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Toloache Thompson St., New York, NY

Toloache Thompson St.

4.4
4.4
512 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 420-0600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Julian Medina

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available

  • Private party facilities

    Second floor capacity for up to 80 people for a sit down dinner or up to 120 for a cocktail reception.

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    Bleecker St

  • 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.

  • Additional

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

Menu

Featured Item

  • Guacamole$12.00

    Avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro, serrano

    Tacos

    2 per order

    • Calabazita$10.00

      Zucchini, corn, spicy kale, queso fresco

      • Pollo$12.00

        Chicken breast adobado, pico de gallo, manchego cheese

        • Pescado$13.00

          Baja-style fluke, cabbage slaw, guacamole, chipotle crema, pico de gallo

          • Suadero$13.00

            Bohemia–braised brisket, avocado, red onions, cilantro, tomatillo salsa horseradish crema

            • Carne Asada$13.00

              Carne asada, chipotle salsa, avocado, onions, cilantro

              • Con Queso$14.00
            • Carnitas$13.00

              Braised pork shoulder, salsa verde, chicharron, pickled vegetables

              • Camaron$13.00

                Shrimp, melted chihuahua, cabbage, pico, chipotle crema

                From the Brick Oven

                • Quesadilla de Pollo$15.00

                  Roasted chicken, Chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, crema, chile toreado

                  • Queso Fundido$14.00

                    Mexican cheese fondue, tomatillo salsa, rajas, flour tortillas

                    • Con Chorizo$15.00

                  Entrees

                  • Burrito Toloache

                    Rice & Beans, Mexican cheeses, guacamole, salsa verde, crema

                    • Choice of: Chicken$15.00
                    • Steak$16.00
                    • Vegetarian$13.00
                  • Torta Cubana$15.00

                    Chicken cutlet, carnitas, guacamole, black beans, pickled jalapenos, lettuce, pico

                    • Enchiladas$18.00

                      Two rolled tortillas filled with chicken, salsa borracha, Mexican cheeses, crema, radish salad

                      • Pollo Toloache$25.00

                        Chipotle-marinated chicken breast a la plancha crispy Mexican cheeses-pinto bean dumpling, sweet corn-pico de gallo

                        • Carnitas$25.00

                          Pulled Roasted pork carnitas, corn tortillas, guacamole, chile de arbol-orange salsa

                          • Carne Asada$30.00

                            Grilled skirt steak, potato gratin, guacamole, mole cheese enchilada

                            • Paella de Quinoa$22.00

                              Quinoa-pico de gallo, corn, carrots, asparagus, cauliflower, roasted hon shimeji mushrooms black truffle aioli

                              Sides

                              • Rice and Beans$7.00

                                • Brussel Sprouts$10.00

                                  • Sweet Plantains$10.00

                                    • Corn on the Cob$7.00

                                      Cerveza

                                      $5

                                      • Pacifico

                                        • Negra Modelo

                                          • Dos XX Lager

                                            • Dos XX Ambar

                                              • Bohemia

                                                • Corona Light

                                                  • Corona

                                                    • Modelo Especial

                                                      • Tecate

                                                        • IPA Lagunitas

                                                          Wines by the Bottle

                                                          $25

                                                            White

                                                            • Sauvignon Blanc

                                                              • Chardonnay

                                                                • Pinot Grigio

                                                                  Red

                                                                  • Rioja Tempranillo

                                                                    • Cabernet

                                                                      • Rioja Garnacha

                                                                        What 512 people are saying

                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                        4.4
                                                                        4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                        • 4.4Food
                                                                        • 4.2Service
                                                                        • 4Ambience
                                                                        • 3.9Value

                                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                                        1. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          vip
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on March 6, 2021

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          We arrived and it was closed

                                                                        2. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on March 6, 2021

                                                                          overall5food1service1ambience1

                                                                          NOT OPEN - RESTAURANT IS SHUT DOWN

                                                                        3. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          1.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on March 5, 2021

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          This restaurant was shuttered closed.

                                                                        4. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 12, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          The brunch experience with outdoor dining was wonderful. The food was really good snd everything was reasonably priced. We did an hour of unlimited drinks but they were really nice drinks like a mango margarita and fresh sangria. My small group had a great time. Highly recommend for excellent food, drinks snd service.

                                                                        5. SS

                                                                          StormySays

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 22, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          My partner and I enjoyed this place so much we can't stop talking about the beef short ribs tacos! I planned this dinner for my partner and I and was worried as I was running late. When I called to notify them, they were so understanding. We were seated in one of the huge doorways luckily it was still a bit warm, but I was thankful that we had access to fresh air. We had two waiters a male and female, they provided us with exceptional service. They weren't too overbearing but accommodated us in just the right way. The food was mouthwatering and from our seat, we could see the chef preparing it. We first started with the Queso Fundido and were very pleased with the warmth of the dish and the chorizo's pops of spice. I have had this dish in several places and they tend to be oily and cold-- NOT here. The manchego was nutty and melted just right, the flour tortillas were fresh and soft. We shared two orders of the beef short ribs and carne asada. Honestly, they were to die for! Succulent to the point of the meat falling off the bone. The spices were deeply embedded in the beef and sauce, which created a delicious array of flavors. I had never had beef short rib tacos that were that appetizing. The bone marrow must off added an extra layer of richness, I can't even describe it, you just have to try it! The carne asada tacos were just as mouthwatering and layered in flavor. My sopa de tortilla was so warm and comforting. It had the right balance between the tomato & guajillo and the crema, cheese, and avocado was a nice finish. Please support this business as they take pride in their food!

                                                                        6. SJ

                                                                          SabrinaJ

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 14, 2020

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          I got there and it was closed.

                                                                        7. O

                                                                          Oysters

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          42 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          42 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 29, 2020

                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                          I always like this place. The food is always good and the service was particularly warm and attentive on the night we were there. We were sitting outside because of Covid and it was pouring rain but the umbrellas kept us mostly dry.

                                                                        8. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 3, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Best service, super cute outdoor setting. Best drinks and tacos!! Our favorite place in SoHo!

                                                                        9. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on August 30, 2020

                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                          Fresh ingredients, attentive service

                                                                        10. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on August 8, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great outdoor dining during Covid!

                                                                        11. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          vip
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on August 3, 2020

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          We made a reservation and the restaurant was closed when we arrived

                                                                        12. CG

                                                                          CartoonGuy

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          54 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          54 reviews

                                                                          Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great place to celebrate a special occasion with friends. The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly. FYI - the Thompson St. location is super cute but it's a little small so be mindful planning meals for large groups. We were a party of 9 and it was a little snug sitting around the table but the wait staff was super fast with our drink orders and kept the chips and salsa coming while we waited for other appetizers and entrees. We had a great time.

                                                                        13. JH

                                                                          JennyH

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                          This is a very good Mexican restaurant --part of a chain that is reliable for delicious food. We would rate it higher, but in this market, others are more inventive or have bolder flavors truer to Mexico. But it is not Tex Mex--it is really Mexican food and delicious.

                                                                        14. MK

                                                                          MahathiK

                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                          Nice ambience. Attentive service. Sub par food particularly for vegetarians.

                                                                        15. AD

                                                                          AnneD

                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 27, 2020

                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                          The service was fantastic, and much of the food was creative and well-executed. The fish tacos were a bit light on fish and heavy on creamy topping. But everything else was excellent.

                                                                        16. GE

                                                                          GabeE

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          36 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          36 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                          I took my parents there for a Friday night dinner. It was very nice! Food was tasty and drinks were good. The dessert wasn’t too special and food was good but nothing out-of-this-world kinda thing. Overall good, not amazing!

                                                                        17. K

                                                                          Kirby

                                                                          Edmonton

                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          The service was amazing, best I’ve seen in the 7 years I’ve lived in NYC.

                                                                        18. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on February 20, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          The food was delicious. For appetizers we got the tip guacamole which was perfect to share between the four of us! For dinner I got the enchiladas which were amazing. For a drink I got the cucumber jalapeño margarita, I loved it! It was just the spicyness I needed for the meal! All the staff were polite and friendly!

                                                                        19. n

                                                                          natsfanz

                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          When we visit the city we always have a dinner at Toloache, this time the one on Thompson Street. As always, the food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. (Also great options for celiacs, with excellent knowledge and care for allergies). Our server had high energy, knowledge of the menu, care around allergies and the kitchen was great, as always.

                                                                        20. LG

                                                                          LuisG

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          2.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                          overall2food4service1ambience4

                                                                          Food, ambiance and drinks are solid; nonetheless the server service sucks. I came with my girlfriend for valentines to this place and server never asked if drinks were good or not, same thing with the food. After we finished the appetisers, we waited for him to come back to take our order and finally when he came; he was not even polite. Dessert and one more round of drinks, was never offered to us; reason why we asked for the check. That one came fast, but again we had to hand the check to the server because he never came back. I tipped well just because I love the food and Bussers service. I recommend to improve the service.

                                                                        21. CR

                                                                          CharlesR

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          59 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          59 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                          So glad to know about this version of Toloache (have been to the midtown restaurant several times, and to other of Medina's restaurants – all consistently good!). Lovely spot – this building, nicely renovated, brick walls, etc. – in a part of the city where one always hopes to find a good meal (but is often disappointed). Loved the food – ample portions and quite delicious. Waitstaff was friendly and efficient. Got in and out for a show with plenty of time to spare. Will definitely come back here.

                                                                        22. d

                                                                          digitaldave

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          2.0

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                          Quality seems to have declined significantly.

                                                                        23. DM

                                                                          DavidM

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                          Great food & good drinks. Fresh guacamole.

                                                                        24. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Orlando

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                          Good drinks! Food is what you’d expect

                                                                        25. NN

                                                                          NativeNYer

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 24, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                          Delicious and fun. It was kinda cold in the space, though...

                                                                        26. JL

                                                                          JosephL

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 18, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                          A great non-traditional approach to Mexican cuisine. Highly recommended.

                                                                        27. LL

                                                                          LoriL

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 5, 2020

                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                          The food is always delicious here - we especially love the guacamole, which is consistently good no matter the location. We were a group of 7, but the service was attentive and the food came out quick and hot. This location is definitely quieter than the one on 50th Street - very different vibe downtown. But that made this all the better for our group, so we could hear ourselves talk! Also, they have many more gluten free options than their menu gives them credit for - so definitely ask! And there is a separate vegetarian menu so ask for that as well if needed.

                                                                        28. E

                                                                          Effie

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          45 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          45 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Good service, food and drinks. A good time all around!

                                                                        29. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                          It was good. Good food picks by the chef and the drinks.

                                                                        30. m

                                                                          mikedmd

                                                                          Charleston

                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 15, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great food and ambiance

                                                                        31. j

                                                                          johnson

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                          This is by far the best Mexican food that I have found in New York and I have been searching for 2 years. The margaritas were perfect. The rojo guacamole was incredibly delicious. The suckling pig carnitas tacos, the brisket tacos, and the chicken enchiladas were all flavor-filled and yummy. The ambience is not fancy but also not too casual – it was a nice balance.

                                                                        32. S

                                                                          Sarah

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 2, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Toloache is the best authentic haute cuisine Mexican food in NYC

                                                                        33. L

                                                                          Lofty

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          67 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          2.0

                                                                          67 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 20, 2019

                                                                          overall2food4service3ambience2

                                                                          Expensive. Suckling pig carnitas, and the enchiladas, were delicious. The vegetarian quinoa platter, one of the entrees, would have been at most an appetizer course. The waitress should have warned us of that. Chips and dip are an extra $4. They really push the guacamole, which is decent but nothing to write home about.

                                                                        34. G

                                                                          Gloriousfoodie

                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                          25 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          25 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great food service and ambience!

                                                                        35. M

                                                                          Macpy

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 10, 2019

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          A major disappointment!

                                                                        36. e

                                                                          efranz

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 6, 2019

                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                          I visited Toloache on Thompson Street for a leisurely brunch with a friend and was pleased by the entire experience. The service was superb; knowledgeable, friendly, attentive without hovering or rushing. The food was delicious. We didn't have drinks or appetizers, but the selection was terrific. I would happily come back.

                                                                        37. p

                                                                          pbgick

                                                                          Toronto

                                                                          70 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          70 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 4, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          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

                                                                        38. M

                                                                          Medardo

                                                                          Miami

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on August 27, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great. Everyone enjoyed their food. Service was great.

                                                                        39. JC

                                                                          JeanneC

                                                                          New England

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on August 25, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great food and service. Excellent, fresh Margarita.

                                                                        40. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          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.

                                                                        FAQs

                                                                        Toloache Thompson St. does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Toloache Thompson St. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 420-0600.

                                                                        Toloache Thompson St. is rated 4.4 stars by 512 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                        Additional information

                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                          Bleecker St

                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                          Greenwich Village

                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                          Dinner
                                                                          Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                          Mexican

                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                        • 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.

                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                        • 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

                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                          (212) 420-0600

                                                                        • Catering

                                                                          Off-site catering is available

                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                          Second floor capacity for up to 80 people for a sit down dinner or up to 120 for a cocktail reception.

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