Toca Madera, which means “knock on wood,” is quickly becoming one of LA’s coolest restaurants to visit. Opened just this year, the first restaurant and lounge from Everyday Life (EDL), owned and operated by Tosh Berman and Amrou Manaseer, continues their focus on exceptional hospitality. The atmosphere is exactly what you’d expect from EDLcool, but welcoming, in the form a 120-seat cantina. The 4,500 sq. ft. restaurant has a world-class sound system, a retractable roof, and an interior patio. Needless to say, if you need to impress someone, bring them to Toca Madera.
Co-creator Tosh Berman sums it up perfectly. Their “…passion for service & design along with our extensive history in nightlife, this venue is a representation of our maturity towards an industry that we have made our life’s work.”
Alongside Tosh Berman is his fellow co-creator, Amrou Manaseer, and his recipe for success is simple. “Incredible food, great cocktails, amazing music and most importantly, great friends.”
Speaking for their quality of food and drink, you can find no better, or more authentic, Mexican cuisine in West Hollywood, and that’s due to Executive Chef Raymond Alvarez. Chef Alvarez has found the perfect combination of classic meals, which he has spent years crafting and perfecting, and his own childhood favorites. Alvarez’s menu is a shared plate format, using only the freshest ingredients, with an emphasis on organic, and a vegan menu is available.
Toca Madera is located on 8450 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Check out some of the pictures below to get your mouth watering.
Custom table side guacamole.
Achiote jidori chicken.
served with escabeche (house made pickled veggies), avocado puree and a citrus salsa.
Their gorgeous atmosphere.
With black bean puree, roasted corn relish, seared cilantro and jalapeno tofu. Just incredible.
The most amazing margarita you’ll ever have.
Two fully stocked bars.
You have to try their churro ice cream sandwich.
It’s like seeing God…
Date night is planned.