Toloache-Midtown

4.6
6457 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipTrePazzi
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to celebrate my daughter's bday. Delicious and authentic Mexican food, very attentive service and reasonable prices.

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MaryE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a party of 4 shared a great guac and chips appetizer and the seafood cocktail along with our drinks. All enjoyed their entrees.

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RolandoS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was delicious highly recommended

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RobertP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Slow to nonexistent service, felt like they were completely understaffed. Requests for refills of both food and drink items went unanswered.

Based on previous reviews ordered the churros for desert - despite the slow service during the meal. 25 minutes from order to delivery and they were not even hot or even warm when they arrived.

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JaneG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The 3 part Guacamole appetizer was excellent. The jicama/chicken salad was huge. Enough for 2 people

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vipDianaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time—dined indoors for lunch. Had the chicken enchiladas, which as reviewed, were very good indeed. Plus, guacamole for the table and various other dishes. It was my daughter-in-law’s birthday and they presented a churros plate for the table complete with song and candle! So nice!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It was our first time visiting. When we walked in we were sat upstairs and there was only two other tables. It took a few minutes to get water and then the server disappeared. He came back probably around 15 minutes later and we ordered a special cocktail and guacamole. That came out fairly quickly but then we waiting for an hour to order our entree. We watched two tables who were sat after us eat and pay before we even ordered an entree. We were seated at 7pm and didn’t leave until 10 making us miss our trains home. The food is very overpriced (even considering it’s NYC) for the extremely small portion sizes. Ambiance was nice but the service needs some help!

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AliciaJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience - great food - they even turned down the music when we asked. Would definitely go again!

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vipLindaH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice staff, good food and drinks. Like the outdoor ‘cabins’

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vipPickydixie
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great
Friendly service
Talented chef

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JohnA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was absolutely excellent.
Would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipJasonA
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had everything!!!!! Every dish was absolutely amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food, friendly staff

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vipBillykins
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First off, the food is amazing. Super legit Mexican, although the portions are quite small. Think of the dishes more like appetizers, and order a few things. It adds up to an amazing meal, and you’ll get to try multiple things. The service was great, despite the fact that they were operating on a skeleton staff, due to Covid. Atmosphere was fun. I will definitely go back.

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Doug
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu choices and interesting flavors. The atmosphere is wonderful and the service was stringy

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Smaller plates which we didn’t expect, but it was a nice surprise. Nice atmosphere and service was amazing and attentive. Would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Terrible! For 8 pm reservation, we were finally seated at 8:20 even though upstairs tables were empty. Hostess was rude and made us feel as if she was obliging. Then we were told that booking was for only 5 and hence was trying to seat us on table of 4. Had to show him Open Table booking of 6 to get a bigger table. Even though we had specifically asked to be seated inside, they insisted that we sit outside in a small booth with temp at 88!!!
Never will recommend this place. There are far better and friendlier Mexican restaurants in the neighborhood. Please please avoid this egoistic attitude place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a humiliating to go and sit at the table and decide the dinner and then server asking for an ID if i am above 18 to enjoy drinks. 😒 i showed my passport copy as well and i am 34 and still they didnt serve me an alcohol so i chose to leave. Very disappointing never heard about this logic.

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MarkG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful sangria and excellent shrimp tacos and enchiladas

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambience

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AmeliaB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and drinks were excellent, though the portions are small for the price. Also, a young girl came and sang for about ten minutes over the loud speaker at a very high volume and then went around to tables and asked for tips. While she had a nice voice, you could not hear any conversation over her and it felt intrusive.

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AussieGirl
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food at Toloache-Midtown was excellent. The service was ok, it took a long time for them to figure out which waiter was ours so we waited a long time to place our order. Food is a little over priced, but we enjoyed it none-the-less. We would go again if we are in the area.

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SeanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food and the service is spot on. 2nd time for dinner as well as the margaritas are good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burritos!

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LorB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Where Toloache Midotwn has restaurants beat is the service. Fantastic and attentive service, and never felt pressured to relieve the table.

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GordonB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was amazing! Short rib taco never disappoints!

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MichelleM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from the minute we checked in got our reservation to the second we left the restaurant was amazing!!!! The food was delicious, drinks were on point! 10/10 would recommend

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aas66
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was a recommendation from a friend and it did not disappoint. We can't wait to come back! The food was presented nicely and tasted as good as it looked! The choices suggested by our server were something we wouldn't have normally ordered, but so glad we did. Everything was delicious. Our server, William A, was AWESOME! He was attentive to our needs and personable. I can't say enough good things about him.

We opted to sit outside, which is on the street in NYC, but great for people-watching. It was a cold, rainy day but the individual, private eating booth was cozy, warm, and just what we were looking for! Eat outside if you have the opportunity!

Great place, delicious food, amazing service!

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Michelle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service!! Great for a birthday brunch!!!

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SaraE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pineapple Jalepeno Margs were AMAZING! Definatly will be returning!

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vipfilmdoctor
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering the restaurant's location so close to Times Square and theater district, one would expect a tourist trap. Instead, Toloache has a wonderful atmosphere, attentive service, and delicious, fresh food. This is not a Tex-Mex place with sloppy, overlarge portions. It's a place that serves tasty food that is akin to what you can find in Mexico City--or at least the tacos (what we ate), which were superb.

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KennedyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Appetizers were much more flavorful than the entrees.

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viphungry
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
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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vipMJJC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the truffle quaidilla.

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vipdsgnchick
New York Area
170 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
56 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
8 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
New York Area
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.

FAQs

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

Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 6457 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.