Restaurants , Mexican Midtown West
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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.

Venue name: Toloache
Address: 251 W 50th St
New York
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
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Crap! You want to take your Tinder date out to dinner, but you both work in Midtown and the only places you know of are the world's largest Applebee's and the world's largest TGI Friday's.

What now? Take her to Toloache- an oasis of sorts in the restaurant desert that is Midtown Manhattan. The food is very solid, though nothing remarkable or destination worthy. The guac is definitely a highlight, and if you're feeling adventurous I also recommend the grasshopper tacos. 

The real draw here though... the drinks. Several different types of sangria to choose from, and a whole bunch of quality margs as well. Hard to go wrong with any of them, as everything is freshly made (and doesn't skimp on the booze either).

Toloache is an actually-kinda-almost-cool restaurant in an area that is severely lacking. Sadly though, if you want half priced apps ya gotta go to Applebee's.


Gave it a shot one day i found myself looking for decent lunch options in Times Square - this had good reviews so I figured it was a safe option. I had the restaurant week menu, which came with:

- Tacos al pastor - these were ok. Yummy but nothing crazy

- Entrana - skirt steak along with a queso fresco and brussels sprouts salad. Disappointing, meat was overcooked and the salad was meh

- Profiterols - MEH

Had a La Flaca Margarita which was also whatever. It was an okay meal, and had I paid full price I would've been pissed. I guess it's okay for the area, but definitely overpriced and not that great. Only come here if you don't have a choice but to eat in Times Square.

Jessica R

Tacos, Guacamole and Margartias! Toloache does not disappoint on the right amount of spice in their dishes, and delicious ingredients in each dish. They have a great lunch menu and make a killer house margarita with Herradura Tequila.