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Toloache-Midtown, New York, NY
Toloache-Midtown, New York, NY
Toloache-Midtown, New York, NY
Toloache-Midtown, New York, NY
Toloache-Midtown, New York, NY

Toloache-Midtown

4.6
4.6
7400 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (212) 581-1818
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Julian Medina
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cross street
    Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • Parking details
    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.
  • Public transit
    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.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,400 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Mexican

7,399 Reviews
  1. Larry

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager was gracious and accommodating in accepting our early arrival. Service and food were phenomenal as always.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    very cold inside, but after asking we were moved on 2 floor

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  3. FreshFishandGreekFlair

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was lovely and helpful and service generally was very good. Great guacamole and crabmeat appetizers, and our main courses were delicious. Our only disappointment was the chocolate cake, which was billed as “fantastic” and was not that great. Get your dessert elsewhere.

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  4. RichyRich

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Salty, mediocre paella con mariscos.Wouldn’t complain but it was $37. Guacamole had a strange taste like the mixing utensils had been used for a fish dish. Guy at next table hacked up a lung for 1 hour straight. VERY noisy. Beer was good.

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  5. NoahL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Came here for dinner after seeing the revival of Merrily We Roll Along. Food took a little time to be served but I guess the servers and cooks had been somewhat busy preparing dishes for the evening pre-theater crowd. Had the Enchiladas Borrachas

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  6. MichaelM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly attentive service and fun but not crazy atmosphere. Very enjoyable

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  7. Demonie

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place- from the hosts to the servers and food. And lers not forget about the tequila choices! I come here everytime i am in NYC.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and Evelyn, our server was top notch! Friendly and informative. One of my favorite places to dine when in NYC.

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  9. Patrick

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great margaritas and food! I've been there a few times, and like to try different dishes each time. I particularly love the paella and mango margaritas.

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  10. Wayne

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Mexican food with a great location close to Bway theaters. Highly recommended!

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  11. Mardi

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Haven't been there for four years and it wasn't what it used to be. Food particularly. We noticed that it wasn't as full and busy as it had been in the past. It used to be a must-visit when we were in NYC but I doubt we'll go back.

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  12. CD1234

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great Mexican spot...fun, intimate atmosphere and delicious upscale food.

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  13. Hurleygirl

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant is very good. The food and service are exemplary. My dish, however was a little light. A bit disappointed in the tuna ceviche. Not much to eat. The margarita was delicious and Rafael was excellent.

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  14. morrongiello

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great restaurant in midtown. The only drawback is that it can get quite noisy, especially with the pre theatre crowd. Food is exceptional. Have visited often and never a bad meal.

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  15. SteveG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Evelyn was a fantastic waitress who made all the difference in making our experience enjoyable. We were late for a show but she made sure our drinks and meals were served promptly. So much so that we had time for dessert! She made the experience so pleasant that we stopped by for a second drink and a snack after the show. Well be back!

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  16. MargeryK

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was quick, but not rushed. They were attentive to special requests and came back to confirm that everything was as requested. The short rib quesadilla was quite good. Cinnamon spiced hot chocolate was the perfect dessert for lunch. The restaurant was quiet, but that might have been because it was not full. We had an enjoyable lunch. I would go back another time.

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  17. ARodriguez

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been a client of Tolache for years and never disappointed. Love the food and service.

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  18. TaraW

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here before going to Hamilton & it was a great experience. The short rib bone marrow tacos were great!!!!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Baicoup de bruit, déçu par rapport aux autres années.

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  20. JJinClt

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Was looking for a good Mexican spot and ran across Toloache. It was SO good. Started with the traditional guacamole, came with the roasted Chipotle salsa, wow that was unexpectedly good. After eating lots of chips and dips, we got tacos one Pollo and one Carne asada. Both were great. But the winner was the Pollo Toloache. Outstanding, juicy chicken, flavorful corn and we want to know why don't the serve a full side of the pinto bean dumplings. Ordered the casa margaritas. Solid, standard serving. Waitress was efficient but not overly friendly. Highly recommend this spot.

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  21. SusanV

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Service was great. We’ve had many great meals in the past. This time the food was disappointing. My huevos rancheros were more like a soup. Couldn’t eat it. On the other hand, guacamole and salsa were great.

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  22. HawaiianInNC

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always dine at Toloache when we're in the city! They set a standard in delicious Mexican fare! Excellent service as always!

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  23. Carmenuu

    New York Area

    174 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent, food very good, we had toro tacos they were simply delicious! Never had it before, and they worth to go just for them. Corn on the cob very good too. Ambiance very Mexican. Good tequilas. Cefe de olla divino. Good place

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  24. Frequentdiner

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Rushed service and crowded . May be ok pretheater but not for regular dinner. Overpriced and charge for chips!!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. But make reservations or you will be SOL!

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  26. Kate

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place for pre-theater in an area where many of the restaurants are touristy and bad food. All food was delicious, the service was attentive and we had a great time. Their homemade roasted tomato salsa is so yummy! We've been here several times and have not been disappointed.

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  27. KimL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service, drinks and food. I’d go back if I was in the area.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The chips and guac were delicious. The mango margarita was only so-so. My daughter raved about the chicken tacos. And the chicken enchiladas were generous portions and very tasty! The service was excellent - extremely attentive - we never had to wait long - until the end of our visit and we had to wait quite awhile to get our check and then again to pay. Overall everything was good and we will go again!!

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  29. SusaD

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, delicious food exactly as requested.

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  30. JackE

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Sound level was overwhelming and awful. A large party contributed to this. Many diners in our area were put off by the environment.

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  31. MiaL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I highly recommend Toloache. Wonderful to have such authentic Mexican food within walking distance from Times Square. Food was excellent!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travel from CT. to see shows on occasion and this is usually our go to Mexican restaurant, always pleased food is great as is service.

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  33. G2G6

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Tasteless overpriced food. The menu descriptions sounded great. What was delivered was not. Some waitstaff was rude an not paying attention. Cramped space, overcrowded.

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  34. Emily

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent. Food was wonderful, service was wonderful and fast (important if you’re dining before a show!), drinks were great.

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  35. JonathanF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    very good vibe. server was very attentive and made good suggestions. guac with moderate spicey was very good, don't forget to mix up the jalapeno that is on top (servers suggestion) margaritas were very good and shrimp dish was very tasty

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  36. GeraldW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I cook Mexican and am acquainted with many preparations and have had lessons in Oaxaca and LA Paz. Their take of a chili forward Salsa Verde with a medium heat that used the tomatillos nicely was great. My spouse had Lechon with roasted turnip and red cabbage with an unusual Mole of Hazelnut and Pineapple. Delicious!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it every time we are in NY. Food and service is excellent

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  38. ShannaR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was fantastic, but especially the sandia margarita and frutas guacamole. It was a very good pre-broadway dinner!

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  39. littlemissy

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it here! The service, the food, everything is outstanding!!!

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  40. Chudson

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food is as excellent , I’d go back again . Waitress wasn’t too engaged though , always seemed like she as not Inter in being at work , good food though

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FAQs

Toloache-Midtown does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 7400 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Toloache-Midtown

251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–10:30 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    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.
  • Public transit
    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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Julian Medina
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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