New York, NY 10012
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.
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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 service was wonderful. The margaritas were absolutely delicious, and the food was so yummy! Had the chicken quesadillas as an app and they were so fresh, and had the ribeye for my main course. The ribeye was absolutely delicious and tender and was so flavorful! Will definitely be back!
We went to Toloache for a casual business dinner - all friends. The food was outstanding! We all started with margaritas, all we're so tasty. The traditional guac 3 ceviches to share were amazing. One guest with us was vegan and she had the quinoa and raved. The tacos and quesadillas were so delicious, obviously the chefs take their jobs seriously. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting NYC. You'll need a reservation on weekends.
Loved it, went with two of my girl friends for my birthday dinner. We all ordered tacos and were kind of disappointed that there were only two tacos, 3 would've been perfect. Deserts were good, plantains were very sweet. We were seated upstairs in a corner which was a really nice spot.
We have been here twice now and love it. This time, we (my husband and I) met our son and his girlfriend here and ate before a show. We all happened to arrive pretty early for the reservation and the hostess was very nice and found us a table way ahead of when our table was reserved for. We had a nice, leisurely meal and enjoyed our food immensely. The service was also great! Friendly, attentive and helpful. We'll definitely be back. It's a great location for theater lovers too!
The food was not good. The service was odd. The temperature was hot and then they kicked on the air and it was freezing and then it was hot again. I ordered a quesadilla based on their recommendation. It was a small piece of bread with a tiny bit of cheese, a sprinkle of corn and some truffle oil. Really not good. The waiter wanted us to share our dinner items but we didn't say we wanted to. We had to explain that we didn't want to share it. He acted confused and said 'okay if you don't want to' as if we had offended him. They were very also energetic in their service, trying to joke about this and that, but it came across pushy and weird and would have preferred just regular service. We won't go there again.
We arrived at 10:40 and the kitchen closed at 11 so were a bit rushed. That said, our waiter was very friendly and we had a few really delicious dishes. The brisket and short rib tacos are really tasty and not fatty, perfectly seasoned. We also really liked the kale salad. The manager was really generous and brought us dessert on the house. I will definitely return and try a few more items (but a little earlier!).
It's across the street from my job and I'd been wanting to go or a while, so we decided to go for a business dinner during Restaurant Week. The food was great, but the service was very slow. We only had a 1.5 hours and it took forever for our desert to come out so we ended up skipping it. It wasn't that busy, so I don't know what the delay was. The waiter did apologize, but the damage was done.
The worst meal and service I've had in a long time in NYC. Made reservations specifying that I had a garlic allergy -- "No problem -- we can accommodate" I am told. Get there -- same thing . At the end, the only thing that I was able to eat was guacamole and queso -- WOW! Horrible horrible horrible and needless to say, server was beyond NOT bright and slow!
Would nerver ever go back and will pop a bottle of champagne the day this establishment closes its doors, which am pretty sure will be happening in the next 12 to 14 months.
When will restaurant owners finally realize -- dining out is about SERVICE and making the dinner feel WELCOME!
It was very good...but somethingshe's I expected more. We got the church's for dessert and last time I've had them at other restaurants they were pretty large. These church's were like the size of a kids toothbrush...not worth the 10 bucks...drinks were delicious.
Toloache-Midtown is an ultra-convenient place for a late-night dinner after a Broadway play. On a Wednesday night, the restaurant was noisy, but uncrowded. We ate from the Restaurant Week special menu, and especially enjoyed the shrimp-tortilla soup and marinated skirt steak. The yellowfin tuna was not flavorful. Service was reasonably attentive. Our biggest complaint: overall, the food was quite salty.
Dinner pre-theater. Very busy spot/time... but service was pretty attentive. Crowded, tight tables and noisy.
Food was excellent - flavors and presentation - from guacamole through dessert. Wine list is limited... but some good beers. A bit pricey, but would go again if in that neighborhood.
My colleague and I randomly chose to have dinner at Toloache after reading the reviews on Open Table and Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed! We arrived a little early for our 7:45pm reservation but enjoyed a margarita from the bar as we waited to be seated. The margarita was on point - not sweet, not too strong - just how I like them! Dinner was fantastic, although I must admit it was difficult to decide with all of the mouthwatering options. All in all, this was a great spot for a great meal in an amazing atmosphere. I'll be back soon!
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