Toloache-Midtown

4.6
6484 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Pre/post Theatre
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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vipTinaT
Grand Rapids
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of the few restaurants I go to everytime I am in the city

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Mexican with flair. We loved everything!

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vipevak
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache has been so consistent with delicious food, guac, margaritas over the years; it's such a pleasure to bring new people and have them enjoy everything. Great food, fantastic margaritas!

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LisaTric
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache was recommended to me by a friend for pre-show dining. It was perfect — the outdoor seating in private rooms was the perfect combination of privacy and open-air dining. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We will be recommending this to friends.

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PatriceB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Although the website features white tablecloths and an inviting ambiance, Toloache has neither. It is very noisy. So much so that it was near impossible to have a conversation. But the food was delicious and the service very good.

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DenisseD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Away from tourist. No offense but as a New York I like going out to eat and finding restaurants with great food and ambiance and some happen to be in busy tourist destination areas in the city. This one is just what we needed. The food is fantastic. We had the guacamole, fresh and tasty. I had the shrimp tacos and my friend had the lobster tocos. Yummy yummy. And the portions are also great. Service was great. We did not feel rushed which now a days is gold. I didn’t try the drinks but I will next time. Nice for brunch or date night.

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vipconvoyhelm
Atlanta
183 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was my second visit to Toloach and both times I waited for 15+ minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. The food, cocktails, and proximity to Broadway shows can't be beat, but the inability to accommodate reservations on time is a real liability.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable post Theatre dinner experience. We will be back!

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Catina
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good. We got the ceviche, bone marrow quesadilla, guac and chips, and the shrimp with pineapple quesadilla. All delicious! I wanted a spicy margarita but it fell a bit flat on the spice level, wouldn’t order that again but my fiancé got the Mezcalita de pina and that I would definitely recommend! All and all, thumbs up.

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vipGuitarman
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We love coming here pre-theater…Great food, drinks & service!

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Mpeezy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food is amazing. Service was not so great and it wasn't awfully busy. He forgot the drinks and took forever to take our orders. He never checked on us. But the staff was nice overall.

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LizA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice little place near the Gershwin. Good service & ambience. Would probably have like the food more if I was familiar with real Mexican cuisine, but it was okay. The other patrons seemed to enjoy it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience4

The food was meh, the service was good. Food quality I’d compare it to Mad-Mex quality, if anyone is not familiar, not that great. Definitely expected better portions and food quality for the amount of money that was paid. Wouldn’t recommend going there at all. Might as well hit Taco Bell. - just my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is excellent and consistent.

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Torrilu
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh, delicious food that literally melts in your mouth, and the margaritas are fab. A lovely spot that we love to frequent when in NYC.

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vipElizabethK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We made a reservation for 6:15 before a Broadway show. I arrived 5 minutes late, which is on me, and there was a very long line waiting to be seated. By the time the hostess got checked me in, another ten minutes had passed. There were two parties ahead of me waiting to be seated, and I never saw them get a table. After a few more minutes, I asked when we could be seated. The hostess said she’d check and then started joking around with someone. I asked again and she said since I was a few minutes late they couldn’t seat me yet, and I pointed out that while I was a little late, there was also a long line that wasn’t moving. We decided to eat elsewhere, just as they said our table was ready. They seemed overwhelmed and disorganized. Their uptown location is great but I won’t be hurrying back to this one.

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DansDining11
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very convenient location. Seated us promptly (at reservation time). Took drink orders quickly and came out shortly thereafter. Margaritas were excellent as was the Mezcalita de pina. The traditional guacamole was, very flavorful and creamy with small chunks of avocado. The Birria con Consome tacos (2) were absolutely delicious, tender meat, with an awesome dipping consome. Loved the Quesedilla de Camarones as well. The churros were light and a tasty way to end the meal. The service was friendly, professional and helpful. We will definitely be returning to try some of the other tempting menu items.

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AllisonS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Coconut margarita was awesome. Highly recommend!

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kfin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

specialty cocktails were absolutely fantastic! food was too! will definitely come back soon.

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LisaS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Great food. Great location.

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vipSuzanne
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and liked our experience.
The food was awesome as usual as were the margaritas.
The quest fundido was great but it had no mushrooms as was stated on the menu but great nonetheless.
The tacos de birria and carnitas were good as was the shrimp dish.
Our server and other service personnel were attentive and friendly.
Hopefully We’ll be beck again soon!!

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hungrywoman
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Spicy and yummy. Everything was delicious and the service was terrific. The only drawback, which is can actually be a plus, is that we were sitting in the 'outdoor' restaurant. Lots of traffic right next to our spot - which in an outdoor space during this time is kind of par for the course. So if you can ignore the truck and the sirens, the spicy margaritas and the service are well worth it.

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JimMcR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, good value, lovely interior in the Theater District.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING! Great food, great margaritas.

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vipSandiEzB
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First, we were seated outside in a quaint, private two-top "house" and it was our first time back at Toloache in 2 years. It's one of our favorite pre-theater options. The menu has some new items, but we miss some of the old entrees (ie: a traditional mole option). That said, the chicken ( Pollo Toloache) was over-cooked and the salmon (Salmon de Verano) was under-cooked. (A meat thermometer would serve them well in the kitchen.) Seemed a bit unnecessary to charge an extra $4 for an iced tea refill, seriously? $8 for iced tea??
However, still giving it 4 stars because the wait staff is so friendly, helpful and attentive. We'll be back, regardless and it's good to see them busy again. Hopefully, they'll work out the kinks over time.

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KerriS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food beautifully presented.
Attentive server but not overbearing.
Clean and comfortable setting.
Relaxing vibe.
Great value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience4

What would otherwise be a great review has changed to a poor one based on the bar. After a wonderful meal with friends I decided to finish with a nice sipping tequila. I know tequila quite well and was very familiar with the one I chose. What I was given was not what I ordered and when challenged I was told I got the last of the bottle so it wasn’t very fresh. Needless to say that wasn’t true and when it was obvious I knew what I was talking about the dancing began to try and placate me.
A simple- “I’m sorry sir we don’t currently have that tequila. May I suggest trying one of these?” - would have alleviated the situation. A very disappointing end to an otherwise pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic restaurant. Every dish we ordered was delicious!

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vipDeborahF
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Toloache was great as always. Delicious food and drinks and excellent service. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating back in the city and seeing a show since the shutdown. Decided to start back at Toloache. Best prickly pear margherita!!! My daughter and I split tacos and the chilaquiles. Delicious!!!!!

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John
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was okay, but the service was very lacking.

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vipLydS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for specialty cocktails and amazing food. All of the staff are so friendly and accommodating. This is one of my favorite go to restaurants.

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WestWindsor
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great mexican food. Guac and chips flavorful and fresh. Corn tortilla excellent. Caesar salad and carne asada dish well sized and quite good. They did serve the salad with the entree which is poor timing, so be sure to remind server to separate them out (shouldnt need a reminder but is what it is).

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JessyH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food! Great atmosphere! Awesome margaritas! We went for dinner before a show and it was perfect. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. You pay for chips and salsa and no tortillas with the carne asada. Guac was yum and cool vibe.

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KennethV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for Broadway and anniversary. Great food and great location.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Toloache! Food was delicious it was surprisingly quick even on a Saturday evening and we ordered several courses. Our waitress was so pleasant and attentive. We would definitely go there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We went before a Broadway show and it was just way too loud and crowded for us so we didn’t stay to eat.

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

Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 6484 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.