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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TN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bit crowded upon entry, had to fight our way to the hostess stand in order to get seated. And most people there had reservations, it seems. Crowd thinned out eventually, but for a Monday night in January, was a bit surprised by the chaos at the front of the house. That said, we were seated quickly, so no problem, though my first impression was "oh, this is not going to be pretty".

GS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Toloache-Midtown on 50th Street.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Toloache. Have been many times and looking forward to returning.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Waited for half an hour for the table despite we checked in on time

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic!! Get the guacamole!

CW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was fresh, excellently prepared, and arrived without a long wait. I just wish we had been hungrier! Would definitely go back on a night when we didn’t have a show to catch. The menu is worth investigating more thoroughly. Wait staff were the perfect combination of attentive but not intrusive. Didn’t feel rushed at all.

M
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a pre theatre dinner as part of my bachelorette in NY.
Overall it was great. The cocktails were lovely, the food was really tasty and the service was friendly.
We were asked on arrival if we had theatre tickets to which we responded that we did.
The service was efficient enough to help us get there on time.
There were 2 things I would change there:
1. There is only 1 toilet upstairs and from what I saw only 1 more downstairs. Although they were kept clean, unfortunately there was always a queue which deterred us from going. I wish we had realised that the theatre bathroom queue would be even worse.
2. We had ordered the queso fondue to share and as I detest mushrooms we asked them to put them on the side for my friend to have them. Then the waitress came to us and said that unfortunately the kitchen staff got confused and put the mushrooms in the fondue and if we minded. We obviously did mind as we had ordered them on the side. Gladly they were quick to rectify and I enjoyed some really tasty cheese without a mushroom inside the dish.
Overall though, the experience was great, the food was lovely and given that it's a nice restaurant in the middle of theatre district, it was good value for money.

R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect post-show dinner spot to enjoy a great meal and reflect on what you just saw! Highly recommend the guac and excellent variety of cocktails!

y
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my and my husband's second visit to Toloache and once again it did not disappoint! We shared the fruit salsa, which was delicious! Then my husband had the Chicharron Tacos and the Carne Asada Tacos. He adored both and was quite full afterwards (don't let the "appetizer size" stop you from ordering them). I had the special of the night, which was Chile Relleno with shrimp, calamari, and octopus. It was incredible! For dessert we shared the tres leche cake with lemon meringue and berry salsa. Wonderful! The service was fantastic too, as the waiter gave us time to enjoy our meal, but did not leave us for so long that we were looking for him when we needed drink refills. A spectacular experience! Can't wait to go again!

BS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The service was lacking -- we were never told the specials but heard them described at other tables after we had ordered and we were served the wrong dinner, which we didn't realize until after we began eating it.

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Location is great for theaters in the area. Service is good. Prices are mostly OK. Although $14 For a small bowl of guacamole seemed excessive. Churros dessert fabulous. My quesadilla pollo was dry and portion seemed small.

JM
New England
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We used to love this place as it’s close to some of the shows we see. Unfortunately it’s gone done hill. The drinks are very diluted and gone are the days of table side guacamole (there’s no space, im sure). The food was just not as good as it used to be and I think they’re just cutting a lot of corners. They pack the tables in as close as humanly possible and you have about 4 inches between each table.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot near the theatre district. Quick service and very tasty Mexican food. Definitely recommend!!

P
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal and great service. Looking forward to our next visit!

OT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

First time visit for a quick snack after a Broadway show. Food was tasty, well prepared and very good....taco, guacamole, rice/beans.
Deducted a star for service because Coke took forever to appear and I never got my cup of water & lemon.
Typical NYC tourist area restaurant...small portions, high prices. Therefore, not great value.

P
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Besides small proportions of mediocre food and tables crammed so close together it’s tough to get comfortable, the restaurant follows the policy of not sitting you until your entire party arrives. While I understand the policy, I found myself crammed into a tiny space with many people in the same situation while most tables remained unoccupied which seemed ridiculous.

WC
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The flavors are awesome. The choices are amazing. You will love the food, and there are unique flavors and ingredients. That said, I also have to admit that the portions are not particularly generous - and it is definitely pricey - but delicious!

p
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food and the ambiance. Great location for theater goers.

RL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my brother’s birthday, very fun and great food.

N
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The pork belly taco was very good. Service was not attentive. Forgot to give us the comp chips. Had to ask the bus boy. Table was very close to next table - too cramped.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I chose this restaurant because they were listed as allergy friendly but the menu for a Mexican restaurant was very limited for a person with dairy and shellfish allergies. Surprising that they didn’t offer plain non dairy rice?? My daughter ordered beef taco which were good but very small. Waitress was extremely nice and allergy aware!! She was great but menu was too limited for her would not go back. The rest of our meals were very good. Food was very fresh.

DO
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Staff was very friendly.

C
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, the space is tight. Servers were efficient

JK
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Really impressive. Delicious and creative. Excellent. Terrific, friendly service. Loved everything about the place. In the theater district but didn’t feel rushed or touristy. Good to know about when you’re seeing a show.

RA
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We got in and out after I raised a stink since our 5:45 reservation was not ready until 6:10 and we had tickets to a show at 7

R
New England
472 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Mexican place in NYC. Never disappoints !

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food with great service

a
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had Avery good New Year’s Day lunch before going to the theater

AZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Tasty food and good ambiance but the dishes were served with practically no time in between. Had to eat the food very quickly so as not to eat it cold. But apart from that, highly recommended.

WM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We have to wait 40 Minute for our reservation!! After every question they inform us weithin few minutes.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience3

My reservation was four 9;45 pm, I received a call at 9:20 pm to let me know that the kitchen close at 10:00 pm.

MV
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Tables are close. Food was great, margaritas were too! Order was brought out quickly. Ambience is wonderful!!

ET
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had 545 reservations for a 730 show. We were seated promptly. Wait staff was friendly yet businesslike in making sure they were clear on our drink and food order. We never felt rushed nor that we had to wait. I had delicious brisket tacos and shared a salad for the table with chips and guacamole. My husband loved the tortilla soup and chicken tacos. My son had another beef taco which he also liked. His girlfriend was able to order off a special vegetarian menu. All our meals came out at the same time. We were amazed to find food this good and well priced and service so efficient in the heart of the theatre district.

N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This is a great take on mexican food with innovative tasty dishes. The restaurant was lively and the service was excellent. A great change from the traditional theater district restaurants.

HN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very convenient location for theater... delicious but expensive, cool space but very loud.

LM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tasty food, small portions but that was ok with us as we ate lunch late and had an early pre theater dinner planned for later.

n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best enchiladas and brisket tacos Weber ever had ❤️ this place is a definite go again!!!

JT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food at good prices for NYC. Save room for dessert because it’s really special and uniquely modern Mexican.

m
Northern MI
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service ! Great location next to WICKED

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as always. Food and drink menu is perfect.