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Toloache-Midtown, New York, NY
Toloache-Midtown, New York, NY
Toloache-Midtown, New York, NY
Toloache-Midtown, New York, NY
Toloache-Midtown, New York, NY

Toloache-Midtown

4.6
4.6
7346 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 581-1818
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Julian Medina
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cross street
    Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • Parking details
    There is a Quik Park public lot at 1633 Broadway, next door to the restaurant. To contact the lot with questions, please call 212-445-0011.
  • Public transit
    Take the C or E Trains to 50th St.; the 1 Train to 50th St.; and the N, R, or W Trains to 49th St.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Mexican

7,346 Reviews
  1. CJAM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, perfect location for Gershwin Theater. Tight tables upstairs but nothing to complain about. Service and food were great.

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  2. AshleyM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The seafood in my Paella was dry, over cooked and rubbery

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  3. AuntEffieG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious. Definitely make a reservation!

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  4. Smiley

    Oklahoma City

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was good. Different Mexican food than we were used to eating.

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  5. KatB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful meal between Broadway shows. A little loud and a little crowded but overall great for a quality casual NYC dinner.

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  6. Brin

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Return visit to restaurant with wife prior to going to Theatre. Had a nice light meal - tasty nachos followed by a selection of tacos and churros for dessert. Service is friendly and attentive. Food is well presented, full of flavor and just right for our needs. Will definitely be returning and our next trip to NYC,

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!!!! Great service and wonderful food.

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  8. DianeR

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was very good but our server did not place out appetizer order and we never got it. Also did not bring items we requested such as dessert menu. Ruined the vibe.

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  9. KenM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Servers were always preoccupied and chatting with each other on the side. Had to wave down to get servers attention, multiple times. Was always unsure who was our Server, or was it just multiple servers attending to everyone, it did not seem that the service team communicated with each other about diners’ requests. However they seemed preoccupied talking amongst themselves on the dining floor about other things, and not paying attention to the diners

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  10. RitaB

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had brunch at Toloache and had a wonderful experience! We started with the fruita guacamole which was excellent. We each had tacos for our main course (birria and chicken). They were awesome as were our mojitos!

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  11. babs

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff great as was the food and margaritas. Thanks for getting us to the theatre on time!!!

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  12. francis

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We’ve ordered from Toloache-Midtown many times, but this was our first time dining in the restaurant. It’s a charming space, even though it’s a little tight between tables. The service was excellent, and the food /drinks were wonderful. Looking forward to going back.

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  13. Ducky

    New York Area

    391 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    391 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was very attentive and friendly. Server was very informative about the components of the dishes. Interesting, creative combinations of flavors in the dishes. Not typical mexican fare. Very flavorful. Wanted to try the fried avocado, but the batter and the frying of it took away from the delicate avocado flavor.

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  14. IeatNYC

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. An awesome choice in the theater district.

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  15. DominickM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Location was very good as well the food & the service- spicy quac was great! Chicken Toloache was a little dry, but the sauce was very very good

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 50th birthdays and it was everything we hoped for!

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  17. CRochester

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Great location for pre-theater eats. We arrived at 5 for our reservation to make sure we were out in plenty of time for 7pm show. Seated promptly. We put in an order for drinks and guacamole. The margaritas & guac were delicious and nicely presented. We also ordered tortilla soup and ceviche. Food-wise we were very happy. Once we ordered our mains and a second round of drinks the place was filling up. Our main course came out in reasonable time but our second round drinks took 30 minutes to arrive from the time we ordered. Our server disappeared for an extended period during which we finished our main course and were ready to ask for the check. At this point the server hurriedly plunked the drinks down on the table and ran off. So we could either try to go through the process of refusing the drinks and getting them removed from the bill, or slamming two $18 drinks in the span of 8 minutes. We opted to just drink them but not at all what we had in mind. A bit of an unfortunate finish to an otherwise nice meal.

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  18. CelinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with amazing food & drinks! Also great ambiance and decor, making it feel so nice & cozy

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  19. James

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    A gem…authentic Mexican cuisine with many layers of delicious flavors. A must try

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  20. Franciscojames

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Authentic Mexican food is not always easy to come by but at Toloache-Midtown that is exactly what you are going to get! Everything we tasted was amazing- especially the tortilla soup!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Location was great. Food was good. Service was timely but server was pretty surly. Next time we need a pre-show meal I'll chose a different place.

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  22. Batman

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go here! I hadn’t been in a long time and I truly forgot how magnificent it is, along with the staff. They have the best ceviche ever! Don’t miss an opportunity to go🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

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  23. Kcirbu

    Caribbean

    166 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our go to place for lunch pre-theater. Bartolo is the best. Always dine at bar. Just a great spot with unvarying consistency.

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  24. KatieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious! We ordered guacamole, queso fundido and quesadillas. The restaurant is comfortable and the waitress was good.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    My daughters drinks had soap in glass. Our waitress left us alone without refills for a huge amount of time. Food was ok, but, way to expensive. Desert sampler $30, for chips we asked for sillle cheese dip $15, $180 for three and no alcohol

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is DELICIOUS. Best quesadilla I’ve ever had was the corn quesadilla!

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  27. LenaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. We are regular here when visiting for work. Typically dining in a group of 4 or 6/7. All have their favourites and we keep coming back. Initially recommended by a Broadway show fan as it is close to theatres. Thank you Toloache team! You are the real New York gem and always fantastic.

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  28. MarianL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner, but reception had no record of our reservation. We were seated anyway, but our names werent in her computer

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  29. MelissaP

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Would not recommend as had a reservation waited 15 mins food was mediocre and waited a long time

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  30. BrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, lots of choices, food was wonderful, restaurant was full. Will eat there again in a heartbeat!

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  31. EATSOUTALOT

    New York Area

    127 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Picked from OT and proximity to theater. Service was super friendly and good. Food was very good. Had the brunch menu which was very reasonable. Thought the Touro tacos were excellent. Sangria ..fair. Very cute spot. I would definitely go back and would also like to try the regular menu .

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  32. HungryDad

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Guacamole: made to order and super fresh, incredibly tasty. Some of the best I've ever had. Chips and salsa: Hardy, crispy chips and tangy salsa. We're a great pairing with the guac. I did notice that the salsa, after it's set tasted cold and was not as appealing. But these are mostly eaten before dinner anyway. Tortilla soup: decent, not great. And some kind of funky taste that grew on me. But probably wouldn't get again. Queso fundido with chorizo: very good. Ordered as and entree and it was the perfect size for a smaller meal. Chicken enchilada: I was hesitant with all the queso listed on the menu, but the garnish on top and the sauce, tortilla, and chicken all combined for an amazing taste. I will get these again if I'm ever in NYC. Chef's margarita: I enjoyed it, would look for something else on the menu though. Served in a wine glass. I think. A little bit of a sour taste. No salt on the glass, so ask for it if you want it. Watermelon margarita: very good. Lots of salt on the glass (party of my enjoyment in the margarita experience). Very tasty, this would be my order if I went back. Service: drinks said empty for extended time. We were looking for the check for a while too. Or waitress was great, but it was super busy in there and maybe a little understaffed. Not the quietest place but I enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere. Too small single person unisex bathrooms, one upstairs. One downstairs, both with lines. You definitely needed a reservation, even in the 5:00 hour on a Saturday. I'd make sure to go back if I was in the city.

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  33. USWMom

    New York Area

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is delicious and more interesting than you would think. We had a yummy and fresh jicama salad and a delicious beef short rib quesadilla. And of course they're wonderful guacamole. Tasty margaritas too! Only improvement I could give is to make the font on the menus bigger or darker- the restaurant is pretty dark and if you need reading glasses like me, it was quite hard to read with the tiny font. Bring your flashlight and your magnifying glass!

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  34. customer

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious. Tight space and very noisy, but worth it for the food

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  35. JaniceC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    There was some confusion when the plates come to the table as to which tacos are which, and so our friends ended up eating our appetizers. This could be made clearer. Food was spectacular. Service was good. Margarita's were amazing.

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  36. Mistertravel2013

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Disappointing food overall. I had the enchiladas and all I could taste was salt. Salsa and chips - chips were good but salsa bland and too runny. My wife had tacos and said they were just okay. Many more Mexican restaurants to choose from In Manhattan. I can’t recommend this one.

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  37. JMA1

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there on Monday for a late lunch and no Broadway shows so the restaurant wasn’t busy when we arrived but was much busier when we left. Service was excellent, margaritas are very good and food portions and quality are good. I feel the prices are a bit on the high side BUT the the location is a stone’s throw from the Wicked theater so the higher than normal food pricing for higher end Mexican food and this location are understandable.

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  38. MaryG

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was inventive and delicious -- interesting takes on traditional Mexican. Service was a tad leisurely, but we had a good time and would go back again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We had reservations before the theater. We had eaten here back in 2017 on a prior trip and it was amazing and I wish I could say the same about this trip. We were crammed in a corner by the bathroom, my margarita was good but the food was just ok. Two of us shared the chef’s Ceviche selection to start which is designed to be shared, but impossible to actually divide up. We were not offered side plates to allow that, one item was a single tostada that could not be cut in half with the butter knife provided, one of us had to scrape some toppings off and pile it on leftover chips from our trio of guacamole. The Sopa de Tortilla arrived cold and bland. Overall it was disappointing and we won’t likely go back, which is a shame as we were really looking forward to the meal.

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  40. Mary

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    So disappointed with this place. Drinks were terrible, food was awful.

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FAQs

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

Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 7346 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Toloache-Midtown

251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:30 pm
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a Quik Park public lot at 1633 Broadway, next door to the restaurant. To contact the lot with questions, please call 212-445-0011.
  • Public transit
    Take the C or E Trains to 50th St.; the 1 Train to 50th St.; and the N, R, or W Trains to 49th St.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Julian Medina
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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