What Insiders Are Saying
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.
I had a horrible experience. Allen to be the general manager was a complete arrogant and rude individual. I have never encountered such an experience. We were there having dinner for my fathers birthday. I noticed my father standing and asked why… He mentioned how it was uncomfortable since people kept passing by and he was too close to the barstools and was pushed every time someone would walk by. I had asked him to Allen to coordinate something as to making it comfortable for both parties. He did not absolutely care or make any accommodations. He turned around and left. The night continued I paid the check. As we were walking out Alan pulls me to say he wants to speak to me alone and I did not step away and embarrassed me in front of my family and cousins of mine letting me know that I should find another venue more accommodating to me. How RUDE. in other words don’t come back! I have never been so utterly embarrassed and disappointed at the same time. I have been going to Toca for many years now and have always been accommodated. I bring clients for work meetings and celebrations their and this is what I get in return? I was blown away.
I guess my open table reservation wasn’t checked off but other than that I love this place.
Always have a wonderful experience at Toca Madera. The food is delicious and there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options!
Best best best place ever. Never upsets.
Everything was good except being seated 45 min after our reserved time.
Not your typical Mexican, but definitely creative and delicious! Portions are very small so we ordered a bunch of items and just shared the plates. The decor is unique, modern and a little fairly tale. It’s is gorgeous! The drinks are out of this world and stiff. Must try
First time diner w a party of three; great food (salmon entree; mahi mahi tacos; cilantro rice all terrific. Server (Christina) was on point and went above and beyond to make the overall experience perfect; ambiance is tailored to the under-40 crowd w fast moving and loud (but good) music. Probably not the place for a serious discussion over a quiet meal; We had fun and highly recommend.
Wonderful ambiance, great food. Do not miss street taco 🌮
My sons birthday
Great place to hang out with friends or family. Food and drinks are great!
The waiter was amazing the food was amazing
Absolutely always the best ever food, service, atmosphere. We just keep coming back. At the top of our list!!!!
Good service and tasty food . Friendly and courteous staff .
We were recommended to eat here and were not disappointed! The food and service were great. A true treat...
Love this place!!! Management is the best!!!
Wonderful selections of vegetarian and vegan food. Delicious spins on traditional Mexican flavors and dishes. A little on the pricey side for the portion sizes, even for happy hour, but the quality was worth the investment. I will definitely be back.
Made a reservation a day before for 9:30pm. When we got there, table seating was immediately available in the front area, but we had to wait for almost an hour and was sat in the back of the restaurant next to the bathroom. This probably happened because we were an Asian group and every time I asked the hostess if our table was ready she kept stalling. Terrible experience for my friend’s birthday.
Amazing as always the food is always on point service is always great the vibe is great that you are sexy and very well priced. I can’t get enough of this place.
Great experience! Definitely fun to go to with a group of friends. Food was delicious. Our server Serena was knowledgeable and added to our experience. The whole staff was attentive and kept us happy and the drinks coming. Can't wait to go back!?!
Great food and drinks. Normal menu and happy hour menu have a bunch of options. Great vibes, overall super cool spot
What a surprise. The menu is a fusion of Mexican, Central American and South American. Being a lacto vegetation they have a lot of dishes they can cook vegan. My friend is an omnivore so she loved the selection. The food was great, the service very good. The decor was nice and the patrons, a younger crowd, were enjoying themselves with drinks, food, and conversation. Go, you won't be disappointed.
Loved it! just couldn’t hear each other from his loud it was but overall the food, the service, the speed of everything was amazing 🔥 absolutely coming back! i HIGHLY recommend
I loved the energy in there! There was a DJ playing house music and just gave off an amazing vibe! The food was so delicious and had excellent vegan options for me and my friend!
Too crowded too dark
Amazing food and love everything about it. I would recommend this to all my friends and family.
Obsessed with this place! Any time I’m in town I come here and am never disappointed!
Christina was a great server! Only issue was noise level, and while they did try to accommodate our request to be seated upstairs we were seated in the garden room next to a very large party. Other than that, would certainly recommend!
Nice place 👍
Food is good enough, nothing out of the ordinary for the price. I like this place mainly for the ambiance. However I don’t recommend coming here if you want to have a lengthy conversation. Too loud.
The atmosphere is great. Food is delicious and the service is on point. Our waitress, Brittany was very helpful. I love this place and will be back soon!
Always a good time at Toca Madera. It's a pretty 'sceney' place - and the food is absolutely delicious. The Wagyu is fantastic, and the churro is one of my favorite desserts in LA.
Great service and vibe. Will definitely come back.
A bit pricey but worth every bit. The drinks are off the chart with flames and colors. The staff couldn’t do enough. My god the best Mexican in a while:).
Great atmosphere, service, food and cocktails. Loved this please, highly recommend!
First time there. Early brunch . Beautiful yet eclectic. Loved the art and music. Amazing food and drinks. Mark our server was awesome very knowledgeable of the menu. Can’t wait to go back! Making a reservation is recommended.
Beautiful place. Delicious Food.
This place was okay. Obviously over priced the guacamole was 12 dollars!! For what looked like only half a avocado was used...food was okay...I don’t mind paying for overpriced “Mexican” food but not when it’s so so...drinks also ok 20 dollars a cocktail I would hope they were adding more alcohol than sugar to the drinks. Ambiance is legit. Music is on point. Definitely request to seat in the main room. You might have to wait longer but oh well. Just go for the drinks. Food is not worth it. Nor tasty.