Toloache Thompson St.

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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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.
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Toronto
62 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy the dinner out. The margaritas went very quickly! Love the guacamole… I would go back but not for a full meal, just snacks and drinks

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Everyone enjoyed their food. Service was great.

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Excellent, fresh Margarita.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a dinner with friends. My friend and I chose this place for Restaurant week. The food was great. The tacos árabes made me very nostalgic since I only have been able to eat those in Puebla, Mexico. My friend ordered the milanesa de pollo for her entree and the papas with rajas on top of the Milanesa was very delicious. It also reminded me of my mom’s cooking, since she makes milanesas de pollo and rajas con crema. Big thank you to the waiter for recommending my salmon to be cooked medium well. It tasted so good! I would definitely come back. Very curious to try out their margaritas.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Affordable prices for NYC and tasty authentic Mexican food

FA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food was decent. Awesome vibe and aesthetic. Nothing to brag home about and probably won’t be back.

RB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Everything was delicious and interesting. And the service was excellent.

CC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great and very attentive. Nice varied food choices and food generally presented very well. Enjoyed and would recommend.

BT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Was dying for the Cod which is my favorite dish on the UES location but though it was on the menu online it was apparently not on the menu anymore. Went all the way to Thompson for 2 apps and 2 drinks that cost 80 bucks

OC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Toloache! Stumbled upon it a few years ago. I eat there for my birthday every year. The suadero tacos are amazing.

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch menu, the cachasa benidict and elotes are delicious. Brunch drinks are equally as good.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks, I would highly recommend it! This would not be my first choice place for tacos but their dinner plates were delicious.

CC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The guacamole, potato fritters, and carne asada meal were very tasty. The ceasar salad and enchilada were not great. The place was super loud when we arrived and we had to scream to hear each other. Our waitress was amazing and friendly, super accommodating. I don't know if I'll go back to that location but it worked well for our needs that night.

KE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our group of 5 had a most memorable night with great food and drink. The medium guacamole with fruit was a huge favorite with all of us. Love the food here.

VS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service! We had a large group for a birthday party on the second floor and it was the perfect combination of festive + intimate.

RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Drinks are phenomenal, menu is a little unique.
*it is pricey*

M
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent meal. Food was flavorful and beautifully presented. Staff was great. We hope to return.

SR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved their food!!! The menu was long and it was tough to decide on what to order. The ceviche, tacos, guacamole, and suckling pig were excellent. Can’t wait to go back again!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Owners to resolve acoustic problem. Second floor too loud for conversational dining. Food and drinks always great.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I’m a big fan of Toloache, but this location is consistently not up to standards. Upstairs is incredibly loud. The service was insanely slow. The food was good, but not nearly as good as at 50th Street or the UES.

m
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always. My wife and I always make a point to eat at Toloache at least once every time we are in NYC

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, ambiance. Always a treat.

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

What a nice surprise. Went there on Mother’s Day and as a treat my entrée was free. Very generous restaurant. Food was delicious. Some of the best salsa I ever tasted.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food = excellent
Waitress = one of the best
Brunch special = the city’s best kept secret
Will FOR SURE be back!!

GR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good brunch

MP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was Cinco de Mayo and a little crazy!

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

The steak tacos tasted sweet like they had maple syrup on them. Not good at all. Food was sub par for the prices.

PJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been coming to Toloache for years. Fun spot for bottomless brunch with friends. Service is a bit slow but would still recommend going.

MV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Why is the first margarita always better than the second? Besides that, the food is solid and it’s usually easy to get a table. A neighborhood go-to.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

They were super great about celebrating a birthday and even had the tres leches made! Thoughtful staff.

J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Overly spiced and overly salted food. Some food delivered cold. Filling the water glasses does not equal good service. Expensive for what is received.

HA
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food quantity is small but very delicious. The service is amazing

AB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Toloache in the theater district, so thought we’d try this one. Lively and energetic on a Friday night in the Village! Food was good, margaritas were ok..not as spicy as advertised and could have used a bit more tequila for the price.

Overall, would recommend as a fun Mexican spot in the Village!

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

My friend and I came to celebrate our birthday and have brunch here. This restaurant has bottomless brunch for $19 unlimited drinks certain one for 1 1/2 hr. This sounds like great deal right it is only if you could get the waiter attention. The place was empty only 3 tables occupied beside our table. My friend had to kept raising her hand to get the waiter attention like we was in school. We was only able to get 3 drinks in the 1 1/2 that we was there because even after putting in our order for 1 drink it took very long time. Maybe this is their way not to serve to many drinks to the customers but it’s called unlimited for a reason. I didn’t to ask for one last drink before my time was up. I called the waiter we’ll wave to him several times to come to our table after not sure how long he tells me my time is up for a last drink. I told him I’ve been trying to get your attention for quite some time now so it’s not my fault. I cant begin to understand why if the restaurant is empty the staff can not be more attentive. There was a point that I had to ask one of the employees that was cleaning up the other table to please tell my waiter to come to our table. The food was great but the service was very horrible. I will continue to go to your midtown location better service.

C
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good Mexican food beautiful place, but really noisy.

v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great over all restaurant for friends outing or a quick hangout !

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and margaritas. Some of the best I have had.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a neighborhood place for us. It’s always great food and friendly, efficient staff.

F
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were a group of six and everyone enjoyed the food and cocktails. We were seated upstairs, which is where they put the larger tables and the noise level was a bit extreme. The Shrimp Toloache was excellent as were the various beef dishes. Next time I will come with fewer people and sit downstairs where the ambiance seems nicer

MV
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always solid.

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