Here comes Tocaya Organica, once again. The healthy-leaning Mexican restaurant chain has eight locations spread from Santa Monica to the Beverly Center to San Diego, and is now ready to roll with a big new corner location in the thick of Hollywood’s growing restaurant row.
Tocaya Organica, the Los Angeles-based casual restaurant, opens its San Diego outpost in the Gaslamp Quarter today. Mexican cuisine made with organic ingredients makes up the menu that features tacos, burritos, bowls, and salads, with a heavy emphasis on vegan fare.
El Segundo’s outdoor beach-adjacent retail mecca The Point adds Tocaya Organica as a tenant today. It’s only been two months since the healthy Mexican chain dropped into Westfield Century City, but the hospitality company The Madera Group is prepared to keep this speedy expansion pace going. Three additional LA locations are on the way, as well as San Diego, and Arizona.
The couple was spotted at West Hollywood hotspot Toca Madera on Thursday night, where they “cozied up at a table in the garden patio,” a source told Page Six. In between cuddling sessions, the duo feasted on guacamole, ceviche verde, chicken tacos and the Japanese wagyu beef.
The Madera Group launched in 2013 by Amrou Manaseer and Tosh Berman. Pooling their collective nightlife histories, the two embarked on a fruitful transition into restaurants. Here, Berman discusses the firm’s design language, crafting a localized and organic concept, and its Eastward expansion.
Los Angeles is gearing up for one of its favorite holidays: Cinco de Mayo. A few days after the weekly ritual of Taco Tuesday, the city will celebrate the holiday with a diverse set of events, from taco festivals in Downtown to the Westside reigning hotspots.
Think of Tocaya Organica as the low-maintenance sibling of its fancier sister restaurant in West Hollywood, Toca Madera. This rapidly expanding chain, which has several stunning-yet-unique outposts across LA, lets you customize your own bowls, wraps, burritos, or tacos with locally sourced, organic produce and fresh proteins.
This lounge-like West Hollywood hotspot is brimming with atmosphere, from the in-house DJ spinning tunes to the stunning quartz bar glowing in the center of the room. You can’t go wrong with the margarita selection, or with the Street Taco Box, a tasty selection of chicken, beef, and tofu tacos that mirror what you find at your favorite food truck But make sure you save room for dessert: The churro ice cream sandwich, a large scoop of dulce de leche ice cream nestled between two swirled churro “cookies,” is out of this world.
Kelly Wearstler’s renovation of the Westfield Century City mall set the design bar high. The one billion dollar renovation reimagined the shopping center as a modern marketplace and public gathering spot with intimate lounges defined by comfortable seating, plants and colorful tiles. The walkways are punctuated by art exhibits and installations; elegant bathrooms and lounge areas; upscale shopping and innovative restaurants and cafes.
Tocaya Organica uses wild-caught, chipotle-rubbed seared sea bass in their fish tacos, which come with a choice of cheese and taco style. The Cali Green features sliced onion, avocado and vinaigrette, while the Baja Chipotle comes with the more traditional combo of shaved cabbage, cilantro, vegan chipotle crema and a sweet chipotle sauce.
If you’ve recently driven by this Third Street staple, who just celebrated three years in business, you might mistake it for a nightclub with a velvet rope, especially on popular nights that offer specialty food and drink themes. Here are a few of our favorites not to be missed on your next neighborhood crawl.
The local organic Mexican power chain Tocaya Organica looks ready to open a fifth location in Westfield Century City this Friday. Just last week, Eater wrote about Madera Group’s forthcoming location in the revamped Beverly Center. But these openings are minimal in comparison to the company’s overall plans for this year, which include 16 additional locations by the end of 2018.
An upscale Mexican restaurant is opening next year at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Toca Madera is a concept based out of West Hollywood that showcases local ingredients and bold flavors. The Scottsdale restaurant is scheduled to open in February or March 2019. Another location is planned to open in Dubai.
Healthy-living brand Tocaya Organica will join the culinary lineup at the Beverly Center this summer. The hospitality company owned and operated by Tosh Berman and Amrou Manaseer has massive expansion plans for the modern Mexican concept that utilizes locally-sourced organic ingredients.
Shoppers hungry for exciting new dining experiences at Scottsdale Fashion Square can soon go where LA chefs and celebrities head for their upscale Mexican food fix: Toca Madera. This will be the attention-getting restaurant’s third location beyond its West Hollywood flagship and international outpost in Dubai.
Whether you like that rim to be well-salted, lightly salted, or completely devoid of anything related to sodium is up to you, as is this question: Where will you go when National Margarita Day arrives?
Local chainlet Tocaya Organica already has four locations around the city, with three more in the works. That means, wherever you are in L.A., you’re probably not far from some tasty, fast-casual-ish Mexican food and fun margaritas, made with fresh juices.
Co-founders Tosh Berman and Amrou Manaseer of the Madera Group have built something special in Southern California, taking their modern vision approach of using locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients paired with bold flavors, and creating an entire experience around it.
From sports bars, to dive bars, to full-fledged restaurants, the Westside is filled with locations offering specials for happy hour. Whether you are grazing with friends or colleagues, or grabbing a cocktail and a quick appetizer solo before heading home, here are the best places for a happy hour bite and drink.
Every once in a while, the time comes to let loose with the main girls. Luckily for the ladies of Los Angeles, the city has a plethora of options to imbibe and entertain. Whether one’s looking for a night of gossip over a glass of wine, a hip lounge for a delicious libation, or to be surrounded by bottles and models at Hollywood's hottest clubs, there's a little something for everyone.
National Guacamole Day is this Saturday, Sept. 16. Here are the best places in L.A. to get your guac on! Toca Madera: This upscale Mexican eatery in West Hollywood prepares its guac tableside with locally sourced avocados, pomegranate seeds, lime pepitas, jalapeño and cilantro, served with house-made crispy plantain chips.