Toca Madera

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1521 reviews
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$50 and over
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Mexican
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
Toca Madera, which translates to “knock on wood,” is an intimate 150-seat space that features a creative take on traditional Mexican cuisine. Providing an array of options for every eater, Toca Madera’s menu incorporates a shared-plate format offering locally sourced ingredients with an emphasis on organic, as well as vegan and gluten-free options. Farm fresh and seasonal ingredients also serve as the foundation for the extensive cocktail list. Featuring a 100 ft. crystal-quartz island bar, Toca Madera offers the finest tequilas and mezcals, as well as a rotating selection of select wines from around the globe. Open daily for dinner and cocktails at 5pm ‘til late, with Toca Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait time was not bad at all. We had a reservation at 9:00 pm, we were seated by 9:10 pm. The food was delicious and the service was excellent! I will definitely be going back.

J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place! The food and cocktails are fantastic.

SM
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience with delicious cocktails and Mexican food. Would highly recommend visiting when in LA 👌👌👌

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great birthday for my girlfriend! Love the decor, music and delicious food!

G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Host was very friendly. Food was great but our waiter was a bit slow, we got more attention from other waiters. Overall though experience was great and will definitely go back again.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is amazing

G
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails good music fun and happening place

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a terrible experience with this establishment.
Have been on holiday in LA for 10 days so far and ate at some of the best restaurants around west Hollywood and Hollywood and was never asked for any form of identification when attending.
We tried to attend this restaurant on the basis of good reviews and on this occasion my partner left her identification in the hotel.
Bar lady was very rude in asking for identification and manager was not much help either. We tried to compromise with a passport picture but was still told no.
Even we asked if we went back to the hotel to get the identification would the table still be held for us only to be told that it would depend on availability.
Poor customer service and poor managerial skills.

JO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by a warm hostess, educated regarding unique menu items by a cheerful waiter and given attentive service by everyone. Our drinks were unique (and on fire!) and our meals spectacular. While this was a date for my husband and me, he returned two days later with a work colleague. Not inexpensive cuisine but you get what you pay for. Thoroughly enjoyed our time.

JF
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great the vibe was hip, the ambiance was lively. Good times

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice service and recommend appetizer on special menu it worth your money

B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Music was way too loud for a nice dining room. I get it in the bar, but the booming headache-inducing base and repetitiveness of the music totally interfered with our enjoyment of the food and our company.

Food had a lot of food flavors, and most preparations were quite nice. I found most of what I ate to be very delicious. However, it’s hard to appreciate this with the music...

AND the fact that someone screwed up literally every single thing we ordered. Wrong drinks, not enough drinks, one set of apps instead of the two we ordered, wrong dishes coming to the table followed by, in two cases, being told you were out of a dish we ordered, one glass of corked wine that we sent back twice never to be corrected. It was appalling. Server never took responsibility. Would be unlikely to return for this combination of failings.

RS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible. My server was not friendly at all.

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! Great food, gorgeous ambiance, good and friendly service. Food was delicious, the chicken tacos were so yummy, the carne asada on the rocks was great, strawberry tres leches was good also. All the sides we got black beans, street corn and rice were all great. Such a good experience, I will definitely come back the next time I’m in town

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The main waitress was almost nowhere to be found and came to great us about 15 minutes after we had been seated. At that time, we had placed our order with someone else.

GD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I came for brunch and the food was so so, looking forward to try again for dinner. It's a really cute / trendy restaurant with a cool crowd, good mimosas, and a DJ playing while you eat. The outside patio in the back is great and they have good vegan options.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Everyone at the host stand need a attitude check.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great dinner !!! I love this place !!!! Food is top of the top and the music is so good !!!

OT
Las Vegas
50 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

They changed the menuuuu!!!! So many less items !! They took out The Ghost rider which is their best drink (luckily the girl knew how to make it) and their best plate, the short rib tacos!!! Seriously, Mexican resturant no tacos? Kind of disappointed.

JU
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food but in specific the plate Marcy Tierra , expensive and small portion for the price ( $ 75) !

D
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good, but not so good that it warranted the cost. The whole place seems to be trying a little too hard to be cool. We won't be back.

ET
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance but the food taste/quality was below expectations for the price

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I love the vibe here. Great food just need to work on the server

CT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nathan my server was so polite and helped me and my family in a real way. The drinks were cold and the food was delicious and I will continue to dine here!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for brunch. Great ambiance and decor. We loved the vegan option available. The staff and servers were very kind and gave us efficient service. Will definitely come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovley location and ambiance, not the most amazing service or food! But ambiance makes it worth it

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

You go for the ambiance, not for the service or food ❤️

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, great service, fantastic venue with very relaxed and uber-cool ambience. Had a wonderful meal accompanied by some fantastic cocktails. Music was provided by an excellent DJ, and overlaid with some amazing live guitar played by a "roaming" soloist who floated around the restaurant whilst soloing! Would have loved to have stayed longer.

I
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The cocktails do not disappoint! Try the Los Muertos margarita with the burning sugar. Bar tending staff was great. Food runners were terrific. Servers were a little slow on response, but overall, very friendly. We tried the queso, guacamole, taco box, taquitos, and the hot lava rock fajitas, as well as churros for dessert. Loud and lively, it’s definitely a place to have fun with friends.

JT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server April was amazing! We are visiting and she took care of us! Very knowledgeable with the menu and personable. Food was great as well

BJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! I really the cocktails and ambiance. Perfect for date night

DP
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the Cena del Oso margarita with honey liquor is spectacular!!!

Totally worth the wait!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Hostess and Waitress were wonderful although they couldn’t help with a special request made in advance for sitting down by the sofas . The chairs on the high tables near the window are very uncomfortable and lots of people on the outside kept sticking their heads inside from the window or taking photos of the inside of us . Needs more privacy with closed windows and or security to watch for outsiders . Also when people smoke outside and the windows up you get a hit of all the smoke since they literally are smoking a foot away from where we are sitting.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten there a half dozen times in past two years. Cool vibe. Noisy in front but less so in back room or upstairs.

Family loves going there. Everyone can always find something good to eat.

b
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and food was great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The architecture in this place is amazing. The food and ambiance is great

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service from Marissa was great. She inquired if it was our first time and made some wonderful recommendations! She made us feel like she knew us and we were family, we will be coming back for brunch and for dinner.

U
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks, the vibe was perfect. This is a must try for all Mexican food lovers.

DZ
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great. Ambience is excellent. Fun time!

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