Toca Madera

4.6
1310 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Toca Madera, which translates to “knock on wood,” is an intimate 150-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 Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm.

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Join us at Toca Madera for a day and night filled with great food, cocktails, and better vibes. Please note, all reservations will be allocated 2 hours once seated.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

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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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SJ
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food, the vibe, and the staff here. Our waitress tonight was beyond awesome, it was a very good “LA meal.”

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CS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Ryan was phenomenal and so helpful to our group. We enjoyed the food and the entire experience. Thank you!

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JN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toca Madera is an upscale and modern Mexican restaurant. Noise level in the lounge is high and I was very relieved when the hostess took us through the lounge to a quieter part of the restaurant. Service is quick and servers are knowledgeable about the menu items. Food is beautifully and artfully presented. It is also delicious! May I specifically recommend the “Street Corn”? I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant!

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m
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food, great service. our server was very knowledgeable and suggested all the drinks that we had..

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, and service were all outstanding!!! The event coordinator helped me with planning the surprise aspect for my wife’s birthday, which happens to be our wedding anniversary.

Very satisfied and will definitely visit again!!!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was her first time there, she loved it

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing in the garden. Perfect vibes with perfect food. And the service was over the top!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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v
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! The food, ambiance, everything. Always love coming here. I'd recommend coming for Happy Hour!

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AA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingggg!!! Love this place every time we are here!

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F
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shopping place. Visually lovely but definitely not for the senior crowd or anyone hard of hearing.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

I had made reservations at 10pm got there 44 before but was not seated till 10:45 very inconvenient it was pointless to make reservations and the girl at the door was so nice I didn’t want to complain to her.

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IS
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, great tequila menu and great food. Always a fun time at Toca!

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J
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant. Very Fun! Great food. Great cocktails. Nice happy hour options! Definitely recommend.

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NP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment I walked in everything was on point! The hosts were very welcoming. Our server Shay (sp?) was so attentive and gave us delicious recommendations. Brandon (I think that was his name) the back waiter was on top of the table tending to our needs. The DJ was fire! The overall experience 100!

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J
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here on a sunday brunch. I couldnt believe the beauty of the place! Even the restrooms were tastefully decorated. Whoever did the interior design should have their name and photo posted in the restaurant. Food was fantastic! Our waiter was very nice and professional. i posted videos and photos of the place and my friends went crazy. i would def come back.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The host was super rude! We arrived 15 min late and she said they have a 10 minutes policy so she can not seat us!!
She was obviously lying, she gave her table to someone else, maybe people she knows and didn’t have a better explanation to why we don’t have a table!
We Will not go there again for sure! Almost ruined out night out, driving there all the way. We end up going to Beauty & Essex restaurant and enjoyed great service & food.

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SR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I made reservations for a party of 8 about a week and a half in advance. We arrived about 20 min early. Not only were we seated 10 min after my reservation time, but we were seated at 3 different tables.... The point of a reservation is to be seated together at the same table. FAIL!

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ML
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent, and food I just would of preferred better lighting.

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ES
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Quality of food has decreased significantly but everything else was great

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y
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

My reservation was at 9:30 didn’t get seated till 10:15 which i wouldn’t have mind but I kept seeing them seat regulars and others faster then us. They don’t attend to new faces I guess

The food was good tho
I wouldn’t recommend for birthday or special occasions

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A
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Managers were amazing! Our server mark was sooooo much fun! Thank you for the best experience everyone.

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EA
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was great!
We had great time with good food and great ambiance. we will come back

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SS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was nice. The food was interesting and tasty and service awesome.

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AL
Los Angeles
135 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We only passed by Taco Madera every time we were on Third St.! We took a chance...and we had a great time. Our 7:30 PM reservation was last minute; it looked empty from the outside, but inside the bar and bar area tables were full an d lively. We then moved into the quieter main dining room, which was quite pleasant. After a little mix-up with waiters, all of whom were very pleasant, we checked the menu with one of them, and ordered things to share : Chicken and fish tacos...delicious... short rib enchiladas...outstanding. The small tacos were plenty and the enchilada, different, not soaking in sauce, was also enough to fill us up! It's organic and unlike any other Mexican restaurant we've tried. The order of food comes out as finished in the kitchen. Everyone was very nice and attentive, though we had to ask a few times for this or that, everyone was helpful and nice. The margaritas were also delicious! A winner!

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DJ
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great late night vibe! Made a res on OpenTable last minute for 11:00p and it was seamless. Great service, food, and drinks. Nice late vibe with music and bar scene. They also have a cool happy hour menu.

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V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place
the ambiance is wonderful and the service is superb

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great vibe. People are friendly, music is good, lovely cocktails and good ambience. Would go again

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Best modern Mexican food ever. Loved the live DJ too - the atmosphere was amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great music, creative

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1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was beautiful. We were late but the staff accommodated our reservation. The drinks were tasty and our food was hot, fresh, and delicious. Customer service was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!! And loved my server mark !

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ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stupendous service! & Divine food experience....highly recommend!

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JN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toca is one of my fave go to spots in the area! Great music, cool vibe and delicious food.

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Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is amazing to say the least, great ambiance the decor is incredible and the food and service well simply amazing..

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GC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Toca Madera on a whim with an old friend visiting from out of town. It's a classic see and be seen place, truly an LA scene. The music is really loud, so catching up with friends is not all that conducive to the environment.

The servers worked hard to make our experience positive. My guest peppered the waiter with question after question while he patiently explained each dish. They made good recommendations, including the Carne Asada that was truly fabulous. The Street Corn shaved off the cobb is a great side. The drinks were fun and creative, very tasty cocktails for sure.

People party hard at this restaurant, so be prepared for the scene or don't dine at Toca Madera.

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MM
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toca Madera is a fun, vibrant restaurant and bar with great food and service. The team made us feel really welcome, there are some awesome cocktails and the food is great. I have a gluten allergy (Celiac) and the staff provided comprehensive information about the menu and possible cross-contamination risks to allow me to make an informed choice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s such a wonderful place and I will be going back

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday !!!! I enjoyed the ambiance and will go back.

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R
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

TOO LOUD. You cannot even hold a conversation.

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