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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and really nice drinks.

a
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache never disappoints. Jorge, Miguel and the team always go above and beyond. No trip to NYC would be complete without eating here. Best dood, margaritas and service!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Staff was friendly and attentive. Restaurant has cute ambiance although very tight tables but that’s common for NYC. The food was a solid B. Not terrible that it ruined my evening but definitely wouldn’t go back.

K
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly staff.
Salsa is delicious. Lobster tacos—yum!!

PM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff - Very customer-centric. Terrific pre-show restaurant.

MF
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, great everything!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican I’ve had in a while

CS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great place for lunch before a show.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! The food is ridiculously good and an amazing experience. Best margaritas! And by far the most delicious guacamole in the world!!!

RA
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun environment. Always fresh and tasty guacamole. Excellent menu choices with interesting combos. Worth a visit.

c
Atlanta
168 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and creative Mexican cuisine make for a wonderful pre-theatre dinner. I'll certainly return the next time I have a Broadway show.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great menu offerings, drinks and food, delish, convenient location for theater or midtown meetup.

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried the tuna ceviche, the halibut and the fish tacos. All superb

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good for a pre-show dinner in a very attractive setting.

LK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was truly amazing. The guacamole and margaritas were delicious. The ‘arroz con crema’ is next level.This really could be served in any high end restaurant and had so much fresh seafood in it. Great place, great look, great food!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very new ce food. A beautiful t crowded and noisy, but to be expected

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary & enjoyed Toloache very much! Food was great & the service was wonderful! The restaurant is consistently good!

TS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre theatre lunch. Excellent and timely service. Delicious cocktails. Especially liked the ceviche and guacamole -- tried them all. Innovative takes on Mexican traditional foods, Fresh ingredients

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waiter. Friendly and welcoming place! Food was original and all the flavors came through.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable meal. Had reservations and was seated right away. Pleasant staff, attentive waiter. My dish had shrimp which I felt was too fishy smelling- As I ate all I can do is smell it which took away from the seasoning and taste of my dish itself. Not sure why that was.
Margaritas were very good.

c
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Toloache numerous times and always bring friends. Each time, our friends indicate how much they LOVE it! Always a hit - never had a bad meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything!

HD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Angry front desk people
Food was not the best
Over rated

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience1

The food at this restaurant is great but the set up of tables is atrocious. The tables are jammed together so tightly you are practically having dinner with the people at the neighboring table. The guy sitting at the table next to us was talking so loud I could not hear my wife speaking to me. I will never go here again.

A
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going here for over 10 years. Always amazing.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 13 yo son and I were in NYC for a special mom-son trip. We had a delicious pre-theater dinner at Toloache- midtown. The ambiance was perfect and food was delicious. Staff was attentive and accommodating.

j
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LIke Mexican? Want a different twist on some old favorites? Food was so good! So was the service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good but the portion was a bit too small.

PB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our experience here we were seated right away . Our server Armando was excellent, offering great advice on our selections. We had the halibut which was terrific, the tacos, also delicious and the lemon cake for dessert. Service was efficient but not rushed .Would definitely come back

t
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

very loud!!! small portions caesar salad inedible

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced small portions. Had coconut ice cream $10 and it was just bigger than a quarter! Loud and you are on top of other diners. Food avarage. Once is enough.

M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic as always. Love the trio of guacamoles and we got a selection of tacos: lobster, chicken, fish and brisket. Delicious! A couple of mojitos topped off a great meal.

MV
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service! I would go back. A little pricey but woth it.

KL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST PLACE EVER

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We love the tacos. Service always good!

W
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good. But unfortunately, we had to wait 30 minutes for our reservation. There is really no place in the restaurant to stand comfortably to wait and there were quite a few others waiting with reservations.

The manager did buy us a drink for the long wait with the reservation, so that was great! It just seems they need a way to manage reservations where you don't have to wait so long and/oryou have a place to wait (getting in and out of the restaurant is quite unpleasant because it is so crowded near the only door).

S
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Will go back.

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food - great vibe - great service!! Love Toloache for pre-theater dining

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delish! The drinks were awesome and the service was friendly and courteous. I would definitely recommend. Reservations before a show are a must.

GN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We stopped here prior to seeing Wicked at the Gershwin. We decided to do appetizers for dinner given the variety they had (and also the fact that we had a late lunch and couldn't eat a big meal). The staff was very nice even though we did not order full meals. Everything we ordered was great and the only "issue" we had was that the noise level was quite loud (so loud that we had a hard time hearing each other across the table). The tables are quite close so the noise level (especially when there is a party of 8 next to you) is inescapable. I guess if you are going there as a group, it will probably be ideal but depending on the crowd, it may not be a good place for a quiet dinner.