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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Very noisy and crowded.

AR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a patron of Tolache for many years and it never disappoints. Food is fantastic, service is always great. My go to restaurant to take first time meetings as it is always a memorable experience.

DT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service in a noisy cramped atmosphere. Love this place!

SO
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. Food was excellent. Guacamole was great. Had a mango mojito, which was wonderful.Service was good, they were able to easily get us out for our Broadway show. Will return!

OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food relatively close to theater district.

N
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always... delicious! Had fruit/guacamole ...
Mango, pineapple and pomegranate add ins.
Tortilla soup, and steak and egg burrito.
For dessert the camels and cappuccino.
Not one thing was anything but perfect.
Hope to be back again soon.

LH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just nothing special. Service for follow up and refills slow.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Armando, our server, was top notch and the food was amazing. Would highly recommend before a show or just for a great meal that doesn’t break the bank but tastes like it could.

MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fine option before a show or for a quick bite to eat. Liked the ambiance, food was decent, little loud and crowded, but still a decent option.

FL
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience....higher recommended...!!!

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came back quickly, once again awesome everything! Thanks!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Not sure why this place has so many stars. Food was flavor less and service even worse

LP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, drinks and service, including organising a perfect table for our anniversary and allowing us to share dishes!

DL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant before an evening on Broadway. The menu is imaginative, the food always excellently prepared and the service prompt, warm and friendly. Never had a bad experience in this place but be sure to make reservations a few days in advance -- it does get crowded.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Guacomole was great, but brunch entrees were very bland (chilaquiles in particular). There are much better Mexican brunch options in Hell's Kitchen

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Very attentive! Thanks

PD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Most of the food was very good, the pork carnitas were dry. Otherwise it was very nice.

DI
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was okay. Everything is a la carte including the chips which makes it expensive. I had the quesadillas and was very disappointed. They were strange. It was like a dry pizza with some meat on top. Ugh 😑

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food drinks staff fantastic

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just ok! Not terrible not great. Food is average and so is service

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Came out quick too. Not to salty. Highly recommended.

JA
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Flavors/things we’ve never had before. Excellent friendly service.

O
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I visited Toloache-Midtown before seeing a Broadway show. There aren't many restaurants in the area that I haven't tried, so I decided to give this a shot. I was extremely satisfied with my dining experience. The ambiance is simple, but classy - I love the hanging lanterns and the lighting. The cuisine was authentic Mexican and each dish we had was amazing. The portions were perfect and allowed you to really enjoy your meal without feeling full. Service was friendly, a bit slow, but made us feel at home. I would definitely go back and even try their other locations.

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Each dish was great. Mojito was so-so. Good for a gluten sensitive eater. Great wait staff.

p
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a pre-concert Sunday evening dinner and it was super busy, but luckily we had reservations. I started with a spicy margarita, which was excellent. My husband and I shared appetizer sized garlic-chipotle shrimp tacos that were delicious. I had the very tasty lobster salad for dinner, while my husband enjoyed the pulled chicken enchiladas. Service was top notch. We visit NYC a couple of times a year, and will likely include Toloache in a future visit. It was that good in a city filled with many great options.

DG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not my first visit to Toloache-Midtown and again I wasn't disappointed. The food was served hot and fresh. The chicken was tasty and tender. The drinks were delicious. Of course the churros were the best. This is a great pre show dinner restaurant. I am sure I will be back again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner for moms 60th, food was fantastic

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our experience at Toloache. The food was excellent and the service was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. I’ve eaten here many times it never disappoints. This time we frequented the restaurant In between shows of Harry Potter and the cursed Child made a 515 reservation and was out in plenty of time for the second show

K
Miami
93 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We are regulars for a reason. Good tacos, margys, guac and service. Always sit at bar. Many great tequilas. Great spot for pretheater meal.

S
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 2nd visit and it was another great experience, from the cocktails right thru to dessert!!
Service was also great...

JI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from the entire TEAM

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good place. We came early before it really heated up.
Service was great. Everyone friendly. Place gets really loud when it fills up. Food was very good.

MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible service and really bad food - pair that with noise so loud that you can hear the person next to you and you have a place you are sorry you went to and a place you know you will never go back to! Just awful!!!!

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had lunch before a Broadway Matinee.
I ordered from the prix fix menu.
Food was delicious.
Service was very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The guacamole took is delicious and make sure to try a margarita or two (prickly pear margarita is great). Beware the food portions are fairly small for the price so make sure to order appropriately. Service not stellar likely because they are very busy typically and short staffed. Overall good Mexican food in the city and close to theatre district.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was alright - thought the enchiladas would be better based on reviews but they were decent. -the spicy guacamole was not very spicy.

m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite restaurant in Times Square area. Awesome food and drinks, with great service.

MG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere were perfect. This is why we love this restaurant and always bring new folks there.

M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A great place, with great food and atmosphere.
We were a bit unlucky that there was hair in one of our dishes. The noice was Extreme When we Got there, but it Got better after 30 minutes time.

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