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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 good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (36 reviews)
“tacos” (30 reviews)
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Mexican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
166 E 82nd St, New York City, NY 10028-1822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been a long time since we had eaten Mexican Food!! Our meal at Toloache 82, was excellent. The restaurant was jammed, the food was wonderful, service was more than terrific and everyone left with a big smile on their face. Here is what...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am unable to give four stars. Three is the maximum. I felt there is a sense of neglect. The air conditioner in the back room needs maintenance. There was a paper napkin on the floor I- this should have been cleaned up before they...More

Thank Henry L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, 2 kids and I stopped here in need of guac and chips and this place more than met our needs. We also included a margarita, shrimp tacos and a cheese quesadilla. My kids usually don't comment on the food unless asked. I didn't...More

Thank Camphorn
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had dinner at Toloache at the recommendation of an Upper East Side resident and we were very happy with our dinner experience. The tacos were small but sort of an imaginative take on the traditional taco, our daughter's tortillas were good, and the enchilada...More

1  Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Stumbled across this wonderful little gem while in NYC. Called ahead, there were no reservations but said that we would almost certainly find a seat tat the bar or the ceviche bar. So we sat at the ceviche bar where you can watch them make...More

Thank Magic165
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The service was great - friendly, efficient, not intrusive, but were underwhelmed by the food. It started well - chips and guacamole appetizer were great with fresh hot chips, Meat in the signature brisket tacos was stringy and not tender, and enchiladas were underwhelming. It's...More

Thank Jbut2
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal at Toloache. Great veggie selection and very tasty meat dishes too. Cheerful service and good recommendations for those like us who are a bit new to Mexican food. It is a bit on the expensive side, especially if you indulge...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We were able to sit outside on the patio in perfect weather. The margaritas were delicious and the guacamole was the best we have ever had. I had the Pollo Toloache with rice and black beans and it was amazing. We finished the meal with...More

Thank Laughing04
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This Mexican restaurant is a must for great margaritas and tacos and quesadillas. Sit at the bar with very professional bar tenders and friendly people.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times over the years because I live in the neighborhood a few blocks away. The place is usually crowded and very noisy, so I try to get there early. The prices are high, as indicated by other reviewers,...More

1  Thank morelucknexttime
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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
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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