Toca Madera

4.6
1113 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.
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: 5pm – 2am
Saturday: 11am – 2am
Sunday: 11am – midnight
Weekend Brunch: 11am-4pm
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Phone number
(323) 852-9400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Felix Garcia
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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
Public valet parking is available for $12and 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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy Holidays! Please join us New Years Eve, as Toca Madera presents a Mexico in 1920s themed evening. Reserve now as space is limited! **Please note, all reservations prior to 10pm will be allocated a 2 hour dining experience.

Monday, December 31, 2018

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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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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. The drinks were on the strong wide which I'll never complain about it. The service was day and very polite. Overall good experience and the enchiladas were amazing. There take on fajitas as they call it was okay.

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JY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great, small shareable portions but that should've been communicated to us by our server so that we knew how much food to order for our table.

The noise level was insane- a lot of energy but the volume was so insanely loud, you couldn't hear the person across from you and you have to yell so that people can hear you at your own table.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and ambience

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AA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, a good restaurant for food and drinks. Ambiance was great and noise level was perfect for a date/dinner/small group celebration. What ruined our experience was the fact that the waiters dropped a bowl of salsa and it unfortunately spilled all over our friend. Nothing was comped and they were not sorry about it. Ruined the night but the food/drinks were still great.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If it wasn't for the annoying people sitting next to us it would've been the perfect dining experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great. Sarah is amazing at her job. No complaints

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great dinner experience! The ambience and vibe is very trendy and energetic. The food was fantastic and the waiter actually mentioned that they are known for being an organic restaurant which explains why our food was so good. Their shrimp tacos are to die for! You can’t forget to order the churro ice cream sandwich, that was the cherry on top of this night. Yummy food, fun vibe, chic Mexican inspired decor, and friendly service. Will definitely come back again !

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DL
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I wrote the name down for the Server we had along with even the person who first served our water prior to the server! I feel like the server's name was John...? He had great, polished hair and he wore glasses! He was so awesome and made my boyfriend and my first time there such a pleasure. I also want to give recognition for every person who greeted us, because they knew that it was our first time and it was my boyfriend's birthday. It is obvious they were well-managed and communicated with eachother what my notes were for my reservation. I can't wait to come back!!

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had a reservation but still had to wait an hour. Like the vibe and food though.

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JD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall great night. Long wait for our reservation (30 mins wait). Food and drinks were great! Surprise anniversay dessert was epic. Love this spot.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I’m pragnant
I asked for virgin cocktail and got an alcoholic one...
After I got tipsy I realized and brought it back.
Server was super slow and unprofessional

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Our Server was very pleasant and informative. She gave us a great rundown of the menu and her suggestions were right on point. Great Cocktails. Music was hip and just loud enough to not interfere with cross table conversations.

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TG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toca has been my favorite for a couple of years now, however my last time dining here was one of the best dinning experiences I have ever had here! Michael Harrington made my bestfriends birthday so memorable with his impeccable service. He recommended amazing drinks and had a contagious smile the whole evening.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The guacamole with plantain chips was amazing. Also, the carne asade on hot rocks is a must. Our server was very helpful, engaging, patient, and kind. The only negative for me was how close the tables are placed together. It was very tight but nonetheless a great experience.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Though I wasn’t happy with our table and they couldn’t accommodate us at another, our server, the food, cocktails and desserts were impeccable.

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CS
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a great time celebrating my aunties 70th!! the staff was amazing

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is perfect the food is delicious and Vegan for the most part.

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AP
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, I had my proposal at this restaurant. It was awesome. The Manager Melissa took care of our group. Thank you.

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NF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party had an amazing time! I would definitely recommend as food and drinks were great!!

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k
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 8, with a reservation. The table was ready on time and it was in a good location. Staff was friendly and we had great service. Toca Madera has a very warm and cozy ambiance. The food was all good. We ordered the queso fundido and empanadas for appetizers, both were great. I had the chicken on a lava stone, which is their version of fajitas. It was great! Folks at our table also had the enchiladas (both the mole and suizas), and carne asada on lava stone. For dessert we had the strawberry tres leches cake and the churro ice cream sandwich. Everything was great. I would highly recommend and would return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, well done!

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JC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It’s a bit like Vegas - decor, noise level, and crowd. Red velvet rope outside after a certain time. During the middle of dinner, a guitarist started to play and the music was left just as loud anyway. Super strange.

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n
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Al was the best part of our entire dinner which by the way was yummy. We will return.

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ZS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The service was great. Very attentive, and friendly people. The food however was not. Maybe it’s because I’m big on cooking and a huge foody. But the menu was limited and the taste was very bland. My husband and I marked this one off of the list. We won’t come back for food. However, if we are in the area, we may stop for drinks. Not worth the money

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really cute place w really good food!!

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AG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service! Our waitress was funny energetic! We loved her. Forgot name but she was the girl with the dimples.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I went here for my birthday with friends and the food and drinks were good.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening spent at Toca Madera. Went in late to our reservations and were given an upstairs table instead. Couldn’t have worked out any better. Food was great, service was attentive. A bit noisy but nonetheless a great experience. Complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Will be back again.

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T
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was excelllent. Vibe and decor were amazing. DJ was great. Had a great time with a group of friends celebrating a few birthdays.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Really had a nice experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I arrived on time with a party of 3 for an 8:45pm reservation. We waited a total for 40 minutes to get our table which was extremely frustrating. However, the manager came to us very apologetic and sent us a round of drinks, guacamole and fried calamari. It was so generous and we were so grateful as we were starving. It’s not how you do everything perfectly, but how you recover from bad situations. We will definitely be returning!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! Superb service, fun ambience, loved it all!

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Frankfurt Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was not very attentive, server forgot our first order. I would not recommend the ceviche - very fishy taste, not sure how fresh it was. Entrees were good but not exceptional. Coffee at the end was not fresh and almost cold. Too expensive for what you get.Not really what you expect from a Mexican restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my little brother's birthday

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TF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. I will be back because of the service, drinks, and the music. My date and I had an amazing time for sure

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food. Waiter the best

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Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried Toca for the first time on Saturday night and was extremely impressed. It’s hard to find good hispanic food that doesn’t make you feel heavy/bloated afterwards. It was honestly the perfect meal, paired with amazing cocktails. Everything is fresh and organic, and great for anyone as they have vegan/vegetarian options. The service was exceptional and we loved it so much we came back for brunch the next day!

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BF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Sunday brunch here! Ryan, our server, was kind, attentive, informative, and a lot of fun! The food was incredible, and the table presentation was fantastic.

Although enclosed, the back dining room has skylights, so it feels like you're outdoors. The restaurant has such a great look--somewhat of a Dia de los Muertos feel to it. The bar area is huge and open. Definitely great for a date or a place to have fun with friends. We will be coming back!

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AD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, food, and server! I love this place!!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious good. Loud on weekends with music!

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