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Toloache Thompson St.

4.4
363 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 Greenwich Village. 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 and an exceptional tequila list, along with elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We're looking forward to seeing you soon.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Bottomless Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 420-0600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Julian Medina
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Catering
Off-site catering is available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bleecker St
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Parking details
Parking garage located on Thompson Street between Bleecker and West 3rd.
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Public transit
A,B,C, D, E, F trains to West 4th stop, 6 train to Bleecker Street stop.
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Special events & promotions
JOIN US EVERY WEEKEND FOR OUR BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH!!!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 363 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were great. Prices a bit high for the portions. Will return for sure.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Amazingly inventive and delicious Mexican food! You can get your classics (quesadillas, chips and guac) or branch out with the amazing chef’s recommended dishes. Also great cocktails!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love the Toloache on W 50th, and especially loved and really miss Yerba Buena Perry (now closed) in our neighborhood. Toloache on Thompson St was disappointing. We were seated downstairs for dinner, and froze with the street doors wide open on a windy evening. Our waiter got my drink order wrong, and then disappeared before we could order the rest of our meal. The food was up to the usual high standard when it finally arrived, but the service and ambiance was a real turn off...

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Unfortunately they was understaffed the service was really slow they need more help especially during brunch. After we called the manager to complain then things became a little better. Food was great

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great fun and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fantastic food

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

First Denied I had a reservation, then when I showed them my Open Table confirmation, they suddenly found a table. The restaurant was incredibly noisy so you could not hear what the person sitting next to you said. The service was very spotty with dishes arriving at the wrong time, or not at all.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The hosts and servers were so nice and attentive. Food and drinks were great.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Nice meal marred by unprofessional service.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Among the best guacomole I've had. And the fish tacos were outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Birthday - lots of fun!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I ate at Toloache with some friends to celebrate my 40th birthday and had a fantastic time. The food was outstanding - try the tuna belly taquito ceviche, the huitlacoche and nopalitos tacos, and the guacamole frutas. The service was excellent as well.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The waitress was really good and so were the foods and drinks. However, the hostess was not very friendly. I arrived on time and took my seat. My friend was 10 minutes behind and the hostess came up to me asking how long my friend would be because they had another reservation in an hour. I don't understand why would only allot an hour for dinner. I should be able to enjoy my dinner for as long as I would like. That aside, everything else was good.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Nice atmosphere and good food! Service was very good too!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food at Tolache is always very, very good. The service was slow and not very attentive. The Soho location doesn't have the best ambience but its fine for a casual get together.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

All good...execpt tip included for 2 people.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Overall, a generally disappointing evening . We were starting to see the signs of the same thing, i.e. trouble, at the 50th Street Toloache before deciding to try the sister establishment in the West Village. When the drinks and the appetizers are the best part of the meal, you know that spells trouble. And the cost? Through the roof.....and if only it were worth half of what we paid. 4 people, one round of drinks, one appetizer, and four entrees (no salads, no desserts) should not come to $55 per person. That borders on the ridiculous. The main courses were pedestrian: meat was tough and chewy for a top-of-the-line steak, quesadilla and taco portions were small. And diner beware: If you make the mistake of saying "Yes, please" to the waiter's invitation ,"Want more chips or tortillas?", so you have something to put the fundido or guacamole on, count on an extra unannounced charge appearing on your bill .....because that's just the kind of place, Toloache is: penny wise, pound foolish. Treat people right, give them great food and they come back. Treat them like this and they never will.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My wife and I had dinner before a comedy show and the it was terrific! We had been on e before. The food was fabulous, the service was very friendly and attentive, it’s a bit pricey but you get what you pay for it and everything was great!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great date night place. The food was amazing, as were the margaritas. It's a bit pricey, but the flavors deliver.

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1.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The worst service of any restaurant I have experienced anywhere in 10 years!!!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This was my first time at this location and the food was really excellent. I have been to another location before that is also quite good but for some reason it was particularly good this night. I had the pork carnitas which were amazing. Guac was excellent. The queso with chorizo was also very tasty with just the right amount of heat. Our waitress was very good. I did send back my cocktail as it was not to my liking and she was gracious and did not make me feel bad. My husband had the shrimp tacos which he devoured. We will definitely come back.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall it was a pleasant dining experience. The cocktails were very good. Nice to have a vegetarian menu. A bit pricey but nice portions and well made food. I would return.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

A very good choice - better than many of mid priced Mexican restaurants in Manhattan.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

We enjoyed every course.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Had dinner with a friend, all the food and drinks were great. We saw at least 3 birthday parties during our meal, so this place seems like a good spot for larger gatherings. The tables are sort of crammed together upstairs and I was bumped by wait staff at least 5 times (on each side of my chair) so don't go here if you can't handle being close to everyone! They were very busy on a Saturday night and the service was a little spotty (we had our guacamole to eat for awhile before anyone took our meal order, had to ask for our check a few times, etc.). Overall I'd go back, good location and great meal.

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The service was good, the wine was good and the food was good. I liked the one in the theater district better for whatever reason. I also like Tacuba (by the same chef) better.

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2.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Won’t be coming back here. After we paid, our waitress came to our table asking if everything was ok. We said yes. She said “well you’re supposed to tip 18-20%, and since I was given such a horrible tip I want to know if I did something wrong.” That takes some nerve, especially when the tip was 15%. Service wasn’t outstanding, so I found nothing wrong with this. Either way, waitress was extremely rude and I will not be coming back.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

We had our firm’s holiday dinner at Toloache Thompson and it was unbelievable! Great drinks and fresh, awesome dinner options. Definitely recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The food is fun and innovative - not to mention delicious.

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Small and not inviting. The service was fair and the hostess was rude. Too bad. I love the midtown location.

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Food and service were excellent. My only quibble - the cold wind slips into the restaurant and makes dining in winter a chilly experience.

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2.0Dined on December 8, 2017

We decided to go to Toloache Thompson St after the 82nd street location was booked. I am 8 1/2 months pregnant, and they insisted on seating us upstairs. After trekking up the steep staircase, they wanted to seat us at a table at the very top of the stairs, in the way of the waiters and patrons coming up and down. We refused the table, so they sat us at another table. About 5 minutes after we started eating our appetizers, a manager/host came over and said he needed the table for a large party and we had to move to a different table in the back of the restaurant. We were not given an option about moving, nor were we compensated in any way for the inconvenience. The manager/host did not even say thank you, despite me having to push through a rowdy crowd of people to get to the table. It was so loud my husband and I could not even have a conversation. We will not be visiting this location again -- horrible experience.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

This is a super noisy party spot

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a great time and enjoyed both dinner and the service. Will definitely be back soon!

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2017

The black cod was amazing melt in your mouth. The portions could have been bigger though and I was surprised the tip had been added to the bill and we were only a party of 3. This is a real turnoff for me. I don't remember seeing anything indicating tips being added automatically. Not sure if I'd be back.

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Went before show at the Skirball Center. My friend and I each had one order of tacos and then another order of tacos and a quesadilla. Great flavors and a lot of food. Service couldn't have been better. We were there at 5 pm so not noisy. I've been to the Toloache in the theatre district and will definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We love the food and always have a great dining experience.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Easy bottomless brunch spot. Our waiter was very kind and the service was good. However, the ambience and quality of menu choices and the food itself was lacking.

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was perfect until the lead host or manager, whoever she was, asked us to leave or go to the bar so that they could turn the table for another reservation. This is terribly tacky and not a way to treat your paying customers. We had a reservation, had drinks, etc., so they definitely got their money’s worth. From the time we sat and left, was under or at 90 minutes. Would never go back to this location.

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

It was great! Good food and cosy! Perfect Halloweenplace!

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