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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 good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (38 reviews)
“tacos” (31 reviews)
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Mexican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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166 E 82nd St, New York City, NY 10028-1822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank morelucknexttime
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As is typically with NYC dining this place is small, so make a reservation. Inside is crowded, but back courtyard (where I dined) is lovely and quaint. Service is friendly and efficient. We started with Medium Guacamole - which was perfect. I chose the white...More

Thank 007_HappyTraveler
Reviewed 13 June 2017

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 10 June 2017 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 June 2017

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 2 June 2017

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 30 May 2017

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 23 May 2017

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 21 May 2017

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 13 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
Upper East Side
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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
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
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:30
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
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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