Toloache-Midtown

4.6
6387 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was everything and more, we found parking right in front and sat inside. Food was delicious and came out so quick, the portions seemed small but it was actually perfect. We had dessert too which was phenomenal. Our waiter was funny and made us feel very welcome. Overall definitely coming back here

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vipmle1234
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat outside with a heat lamp. Our waiter was friendly and fun. Lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much food and service amazing highly recommend 10/10

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MonseP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eat here

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JodieS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, the food is fresh and lively, the staff is very attentive and the manager even gave myself and my husband a nice shot of tequila for my birthday. Very generous in these times. I highly recommend to anyone in the mood for creative Mexican food!

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Albi
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The margaritas and guac were really good and the servers were very attentive and nice.

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Susan
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

It stinks to eat outside!!!! Other than that it was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are phenomenal

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, but tacos are smaller portions! All the drinks are great as well !

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vipSheenaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache is always great, but we had an especially enjoyable experience when we visited this past weekend. Really nice outdoor city (pandemic times), incredible service, delicious food. Everything was spot on.

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Ronnie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to bring a friend or two for a lovely meal/brunch. Service is amazing and the food is outstanding. Always a go-to if you are in New York. Also, they followed Covid guidances well. I felt safe while eating and dining at this restaurant. Please support this place and eat here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a WONDERFUL dinner on Thursday, 9/17. Mango margarita was delicious, guacamole fresh and tasty, shrimp tacos with the perfect amount of kick and creamy avocado fries. The food and drink were only outshone by the service. All the staff were kind, friendly and hospitable, especially under challenging circumstances. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipJaredB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good... top notch guacamole... stingy with the tequila in the margaritas...

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vipRobb1776
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is legit! I moved to NYC recently and have always wanted to try this place but haven't until yesterday. I wasn't disappointed! The Guac Trio was the perfect amount and the Carne Asada was one of the best ive had in the city by far. Would def. recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache is always a solid choice. Great tacos and great service. I asked for no cilantro on one of my tacos, the manager noticed there was cilantro on both and came over and said that’s not right! I said don’t worry about it. But he insisted. Also the avocado fries are a must!

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vipglad2eatout
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive service, very good good and well spaced tables. Great dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best drinks and great Mexican food

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vipDanaRiley
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad experience at Toloache. The food and service is always great.

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ToonD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was an incredible experience, it was our anniversary and the staff made the night perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved the food and the drinks and the wait staff is incredible. The outdoor seating at their midtown location isn’t the best. Close to the street and noisy. But what can they do! Still an amazing restaurant.

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vipAknapp
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Always great. I have been coming here for years and during covid they are clean, safe and great

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Nylady
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food was, as always, tasty and hot. The waiters and management does everything possible to make the outdoor eating and drinking a pleasure. We are regular patrons and will be happy to be back, both inside or out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible tacos, delicious corn on the cob, salsa to die for!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite neighborhood place. Great service and food is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there and not only was the food so delicious and unique but the staff was wonderful. Recommended things without us even asking and every recommendation tasted great!

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vipJimAndBob
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good at Toloache. We are grateful this mainstay Mexican restaurant in the empty theater district is surveying the Coronavirus. It is worth the trip across town for us. Delicious food, great service. The outdoor seating, bar services, music, all made this the perfect atmosphere for a Friday night in summer. Love you guys!

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vipJimAndBob
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, for the food, but also for the service. These are the nicest folks you can imagine. Love the guacamole frutas, and several of the tacos and main corses.

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StephanieDoveB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache was absolutely incredible! From the world-class service to the best tacos I've eaten in my entire life...hands down, my favorite place to eat in NYC!

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BethW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for dinner after a show. The service and the food were great! Nice atmosphere!

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JodieS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! The food was amazing, the staff very attentive, and took great care of us! Made sure we made curtain call! Highly recommend!

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vipMuffin73
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was pleasant as always but it seems the food has lost some of its flavor. Meals were well presented but the flavor I’ve become accustomed to has waned. Perhaps it was an off night. Would try again as it’s normally a winner.

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DavidV
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was extremely busy when we arrived but we were seated quickly. The service was quick and efficient. Water was brought and replenished without any need to ask. The menu is interesting and innovative, I.e no sign of Fajitas,initially disappointing but compensated for by varied dishes. Plate sizes are adequate without going over the top. The atmosphere was lively, we were seated on the upper level where the low ceiling and tables in close proximity added to the buzz of the place.
If there was a slight downside it was extremely warm in the restaurant and the minimal lighting forced us to use our phone torches to see the print on the menu. It was interesting to see that some of the Waiters were using lights to identify the tables to direct the food orders.
The restaurant is in a great location close to most Broadway Theatres, and we would go again when we visit New York.

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vipJlbi
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were very good. Cute restaurant. Great option before a show.

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KimH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely staff and yummy food, this good Pre theater Mexican is tasty!

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vipFace
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always delicious and service is always friendly and courteous. Toloache is bustling and hectic with a high noise level, but the staff stays calm and efficient.

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vipArleneb
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service!! Going back next week! Great place for pre theater dinner and drinks!

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vippb2013
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was our second time at Toloache. We enjoy it very much, and recommend it to other people.

We had the "medium spicy" guacamole which has tropical fruits. Quite tasty and a different take that is definitely worth a try. For the main courses we had the Camarones Toloache and the Carnitas con Mole. Both excellent - very tasty and nice presentations. Excellent spicy cabbage with the carnitas. For dessert you have to try the 15-layer crepes. It has a delicious caramel sauce - a real must try.

The restaurant gets very busy and space is a bit tight but it's sufficiently comfortable. We were not rushed at all. Service was attentive and the server offered great suggestions.

Very convenient location (50th St at 8th Ave) for midtown theater, New York City Center, Carnegie Hall, and Feinsteins / 54 Below.

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MB0461
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance from the moment we walked in until we left. Went to this restaurant to celebrate my father's 91st Birthday. I've been to this location before and he enjoyed the restaurant so I brought him back. Everyone was so accommodating to him & joyful. Made him feel great. Food was delicious. We enjoyed the guacamole very much. Our carne asada was delicious and done the way we liked it. Their toloache martini was devine. Thank you for a very nice time .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Coming here for nearly 10 years and food and service are great..however this time the tables were packed so close together it made for a sub-par experience. The 6 inches between tables is just not enough. If I return it will be at non-peak/packed times.

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JoeC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good but items I’ve had there before were not as remembered.
Pricey for certain items and portions.

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Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 6387 OpenTable diners.

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