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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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Guacamole & short rib quesadilla delicious

M
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gluten free options are great here. We highly recommend it

O
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best guacamole we’ve ever had! Make sure to get the trio (even though it’s a little crazy $$$). The lobster tacos were really delicious, as well as everything else we tried.

PM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

VERY ACCOMMODATING ABOUT CHANGES TO SIDES AND SPECIAL REQUESTS FOR PREPARATION TO BE GRILLED INSTEAD OF FRIED.

MM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 14-year-old granddaughter and I had a pre-theater lunch prior to attending a performance of Mean Girls. We began with outstanding guacamole and home made tortilla chips which we enjoyed immensely. My granddaughter had the lobster tacos and I had the fish tacos and agreed both were delicious. We ended with cappuccino and the Toloache chocolate crunch cake! Yum! All in all, we enjoyed a superb lunch at Toloache!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! Try the truffles quesadilla

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food itself was good but the service we received was horrible. Our waiter took 20 mins to come take our order and then got our appetizers wrong. Our dinner was good one of the dishes was not what we expected while the other was amazing. Dessert was great but it took 25 mins for us to get it. We were asked to move to a different table during our dinning experience. Our check was given and taken from us very fast and the waiter expected to have at least a 20% tip. Which would have been fine except we were ignored the whole time. I wouldn’t go back

KS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! In the many times we've eaten here we have never been met with anything but an amazingly wonderful experience. An absolute must in the city!

KK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Very authentic Mexican food. Loved it.

EW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food but slow service. It took an hour for good to arrive.

m
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the best Mexican food I have eaten in Midtown Manhattan. Different and delicious, the room is a bit tight but it is a testament to the quality of the product. Highly recommended.

CA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I found this restaurant after a quick Google search. It was Valentine's Day weekend and so a crowd was to be expected and a crowd was found. The size and shape of the building means tight spaces and not a whole lot of room between you and the table next to you. But that is all made up by the food. Really fresh tasting Mexican food. It is not your typical Mexican but that is a good thing. Don't be afraid to try new things! The location being a block away from our theater is also a major plus for this place. Although it was moderately expensive (I suppose most things in Manhattan are) this was worth it and I would most certainly recommend and return this place.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has quickly become one of our favorite places to go while in the city. The lobster tacos are my fave but I have never ordered anything that I don't absolutely love. Incredibly friendly staff that greet us like family on every visit!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache’s holiday menus are almost always excellent, but their Valentines Day dinner was one of their best! The service was great as well. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

JL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. I would go back in a heartbeat. Service, atmosphere, food was amazing. Pricey but worth it and nyc is expensive anyway

JF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Midtown. I've been going there since it opened. Highly recommend the beef brisket tacos, guacamole and margaritas. It's loud, 'energetic' and the seating is tight, but well worth it.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had reservations before a show and they made certain to get us taken care of us in plenty of time. Food was good, service was fine and we had a great conversation with the table next to us. It's a tight fit, but worth the squeeze.

OT
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Made a reservation on a Sunday at 6pm. Place was packed. No table when we arrived. We were sat next to a very large, loud party with late arrivals. All our personal space was taken.
Food was overpriced, but very good. We left as soon as we could. No second cocktails. We did not have a good time. Staff was apologizing as we left.

M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carne was excellent!! Excellent service as well. Highly recommend

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for brunch on a Saturday afternoon before going to see a matinee. We were seated upstairs. Service was friendly, water was always refilled. Food was fantastic, as were the drinks. I had the huevos mutolenos and my friend had the huarache. Both were fresh and delicious, outstanding dishes! We also each had a margarita - I had the del maestro and she had the peligrosa. Again, both were delicious. For dessert we each had the cafe de Lola and split the lemon tres leches cake. The coffee was excellent, with that orange flavor really making it special. And the cake came with a meringue topping and strawberries. Before tip our meal was $88 - considering location and quality, this is impressive. Can’t wait to return!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently!

DH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Great service- super friendly waiter!

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was busy! Hope you get a good “neighbour” as the tables are very close together. Food was amazing! Get the lobster Taco you will not be disappointed! The Mezcal margaritas were delicious! The restaurant is very cute. Worth going for a night out.

NW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My friend and I went for dinner on a Thursday night before a show. As with most restaurants in the city, the tables are very close to one another and it is very loud. But the food was excellent and the service exceptional.

RK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- always good.
The theater week special was delicious and enough for lunch!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2/4/2020 Took my mother there for her birthday then a show right after. Food was amazing, manager that night was very pleasant. Would definitely go there again

R
Greensboro
38 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food interesting and delicious service excellent!

CS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Just too warm in the restaurant 🥴 but it was a warm day in February yesterday

CP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I am so disappointed in this meal. The food was subpar, the service was okay.

No one enjoyed their meal.

The taco appetizer was the best of everyone’s meal. Entrees were beyond disappointing for all.

The Drinks were good.That was the best of the experience. The drinks.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. Service was great as well during a very busy evening.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service will definitely go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Super crowded, and noise level loud, but the food is awesome. Margaritas are delicious, make sure to have Agavero for after dinner drink.

NW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for allergies! They ask about any when they take your order

LI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good stuff.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked this place being it was right next door to the show I was seeing that night Wicked. I’m glad I did. Very welcoming. Was seated right away with reservations. Had the blackened sea bass, delicious. The very cute manager was very friendly. He greeted guest making sure everyone was happy with their food and experience. I let him know it was my birthday and he gave my table free shots of tequila. I will definitely refer friends and come back to Toloache.

MB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Great service and great food. A bit pricey for the ribeye steak but it was outstanding!!

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was awful. Waiter forgot drink order three times!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was unique and flavorful

DG
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We didn’t realize it but Restaurant Week was going on! We took the opportunity to try new appetizers, entrées, and desserts. A good value! Armando was wonderful as our server - great service and a fun personality!

A
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great food
Portions not too enormous but perfect size
Great variety
Excellent food and drinks