This Mexican eatery from chef Julian Medina (Maya, Zocalo) suits its Theater District locale: The dynamic, richly appointed duplex is adorned with beautiful tiles and murals of Mexican scenes. Buzzed-about concoctions include a crunchy grasshopper taco, but flashes of brilliance show up in more familiar fare: An excellent shrimp entrée features garlicky crustaceans atop a mélange of autumnal beans and squash. In lieu of a sweet finale, try one of Toloache’s 100 tequilas.
251 W 50th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Eighth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E, 1 to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|