Toloache - Upper East Side

4.8
1078 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Welcome to Toloache (pronounced toh-lo-AH-tchay), chef-owner Julian Medina's contemporary Mexican bistro located in the Upper East Side. 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. Along with the authentic Mexican menu and an exceptional tequila list, we offer elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1078 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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vipbruceC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! The service was fantastic! Highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loved the outdoor seating set up. We had our own little space with a heat lamp. Service was quick and friendly. Accommodated allergies easily.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff, good food. Great for a date

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vipMarianaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very courteous service, nice decor! I'll visit again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner great service

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AvaE
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such delicious food! Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cinco de mayo

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vipMichael2
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Kitchen does pretty good job with the food but service/wait staff awful. And every little side is extra here.

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vipDiner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent Mexican food at reasonable prices and relaxed atmosphere.

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Miks
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food came slow... that was the problem. Waiters were lovely, and food is subtle and delicious.

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vipDaraG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy lunch with friends. Wish there were some lunch specials but otherwise everything was terrific. Love the outdoor dining out back.

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vanessanyc
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suchgreat service... and great margaritas too! Steve sat us in a quiet room and was so attentive. Everything was delicious! So great to be back at the neighborhood gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel is a great host! The place is immaculate, the food is delish!

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SusanG
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is informal and friendly and even in the midst of social distancing the restaurant manages to maintain a lively ambiance.
Food is always good and the margaritas are great.

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vipCCNYC
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Love the yurt.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neighborhood staple! So delicious, great service and drinks!

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sharonc
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal - cooked perfectly, great service and excellent cocktails, too.

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BenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Hard to find good Mexican in NYC and this is a solid option. A little on the pricey side but worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor private dining. Food consistently excellent

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DavidR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was great to be back. Can't wait for the bar to be open again.

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vipCustomer
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am only writing text in this box so I can submit this review. OpenTable makes it annoying to submit reviews.

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viplasnisnyc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache is a fantastic restaurant and a must go to. The manager is exceptional and his suggestions are spot on. Their guacomole was so good!!! The special blood orange margarita was to die for. The skirt steak was so tasty and delicious. I am so happy to find a place that makes a skirt steak this perfectly. This is one of my new favorite restaurants in the neighborhood.

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vipHUNGRY22
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, strong margaritas and great service by Perla! The private outdoor cabins made us feel safe during covid. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wooden boxes were awesome and private. Perfect with the heater for a cold April night and the sliding window is genius! Awesome margaritas and guac. Now I can say I’ve been to all locations! #outdoorboxesarebest

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service- wonderful!

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vipAnewyorkeater
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had our own cabin outside. Food was tasty and well done. Service was good.

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DinniGordo
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the basics with a twist--fruit in the margaritas, nice texture to the guacamole, shrimp that are large and juicy. Service is friendly without being pushy. I love the place!

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vipabigail
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Toloache is always one of my “go to” Restaurants.

The food is consistently good, the staff is as friendly as you’ll find anywhere and both the outdoor and indoor dining are wonderful

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vipAlisonT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the glazed miso cod.

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vipAidanFitz
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing - house made guac and chips so good we ordered a second round! Main courses (burro, seafood paella, quesadilla, cod) were all excellently cooked and had great flavor. House margaritas helped it all down nicely.

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vipDonielleM
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always outstanding!

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vipJasonG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Server was amazing, food was mediocre. The outdoor seating was super warm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican in the city! Great service too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always fabulous. Yummy margaritas. Super seevice

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vipJessicaB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! The server was so so sweet. The owner came by a few times and was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Best Mexican in New York for sure. We are from Mexico and have never tried such delicious plates in Manhattan before. The huitlacoche quesadilla is just wow. The meats are extremely tender and the pineapple mezcal cocktail was so great. We had dinner outdoors and felt so cozy, warm and comfortable inside the cabins they have constructed outside. Just GREAT.

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jamesW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were not able to provide us with a safe seat after we had made a reservation. We needed to leave.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal pandemic outdoor seating (private booths), delicious food, and good service.

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vipBrianG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food as always and sitting in the outdoor heated tables was wonderful

FAQs

Toloache - Upper East Side does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Toloache - Upper East Side also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 861-4505.

Toloache - Upper East Side is rated 4.8 stars by 1078 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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