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About Toloache Thompson St.

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.

205 Thompson St.
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Bottomless Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
Bleecker St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 420-0600

Website:
http://www.toloachenyc.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available

Parking Details:
Parking garage located on Thompson Street between Bleecker and West 3rd.

Public Transit:
A,B,C, D, E, F trains to West 4th stop, 6 train to Bleecker Street stop.

Executive Chef:
Chef Julian Medina

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
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Toloache Thompson St. Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (7)
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Casual (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
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Fun (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
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Tapas (3)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
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Great for Lunch (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
People Watching (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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·Dined on October 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I'm from Los Angeles, I celebrated my birthday here and you guys did not disappoint. The food was great and the margarita that had habiscus and blueberries was fantastic!
I highly recommend this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Toloache is a charming restaurant with delicious cuisine. I'm always happy to eat there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This place is always a great spot. Perfect for any night of the week to enjoy a delicious meal. Nothing overly fancy so it is very comfortable.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good mexican food (for New York) in the heart of Greenwich Village on Thompson Street. They have some unusual items, like grasshopper (as in the insect) tacos. The style is Veracruz - a little more tomato saucy than northern Mexico. They also have a good selection of seafood and vegetarian dishes. I'd go again.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Loved this spot!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Best Mexican food ever. Each dish was a wonderful new taste.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and cocktails- best Queso ever!
Highly recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Toloache is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The staff is always very friendly, always have an amazing service and the food is excellent!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

There is a lot of up selling going on here. It's my belief that the food should speak for itself and not require the wait staff to continually try to get you buy more ora more expensive version of what you ordered. I had their 'special' Blanco Oro margarita ($15), tasted like any other margarita, nothing special but the price.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Really good dining experience. Food was good, staff were excellent, all in all would recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Late-night Find, Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My wife and I have been to this restaurant four times in the last twelve months... we basically visit the restaurant every time we are in New York City. We truly enjoyed our first visit back in 2016, but since then both the service and the food have disappointed us. Our last visit was a poor experience. The waitress basically had no listening ability and the food was the worst of our four visits. Don't get me wrong... the food is fine, simply nowhere near the level it once used to be. Message to the owners: let this be a warning that proper attention is required at your Thompson St restaurant.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was out of this world delicious. The ambiance was perfect. Would go back again and again....a definite!!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Healthy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My wife and I were very unimpressed with the restaurant. The restaurant offers a vegetarian menu which we liked but there is no distinction made between appetizers and entree items. Our waitress made no effort to tell us the quesadilla and tacos we ordered were appetizers portions. Based on the prices, we assumed they were entrees, but we were sorely disappointed. Also, what Mexican restaurant does not provide complimentary chips and salsa?


We likely won't be going back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

While the food does not live up to the reviews, the service was good and the food good. You could do a lot worse in NoHo.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

It was not a good experience. Staff was distracted by each other. Waiter had very poor communication skills.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

My companion complained bitterly that the meat in her steak tartare wasn't good.
She also asked to be told if the food was going to be spicy since she doesn't like
spicy food. She was told it was not. She thought the mix for the steak tartare was spicy and the accompaniment to the salmon was too. My feeling is if you don't like a little spicy don't go to a Mexican restaurant! I had the salmon which was perfect, did not find accompanying veg spicy, but could not quite understand why the salmon was on a tortilla. The "flan" was excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Was pretty good overall. Great margaritas and the food was scrumptious, just service was a hair on the slow side.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I went because I heard that their tacos of chapulines were really good
Definitely wanted to try them since I never had tried grasshoppers
The experience was pretty good overall
The chapulines were quite tasty
Definitely an adventure

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I've been to this location twice and both times I had the same great quality of service. The server was very pleasant and made sure to attend to the needs of the group. I took advantage of the Sunday brunch drink special (amazing value!) and the server was mindful of the time and tried to give us a heads up when the time was nearly up. The food is always tasty and the ambience is also a positive. I will definitely be going back soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

This place was awesome! The food was very authentic, the service was amazing, and the margaritas were so good!!!! I would definitely recommend if you're looking for a good Mexican place.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Not good food. Certainly not worth the money. Don't waste your time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Gr eat all you can drink brunch special. Nice number of drink choices and the food is excellent as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Top rate food and service, but as the place has become more popular, the room noise has increased as well. I wouldn't recommend this place for a romantic, intimate dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Such a nice experience! I liked the vibe of this location. Been to one in Midtown and enjoyed it there but this one had a more relaxed tone. Delicious margaritas, and delicious guacamole.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Amazing food and drinks. Great service. Superb place in general.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Spicy, Cozy, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I wish the staff was not so aggressive right away and throughout about whether we wanted guacamole.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Always delicious! It's our favorite restaurant! Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Never disappointed when I eat here. The food is excellent and the cocktail menu compliments the food very well.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Place was super loud and food was mediocre with a high price. I've had way better quesadillas at other restaurants. The taco are pathetically small also.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Close seating with tables

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Brunch was incredible! The bottomless deal is so worth it and the food was amazing! loved it. would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

I was quite disappointed with this place as it was over priced for what you got. The food was fine but didn't blow me away and the cost didn't match the price. Overall it was meh wouldn't recommend it as I have had much better Mexican food for much better value

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