Toloache-Midtown

4.5
6471 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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AlcRady
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip into the City since COVID shut downs. Wait staff and food was wonderful.

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evanb
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

there were no tableside free chips and salsa then was charged a $2 for extra salsa.
we were also charged $3 for a very small container of pico de gallo. we asked the manager to talk it out but he was unwilling to give us a refund

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vipdanl
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , excellent service

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Toronto123
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Many options for small plates and appetizers.

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vipMelMike
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the Camerones Toloache, a garlic shrimp dish with many layers of flavor. Not spicy, but rather just a sparkle on the tongue (which is the level of spice I like). The coconut mojito was too delicious!

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WayneC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One shrimp dish was kind of bland tasting.
Otherwise everything was very good.
Our waiter was charming and exceptional.

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EJaneNYC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food quality. Great atmosphere. Friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service is not great. We had a table of 6 and since gratuity is already added- well, our waiters were terrible. They forgot drinks, took forever to call over and never explained the food. We paid over $290 dollars for food that came out cold. I had to call the restaurant from my phone to literally call our waiter to the table. They forgot our high chair and do not have any coloring items or anything to keep small kids busy. Tried it once, probably not again. Some of the food items were good (steaks, shrimp, guacamole)

But the service!! Ugh!

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vipTMurph
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous got last rsvp at 10:45p after jazz gig. Food spectacular service superb

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vipMark
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside, a bit noisy d/t construction next door. But not intolerable. A great lunch w/ spare rib tacos, jicama salad, great guac and very nice salsa that had a pleasant punch to the heat. Service was very attentive, nicely paced, and friendly. Place got great yelp reviews which led us to it. Will gladly come back for again when in the neighborhood.

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SamanthaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I miss their lunch specials but the food is still great!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was really good but our server was very rude and not attentive at all!

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Friends
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food and service. Waiter was very accommodating, with a sense of humor. Food presentation inviting. Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite before a show.

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PatrickG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very refreshing De La Casa cocktail. Asked the server for recommendations, and the Carne Asada was perfect. Dessert of Flan with caramel popcorn was a nice way to end the dinner. Service was very pleasant. Overall experience did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The place is overpriced for the meal that you receive. The portions are very small. Only thing we liked was the guacamole. If it wasn’t for that, I would have left starving. The servers were nice and courteous.

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RomaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food mediocre service not very good and music was too loud. Staff not helpful.

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vipJasonA
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. Even better than the first time which still was 5 star experience. Best Mexican food in the area. Eating here again soon.

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Ewinkle
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is as exceptional as the food! Go for the margaritas and fresh guacamole, stay for absolutely everything else. We will choose Toloache over every other restaurant in this city. And that’s saying something in NYC!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

This was my 8th visit to Toloache and by far the worst. The service was terrible which is highly unusual. The menu has changed significantly with many of our favorite entrees and margaritas missing. I'm going to assume they were struggling to get back to normal after COVID and will give them another chance. This used to be my favorite Mexican restaurant in the city. I brought friends this time and was extremely disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly the best Mexican food in NYC! I visit this location each time I visit the city! Amazing food and family friendly feel.

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WilliamS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and I really like the outdoor cabins, but very expensive for Mexican food. Not for poor folks like me.

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vipRalphM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were seated outside in one of the private pandemic booths which was pleasant and safe but not really a place of "ambience"-thus the slightly reduced score. Indoors, there is 5-star ambience to be sure.
The margaritas were great-well balanced. Guacamole was a great appetizer-went with spicy but wasn't too spicy. The carne asada dinner is the bomb!
Great support and service all around.

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vipTrePazzi
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
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
11 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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DianaS
New York Area
8 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
2 reviews
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
4 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
48 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
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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Toloache-Midtown does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.5 stars by 6471 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.