Toloache-Midtown

4.5
6469 Reviews
$30 and under
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic restaurant. Every dish we ordered was delicious!

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John
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was okay, but the service was very lacking.

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vipLydS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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JessyH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
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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MichaelB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was there on a Friday night at 6:30 hosting a party of 8. It was crowded and loud, but the service was very attentive.

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DavidH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Toloache-Midtown was a very pleasant surprise. The night we went was two nights after Broadway reopened from covid, so it was very busy and the noise level was pretty high, but after the pre-theatre crowd left it was much better. The wait staff was very attentive in spite of being maxed out. The guacamole is some of the best I've had and the quesadilla de camarones is delicious. I will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went for dinner before a show. Had read reviews and ordered some recommendations and our own choices. The hamachi ceviche was tasty, but we needed to order chips because it needed some type of textural element. Had the carne asada tacos and chicken toloache. Both meats were flavored and cooked deliciously, but the accompaniments left a lot to be desired. Also, the salsa is really just spicy smooth tomato sauce - not what we expected at all. The reviews really had us expecting something we didn't receive. But the service and ambience were very good. Oh! And the mojitos will give you a good buzz with just one ;) maybe we should have tried the gaucamole, it looked delicious!

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Foodie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food never disappoints. One of my favorite restaurants.

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JamesB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience at Toloache was excellent. Gustave did a fantastic job of guiding us through the menu. He altered some of our choices so we could experience a couple of his favorite unique tasting dishes. The Black Truffle Quesadilla and the Suckling Pig Carnitas were unbelievable. We would highly recommend both Toloache and Gustave to anyone looking for a unique fine dining experience when visiting mid town!!!!!!

Jim and Brenda

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David
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Was kind of noisy when we first got there. Food was amazing. Service was good but could have been better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!!

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vipSouthloopgirl
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great! No issues with the food at all. The chicken and steak tacos were fabulous. Our only issues were: 1) small portions 2) a la cart…which is odd for a Mexican restaurant (which we didn’t know until the food came). One would expect rice/bean…. But Nada. (2) tacos and that’s it 3) VERY overpriced! I’m not a cheap person, especially when it comes to a good plate of food. I’m always not a “big” eater. I never finish ANYTHING….ever! Here, not only did I eat the (2) small tacos for $19….but everyone in our party ordered a second plate. So, we literally ordered two dinners EACH (2 tacos per “dinner”). At $40/per person for (4) tacos each….. we could have eaten elsewhere and been just as satisfied.

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vipEmilyS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents are picky and love this place so we always come when they are in town. Every single thing we ordered to eat and drink was great, with extremely friendly service on top.

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Davisfoodlover
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Server was lovely, and while it took awhile to get our food, we had plenty of time to spare so we were happy to have a very relaxed brunch.

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vipconsistent
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful
Our server was especially friendly and attentive

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Susanw
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside, therefore the noise level was high. The staff was accommodating and the food was very good.

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JaneStreet
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Looking for a quick bite before the theater? Toloache will do fine. Not for foodies, however.

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Saturday
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pricy but delicious. Get the chef's choice margarita!

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
75 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best chicken queasadilla I have ever had and the service is as good as it always has been!

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vipCarmenR
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks great
Gustavo is amazing
Can’t wait to go back

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MaryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for lunch during a quick day trip into the city. It was our 1st time here and we chose it because of the good reviews. Toloache did not disappoint. The food was wonderful, the service was great and all 6 of us enjoyed the entire experience. We will be back!!

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Grandmarge
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

everything is so fresh and delicious been there many times never had a bad meal. The FRUTAS, Avocado, pomegranate, Vidalia onion, mango, apple, habanero, Thai basil is my favorite though I ask for the mild

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Dandani
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

In general a good place to dine. Please be prepared that this is Manhattan and guacamole is a whopping $15. The server forgot about our dessert twice. The best part was their mezcal drink, a must try. Good, but not good enough to repeat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Toloache a couple times before and suggested it for dinner to my friends who were in town. We sat outside in one of their outdoor dining enclosures, and had the perfect meal. The guacamole is amazing, we got a second order for the four of us since the first was so good. My friend loved her drink, I can’t remember what it was called, maybe just the Toloache, and I loved my mango margarita. The service was great, and my friend loved the Carne Asada taco the server recommended her. All of our food was delicious and we left very full and happy. My friends were super impressed by my recommendation, so thanks Toloache!

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AlcRady
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip into the City since COVID shut downs. Wait staff and food was wonderful.

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evanb
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

there were no tableside free chips and salsa then was charged a $2 for extra salsa.
we were also charged $3 for a very small container of pico de gallo. we asked the manager to talk it out but he was unwilling to give us a refund

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vipdanl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , excellent service

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Toronto123
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Many options for small plates and appetizers.

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vipMelMike
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the Camerones Toloache, a garlic shrimp dish with many layers of flavor. Not spicy, but rather just a sparkle on the tongue (which is the level of spice I like). The coconut mojito was too delicious!

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WayneC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One shrimp dish was kind of bland tasting.
Otherwise everything was very good.
Our waiter was charming and exceptional.

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EJaneNYC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food quality. Great atmosphere. Friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service is not great. We had a table of 6 and since gratuity is already added- well, our waiters were terrible. They forgot drinks, took forever to call over and never explained the food. We paid over $290 dollars for food that came out cold. I had to call the restaurant from my phone to literally call our waiter to the table. They forgot our high chair and do not have any coloring items or anything to keep small kids busy. Tried it once, probably not again. Some of the food items were good (steaks, shrimp, guacamole)

But the service!! Ugh!

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vipTMurph
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous got last rsvp at 10:45p after jazz gig. Food spectacular service superb

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vipNessaB
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Cramped and noisy, we were given the worst table squeezed between the bathroom the bar and the server station. Food was ok, fair for midtown Mexican but nothing special. Eh?

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vipMark
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside, a bit noisy d/t construction next door. But not intolerable. A great lunch w/ spare rib tacos, jicama salad, great guac and very nice salsa that had a pleasant punch to the heat. Service was very attentive, nicely paced, and friendly. Place got great yelp reviews which led us to it. Will gladly come back for again when in the neighborhood.

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

Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.5 stars by 6469 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.