Saturday, January 19, 2008

You had me at hola

Source: Andrea Strong for Word of Mouse

Toloache is a flowering plant in Mexico, used to make love potions. That must be their secret ingredient, because I've fallen fast and hard for Toloache. It's great for pre-theater, because the dishes are ideal for sharing, making ordering a snap, and they come out faster than you can say speedygonzales.

It's always hectic trying to manage an early dinner in NYC, but their potent, festive margaritas and gracious, on-the-ball staff quickly put me in the right frame of mind to enjoy the evening.

Try one -or all- of their three types of guacamole, along with the best tomato habanero salsa north of Mexicana Mama. Order one of their sassy ceviches, like the shrimp, hamachi, oyster, octopus and avocado. And try standout entrees like the chile-crusted tuna with sautéed corn and chorizo, and the brick-oven roasted suckling pig with a sweet-hot splash of salsa

251 West 50th Street

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