guac and chips, plus a beer and cappuccino. It was about $35 each, which is ludicrous until you remember you're basically in the most over priced part of the island. Go here if you're hard up for Mexican food and you're about to see a show, otherwise better/cheaper options abound.

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AB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good late night spot - but don't think the food was as good as the location on the UES. Found the Guacamole a bit watery and loose and the tuna cerviche not as well sliced as had before.
That being said, it was a fine dining experience for the location and time.

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DP
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely delicious food, especially the tacos OMG Devine!

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TH
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The guac and tacos are amazing. specialty margaritas are delicious although a bit pricy. A great place to eat before or after a show. This is our go to place when in NYC theater district.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfect! Food, taste and quality but We noted in our open table reservation we were celebrating a birthday- nothing was done:(

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good value. Right next door to theatres!

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing and everything tasted so good. The portion is small though. The servers were nice but very slow...took a little too long to grab a check...

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Our server was excellent. He gave wonderful food and drink suggestions. We will definitely return when we are in the area.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was just ok

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NH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

While the restaurant was going to get busy. It was not when we arrived. Even so, the entire service was rushed. We had a 430 reservation for a show that started at 7. No need to rush except perhaps to fit in more tables. We did not stay more than our allotted hour. While the food is good, it’s not revolutionary. And yet the prices are expensive for what you get. Granted we did not order extravagantly as we were not starving, but it was crazy expensive for what we did order. We were not there to save $$. But we were also not there to fritter it away. It was our second time dining there. Don’t think we will return any time soon.

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f
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Not your typical filler of beans and rice. Descriptions of food sound higher and, but ultimately comes down to the taste, which was excellent. We had cocktails, appetizers, mains, and desserts. Did not disappoint.

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DT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food at reasonable prices and so convenient if you are headed to a show. The guacamoles (all three) are incredible! We loved this restaurant so much we came back twice in four days!

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FF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. I am from out of town and have been here a few times. I took some NYC natives with us this time and they now have it on their go-to list. The people running the restaurant (including waiters) couldn't be nicer and accommodating and the food and drinks are fabulous. It is how every restaurant in NYC should be...but isn't.

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EL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to this restaurant a few times now and it never disappoints. The food. The drinks. The atmosphere. Even when I was the one to make a mistake in ordering they took full responsibility and rushed to bring me the correct meal! Can’t wait to go back

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks really good. (Apps/sides priced a little high in comparison to entrees?)
Service is exceptional!
Fun place with terrific food!

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T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Favorite!

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although pricey for the portion, it was the Best Mexican food I’ve ever eaten.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wonderful service and food was ok. Little pricey for what it was.

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RP
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Mexican flavors, refined. Love the creativity of bar and kitchen, with excellent service. Thanks for making my birthday feel special!

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New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is high energy, but the two levels help diffuse noise. Tables are somewhat crowded together. The food was superb. We had a vegetarian paella and a roast chicken breast with corn and tomatoes. Both were really tasty and interesting. We started with a guacamole made with certain fruits. This was a real find.

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GM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Hi - we arrived on time for our 12:30 reservation- ordered the prefix and had to beg for our check and dessert course at 1:50 ! We had informed th waiter that we have show tickets for a 2 pm show .

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best gem in Manhattan

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TM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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BP
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had dinner at Toloache with a coworker this week after not having been there in a while. The food, drinks and service were great. We each had a different type of margarita and both were very tasty. We shared the trio of guacamole appetizer and each had tacos with a shared side of rice and beans. The food was really good, came out very timely and was a good value for the money, especially in NYC. My friend is gluten free and there were plenty of options for her. Overall, Toloache was a hit.

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s
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was good, but my server's back-up was exceptional. I did not catch his name. I was seated in a very uncomfortable walk way with constantly being jostled on my stool every time someone walked by. My server's back up was thoughtful and considerate and went above an beyond to try to make up for my uncomfortable stool seating. He made the restaurant for me, nothing else did. My server was Antonio. kudos to his back up!

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AR
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh food. Not the usual Mexican offerings. Service excellent. Very tight seating and noisy, but I would return and recommend!

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FL
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fabulous, but the restaurant is very loud which makes it difficult to talk to anyone at your table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Was very nice, just crowded. You are sitting very close to people you don’t know. One couple had a few too many margaritas and were super loud.

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f
Montreal
43 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious Mexican food in the theater district. We had the avocado & hearts of palm with mixed greens salad, big enough to share. Then we enjoyed the grilled chicken & the chicken enchiladas. Also delicious. They were aware that we had a broadway show at 7pm and our service, without feedback rushed, was served promptly with sufficient time to get to our show, approximately 60 minutes service. We arrived at 5pm and were on our way to the theater by 6pm.

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PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. The food and drinks were delicious, the staff was friendly, the pricing was fair, and the restaurant was well-maintained

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LB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch on the spur of the moment. We split the

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this place!! Jorje and Miguel are so accommodating and always make us feel welcome. The Guac is super tasty...Very flavorful! Shrimp tacos are my favorite. We don't leave NYC without visiting Toloache-Midtown first!

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