Toloache-Midtown

4.5
6594 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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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sarah
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overpriced, tiny portions with slow service. Overall, good quality is good, but don’t plan on a filling meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were terrific

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and easy to find a last minute res

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food! Guac, ceviche, and churros before a show. Got there late because of a train delay and they had no issue accommodating us and getting us in and out quickly to make our show. One of favorite nyc restaurants!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is very cool. The food was delicious and the waitstaff was wonderful. Everyone around us was having a great time. In this difficult period of uneasiness, they asked for vaccination status in a kind manner, they gave options for outside, downstairs or upstairs dining. The tables were washed down between guests. My husband has been here many times and I now I know why. We will be back and we will send others. Thank your for staying open, hiring such capable employees and for giving people another reason to LOVE the resiliency of NYC. Best to all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were heading to see MJ the musical! The food and service was fabulous! Amazing fruit Guacamole with pomegranate seeds, fantastic shrimp entrées and plantains and of course Mexican corn. I have never had a bad meal here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and margaritas! Went before a broadway show, service was great.

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
107 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite when we visit NYC. The best chicken quesadilla I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Generally mediocre. We will not be returning. The Palm across the street is a much better choice for the cost.

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vipJP12
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and terrific food.. Loved the fresh guacamole!

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CharlieM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Destroyed the pollo and carne asada tacos. 10/10 would recommend!

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vipLSCNP
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting NYC ANNIVERSARY
MICHAEL was our server. Excellent in all ways. Food delicious. Sat on rail upper level (away from people). Perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst experience in New York

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We got there late after a musical. The food was good. Though it was busy and noisy and not a very cosy place. The waitress remembered that I booked the place for a birthday and wished us a happy birthday. Overall ok though nothing really special. The mojito was average

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vipupsetcustomer
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We were really excited to try this place out, but left extremely disappointed. All of our seafood dishes did not seem fresh. The hamachi appetizer had a terrible, pungent aftertaste. We love hamachi, and have never experienced this before. My sister's cod entree had not only a bad taste, but very fishy odor. My father's order was taken wrong and he was given chicken instead of the shrimp. While the dish was replaced with the correct order, the shrimp meal ended up being terrible too. Even the beans and rice tasted stale.

Don't have the seafood here. It is most definitely not fresh or perhaps they are having an issue with their source. My carne asada was good at least, and the guacamole options were tasty. Drinks were ok.

Very disappointing experience for spending over $300 - you did not feel you got your money's worth.

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JimM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

food was great but restaurant was crowded and it can be cramped

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vipKeriC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this place!!! One of our favorite spots in the city

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Guac was phenomenal. Lobster tacos too. Enjoyed the ambience. Crazy crowded for covid times.

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vipPickydixie
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

This was the first bad experience I’ve had at Toloache. Seated at bar. Bartender was very inattentive. I ordered an appetizer and a main. Other patrons who were seated after me were served and finished while I awaited my appetizer. The restaurant was only somewhat busy. I told the bartender that I had to either get my food or I would have to leave for a play.He just looked at me and did nothing. After 50 minutes I had been served only the sushi appetizer and had to depart without dinner. I’ve dined here numerous times but never had poor service and the lack of concern like this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, authentic Mexican food, inventive menu, very friendly staff, nice atmosphere, good value. A rare theater district find. Can’t wait to go back.

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PatH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We were fortunate to get a table in a “little house” outside which was perfect for the Covid era. Service outstanding and food excellent!

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super cool ambiance. My lobster tacos were delicious, but if you want spice, be sure to ask your server for the most flavorful dishes.

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PCM1
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service outstanding. Highly recommend.

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ClaireM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & drinks. Highly recommend!

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WilliamR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was friendly but a little slow and they were not particularly apologetic about getting one of the orders wrong, but the food was terrific.

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vipTraveller70121
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were seated promptly and our drink and appetizer order was taken after a few minutes. Drinks and apps arrived but then we didn’t see our waiter for at least 20 minutes. Another waiter finally took our order. The guacamole was bland, the tacos were overpriced for what they were but the enchiladas were delicious.

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vipTerryS
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, gourmet Mexican. Everything was absolutely delicious.

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VTCyn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our party of two just needed a quick bite, not a large meal. We each ordered a taco plate- one pork and one beef; the plates come with 2 small tacos. They were good, but not memorable. The restaurant was noisy and crowded. The staff were very efficient and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Overbooked. Service took 2 hrs. Forgot to put in order. 45 min before drinks areived.

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vipNCAMP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot. Great Mex food and killer Margaritas. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Deliciosa la sopa de tortilla.
El servicio excelente y muy amables.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the most amazing Mexican food I have ever had

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vipTimetoEatinNYC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Margaritas are tasty and generous pours. We had the quest fundido, octopus tostadas and carne asada tacos. All very good. Service was quick especially for a pre-theater meal. Restaurant is crowded inside but there is an outdoor option for those who want a Covid safe option.

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CoffeeSnob2
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a "can't miss" for my family of 4. We had a great server (12/22/21), and the Manager paid a nice visit to our table. We only get to NYC a few times a year, but always make it a point to eat @this location.
The quality of the food, consistency, and the ingredients are wonderful for an upscale mexican bistro!

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TXAMC3
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positively delicious. I would love to know how they tenderize octopus, it was outstanding. Excellent service, lively interior. Keeping this on my must return to list.

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SofC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and environment. The drinks were excellent. It's reasonably priced and the staff is very friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Broadway Play dinner for 8. Delicious!!

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vipNinaG
Key West
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Amazing food and strong bloody marys.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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edchair
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I visit NYC at least once a year and we enjoy eating at Toloache. My wife loves the spicy guacamole and the soup always is very good. This in not your typical Mexican restaurant and the dishes are unique and tasty. It is noisy and cramped, but it is New York and you expect that. I recommend Toloache.

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

Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.5 stars by 6594 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.