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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
7505 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 31 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (212) 581-1818
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Julian Medina
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District
  • 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 7,505 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

7,505 Reviews
  1. cmpizz

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. The waitress heard me mention to my friend that it was his birthday and that he should order a dessert so she came out with candles in the dessert and sang happy birthday. How lovely!

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  2. Batman

    New York City

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my top favorite places!! Best Ceviche! Can't wait to return.

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  3. KaFa

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and amazing service. Most authentic guacamole and margaritas. The tacos were so fresh!!!!

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  4. NativeNYer

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always. It's very noisy but worth it!

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  5. JodyF

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Toloache before a show, so nervous about timing, but no need. While the restaurant was packed, the staff was efficient and friendly. It's just really loud when every seat in the house is filled. So if that's not an issue, you will enjoy it immensely. The food is delicious!

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  6. NellyC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived 1 hour before our reservation and there was no issue with that. Great service, nice food and love the coconut mojito

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  7. NYCGourmand

    New York City

    225 reviews

    3.0

    225 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was perfectly satisfactory, but not outstanding. The queso fundido was a little salty and the birria tacos were on the greasy side. Fish tacos were fine, but have had better in the city. Also for the price, it'd be nice if three tacos came in an order instead of just two. We appreciated them accommodating my friend's gluten allergy and the restaurant ambiance is still pleasant.

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  8. BevSak

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Last year when in NYC we ate at Toloache-Midtown for the first time and loved it so much that we had to eat there again on this new visit. This is NOT a Tex-Mex but truly a Mexican restaurant with outstanding food.

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  9. KBeats

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a 6pm reservation for a party of three, we were seated about 20 minutes late - this was a pre-theater crowd and the restaurant was beyond busy. Even though the wait was disappointing, once our party was seated, the service was excellent - great waitstaff, food was delicious, and we did not feel rushed.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived an hour early for our reservation. They seated us within 10 minutes. The service was outstanding. Really enjoyed the lobster tacos!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Como Siempre espectacular todo, servicio y calidad!

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  12. Kcirbu

    Caribbean

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our go to for lunch before Saturday matinees. Gustavo and Bartolo are the best. Margys and tacos terrific. Been going here for 15 years.

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  13. MauriMS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great pre-theater dining! Food & service was very good. It’s loud but good for a group meal.

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  14. arlenej

    New York City

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Mexican restaurant so close to theaters. Very pleasant experience. Service very attentive. Food was terrific. Highly recommend the ceviches and the black cod. Definetely a keeper.

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  15. PrintMan

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, authentic & perfectly seasoned. Loved the black cod & plantains side dish was great with plenty to share. Although it is not listed a single small portion of the traditional guacamole was available, which made me very happy.

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  16. David

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Despite several attempts to communicate that we didn’t want to be rushed, our meal was hastily played and removed. Too much pressure to flip tables.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Margaritas were great, service was ok. We were a party of 3. My meal was amazing and my friends said theirs were good. Prices were a bit high, but it is dinner in NYC

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Guacamole trio was very expensive but very tasty. Service was good. Convenient location close to the theater

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  19. PamelaP

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Cannot wait to return

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  20. Geoffrey7

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a solid taco place with great margaritas in Midtown west. It’s perfect for after work or pre-or after theater. It gets busy so it is definitely worth making a reservation. Highly recommended are the Birria tacos, the camaron and the Lechon. You could practically make a full meal out of the wonderful guacamole. Service is attentive and nice and they never rush you even when it’s busy.

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  21. LennaP

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was only ok. Tables were on top of each other

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  22. Emily

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly the food is fantastic and the service is really good. Excellent place to eat before a show. Love!

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  23. SteveM

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid Mexican meal. Great service. The corn on the cob- elate - is outstanding.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious flavors - highly recommend the chicken empanadas and the fish tacos.

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  25. Rafv

    Spain

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Podría ser un poco más económico. Nivel de ruido alto. Lo demás bien

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  26. MonicaE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. The whole family found something to eat and we loved the food. Excelent tasting food and good service.

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  27. matthews

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Got to the restaurant 5 minutes before our reservation, didn’t get sat down for another 25 minutes. That only happened after asking about our table numerous times. Once we were seated the waitress was pleasant and offered her opinions on some of the food we asked about. We ordered the traditional guacamole and it was delicious. The busboy for our section came over and started to clear the plates before we were finished and told us it was because the food was coming. Our main dishes didn’t arrive for another 15 minutes. When they did only 2 of the 3 mains came out simultaneously, I waited another 5 minutes for mine. My wife had a quesadilla that was quite tasty but was comically small, the other main was the carnae asada tacos and they were good, the shrimp in my main dish were definitely frozen at one point and then were over cooked. All in all we will not be back again unfortunately, we really had high hopes.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the frutas Guacamole for appetizer which was creamy and flavorful. Pollo Tolache and the paella were exceptional as well. Highly recommend.

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  29. SteveB

    New York City

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing experience, small portions, average food, indifferent service, hovering busboys, we won't return.

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  30. Almeida

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good! Excellent margaritas & guacamoles Excellent food

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  31. Tracey

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, drinks and service! We can’t wait to come back.

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  32. KaraH

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks! Yummy guacamole! Delicious dinner overall!

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  33. RK1949

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good choice for pre-or post theater meals. The guacamole is excellent!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so amazing. We dont get this level of mexican food in New England. Everything was outstanding.

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  35. SherylG

    New York City

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant reeked of fabuloso cleaner which overpowered the food. The food was served cold. The guacamole was brown. I have eaten here many times, and this was just awful. I will no longer recommend this restaurant to my theater going friends. Just awful.

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  36. AFraz

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Too expensive for the quality of food being served. Food was below average

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  37. ChetD

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Mexican cuisine in heart of NYC. Drinks were okay, mistake on my part should have gone with known tequila brand. Still our server offered me to make it strong which was nice of her. Fresh guacamole and dinner portions were perfect. Love the ambience. Great place to have a dinner for sure if you are in mood for Mexican food.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the shrimp tacos delicious and flavorful. Wish I had three. Drink were delicious. Can’t wait to come back. The staff was awesome from the minute we walked in and were greeted to the wait staff

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  39. Rcgrobb

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent. They were very accommodating.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get the ceviche tasting if you like to try a bunch of different things. It was delicious and a great value!

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FAQs

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

Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 7505 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 31 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
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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