Toloache-Midtown

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Very bland food. Very. See Mexican good elsewhere. Service just ok.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal at this place. So convenient to the theater district and TiMes Swuare

CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here a few times before shows and are never disappointed. The food is always great and love the margaritas of course! We were very politely asked to switch tables before our food arrived which of course was no problem at ALL, only mentioning it because afterward the manager was nice enough to send over TWO desserts and a round of tequila shots for the table which was just above and beyond. Our server Armando was also awesome and gave great service!

SL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here whenever we are in NYC! The food is amazing and there is always a new menu!!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! The lobster tacos were so good, tender and buttery. Tried the sampler guacamole and couldn’t decide which I liked better. Great food for the price. Would definitely go back.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Very attentive wait staff!

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was high quality and delicious. Definitely get a reservation as the place stays quite busy. This one is worth the wait - try it!

AF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican in NYC. It’s also a great choice when going to a show on Broadway.

OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service.

N
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I love this restaurant and have been here many times with my family but was treated poorly tonight because I was dining alone

OT
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Poor service and the food was shockingly cold was told due to them putting tomato and onions on top that’s why it was cold not a great excuse, was looking forward to trying something different but a shame

f
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, the food is yummy here and they got us in and out quickly before our show. It is pricey, though, for what you get— and everything is extra, including rice and beans with your meal! So it is a good— but not great—option before or after a show, if you want to get out quickly.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Staff, Amazing food, Wonderful evening

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! From the margaritas to the chips and guacamole to the entrees and desserts....awesome!!!

SQ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great find for really good authentic yet innovative Mexican food. Aside from the delicious food, the drink menu was interesting, and the bartenders very personable. The whole experience was great, and I would definitely go back.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Everyone was extremely friendly and provided a great atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I am a senior woman was taking granddaughter to show. It has a pleasant warm environmen. Lovely decor.
My children had been there before..when I arrived after 11 & before they opened at 11:30 to change our reservation from 3 to 4 they were nice to let me use the rest room Next time I will try some of their specials as I never eat Mexican food.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Food was very good. Servers did a great job. We come here on every trip to NYC.

H
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place to eat, friendly servers.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal at Toloache. Food was amazing with incredibly friendly staff. Highly recommend

l
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

be sure and get reservations... it's noisy, but not too loud....great food, close to theater...if you want a quieter meal, ask to sit upstairs..

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Best Mexican food in NYC! Very authentic and the service is very good!

CB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and atmosphere. Very convenient to the Gershwin theater

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was very nice except the tables are on top of each other. My wife and i were at a table for two which was squeezed in a line of two top tables. We were on top of each other. We were uncomfortable just trying to have a conversation. In order to even get up to go to the restroom the tables next to ours, and ours, had to be moved.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...good selection for my young pre-teen nieces (one is a vegetarian). Great portions, friendly and helpful staff. Nice little gem in the heart of the theatre district. Would definitely recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. They got us to our show on time.

CP
Salt Lake City
34 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We typically come to Toloache every time we come to NYC. The food and service were good as always but this time it was super crowded and loud making dinner conversation difficult.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Have had dinner there many times. Food is great and staff very nice. Highly recommended it. Make sure you make a reservation as they get very busy!

GL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service fast and efficient
Food was delicious

CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants to go to when we are in New York. Great food, service and ambience! And we love their margaritas! We'll be back!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very crowded and felt chaotic- food was being rushed out of kitchen and some came cold. Staff seemed very stressed

m
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Inventive, different, but still authentic. Saw the table next to us order then re-order desert, so it must have been excellent.

MF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday brunch for wife and daughter. Wonderful restaurant in theater district on 50th St.
Authentic Mexican food prepared to perfection.
Great drinks too!

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tacos are outstanding, I would recommend making an entire meal out of them. Entrees were good, fried brussels sprouts side was delicious, but the tacos are the star. The bathroom was disappointing. Drinks are excellent, as was the service.

P
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love this place! All of them staff have great personalities and work very well together.

YN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience with delicious Mexican food. Perfect for dinner before a show!!

O
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food could have been better given the traffic. But the service was good and the food was out quick with a full house.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very noisy and crowded.

AR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a patron of Tolache for many years and it never disappoints. Food is fantastic, service is always great. My go to restaurant to take first time meetings as it is always a memorable experience.

DT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service in a noisy cramped atmosphere. Love this place!