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Toloache 82

166 E 82nd St, New York City, NY 10028-1822
+1 212-861-4505
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“guacamole” (36 reviews)
“tacos” (27 reviews)
“lechon” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
166 E 82nd St, New York City, NY 10028-1822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch on Sunday. It was fantastic. The margarita was amazing. Highly recommend the Atun: A tuna and watermelon Cheviche'!! Yummy. The Saudero tacos were to die for. Smoked Brisket: need I say more. The guacamole was great. I can not say enough...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed multiple taco dishes (cerviche tacos, grasshopper tacos), Carnitas entree, guacamole, and cocktails. The cocktails were incredible (loved my mojito), as was the guacamole and chips. Service was great and atmosphere energetic and authentic. Will definitely return! Great Churros dessert and coffee too.

Thank i_dont_ask_much
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are crowded, noisy, and not especially pretty, but there is a nice garden. The food, with eclectic riffs on Mexican ingredients, is consistently quite wonderful. Servce is friendly if erratic.

Thank Hera38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh Yummy! Guacamole, fresh warm chips, paella with fresh lobster, clams, shrimp! Quesadilla of short rib and bone marrow too much goodness on this menu. The best part it's all fresh and prepared in a traditional fashion. Drinks are delicious with a wide selection of...More

Thank Mellenb814
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome. The front part is quite noisy and busy with the bar and some tables, the middle section is kinda quiet and the rear room is where we were. The cocktail list is incredible, with all sorts of tequilas, mojito, caipirinha and...More

Thank Sylvie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good friend and I had a lovely dinner at Toloache 82 on 82nd Street last month. The restaurant is very elegant, our service was outstanding, cleanliness was very good, and everyone in the back room where we were seated seemed to have a very...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Experienced Toloache on a Saturday night for dinner. Reservations are definitely recommended for this place. It was absolutely packed and there were multiple people waiting to be seated. Luckily, I had reservations and was seated as soon as I got my glass of wine at...More

Thank LBCdovs
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We went with our three young granddaughters at 5:45, an hour we would normally be deciding what to drink. The place was already packed. First, the good news. The mild--for the little girls--guacamole was excellent. So were the churros the girls had for dessert. My...More

Thank HiltonHeadrover
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Possibly the best (hamachi) ceviche ever--al dente texture, luscious sauce, onions and other flavoring fantastic. Really enjoyed the shrimp, and short rib/beef marrow tacos. Also the cheese/truffle quesadilla. Mescal and tequila cocktails out of this world. Prices up there too, but worth it. Also lovely...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just returned from dinner with 2 long term friends. Rafael the manager treated us like special guests. Selection of tacos-one did-one shrimp- and 1 entree was plenty. Guacamole perfect

Thank BarbaraAnn_22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 E 82nd St, New York City, NY 10028-1822
    (Lexington and 3rd Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-861-4505
  • E-mail
Description
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.
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