Toca Madera - West Hollywood

4.7
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$50 and over
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Mexican
Toca Madera, which translates to “knock on wood,” is an intimate 150-seat space in Los Angeles that features a creative take on traditional Mexican cuisine. Providing an array of options for every eater, Toca Madera’s menu offers locally sourced organic ingredients with premium grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, and sustainable seafood - 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 Weekend Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Foos was okay drinks better

b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved my experience. Food was delicious, environment was gorgeous, but volume was alittle to loud. I felt like everyone was yelling at the table. Loved the service. Waitress and servers were respectful and insightful.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I made reservations here for my fiancé’s birthday and I have to say... I absolutely love the place. The food was delicious, drinks were all very good and the service was great as well. The vibe is definitely different than any other restaurant and I loved it. Will definitely be going back💞

s
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday celebration

AM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Our table was booked for 9 pm, 2 months in advance. We didn't get seated till 10:30pm, which is fine because the bar is so fun....and if we had some complimentary snacks till the table was ready, perhaps my friend wouldn't of felt so ill from all the alcohol consumption waiting for 1.5hrs for food on an empty stomach. We couldn't even eat our food because she was so ill from the drinks on empty stomach. Not even an apology, not even a bottle water. I had to line up at the bar, pay $10 for water to take outside to her after we paid for the food we didnt eat. That was disappointing.

MN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Great food and drinks. Our service was amazing. Fun ambiance with lots of people watching. We came for a birthday dinner we were with a large group. Our waitress was wonderful and took such good care of us. Great overall experience, will be coming back again soon.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second time going to Toca Madera with a group of friends and this location has a great vibe plus amazing drinks. Our waitress Whitney was great.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Waitress made us feel uncomfortable by rushing us, so we decided to go to another bar! if they had customers waiting to be seated I would understand, but they had many open tables! I don't see myself going back again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were taken to a 4 top upstairs by the kitchen door and asked if we could move 1 table over so our backs weren’t against the kitchen door. The hostess proceeded to tell us the other two available tables were going to be conjoined to make a bigger party. she then sat two different parties separately. It was just very apparent she was lying

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went in to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I love the decor and ambiance. The food and customer service is great too. I highly recommend this place.

JP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unreal!!! This is a crazy busy nightclub type restaurant at night, but on the weekends, its super bright and airy and awesome. The brunch items are amazing but the cocktails are the stars! Whoever created those drinks is a genius!!! ;)

g
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i would definitely recommend this place the food and drinks excellent.

s
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Checked in and waited went back about 15 minutes later and asked if our table was ready the said I wasn’t checked in waited another 15 minutes to get a table!! Ridiculous

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

really enjoyed the ambiasnce
the food and service were great
great place

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

It was great. Got a little birthday dessert and the trumpet guy played hbd. It was so sweet. Food was cool and super small. They remade it for me so that was cool

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

I got sick as hell off the ceviche, so I can’t say I had a great time. I’m still recovering. The restaurant itself is very pretty, the cocktail program is solid, and the staff is super helpful. I still prefer not to spend $200 on getting violently ill 😂😞

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Solid job done by the staff and VIP host...

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Took my girlfriend to eat and she absolutely loved it . The food was so delicious. We ordered asada and eggs and we had passion fruit margaritas. So yummy. The number one thing we noticed was the amazing customer service that was provided to us .. definitely will be coming back again ..

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Came here for Sunday brunch food was excellent!! French toast is definitely the best one I’ve had in a long time. Hubby ordered the Huevos Rancheros and chicken mixiote tacos which were also excellent .

The only thing that ruined our experience was the lack of service from our server. Nathan was nice and took our order but we never really saw him again. We ordered bottle of sparkling water and were brought back regular tap water which wasn’t a big deal. Our food came out, we began eating and my husband stopped the bus boy and ask him to get Nathan because he wanted to order a Bloody Mary. We finished our meal and still no drink or server. When it finally came out we were ready for the check. So that was a bummer

The restaurant filled up quickly and he had a couple of other tables he was attending to including the one right next to us. I totally understand he was a bit busy but he completely forgot about us .

Definitely want to give it another shot maybe for dinner we will have better luck .

TG
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

my thinking is that went we reserve in open table.
we should get a better seating no at the horrible location.
I do have to ask for a better table than the one they want to seat us.

you guys should put that on your notes for a future reservations.

Thanks.

Tomas Gonzalez

LR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Food is delicious, totally worth every penny.

K
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Went here on a Saturday night around 9:00 Just be sure that you don’t get seated in the back next to a tree. Tried to have a nice dinner and was constantly be walked up on by people coming out the kitchen or bumping into the table or my chair should have changed seats but on a date and did not want to make it a issue warning others tight space on two occasions waiters dropped dishes and forks on the floor which bounce across the room to hit my feet and continue to lay there for the rest of the night.
All the staff was attentive which is a plus are server was great and fast she had red hair was nice never felt rushed
Food
We had the tacos which were great
Churros We’re the highlight along with a nice little fire show
I Did see management walking around dong a good job attending people I should of just address my seating with them and all would Have be avoided overall very beautiful establishment.
I look forward to seeing more of what this place has to offer thank you.

MB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place

CP
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

I’m hoping this last visit was just a mishap because I really wanted to love this place. They are very accommodating when you first enter with complimentary champagne on the weekend for brunch followed with freshly fried plantain and tortilla chips paired with fresh guacamole and pico de Gallo. But they fall short during the main service. All the entrees came out late which was okay if they didn’t come out stone cold. Unfortunately we were on a time crunch and made the best of it but then the simplest request took just as long as the hour wait for entree. ( keep in mind the restaurant was less than half full when we arrived at 12pm. We had to wait almost 10 minutes to get utensils for our dessert( the churro waffles was they’re only saving grace which are pretty good). But not good enough to take the bitter taste we took away from the overall experience. We even had to wait another 15 just to get a to go box and had to flag other servers down. Doesn’t seem like a big deal but we try to be courteous of Weber’s and the section they are designated to. The inflated prices were expected, even if its Mexican food, it’s after all bordering Beverly Hills, so I expected quality service. I rather have spent the same amount of money at Small Town and actually get a 4-5 course meal with amazing service. Toca Madera definitely missed the mark.

WS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had friends from East Coast. They thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. I have been here before and never been disappointed. Ambiance, service, music, drinks.....excellent!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice service, nice food amazing selection of tequila

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was amazing so perfect and wonderful energy

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an awesome anniversary experience. Thank You!!! 😄

CM
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was good , ambience was good , only thing was our waitress sucked ! We had to ask her multiple times to bring our drinks and silverware etc . And had to go find her to get the check because she never came back to the table

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

This was mine and my husbands first time here. We walked in a little early. Our reservation was for 8:30 we were directed towards the bar . After about 15 minutes we finally got someone's attention. Once we got drinks we were seated . This is when date night went downhill. We were seated next to what I'm assuming was a big birthday celebration. Long story short they were all drunk and having a blast and we weren't. We just wanted to have a nice evening. The guys literally almost fell on my husband multiple times. A few girls almost fell on me because our table was so close to theirs. They broke glass more than once . Drinks splashed on us . The most annoying part about this is that when we went to the bathroom we saw another much more suitable room for dinner! We were asked by both the hostess and the server if this was our first time here and neither one suggested moving us to that other room. We really regret not sitting in there. The evening would of been so much nicer. Maybe it was our bad for not knowing about it but again it was our first time there . Probably won't come back .

NK
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place to have brunch at. The menu was so hard to pick from everything sounded delicious. I had the breakfast burrito and i loved it. The guacamole is fantastic, a must try if you like guac. My friend had chicken n waffles, the chicken was ok a little hard but the waffle was cooked perfectly.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was amazing. We were placed by a speaker so it was kind of hard to talk to
One another. The ambiance was great and wish we sat in the back room. Great first time visit.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here definitely not my last!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good great place for drinks and food

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice place

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EG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience and ambiance! Live music was a plus!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

Menu is different from what is posted on yelp.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review