Toca Madera

4.6
889 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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Toca Madera, which translates to “knock on wood,” is an intimate 120-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 Sundays 11am-4pm.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Organic, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday: 5pm – midnight
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5pm – 1am
Friday, Saturday: 5pm – 2am
Sunday: 11am – midnight
Sunday Brunch: 11am-4pm
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Phone number
(323) 852-9400 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Bring the magic of Toca Madera to your next event!
We can accommodate on-site catering parties and special events of 10-150+
And offsite catering and special events of 200+
Please contact us for further details!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Cienega
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Parking details
Valet parking is $9 and is provided between the hours of 5pm to 2am.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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4.6
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Best experience ever for my boyfriends birthday!! Toca has amazing service and great experience all around :) thank you!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of the best Mexican places I've ever had. So much fun, amazing ambience. Just all around awesome!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

First trip to LA! Amazing food and atmosphere!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The vibe and atmosphere was amazing. Despite it being a Monday there was a DJ and it was relatively packed. The food was alright, we got the verde ceviche which was way too lemony for me (however my friend loved it) and then the tacos which were subpar. The sweetcorn was phenomenal however. Definitely would recommend as the restaurant is beautiful and the music amazing, however do not go there expecting incredible food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very fun and vibrant autmisphere. Live DJ spinning sets the mood. Although I didn’t think food or service were great, the drinks were yummy and the place super sexy. I will certainly go back on a Friday/Saturday night.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The back patio was beautiful! We had a great time.
Thank You!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Hubs and I are regulars. Great date night location. Good food, good vibes, good drinks. Definitely worth it.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Service, food and atmosphere was phenomenal. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The design and deco is amazing. The food (we ate the hot rocks was fine). It was definitely noisy though, my suggestion is to sit at the back. The waitress we had was fabulous, she was ultra nice, not pushy and even allowed us to move tables. Had a good evening.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

It was fantastic. The food was amazing. The service was great! I can’t wait to go back. The street corn was phenomenal!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

From the exterior reminiscent of an after hours club or speakeasy. Once inside a fun space with front and rear dining (rear on two levels). The scene fun and energetic. The food very, very impressive; Mexican with a sense of modernity. Varied menu, many items perfect for sharing. Strong beer and cocktail choices. Some of the best chips and salsa in LA. Excellent service, attentive and informative. One issue could use more time between courses to facilitate conversation and enjoyment of the surroundings. In in WeHo on 3rd or shopping in the area make a point to visit. From the exterior looks closed, the party is inside.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

the music was really high and then was turning even higher not a place for dinning experience. Also took forever to order convinced our waitress had forgotten about us.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Amazing experience!!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

From cocktails to tapas, large plates, and dessert, delicious and oh so beautiful. Best margarita ever. Bonita Margarita. omg. Everything was delicious and ambiance is outstanding. Can’t stop talking about it.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

It’s a great app lace to catch some edgy Latin food, I’d definitely go back

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Outstanding restaurant, delicious food and incredible service!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Sacha is your biggest asset

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food was delicious and our server was wonderful. It is noisy inside, which is exactly what we wanted but just as a heads up to others. 5/5 would recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

It was great !!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food and the service were great. A fun place to hangout and people watch, or mingle. Food was a bit pricey. $7.00 for a side of rice seems a bit extreme to me.i ordered Enchiladas de Mole I got 2 enchiladas for almost $20 plus the extra $7 per side. But food was good.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great ambience with amazing food. Really good vegetarian options.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Food was great, busser’s were great and attentive, drinks good. The wait staff, didn’t speak well when regarding questions about the food. They didn’t speak bad of the food but just were not able to speak descriptively about suggestions and recommendations.

The wait staff, seemed amateurish and disinterested in there work. It may have been the age of the table, and maybe the wait staff converses better with people there age but certainly poor sales skills and limited vocabulary regarding the menu.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Absolutely lives up to the hype! We went for a girls night about 5 of us and couldn’t have asked for a more fun place to hangout! The cocktails were great, DJ was awesome and the food was delish!! Highly recommend it!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

It’s was so great only problem was we had a table in the back corner away from everything but other than that everything was past excellent

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great experience!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

This was a very unique and fun experience. They have an awesome indoor patio with sky lights and plants. The food was amazing, so delicious. The drinks were very yummy. Just outstanding dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Thanks for a great birthday celebration! Service, food, ambiance, and drinks were spot on. Surprised at how busy it was on a Monday night.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The quality & taste of the food were good but the portions were somewhat small for the price. The drinks were delicious but also on the expensive side ($16 a drink.) I think there are way too many other Mexican options in this city to make this a regular place for me and I eat out Mexican at least 1-3 times a week. I must add the service was very good. This is definitely your high end Mexican place.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Great trendy place, delicious food, loved the chips and banana chips they serve while you wait for your food, friendly waitress, love all the wood decor and art.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Awesome waitress ! Cool vibe, bit noisy on a Friday night but great corner spot upstairs. Try the empanadas and guacamole for sure.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

It was my birthday everything was great. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

I found the drinks to be weak. Food was good but the serving portions were small especially with the price.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

It was great, everything was on point.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great experience. Good food.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

So noisy you can’t even hear he servet

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Brunch, 2018. The Huevos Rancheros were excellent and the Adios Felicia cocktail was very refreshing. Love the popsicle! Always a good time at Toca Madera.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service was really bad this occasion. I’m a regular there and i took my wife to celebrate Mother’s Day there and our food took over 30 minutes, server missed one meal in my group so that took 10 minutes more, on top of that the food was cold, I also ordered a side of corn tamales and they were still undercooked. It was just a terrible experience overall.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Brunch at Toca Madera was a great experience. The chilaquiles are amazing! It was served artfully in a deconstructed manner that allowed all the ingredients to shine. The churro waffle had a perfect balance of sugar and cinnamon. It was served with an ice cream that coated every bite. Toca Madera has a beautiful sunroom in the back which adds to the ambience of the restaurant. Overall, a great choice for brunch and I can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

May 5th,,,, duh!! the place was filled and a lot of fun. Food was good too!!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo there! It was outstanding! The service was great as was the decor and as I eat no animal products, there was plenty of options for me!! Definitely go back! Plus our reservation was totally on time and I love that!! All in all, a definitely 5 star!

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