Toca Madera

4.6
1194 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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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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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Day after valentines diner l, everything was perfect!!!

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MB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, quick service with reservation and the food was delicious, my gf and I had a great Valentine’s Day.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were very attentive and kindly explained the menu. The mood was great and food was excellent

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

If you want to feel like you’re in a club, with loud house music and a stand-offish hostess who barely greets you, then this is the place for you. The bartender with the man bun was cool though.

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OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was fun experience on Vday but it the service could be a bit better

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AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I came here with my boyfriend on Valentine’s Day. We came last year and had the happy hour menu and it was totally worth it! This year we had the regular menu and it was a different experience. The food is always good but the service didn’t meet our expectations this time. It took a long time to get served and for the waitress to come back, check in, and let’s not even get to the bill. We paid a good amount and left a good tip but overall, we’re happy with the food but not anything else. Hopefully it doesn’t happen again.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! Great portions and prices.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I have dined at this place a few times now. As for today’s dinner I’m really disappointed in the food and service. Rice was half cooked. A New batch was brought and it was also half cooked. Server wasn’t attentive to our drinks. For being my parents anniversary dinner I expected much better service.

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LS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music was a but too loud could be a little lower

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KM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely loved this place! Really cool interior, great music, delicious food and cocktails! (Particularly the American wagyu, sashimi and caprese and ghost rider cocktail!!)

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TL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here on Sunday night and the atmosphere was as fun as a Friday or Saturday but not as crowded. The main hall is great if you want to be seen. The garden is beautiful for a little more privacy. But upstairs is great if you want to enjoy your dinner partners with a view of the lit up tree, removed form the bustle of downstairs. Everything came out of the kitchen quickly. Yes, we never felt rushed. The food was fabulous. We started with the Street Taco Box which was delicious and the sides were plenty. We also ordered the guacamole which arrived with warm chips and warm plantain chips. I have never had guacamole served so delectable. Then I followed it with the Grass Fed Carne Asada Rocks. The portion was perfect for one person. The flavors were mouthwatering. As for desert, our server suggested the Strawberry Tres Leches. I'm not a big fan, but my partners in crime devoured it. I preferred the Churro Ice Cream Sandwich. Both were small portions, but to be honest, I loved it. It was just enough to enjoy to different flavors. All this is great, but the BEST part was our server. She was beyond amazing. Her smile lit up the room. She is born to share her kindness. Because of her, I will be back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Amazing food and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing, also the drinks. But consider next time to turn down the music, especially in the dining area. TOO LOUD!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like delicious food and tasty drinks, I strongly recommend this place!

I want to begin by strongly... I mean real strongly, recommending making a reservation. If you do not make a reservation, expect a long wait time.

Now to the food! I brought my mom, aunt and best friend for a birthday occasion. Must say, great choice.

I ordered the Ceviche blanco which was super delicious with its paired plantain chips. But if you’re going in with an empty stomach, I recommend ordering an entree like the salmon, or Ahi ahi (these are the only two other entrees I’ve experienced the couple of times I’ve been here), these two will keep you satisfied as they are scrumptious.

One item on the menu i would personally stay away from (due to portion) is the ceviche trio. As delicious as it was, the portion was very small for the price. The ceviche trip vs the ceviche blanco? I’d go with blanco, you get more for a slight less (if you’re looking for seafood)

Our waiter was Ryan (greatest waiter I’ve had to this day) super friendly, super knowledgeable, and very tentative.

Overall the experience was great, just be prepared to spend a pretty penny .

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MJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I went for Brunch because my friend said it was cool during Happy Hour. The food is overpriced, but of course it is near Beverly Hills. The waiter we had didn’t really have an inviting attitude. Our orders took way longer than they needed to and came out in sections, like one side, then the entree and then another side was wrong. The drinks are only worth Happy Hour, they taste “measured.”

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved Toca Madera. I Will definitely be coming back soon!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, super service, but the music is way too loud!

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Amazing food!! The place was a little too loud for a Tuesday night, more of a party scene than dinning scene, but great experience overall.

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BM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All great... remains my favorite restaurant in LA!

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TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, sexy ambiance and excellent service! 5-Star fine dining experience!

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B
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really inventive food. The guacamole was particularly nice. Enjoyed tacos and really good queso fundido. Ate in the garden room—it was lovely dark and quiet. Main room was hopping.

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place had a great ambience! Our waiter was very nice! Drinks and food were good!

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance, service, and food at Toca Madera! Really my only complaint is that the food portions are pretty small for the pricing but it's a boujee restaurant in Beverly Hills so there you go haha. I made reservations for a friend's birthday about 1.5 weeks in advanced and our table for 6 was ready upon arrival. Our server, Ally, was absolutely wonderful (as well as stunning!). She quickly took our drink orders and gave us a few minutes to look over the menu. I am a lover to Sangria so I got the Rose Sangria. We were still waiting for a couple of people so Ally suggested we order a couple of appetizers and she was happy to wait to take our main orders. Chips and Salsa came out right after we sat down and we also added the guacamole, plantain chips, and fried calamari. The guac was fresh and the pomegranate seeds in there were just wow! The pop of sweetness mixed with pumpkin seeds and the avocado was awesome! The chips were perfectly crisp and the plantain chips were delicious. I have to say the calamari was average, no complaints but nothing out of this world. However, the sauce that came with the calamari was spectacular! It was fresh, herby, and creamy. When the time came to order our the main entrees, Ally suggested we order multiple plates and share everything "family style." We did just that so we got to try different dishes on the menu. Everything was delicious! We had already asked Ally to bring a dessert for the birthday girl so we could sing for her. Additionally we order the Tres Leches cake, the churro ice cream sandwich, and the chocolate mousse. Skip the Tres Leches cake it's just alright and definitely skip the mousse it was actually terrible! However, get the ice cream churro sandwich is you're really keen on getting dessert here because it was pretty good. Personally, I'd skip dessert here and try to hit up another place in the area. Overall, would definitely come back. Like l said earlier I just wish the entree portions were a bit bigger!

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BD
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is incredible. Super friendly staff and very knowledgeable of the menu. The ambiance is really great. We went for lunch and back for drinks after dinner. The food was incredible and their drink menu for lunch is amazing also! Very fresh and innovative.

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JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it, food was great service was good ambience was beautiful. It was a little dark lit but enjoyed the mood.

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GD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente servicio y ambientación. Alimentos y bebidas muy buenos. Super recomendable.

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CA
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and drinks. Great vibe and crowd. One of my favorite places

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place
Thank for them

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal. Toca Madera never disappoints.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sacha is great

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MA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JUST GO! Everything was delicious! You will not regret the trip here. Me and my date were blown away.

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RA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great environment, but the portions of the food were kind of small I wish that it was a little bit bigger but still absolutely amazing!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Cool place with descent food. Very expensive for Mexican food tho. The place is way to loud and waitress double charged us for items.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Service is very bad , waitress and waiters are waiting to give a table to someone else . They asked many times to clean a table and we still have some food and drink on our table .

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DP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food could have been good but, calamari and seabass came out lukewarm. My earring came out of my ear and it was so dark I could not find it. I asked the hostess to help me look for it, to no avail. I also called and the hostess promised to have someone call me back. I have not heard from anyone. I still have not found the earring that I treasure that Mom gave me. The restaurant did not seem at all interested in helping me find it.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

If you don’t mind over-paying for delicious food and service that is hit-or-miss, this restaurant offers high quality Mexican food and drinks in a trendy “scene”. I prefer the relatively slower nights.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall very good for a birthday. Not good for business meeting or anything private or requiring detailed conversation.

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CJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I felt so special celebrating my birthday here with friends, we were taken to the second floor seating area which was a bit quieter and more intimate and our server Z. (Cannot remember her name for the life of me) was awesome. She was super knowledgeable and made fantastic selections. Our first time there and we will definitely be back!

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AM
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best night, catching up with friends and family! Love this place! Always entertaining, consistently great food and interesting cocktails!!

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