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Toloache - Upper East Side

4.7
4.7
1306 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Welcome to Toloache (pronounced toh-lo-AH-tchay), chef-owner Julian Medina's contemporary Mexican bistro located in the Upper East Side. 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. Along with the authentic Mexican menu and an exceptional tequila list, we offer elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 861-4505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Julian Medina

  • Catering

    Please contact events manager at events@ybandco.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact events manager at events@ybandco.com

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Lexington and 3rd Ave

  • Parking details

    4 5 6 subway, 86th street stop

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,306 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Mexican

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  1. H

    Happy2eatout

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yummy guacamole! Best salsa ever! Delicious hamachi ceviche! Brisket taco amazing!! Great tequila selection! 🥰
  2. g

    globk

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food elegantly served. Great Margaritas
  3. I

    Isadora

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food ever. My friend and I went and LOVED it. Well priced and tasty. We recommend the guacamole, fish and beef tacos.
  4. MW

    MartyW

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best Mexican food we have had in NYC.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always a good meal here. Went with out of town relatives whose comments were “best Mexican food I’ve ever had”and one guest is a graduate of the Culinary Institute!
  6. LS

    LewisS

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food good prices
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I usually don’t write reviews for restaurants, but this place is worth noting!! Atmosphere?? Loved it. Staff?? SO friendly and fun. Food?? AMAZING. Mexican isn’t my favorite cuisine, but this is now one of my favorite places in the entire city. The drinks were just as great as the food on their menu. Their salsa is the BEST I’ve ever had, the truffled quesadilla is to die for, and their shrimp tacos *chefs kiss*.
  8. HB

    HBNYC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Every bite is delicious!
  9. N

    Nati

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food is awful, literally couldn’t even finish the ceviche, they placed it with cocktails sauce, who does that? The drinks had little to no alcohol. And the prices are stupid expensive for what you receive. Worst Mexican I’ve had. Management was highly unprofessional and basically told us that we were wrong and no one ever complains. I find this very hard to believe. I have no problem spending good money on good food and drinks, AVOID THIS PLACE and save your money, your time and your palate!

    Toloache - Upper East SideResponded on August 2, 2022We as a restaurant have a 4.7 rating in food and cocktails.... as well as a 4.6 in service which we are very proud of after being open more than 10 years. We wish you would have given us this feedback during the 2:45 minutes you dined with us before we dropped the bill. We could of rectified any of your concerns. Agreed, we are a little expensive because we use all fresh ingredients. We pride ourselves on service and friendliness and incredible food and drinks. Thank you, Toloache UES Team

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space & food.
  11. D

    Deana

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Excellent, as always. Terrific food. Yummy drinks.
  12. B

    Bronwen

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food, nice atmosphere, friendly and professional staff. (I was there for brunch on a Sunday.)
  13. n

    nlbnyc

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    This was my first time back since 2019. I was craving the guacamole with fruit… Remembering how addictive it was the first time I tried it at the theater district location. This rendition was completely bland. It’s supposed to be medium spiced and there was not one hint of spice to it. The margaritas were lacking in tartness and for the second round we asked for more lime juice- didn’t happen. The crispy brussels sprouts and brisket taco were nice. But the clientele is loud and obnoxious. And this was on the sidewalk. Overserved, rude- making inappropriate comments. Oddly enough, the rudest were a couple in their 60s Who has it turns out are regular customers. We will not be back
  14. l

    lornie

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and margaritas!!!
  15. r

    ramskin

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure dining at Toloache 82 location. Food and drinks delicious and excellent service. Thank you guys
  16. MS

    MichaelS

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and wonderful food. Try the fish tacos and queso fundido - you’ll be happy you did!
  17. G

    Gail

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate a delicious Mexican brunch. Will definitely go back for more.
  18. DE

    DoubleE

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy Friday night. Had dinner at the bar for 3 instead of waiting for outside. Great time, food, beverages and service excellent. Staff wants to make it work. Thank you,
  19. AK

    AdamK

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Overpriced and extremely small portions outside the tacos
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Fathers Day dinner and everyone loved it. The BlackBerry Margarita special was delicious, and the guacamole is easily the best in the city.
  21. KB

    KitB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re in NYC for a holiday, sampling all the best restaurants, this was easily the best meal. Get the truffled manchego quesadilla. Perfection meal.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toloache is always delicious. First time going for brunch and it was fantastic. Amazing guacamole!
  23. JR

    JacquelineR

    New York Area

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service and food was very good. Friendly and attentive staff.
  24. JR

    JaneR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always delicious and extremely creative and fresh and seasonal. It is a wonderful restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at toloache is consistently great. The staff are friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. I always have a wonderful time
  26. e

    erica

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Noisy and crowded inside. There is outdoor seating which is reasonable. The food was tasty, drinks were strong, nothing over-priced.
  27. J

    Jupe

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had dinner in the outdoors back yard. Great food and service terrific.
  28. J

    Jennifer

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every thing about it! Food delicious, service excellent and ambiance wonderful! We will be back!
  29. d

    deaglo

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The guacamole and salsa dip with chips was so incredible I bought more to bring home. Fish tacos were incredible as well and a spicy margarita was the perfect addition. All delicious and served perfectly! Thank you, we’ll be back!
  30. n

    nydia

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried almost all of their tacos and they were really good! Our favorites were suadero and pastor. Their traditional guac
  31. c

    christocino

    Houston

    250 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    250 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good
  32. v

    vanessanyc

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and the servers & staff were all lovely...if a bit slow.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. The food is outstanding!! Everything we ate was delicious!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Quality has gone down and so has the service Horrible experience
  35. MG

    MarleneG

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toloache never disappoints. The food was delicious. There were four of us and we all loved our meals and cocktails. The service was great as well. Can’t wait to return. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  36. LB

    LockhartB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always like no other
  37. J

    Jenna

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was yummy but overall a bit over priced - but what can you expect in this neighborhood? Margaritas are fresh and strong.
  38. b

    bakedbeans212

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Short rib tacos were delish as was the Octopus ceviche.
  39. SC

    SarahC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real find. Laid back and excellent nosh Delicate flavours and presentation. Great for Coeliacs too. Heartily recommend
  40. w

    westchesterfoods

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Toloache - Upper East Side does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Toloache - Upper East Side also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 861-4505.

Toloache - Upper East Side is rated 4.7 stars by 1306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Toloache - Upper East Side

166 East 82nd St.,, New York, NY 10028

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lexington and 3rd Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    4 5 6 subway, 86th street stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Julian Medina

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (212) 861-4505

  • Catering

    Please contact events manager at events@ybandco.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact events manager at events@ybandco.com

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