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  • Toloache
  • Toloache
  • Toloache
  • Toloache
  • Toloache
  • Toloache

Contact Info

Midtown West- 251 W 50th St (Map)
Greenwich Village- 205 Thompson St (Map)
Upper East Side- 166 E 82nd St (Map)
Cuisine: Mexican
Price: $$$

NoBread Facts

Gluten Free Menu: Yes

Cross Contamination: No

Malted Rice: No

Gluten Free Pasta: No

Gluten Free Bread: No

Gluten Free Taco Shells: Yes

So here's what we think...

I love Mexican food, and I’m amazed that especially with three locations in New York City, it has taken me this long to go to the popular Toloache restaurant. Prior to heading to the restaurant, I checked out Toloache’s menu online and I was THRILLED to see GF items were listed on the menu. These menus with the GF symbols are not kept on site at the restaurant; however, vegetarian menus are! Regardless, Toloache recognizes the importance of catering to people with dietary restrictions and does so while serving delicious, classic Mexican cuisine! If you’re a margarita lover like myself, Toloache’s cocktail list is extensive, too! All natural margaritas in several fruity varieties are just a few of the drinks my friends and I couldn’t have enough of the other night…

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Mexican cuisine can sometimes be difficult for the nobread crowd. Quesadillas and burritos typically use flour tortillas, and tacos are only gluten free if they are served on corn tortillas. Good news! Not only are the tacos at Toloache served on corn tortillas, but all tacos are gluten free except for the pescado taco. Furthermore, all main courses are gluten free except for the Pollo Toloache. The ease of ordering was incredible especially since my friends and I decided to order as a group, rather than order individually, and my dietary restriction didn’t prevent anyone from ordering what they wanted. The guacamole at Toloache is awesome, too. We went with the classic mild guac and it was the perfect portion to split amongst three friends. If you are in the mood for something a little more spicy or a little more fruity, you can choose a spicy guac or the guacamole with fruit. To complete our meal we ordered the fried brussels sprouts with queso fresco, and this side was the perfect veggie supplement to round out our meal.

Other nobread approved favorites I will be back to try? The ceviches (all ceviches are gluten free except for the hamachi), the lobster, chicken, and shrimp tacos, and the paella with epazote-scented rice lobster, chicken, chorizo, shrimp, clams, octopus achiote sauce, and pico de gallo. Toloache is popular at brunch, too! Huevos rancheros, carne asada steak with an egg, and the chilaquiles are all nobread approved and I have my eye on them for my next visit. I went to the Tolache in Midtown West, but I’m pumped that there is a Toloache just blocks from me in Greenwich Village, so there is no doubt I will be back again soon. See you soon, Toloache!