Toloache-Midtown

4.6
6547 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Top Tags:

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.
What 6547 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Wish it wasn’t so popular. Very noisy & crowded

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the perfect pre theater Non-tourist spot!

AF
vipAFlyGirl
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The suckling pig is amazing!! The best outside of Spain!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Eh just subpar. Not worth the $$

CG
ClaudineG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a fine experience. We have been to this restaurant before and it did not disappoint as far food and drink. We were just not thrilled that we were sitting next to the garbage that was on the second floor and the bus boys would clear tables and come right next to our table to clear their trays. That was disappointing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A must visit place for lovers of Mexican food and the cocktails are great too!

G
vipGudfid
Hawaii
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best meal in New York this trip!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful flavors, fresh ingredients for both the food and drinks. Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place and the one on the UES have always been a cut above. The restaurant was packed with a pre-theater crowd but they got us served with plenty of time to spare. Sadly, chapulines are off the menu. But everything else is really delicious.

BS
vipBetsyS
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoyable. Brunch portions were just the right size. Plantains a little overdone but still tasty. A great place to catch a bite before a show. Too bad the crickets aren't on the menu anymore.

AR
vipAlvaroR
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service outstanding

JC
JeffreyC
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time visiting this restaurant. Great experience once again!! Margaritas are to die for! Nice location for a “pre-show” dinner!

C
Cindyd
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Our waiter was exceptional but the food was lukewarm and the restaurant was packed. Even though we had reservations, the receptionist struggled to get us seated after 15 min of waiting. Not peaceful.

CT
CynTA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and busy and fun environment. Loved it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delayed at the airport and had to cancel original reservations. Flew in from San Antonio and was not planning on eating Mexican food while here. This place came in for the win. The drinks, food and service was so good. I’m glad we ended up here. Will definitely recommend for friends who want Mexican food in NYC.

JL
JennfierL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a bustling place before our broadway show, but completely worth it. Great and friendly staff, delicious food served quickly and lovely cocktails. We had seafood arroz con maricos / seafood paella (crazy good) and lobster tacos with margaritas and a watermelon margaritas. We will definitely go back!

JO
vipJOSEANTONIOALLENDE12
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

La comida tardo mucho y llego fria

Report
JM
JoannaM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Perfect for theatre-goers.
Appreciate their Covid safeguards. Very good food
and service at a reasonable price in a charming space. We’ll be back.

E
Erfp79
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and innovative Mexican food in Theater District. Perfect for pre- or post-theater.

BB
vipBrynaB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch before the theater. The food was excellent as was the service.

K
vipKent
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Went here before a Saturday matinee. Right after we ordered, the place was slammed with customers. The result was that our appetizer took much longer to come than it should have, and the main course came before we completely finished the appetizer. The food was superb, however, and our server was excellent. We'll be back.

n
nycniteout
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food here is amazing - worth the wait and dealing with all the people. We often go during off hours, when it isn't as busy. Margarita's are expensive, but delicious and strong!

JM
vipJohnM
New York Area
310 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So good that Toloache has survived the pandemic and seems to be thriving. They continue to serve the best Mexican food and drinks in New York. Service is efficient and friendly, and they get you to the theater on time.

K
Kalk
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Drinks were also great.

MG
MerylG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was delicious. Staff was very attentive!

J
Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but small portions! The ambience doesn’t match the portion size, considering what is typical of Manhattan. We were seated in an outdoor area near the entrance, the table was not optimal. Service was great but portion to price ratio is simply not good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tables were a little close together and restaurant is on the loud side, but the food and drinks were excellent and so is the service.

DD
DoomDaddy
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the fresh guacamole, to the incredibly delectable Carne Asada, which was an amazingly tender and juicy
grilled skirt steak that was exquisitely prepared and arrived with potato gratin, even more guacamole, and a savory mole-cheese enchilada, the Camarones Toloache which was a mouth watering mound of roasted garlic shrimp, with crispy tortillas, black beans, chayote salad, cascabel salsa, and queso fresco, to the finish of Churros with caramel and dark chocolate dipping sauces and Toloache Crunch Cake which was a decadent fudge cake topped with chocolate pop rocks, chocolate syrup, fresh fruit, and chocolate tortilla strips, Toloache served up vibrantly flavored, exciting, and elevated dishes. The waitstaff was attentive, extremely friendly, and offered suggestions and recommendations. Overall a super satisfying experience.

SN
SheNJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our pre-theater dining. The food was very good. The service was super efficient. Plus it was really close to our theater. Got there in plenty of time.

CM
CleosMom
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fluke tacos did not taste like fluke. Very fishy tasting. We even asked the waitress prior to ordering, to assure the fish was as listed. Otherwise, food was tasty.

MW
MichelleW
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The huevos rancheros was so delicious. A corn tortilla layered with black beans, salsas, and eggs really hit the spot. The guacamole is made fresh in the back and the Chef’s margarita will have you feeling just right. The coffee is yummy too.

EG
vipEllenG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

place was completely empty except for one table with 4 people. They seated us literally right next to them. really? one of the persons at that table was kind of "large", so having to squeeze in a chair behind that person was ridiculous. we moved ourselves to a corner. took over 20 minutes just to get 3 drinks. why?? food was so-so....very skimpy, not a lot of flavor and nothing to write home about. won't be going back or recommending.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing staff are very nice although we sat down on a Saturday night it was very busy and it took a little bit longer than usual to get the waitress to order our food other than that it was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Delicious food!!

SS
SusanS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love Toloache. Great location when you are going to Broadway theatres. Service is good. Honor reservations. Great drink choices. Olay!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

We sat outside. The cubicle was bland, unattractive, and hot (heaters were on but it made the cubicle stuffy.

Had the chicken burrito. It as good but not great. Moderately priced.

The service was very friendly, helpful, polite, and nice.

G
vipGman
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch was amazing! Server charming and efficient. Angus burger was enormous and delicious. Fries perfect. Wife’s penne a la vodka outstanding. Prices very reasonable. Great lunch spot.

WO
WendyO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING ENCHILADAS!!!! Well worth the cost. Loaded with lots of chicken. The sauce is the bomb!

FAQs

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

Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 6547 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.