Toca Madera

4.6
1479 reviews
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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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DZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great. Ambience is excellent. Fun time!

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

Always good !

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Toca especially on taco Tuesday!! We weren’t a fan of the shrimp tacos this time, but last time we got steak and they were amazing. Great happy hour!

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

Definitely a scene, but cool vibe. The food is flavorful and the drinks are great.

A
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Superb Mexican food in an upscale setting. The ceviche appetizer is a winner. Fish tacos did not disappoint. Barbacoa enchiladas were hearty and flavorful. We'll be back!

AP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Servers April and Taylor were both so amazing! They really elevated our experience!

TC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, music, one of the best places in the West Hollywood!

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love that there are options for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores that are good.

MH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The first time my husband and I went there we had the vegan churro ice cream dessert and it was so good we came back just for that (and for the creative and fun mezcal drinks). But, even though the menu said "coffee ice cream" they served "coconut ice cream" without even letting us know there would be a substitution. It was still good for me but my husband really hates coconut so it was quite a let down for our anniversary.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven’t been here for two months because I was out of town and just haven’t had a chance to come to Toca but how easily I was reminded how much I love this place. The food is absolutely amazing not just for me but for my vegan friend who is also with me. They pour a proper drink, and the service is always impeccable. I also love the music and the vibe of the place. The management and the staff and they go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect. Love this place.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, atmosphere

j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent modern Mexican restaurant , probably best looking restaurant in Hollywood not just Mexican but over all restaurants . Beautiful detail all over and food is delicious

LD
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Amazing food. Energetic vibe. Would highly recommend! Best tacos I have ever had!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was tasty, waiter service was OK. Hostess was very friendly. Great ambience overall. Great for casual night out.

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

Nikita was an amazing waitress!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing special. Food was ok. Margarita was lousy. Waiter was boring

DI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, outstanding service, great margaritas, wonderable ambiance... What more can you say highly recommend.

A
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Service was horrible Security was great the bar was great. But the hostess and servers all had attitudes.

ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was beautiful and our waitress was great. The drinks were very good. It was clean. It was probably a hot spot for young twenty somethings later at night. Guacamole and chips were delicious. But the price!?!?! WAY WAY too expensive for us to want to go back which is sad. And we eat out a LOT. 200 dollars for me and my husband to have two drinks- not wine- and two entree s and a guacamole and chips appetizer.

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

I had such a great experience here at Toca Madera. My date and I arrived a little early from our set reservation and we were taken to our table right away. Service was top notch. I made a request on Opentable to have a little birthday surprise treat at the end of our dinner. I honestly didn’t know if the request I made would be bypassed and it was not! As my date left to use the restroom,our server reassured me that he got my request and he would be bringing it as soon as we were done with our dinner. Our server did a really great job at surprising him haha. Food and drinks were delicious. I recommend the grass- fed carne asada on the hot lava stone . Definitely recommend this beautiful restaurant to anyone!

BG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan our server was unbelievable. He was awesome!

AJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very fresa place in los angeles highly recomemd fantastico

OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great, the food, the ambiance except the waiter did not clear the table before dropping the check and was difficult to sign voucher with the mess on the table. But other than that everything was great.

BH
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal as always. Presentation of the tuna tartar was beautiful. Kitchen able to accommodate all food preferences from vegan to pescatarian to carnivore highly spiced or lightly spiced dishes. We love to sit upstairs as it is a bit quieter and more private .

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience
Food was delicious
Service was great
Everything was perfect

JR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

STAFF. IS. AMAZING. The most kind, thoughtful & wonderful people. Food & drinks are also amazing but we continue to go back for the watermelon mimosa & the people!!!!

PF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a spot done right. Here, food, cocktails, y La Gente combine for an energetic evening that never disappoints. Consistency is key. Service is on point. Definitely a favorite spot of mine especially for my out of town guests who want to experience "the scene."

JL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

What a fun upbeat restaurant. The food was really good the presentation was beautiful and unique. I thought the service was a little scattered but friendly.

F
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. I love everything from the food to the creative drink menu. I always leave happy!

EL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent . Great food. Great service overall great vibe

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

I would rather poke my ears out than spend a minute at this place. Raucous crowd, noise bounces off the walls, more of a mad max convoy than a restaurant. If you have earplugs, heaps of patience and an understanding companion, you’ll be just fine.

If you’re well-dressed, fond of intimacy and being able to hear your companion, try somewhere else.

EC
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Mark was really nice helpful and polite

TG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and quick seating

7
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved entire experience.. Only downfall it was very warm inside, the girls kept having to fan themselves. But food was DELISH! Drinks were literally amazing, and atmosphere as usual on point!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best time at Toca.. but I always do. Great friendly staff, food was amazing.

AB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service, atmosphere, food and lets not forget the drinks!!!

EL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we have dined there and we chose completely different things off the menu from last time. Every single item we have tried, whether it be an appetizer or main course, has been exceptional. Not only will we return again and again, but we have already referred some of our friends there and they have the same experience. Food is great, service is great, value is great, ambiance is great.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks

KA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

First visit. Disappointed my husband and I were seated at the very top next to the employee work station. My husband's arm kept getting hit by the door opening. There was plenty of seating downstairs not sure why they stuck us in the corner out of sight and not able to enjoy the full ambiance of the venue.

LH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We went there with a group of friends to grab appetizers and drinks. Everything was delicious and the ambiance was on point. The only bad thing is that servers would constantly come and check if we're done to clean up. There was still food on our plates and we felt like we need to eat really fast and leave. It was uncomfortable.
We stopped eating grabbed the bill and continued ordering at the bar. We had a great night there.

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