Tocolo Cantina

4.4
318 reviews
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Mexican
Inspired. Sophisticated. Authentic.
Our mission will always be to serve classic Mexican dishes prepared with the sophistication of a fine dining restaurant in a casual and approachable manner.

Tocolo Cantina serves refined, modern Mexican food in a friendly, high-service, and casual atmosphere.

Since no great cantina is complete without a lively bar and lofty cocktail program, Tocolo Cantina promises to deliver the best margaritas and sangrias around. The bar offers delicious specialty drinks, as well as a large selection of premium tequilas and mezcals.

We are located at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza in Garden City (2 doors down from Trader Joe's).

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What 318 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks were great. Guacamole was delicious as was the salad with the roasted corn and avocado. As for ambiance, it was a little bright in there. The LED spotlights were right over our heads. But they did turn them down a bit after another customer asked.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike is the best !!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service.
Delicious food and tastes cocktails.

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KD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Always recommend for any occasion.

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EK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Portions are way too small. Fajitas were not seasoned and def not worth the price.

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Not a great value for the food. Everything is a la cart.

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Did not entree that were previously on menu. No flexibility on special request on type of tacos

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ND
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of friends and I were debating restaurant week specials at other restaurants when we came across Tocolo. Their everyday happy hour and lunch specials are a great deal! Delicious margaritas, food and large portions. Our server, who seemed to be handling most of tables, was also great and very attentive. We'll definitely be back!

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service is great. The dinner we had was ok.... my fajitas were plenty and my husband steak tacos were good too .

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K
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had the Mexican salad for lunch. It was excellent. Lots of different things in it- avocado- tomatoes onions peppers crispy noodles Bibb and romaine

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

My wife thoroughly enjoyed her birthday at Tocolo, one of our favorites. We have never been disappointed. In fact, the experience is always amazing..

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BB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a great place to enjoy some Mexican food and some drinks with family. The service was good and staff was friendly. The food was tasty 😋 and the price is reasonable.

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fun!

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited this restaurant on a date. The food and service were good. It wasn't too loud that we couldn't hear each other, but it was an active night. We'll definitely go to this place again.

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R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! Our server, Mike was attentive, without being over-bearing and professional.

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d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Great atmosphere. Food is Excellante Gigante!

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

Always a good time! Everything was delicious from the guacamole to the churros! Can’t wait to go back!

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is superb. We are regulars always consistent!! Service is always on point! Everything is fresh fresh fresh!! Love their guac and shrimp tacos

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KA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I'm not a margarita drinker and i tried two flavors and they were some of the best i've ever tasted! I think they are made fresh because they didn't have a pre-made taste and were not overly sweet. The food was absolutely delicious. I probably would not order the fish tacos because they had a fish smell and taste to them. Fresh fish shouldn't smell, so maybe the fish was previously frozen, i dont know and it doesn't matter too much to me, my bf and i plan on going back a lot! great place! We were also really into the latin music they were playing. Service was great too. Thanks guys, keep it up!

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wow! What a gem. It was a fall back plan after Besito fell through. I don't know what I was expecting but WOW. It has surpassed all expectations I had.

Empanadas. Empanadas. Empanadas. Don't want to bore you but you have to get them. Also best corn tortillas I have had outside of Mexico.

Think Besito but half the price and dare I say slightly better food. Menu selection is not as in-depth but it has all the favorites. Margaritas also good.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant dining experience. Food was authentic and delicious Ambiance was very nice price was very reasonable

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I’d go back

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J
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was amazing. Quiet vibe tho but we were there early (5-6pm). I would go a little later next time to see how it is then.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I loved our waitress. The margaritas were really good and the food was yummy.

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OT
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The space is gorgeous! Love the paintings. Food is great and we love the lunch special options! The best of all is you have grilled fish tacos! Not many places has that as an option. However, I do wish you would have fish tacos as an option for kids. Also, mole and more enchiladas options.

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N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great mojitos - the best around. Love the fresh guac and spicy salsa

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KC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Tocolo. I’ve been to this restaurant many times and each time the food is delicious and the service is great. I highly recommend going on a Tuesday for the Taco Tuesday deal.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Receptionist had trouble seating us in an empty restaurant even though we had made a 5:30pm reservation. She took us to three different locations prior to seating us, saying that if we sat there we would have to be done by 7:00pm because someone had a reservation (so did we).
The food itself came quickly (mixed grill $45), unfortunately it was extremely oily and was bland with no flavor. We tried the restaurant due to its 4 1/2 star rating and sadly we were extremely disappointed. Thank you to our waiter who was very professional, aside from saying hello to him we will not return there to dine.

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CV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a great time on Thursday night, but were a little weary at first. When we first arrived there were a lot of families/kids - felt a little awkward as it was described to us as a good place to go out with friends - but the ambiance quickly changed in a few minutes. Overall, I would recommend this place, but would tell "ladies night" customers to come after 8pm!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always!

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HT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quickly and professionally seated by the welcome host.

Chips and water right away

Drinks were quick and good

Food was fantastic.

We had been here before and I saw it again on my open table list so decided to head back.

Top notch mexican dining
Casual atmosphere

Have a reservation!

And my request for a real super hot habernaro were fulfilled with a fresh warm homemade habernaro sauce that was killer hot And tasty!

Hot sauce fans ,,just ask!!!

We will be back

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was our favorite, the food was great. Thanks for the yummy hot chocolate!

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and service is good

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from service to food!!

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BW
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tocolo is a real find. The guacamole is delicious and the wings are even better. The drinks are generous and the service is friendly.

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FA
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Would definitely recommend, food was delicious and drinks where amazing

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f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely wonderful! Highly recommend this restaurant if you want to have delicious food, a great ambience, and music. The staff is wonderful and are super patient with picky eaters and indecisive people. We all ended up getting the Experience and were so full and satisfied. This was my second time back and there will definitely be a third!

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R
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always very delicious and my server was awesome! He actually was the bartender...made what has always been great to awesome!

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NY
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Doesn’t really have a Mexican feel. If not for the menu, it could be any strip mall restaurant.

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L
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our Margaritas and delicious Guacamole! Service was prompt and friendly....we will definitely be back and soon!

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