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Toloache - Upper East Side

4.7
4.7
1388 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

11:30 PM


Booked 33 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

What 1,388 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Mexican

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  1. DM

    DeeptiM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Love it every time I am there..
  2. k

    kenneth

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice vibe and great staff. Queso Fumido was excellent.
  3. M

    Mkay

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had our usual fine meal with great service and really good food. One very small quibble: it would be nice to see a little more variation in the dishes offered, perhaps via more specials in addition to the regular menu. But that is really just a quibble.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    They ruin our Sunday humiliating us! I order Toloache twice per week since 2020. It is expensive but food is good. We went in person for the first time (my daughter, my wife and me). They consider that our tip was not enough and came to the table complaining and asking for more, after we had expended 200$ for 4 drinks, 2 appetizers and 2 mains. A waitress said that they are paid just with tips, that btw is illegal and of course not our responsibility. NEVER AGAIN!
  5. EV

    EdithV

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent and the food was delicious
  6. P

    Patrickb

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    1st time at Toloache and will definitely come back again.
  7. CC

    CarolineC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Everyone who works there, from the kitchen staff to the waiters, are so kind and friendly. Great guacamole and margaritas, too
  8. SM

    SteveM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and service. Solid Mexican. Margaritas were on point.
  9. AT

    AlisonT

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the lobster salad.
  10. j

    josef

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great Mexican food, low noice level, good environment to have a nice conversation. Spent $200 (tip included), for a family of 4… two drinks, two appetizers, 4 main course, two desserts. Recommended!!
  11. J

    James

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight. Julian's food is fantastic, the drinks are delicious and the staff is warm and inviting. 5 STARS!!!!
  12. m

    msms

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was okay Will not return Waiter
  13. S

    Squarehead

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. I shared a salad made with Jicama. My main course was Carne Asada. The meat had been marinated and was delicious. There was tasty cheese enchilada. This is one of the easiest places to eat.
  14. AF

    AllisonF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Great service. Overly noisy. Food good, margarita watery and without flavor. Expensive. Doubt I’ll go back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal and a lovely evening.
  16. DS

    DS12

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and so was the ambience. Excellent service. Margaritas are delicious and the queso Fundido is a must try. So decadent.
  17. DR

    DanielR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal. A bit pricey but then again everything is expensive right now. Pretty well worth the price. I just wish they played more varied music, I get playing Spanish music in a Mexican restaurant but it’s a lot of reggae ton which gets old quickly. Great service.
  18. AL

    ALHL

    Los Angeles

    163 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed it. Service was very nice. Just ate a couple things. Better than we have in L. A. SAVE Holbox.
  19. LP

    LizP

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toloache is consistently a great experience, from the friendly servers to the amazing food. Lunchtime is just as great as dinner, with far fewer people so it's easier to appreciate the decor, too!
  20. TM

    The2Mooshey

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely were in love with a couple of the dishes we ordered…ANAZING
  21. S

    Steve

    Tampa

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best, bartenders, hostesses, wait staff and fearless leader Daniel. The food is always consistently above my expectation is taste and presentation.
  22. M

    Mkay

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice meal with longtime friends. Really good food and excellent service. Only quibble is that the menu could be a bit more variable. We loved the soft shell crab tacos when they were in season. We’d love to see more seasonal dishes like that.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent, creative Mexican food. A wonderful restaurant.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would recommend! Visiting New York. Stopped in for dinner. Everything was really good, food wise. From the guacamole to the tacos. Service was good too!
  25. BC

    BethC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific, attentive service, delicious food.
  26. L

    Leonasays

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go locally.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ottimo ristorante messicano .
  28. s

    ssrs

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent dinner
  29. SQ

    SnoozyQzee

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I loved the shrimp dish and always look forward to their guacamole with warm chips. Consistently delicious!
  30. f

    feed

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good, as usual
  31. JP

    JordanP

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food. If not the best Mexican food in NYC
  32. J

    Jakman

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I've been here several times. Service is consistently good although a bit eager to remove plates, etc. I think the portion sizes have gotten somewhat smaller.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent as always
  34. r

    rubyfish

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Returning to Toloache was wonderful. Delicious tacos and Margaritas and we didn't break the bank. Can't wait to go back.
  35. p

    pmm2

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a terrific evening. We had the 3 Guacs, tuna cervice, brisket and shrimp tacos, baccalau, Brussels sprouts and for dessert; tres leches, flan and chocolate cake. All scrumptious. If I have a negative it was the guac with quest wasn’t as good as the guacs. I would definitely recommend and eat there again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The enchiladas were fantastic.
  37. S

    Steve

    Tampa

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service that exceeds expectations. Perla, Rafael, Daniel, and Chef Julian Medina are the best. Thank you for what you do to make us feel so taken care of and special
  38. P

    Paris4

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything great - with the exception of the Manager/Host, who can be exceptionally rude & nasty. Truly the ONLY negative in this picture. Our server, Eli, was wonderful & always brings good energy to the dining experience.
  39. A

    Anewyorkeater

    New York Area

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food good, but very noisy.
  40. M

    Misty

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First timers here and we were pleasantly surprised. Creative menu encouraged us to be bold and experiment trying new flavorful dishes. Our waiter was very helpful and accommodating. We’ll definitely return.

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 1388 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 33 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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