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Welcome to Toloache (pronounced toh-lo-AH-tchay), chef-owner Julian Medina’s contemporary Mexican bistro located in the heart of the Theater District. Toloache is named after a flowering plant famed in Mexico for its use in love potions. We hope that when you dine with us you too will fall under the spell of chef Medina’s creative cooking, which incorporates seasonal and natural ingredients and more than a dozen types of chilies. Our festive, two-story space features a guacamole and ceviche bar, a wood-burning oven, and an exceptional tequila list, along with elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We looking forward to seeing you soon.
New York, NY 10012
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Brunch 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday + Monday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - Midnight. (Bar open to 12:30am)
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
$30 and under
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There is a Quik Park public lot at 1633 Broadway, next door to the restaurant. To contact the lot with questions, please call 212-445-0011.
Take the C or E Trains to 50th St.; the 1 Train to 50th St.; and the N, R, or W Trains to 49th St.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Toloache-Midtown Ratings and Reviews
The food here was terrific! We stuck to an assortment of appetizers which worked out very well because we were going to an early theater. We sat on the main level and perhaps the noise level is different upstairs but it was very noisy where we were.
Even though it would seem to be a no-brainer, they ask you when you walk in what time your theater starts. So many restaurants don't do that and then seem shocked when you get annoyed that your food is the lead .
Make sure to have a reservation if you'll be going at prime time because they book up very quickly!
It was crowded, noisy and unaccomidating. We had a 7:15 reservation and they didn't seat us until 7:30. There is no waiting area so you are crammed at the front door. The food was not special and the wait staff tried to rush us. I've been there years ago and it was much better!
I took my wife here for Mothers Day based off the reviews. When we walked in I was embarrassed. This is a bar . An oversized Projection screen with soccer playing and a noisy bar. We were seated downstairs among the relevers . I drove all the way from Westchester to end up in a bar in midtown. The atmosphere sucked , so it really took away from the experience. I would never go back just because I don't want to relive that moment
Toloache was a lovely restaurant convenient to the theater district. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The ambiance was nice, although the noise level was a bit high, and the tables were very close together. It was expensive for Mexican food, but probably not for a restaurant so close to Times square.
Server was not very friendly and she wasn't very helpful. We ordered 3 drinks which didn't have any alcohol in it (or the bare minimum) so we decided to leave and go to another bar. I come to this restaurant for business meals and I came for my boyfriend's bday since the drinks and food are usually very good but I think after this experience, I'll be taking this place off my list of places for business meals.
Though our food was good, it certainly is not the best Mexican fare in the city. The reason for this less than stellar review is due to the service at Toloache midtown. This is the second time I have dined there and I walked away BOTH times remarking about the rude and arrogant waitstaff. My friend asked a simple question of our waiter and he actually sucked his teeth at him. Really? I had to flag the waiter down FOUR times to fill water glasses and ask for a second glass of wine because we had waited for so long getting thirsty.
I used to work as a waiter in NYC so I'm normally very forgiving but this service was really poor. It's a shame because the food really was good.
Unfortunately I don't think I'll go back. Don't want to inconvenience the waitstaff. Better go elsewhere.....
for many years this restaurant was one of my favorites but on a recent visit the quality of the food had diminished. The tacos are still extraordinarily good with delicious soft corn tacos and very interesting, tasty fillings at a reasonable price. I had their signature chicken dish and it tasted like a parboiled then roasted chicken made way in advance so that even the corn tomato sauce could not make up for it. This was a special event for us and fortunately saved at the last minute by an extraordinarily delicious brownie dessert
We were in NYC for a weekend and were looking for a restaurant where we could make a reservation and get some good food. Toloache had a reservation at 6:15 and the reviews were great, so we went there as we were attending Wicked, which is right next door. The seating is rather tight. We sat in a corner table which worked out well. We ordered chips and salsa, tacos, and the chicken quesadilla for our meal. The portions were very small, which was ok because we had a big lunch. I also ordered churros for dessert, which were freshly made with an amazing caramel and dark Mexican chocolate sauce....delectable! Two cautions: First,don't go here really hungry as the portions were rather small; the entrees have larger portions. Second, if you tell them you're going to show, they will keep things moving quickly...it will not be a leisure meal. Although the food was excellent and fresh, we gave it an average rating for most categories due to the portions sizes, atmosphere, and speed of serving. I think this place is better for an after-show place.
It was perfect for before afternoon play. It opens at 11:30 on Saturday. We got there at 12. Right after we got settle the restaurant started filling up. Very busy place. I felt rushed to leave but when we asked for coffee the wait staff was polite and friendly. It you on Saturday get there early. There were people waiting around, although the restaurant has two levels. Food was great. especially for the price.
Good food--enchiladas terrific. Very crowded and almost painfully noisy. Conversation impossible. Tiny margaritas They wouldn't seat 3 of us until the fourth in our party arrived. Their loss--we probably would have drunk more if they had sat us when we got there.
We had a variety of food and it was all very good. The service was excellent and the waiter was very accommodating. The only thing we didn't like was the fact that it was very busy and quite loud. We sat so close to the people next to us they asked us to quiet down because they didn't want to hear our conversation.
Just a fantastic dinner. Went after a play (4 people). They have a new menu, though we recognized a few classics. Some things feel a bit expensive (even in Midtown) but we had a brisket taco appetizer that was not just the best taco I ever had, it was actually a special experience. Had the braised short ribs- beautiful complex flavor but just melt in your mouth. Other dishes (chicken enchiladas) were also very good. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Easily the best Mexican restaurant experience in Manhattan, and there are some good ones. Easy to get to after the theater, and in the end, not really expensive for what you get.
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