Toloache-Midtown

4.6
6397 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Pre/post Theatre
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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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KurtS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache never fails to impress. Out of countless dining experiences, our expectations have been exceeded every time. You’d do yourself a disservice to not put one of Chef Medina’s restaurants on your list of must tries.

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BonBon
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food here. Best Quac and the meals were definitely delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

lively place and nice people but food was overpriced still yummy tho !

JC
JoseC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and drinks! Also amazing customer service!!!

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VivekO
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Below average food. Ambience was meh. The staff was helpful though

GC
vipGooseCowboy
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food.

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Keatzcheap
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

as a new yorker, its the not the best Mexican place to go because of the small portions and outrages prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

JH
JorgeH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I read about the restaurant, and I decided to visit while in NYC. I made a booking. When I arrived, I was near the host stand. They two waiters came and sat a woman right away, then they ignored me for more than 10 mins, and I was about to leave. When finally someone arrived to help me, he just told me to go and find a table upstairs. I ordered a cocktail, and they brought the wrong drink, I´ve got my appetiser, minutes later the drink and in almost 20 minutes my main course. I was waiting for the wine which arrived when I was finishing my meal. The whole problem was because the woman who arrived after I was one of the waiter´s visit and was getting the whole attention of the crew and the few tables around were in the same situation. The food was just ok but pricey, and the place was noisy. I don´t think there was a manager that night, but the service was awful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I want to thank the staff who treated us decently and politely. Nothing special but respect. We found very bad attitude and no hospitality at all in most of the places we dined in on our trip to nyc.

On our way to laguardia we stopped by for a bite at toloache. We sat on the second floor, had truffle quesadilla which was delicious and small, also mild guacamole, and veggie tacos. All these three dishes were great.

Greeting from miami!!!

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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

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

Always a pleasure eat here

JS
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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vipSusan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

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

OT
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!

OT
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!

JB
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
9 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!

OT
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.

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

Amazing! Best drinks and great Mexican food

DR
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
55 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.

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

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

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

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

OT
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!

JA
vipJimAndBob
New York Area
66 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!

JA
vipJimAndBob
New York Area
66 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.

SD
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!

BW
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!

FAQs

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

Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 6397 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.