Toca Madera

4.6
920 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for a Date
Toca Madera, which translates to “knock on wood,” is an intimate 120-seat space that features a creative take on traditional Mexican cuisine. Providing an array of options for every eater, Toca Madera’s menu incorporates a shared-plate format offering locally sourced ingredients with an emphasis on organic, as well as vegan and gluten-free options. Farm fresh and seasonal ingredients also serve as the foundation for the extensive cocktail list. Featuring a 100 ft. crystal-quartz island bar, Toca Madera offers the finest tequilas and mezcals, as well as a rotating selection of select wines from around the globe. Open daily for dinner and cocktails at 5pm ‘til late, with Toca Brunch on Sundays 11am-4pm.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Organic, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday: 5pm – midnight
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5pm – 1am
Friday, Saturday: 5pm – 2am
Sunday: 11am – midnight
Sunday Brunch: 11am-4pm
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Phone number
(323) 852-9400 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Bring the magic of Toca Madera to your next event!
We can accommodate on-site catering parties and special events of 10-150+
And offsite catering and special events of 200+
Please contact us for further details!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Cienega
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Parking details
Valet parking is $9 and is provided between the hours of 5pm to 2am.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Toca Madera, a healthy Mexican restaurant on a trendy stretch of W 3rd Street, is the place to go if you want a scene but you also want decent food.

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1.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

We had a reservation at 7:00 pm. There was a major roll- over accident on the canyon and I called the restaurant to let them know that we might be running 5-7 minutes late. She said it was not a problem and would give us an extra 15 minutes. We got there at 7:05pm and she said that we were late and gave us a tiny table for 2 (we were 4). It was right under the air conditioning unit and it kept on dripping water in us! We asked if they could change our table and despite the fact that there was plenty of tables available, she said no! Till the minute we were there (9:20pm) the tables were empty! Horrible experience! Never coming back nor am I referring it to anyone! Waste of $200 to come to celebrate my birthday!

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this place is honestly great and perfect for any occasion. the menu has a side where it gives you options that aren’t that big just incase your appetite isn’t there but if it is don’t worry they also have big plates for you to feast on. The environment was great and inside is beautiful. definitely coming back!

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan was fantastic. But love coming here.

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San Francisco
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely place. Waitresses were very nice and also very attentive and will definitely come back since I enjoyed eating there for my first time. The waitress from England was especially nice so she should get a promotion or something. Anyways loved the food and service and ambiance and will be back sometime for sure.

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Hawaii
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, incredible mixed drinks and fantastic staff that was there to serve at every moment.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my visit. I ended up trying two appetizers and both were good. The guacamole was especially delicious. Most impressive was the staff--everyone I dealt with was friendly and attentive. Will return with a group.

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SP
3.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Overall the expensive is way too expensive for the quality of the food. It was very medicore, and the prices are just not worth it. I would reccomend Happy hour over anything else.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely brunch, music and cocktails

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YR
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is great. I was there celebrating my 25th bday and it was great. I loved the strawberry tres leches cake.

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Los Angeles
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The bar was loud and hopping. Ladies dressed far better than the men. The back dining room was quieter, cool and soothing. It took a bit for the waiter to arrive, but he was engaging and observant. The ceviche was good, but not spectacular. The beef barbacoa mole enchiladas were nothing special. The corn side dish was quite good. In other words, meh.

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Los Angeles
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We were offered 2 different menus.
The issue resolved quickly.
Tocos were served “cold”. But replaced reasonably promptly.
Service was first class.

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BQ
Los Angeles
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice and amazing place to hangout with friends while having delicious Mexican fusion meal!!

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SG
2.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Expected much more from this place. It was very busy and packed. Noisy and couldn't not hear my boyfriend speak. We had to yell at each other. Servers were slow and couldn't even recommend anything as she wasn't sure what was good.

Service was slow and the food was not great at all. We would've stayed and spent more money but we couldn't even enjoy our first time at Toca. Unfortunately, we will not be returning.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot!! We were late and still were seated in a short amount of time!!

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GV
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere! Very beautiful inside the restaurant. The food is a little over priced but I recommend you come in for happy hour or on Taco Tuesday. The hand crafted cocktails are strong and delicious. Will definitely be coming back here.

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SB
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation for 9PM, we got our table at 10PM
The food was ok , beside the Guacamole, nothing too specials.
If you are on the main room, it is very noisy

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Denver
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy I chose this restaurant for the one night I was in LA. The place is beautiful and had great energy. Waitress was really friendly and helpful with menu selections. The food was even better than I imagined and the drinks were delicious. I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone looking for a classy cool dining experience.

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S
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very cool vibe. Amazing food. Just a bit loud for conversation as they have a DJ spinning

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London
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is good - would recommend the shrimp and the chicken tacos. The atmosphere is really lively. Went midweek and it was crowded and loud. The drinks are overpriced - $14 for an average glass of Sauvignon blanc. This place has a fun vibe though and is great for a group of friends but maybe not a first date when you want to hear someone talk.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always love Toca Madera. Hope they never stop playing the house tunes.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always a good pick!

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super nice restaurant with great staff. There are enough food options to have a good variety, while not being overwhelmed.

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Los Angeles
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Loud and live DJ!
Crowded but fun
Food was Ok not great

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Los Angeles
1.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Had one order of tacos come out ice cold then re made twice after and were still room temp. The server was very apologetic but very disappointing as every other experience at toca has been great. Not a place for groups.

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Philadelphia
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

This was some ot the best food I have ever had, the problem is all our apps. and main dishes came at one time. There was no opportunity to appreciate the courses.

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AJ
1.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Terrible customer service. Was sat down 20 minutes late. No server was assigned to the table no menus. Had to go find a server to order . They got the order wrong. Then said the kitchen was close. Afterwards the lady took my Bill and cash. But never brought back my change.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience ever for my boyfriends birthday!! Toca has amazing service and great experience all around :) thank you!

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place! Great vibe and really great food!

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Seattle
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and terrific customer service!

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Miami
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Mexican places I've ever had. So much fun, amazing ambience. Just all around awesome!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First trip to LA! Amazing food and atmosphere!

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London
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The vibe and atmosphere was amazing. Despite it being a Monday there was a DJ and it was relatively packed. The food was alright, we got the verde ceviche which was way too lemony for me (however my friend loved it) and then the tacos which were subpar. The sweetcorn was phenomenal however. Definitely would recommend as the restaurant is beautiful and the music amazing, however do not go there expecting incredible food.

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NT
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Very fun and vibrant autmisphere. Live DJ spinning sets the mood. Although I didn’t think food or service were great, the drinks were yummy and the place super sexy. I will certainly go back on a Friday/Saturday night.

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r
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The back patio was beautiful! We had a great time.
Thank You!

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VP
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hubs and I are regulars. Great date night location. Good food, good vibes, good drinks. Definitely worth it.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and atmosphere was phenomenal. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Toronto
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The design and deco is amazing. The food (we ate the hot rocks was fine). It was definitely noisy though, my suggestion is to sit at the back. The waitress we had was fabulous, she was ultra nice, not pushy and even allowed us to move tables. Had a good evening.

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Seattle
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic. The food was amazing. The service was great! I can’t wait to go back. The street corn was phenomenal!

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JC
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

From the exterior reminiscent of an after hours club or speakeasy. Once inside a fun space with front and rear dining (rear on two levels). The scene fun and energetic. The food very, very impressive; Mexican with a sense of modernity. Varied menu, many items perfect for sharing. Strong beer and cocktail choices. Some of the best chips and salsa in LA. Excellent service, attentive and informative. One issue could use more time between courses to facilitate conversation and enjoyment of the surroundings. In in WeHo on 3rd or shopping in the area make a point to visit. From the exterior looks closed, the party is inside.

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Los Angeles
3.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

the music was really high and then was turning even higher not a place for dinning experience. Also took forever to order convinced our waitress had forgotten about us.

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