Toloache-Midtown

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$30 and under
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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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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
1 review
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
23 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
77 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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vipPerfecto
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep going back here and I am never ever disappointed--brunch lunch or dinner (though a bit too noisy for me in the evenings)

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was one of my favorite meals while in NYC. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was amazing! The place was packed so you absolutely need a reservation. My biggest complaint was even with a reservation we were sat at the worst table right by the bathrooms and in the way of the server walkway. I feel with a reservation we should have been sat at a nicer table away from this very uncomfortable area. It looked like there was a beautiful seating area upstairs which would have showcased the windows and the gorgeous lighting fixtures that Toloache has hanging down. Bummer there so I will request upstairs next time. However a couple awesome margaritas later and a delectable entree with an unbelievably decadent Toloache chocolate cake dessert and you really won’t care where you are seated!

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BethM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pre theater. Quick service.. Loved the sampler of ceviche. Carnitas tacos delicious

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FrankS
New Orleans
3 reviews