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Tonalli Café & Bar

3628 Broadway, New York, NY 10031 40.829179 -73.948258
nr. 150th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-926-0399 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Fri, 11am-midnight; Sat-Sun, 10:30am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 145th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary



Tonalli opened along a stretch of Broadway, in Hamilton Heights, that’s one of the most heavily concentrated Kentucky/Crown Fried Chicken areas in town. Actually, the owner, Angel Tenesaca, is Ecuadorian, and owns two nearby restaurants (Trufa, serving continental fare, and Picante Bar & Lounge, which has a Mexican menu). Ain’t that America! So why open a restaurant serving what he calls “renovated Italian” cuisine? “The neighborhood is dramatically changing,” says Tenesaca. “There are a lot of American people and students coming, and the neighborhood needs something different. Right now it’s only a choice of Latin food.” His team includes manager Derrick Monahan (a Red Rooster vet) and chef Omar Antonio, who has created a menu heavy on homemade pastas (fettuccini with Black Angus Bolognese; rigatoni alla puttanesca) and Panini (prosciutto with roasted red peppers; grilled vegetables with arugula). As for the best dish, Tenesaca reckons it’s (what else?) the burger.