Toca Madera

4.6
1435 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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Houston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour here is awesome on Taco Tuesday! The food here is always great and the drinks are awesome. Never had a bad experience here. Just make sure you have a reservation!

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GG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The food amazing the waiter very pleasant. The drinks were good. Also the ambience was very nice and clean. Will recommend this place to anyone who visits LA! 😊

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

What I like about Toca Madera is that they call a few hours prior, the day of, to confirm your reservation. Also, the whole party doesn’t have to be there to be seated. My reservation was for 8 and two people got there a little early and they were seated and were able to order appetizers. The other two, including myself, were a little late and was taken to our table right away.

Their vegan fajitas were really good. The wait staff was attentive, the food was great; didn’t take a long time to be brought out. It was an appropriate temperature (you’d be surprised at how many establishments bring out food thats cold). The Churro Sundae was able to be made vegan and was also sooo good.

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KK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We got our table and left outside to meet a friend when we came (5min) they gave our table to someone else, stating we are too busy! You cannot stay there for more than 2 hours, you have to eat and get out because they are too busy!!! Expensive place, food is OK, portions are small. I won't go back

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!! The tostadas were to die for!

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

Very good In general! It would be nice if they validate parking though!

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LS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

been trying to get in here forever, without success, and perhaps that heightened my expectations. food was good, service was good, prices not too over the top, but noise level was a bit oppressive. i took my wife and son here for my wife's birthday but could not really have a conversation due to noise level. that said, it was a cool place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very fun time! Food was great

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RG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and happening bar. Music was awesome along with the guitar player who played to the music. Very cool

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SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful, the food was great. Everyone was attentive and super friendly except our actual server which was a bit disappointing. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.

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T
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING was absolutely AMAZING......hostess,bartenders, waiter & waitress, I mean I was so pleased with everything. Food was delicious, will definitely be back !

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! We loved the food and ambiance!

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

Great date spot!

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

Horrible customer service. Waited two hours to be seated. Gave up because the hostess gave my table to a person that was popular.

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JO
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Waited 40 min for a table and we had reservations.

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B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

80% of dishes we had were bland or inedible. The service was deplorable. We were ignored. The value was terrible. This is a pricey place so I give it 0 stars for value. The noice level in the dining area/bar was deafening. In the back dining room it was so bad I couldn’t hear the conversation of my table mates.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spot in LA! Great vibe, food and atmosphere.

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

I celebrated my Birthday at Toca Madera! My servers Al and Katilynn (who was in training) were great. Katilynn was very patient and attentive. The food was amazing and
I will definitely be back!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the Best Drinks in town. Definately worth a visit . Could do a little better on vegetarian Food but the overall experience was memorable. Our server was very polite, friendly with a pleasing personality and helped us with our drink and food selection.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I celebrated my birthday at Tocas Madera! Everything was excellent!! I will definitely return!!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Ryan was amazing. Food came out before the drinks! Super fast.

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My coworkers had dinner here and everything was scrumptious tasting so good. For appetizers we ordered queso fundido, and guacamole. Everyone got an entree starting with carne asada, cooked to perfection came with salsas and hand made tortillas. Tacos de tinga were delicious and also the ceviche with coconut shavings. The drinks are so bomb they’re not stingy with their liquor, i highly recommend this place. It’s a great place to hang out and enjoy drinks while the DJ plays house music.

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E
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Would definitely recommend. Really nice atmosphere although be ready that it's not a quiet place, it's more upbeat. As long as you know that prior, it's great. Lighting is dim which is nice, food is really good and price is decent as well. Servers were very on it, space was nice too, not too tight. I would recommend it

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AE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan was a Rock Star, thanks bro for a awesome time!

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and drinks were SUPERB. Really great selection of vegetarian/vegan food, too.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Cocktails and food were really good but our waitress was awful. Had to ask another waiter for water after she didn't get any for us when we said we did want some. Saw her maybe twice the entire dinner while other waiters and waitresses went to other tables several times. After we were done eating and had to wait another 40 mins for our check when we had to asked another waiter for it, then our waitress dropped it off rudely. Just bad luck with the staff I suppose.

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DH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Attentive, friendly service. Our waitperson offered delicious recommendations. Save room for dessert!

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r
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Per usual the good and ambiance were great - the only negative was this time our server forgot about water/drinks and our food arrived prior to and beverages.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Toca Madera so very much. Everything about the experience is always stellar!

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GV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite LA location - prices high but it’s a great spot and I always leave happy!

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating with seating. They even greeted my husband with birthday wishes and I found that very thoughtful.

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DE
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Our server April was excellent and took the time to explain the menu.
Definitely going back.

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

staff very friendly!...……………………………………………………………..,,

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a fun place, music is good, nice size crowd, food and drinks were also good, but for what you got it was a little on the expensive side.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was a bit loud if you plan on talking business or on a date. If not, it definitely has the music turned up for your liking

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff, great ambiance and delicious food! Made this special occasion exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only waited a few minutes after checking in. Waiter was nice, table was nice, just a loud atmosphere & really strong drinks. No complaints tho.

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An old friend was in from Switzerland on business and wanted to meet up and bring his associates.

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v
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the guacamole here!!! The ambience is great as well, and the serving sizes are perfect.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toca Madera has great service, amazing drinks, and delicious food! Lots of taste in every sip and bite. Waiters and waitresses are very attentive and helpful with suggestions. Beautiful decor inside and clean.

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