Julian Medina’s way-uptown branch of his theater district Mexican place, Toloache, opened last night. On the menu you’ll find some midtown favorites, like the fruit-based guacamoles, as well as new dishes, such as a riff on chicken enchiladas made with fig-chipotle salsa; as at Toloache, there’s a focus on well-crafted tequila and mezcal drinks. The interior is elegant, with a Calavera-tile-backed ceviche bar, leather booths, and sunburst medallions on the walls. It’s dinner only for now, with lunch and brunch to follow. See menu below and glimpse the space and some dishes in our slideshow.
Toloache 82, 166 East 82nd St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-861-4505