Toca Madera

4.6
1256 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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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I guess my open table reservation wasn’t checked off but other than that I love this place.

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KC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a wonderful experience at Toca Madera. The food is delicious and there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best best best place ever. Never upsets.

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

Everything was good except being seated 45 min after our reserved time.

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MA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!!!!

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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CY
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, great food. Do not miss street taco 🌮

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My sons birthday

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was amazing the food was amazing

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C
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely always the best ever food, service, atmosphere. We just keep coming back. At the top of our list!!!!

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

Good service and tasty food . Friendly and courteous staff .

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AM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were recommended to eat here and were not disappointed! The food and service were great. A true treat...

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!! Management is the best!!!

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

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!?!

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MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Normal menu and happy hour menu have a bunch of options. Great vibes, overall super cool spot

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B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch

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R
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Too crowded too dark

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and love everything about it. I would recommend this to all my friends and family.

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JP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obsessed with this place! Any time I’m in town I come here and am never disappointed!

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EB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice place 👍

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and vibe. Will definitely come back.

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Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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:).

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service, food and cocktails. Loved this please, highly recommend!

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KG
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. Delicious Food.

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o
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very cute place. Gets crowded so I suggest reservations if you don’t want to stand. Went on a Saturday Night for my birthday. My guest were disappointed that the entrees did not come with any sides considering the price. Overall I like the setup and would return again.

Also, very loud environment from talking and music. Waiters are helpful. Drinks are expensive.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for an intimate birthday celebration with a few friends. I was instantly taken by the ornate decor and sultry ambiance! The service was great, especially for a busy Saturday night. We were sat at a high bar top table which gave us full view of the entire restaurant. Volume of music gave the restaurant a club vibe. Food was delicious but the abundance of vegan options and ability ‘veganify’ most dishes made it exceptional! Definitely come here if you’re looking for a sexy, lively night out.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Too strict on reservations. Would not seat me even tho I made a reservation but I cannot control if people are going to be late.

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