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Tonalli Café & Bar

3628 Broadway, New York, NY, 10031
nr. 150th St.

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Food: 9
Service: 7
Décor: 8

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What a great time!!!

By Brooklynite22 on 8/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went to Tonalli this past Saturday 8/22, with about 16 of my close friends to celebrate my birthday and I was very pleased with the service, food and general atmosphere that Tonalli had to offer. Everyone that came enjoyed their appetizers, main course and dessert (my bread pudding was a bit sweet, but still tasty). Everything was wonderfully presented and I left there full to the gills. The BYOB is perfect for this location and at 8:30 PM a three man Jazz group came on that made the night even more enjoyable. I love how it felt as if once you were in the restaurant, you were no longer in Hamilton Heights/West Harlem. I am soo glad this is across the street from where I live, I look forward to going back and enjoying more dinners, lunches, etc... Thank you Milton (the manager) for setting everything up and helping to make my birthday a great night!!!

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Great place in up and coming neighborhood

By gabby321 on 8/22/2012

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I recently moved into Hamilton Heights (great value for housing and very accessible to midtown etc) and I absolutely love Tonalli. Sandwiched by a C-town and a Dominoes pizza, this cute bar/restaurant is quite pleasantly out of place! So happy to find a well-priced, cozy, and classy place in the heart of West Harlem. The food is great, there's a full bar, and the ambiance is perfect for any time of day. I love their brunch menu and the option for outdoor seating! Overall, great place - 2 thumbs up!

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89 out of 170 people found this review helpful.

Early fan

By HamiltonHeightser on 8/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Excited to see this cozy eatery open. Menu includes standard fare like pasta and panini (which aren't listed on this menu page for some reason), as well as a few Latin accents, and the kitchen executes well: fresh ingredients, great flavor, nice presentation. Last night, I tried the gazpacho (soup of the day), which was simply done but had a wonderful, curiously smoky underlying flavor. The hearty panini are a terrific value (and the accompanying shoe-string fries are delicious.) Came here with a group of friends who ordered across the menu--pastas, lamb chops, panini, salads--and everyone was pleased with his/her dish. Another plus: for now, Tonalli is BYOB, so you can pop in with your bottle of wine/beer and enjoy a nice dinner. The service can be a bit spotty but seems to be improving--and it's a new place, so give them a few weeks to get up to speed. I'll be going back soon.

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