Gracias Madre
Gracias Madre

Gracias Madre

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.graciasmadreweho.com/
  • Phone: (323) 978-2170
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner
    Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Chandra Gilbert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Altmont Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking and valet are available for lunch and dinner.
A word from Gracias Madre
Gracias Madre is truly an expression of who we are.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Gracias Madre reviews from OpenTable diners
305 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (260)fit for foodies (197)hot spot (176)good for groups (168)neighborhood gem (132)great for lunch (123)special occasion (118)romantic (115)vibrant bar scene (95)great for brunch (86)kid-friendly (32)late-night find (27)notable wine list (19)scenic view (12)Show More
  • Eye-Opening Vegan
    EricVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This place seems like it's designed to be the ultimate LA crowd-pleaser - a gorgeous space with amazing drinks and a yummy menu. The fact that it's vegan is a bit of a surprise at first. But the quality of the food says the choice to be vegan isn't an after-thought or some kind of marketing ploy. These people seem determined to show that vegan doesn't have to equal marginal and can even give you new appreciation for old stand-by Mexican dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I love the decor, ambiance, food and drink! The only problem is that it is so popular, it is very noisy, particularly if seated inside. The food is so delicious and unusual. If I could cook like this I would be a vegan. The sangria was great and packs a punch! I took a dear friend here for her birthday and she loved it! All around a great addition to the LA food scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plant-based Mexican -- Good for Vegan Pals
    Notafoodie
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The restaurant is lovely. Although I'm not a bar person, it is clear that it has a vibrant bar scene. Lots of young, attractive, upwardly mobile types. Great location in West Hollywood on Melrose. I took two friends here who are vegetarian and they really liked the food and the drinks. While I'm not a red meat eater, I still eat poultry and fish and I definitely feel a lack in food when I don't have a source of animal protein with a meal. So the food for me was not great. However, the vegan flan was out of this world. Better than the "regular" egg-based version you get at other restaurants. Gracias Madre probably won't be a regular dining spot for me, however, it is a great place to keep on the list when hosting vegan/vegetarian guests.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Little Disappointed
    Shari
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I was at Gracias Madre with a group of friends a few months back. The bartender insisted we try his specialty, which ended up being the most delicious margaritas I've ever had. We sat outside and enjoyed dish after dish of delicious food. This time, however, my margarita was only ok and the drink my husband got was strange and not good. We were there for a birthday dinner so I let the birthday "girl" choose the food. None of us were overwhelmed with the tastes. We all though that after a few bites, it all tasted the same. There was cilantro in almost everything so that really bothered 3 out of the 4 at my table (not a problem for me). Many items were spicy and there was no chance of ordering the dish with less spiciness. The desserts were only ok. The atmosphere was very nice, though, especially in that back garden. Overall, I was a little disappointed and wonder where my great memories were from.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan surprise
    BelAirVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I did not realize that Gracias Madre was a vegan restaurant when I reserved - it was mainly for the Zagat mention of a great decor. However, I was pleasantly surprised - it didn't "feel" like a vegan restaurant, and there were plenty of choices which didn't try too hard to be something else. Fabulous margaritas, by the way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chilled tequila was too expensive and small.
    Reposado
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The service was slow. We asked for 2 chilled tequilas which usually consist of 2 shots but they only gave us one and charged as much as other places charge for 2. First the waiter brought a normal shot with lime when I had asked for child. The waiter was not paying too much attention and took too ing to bring anything to the table. After having two chilled tequilas and an appetizer we decided to leave and have dinner somewhere else. When we saw the bill we were even more disappointed that they charged us more that they should've for the chilled tequilas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vegan mexican heaven
    anniewart
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I'm late to this party - as it seems all the celebs in WeHo people this place already. So be prepared for the beautiful people. Food is amazing. A truly terrific tequila bar (BYO Old Fashioned with beautiful Tequila). It's expensive. The ambiance is special. Decide for yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome vegan food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food was amazing! The service was impeccable. Friendly and knowledgable staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT!
    GREGM
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Purrrfect experience, literally. Amazing vegan food, lovely building, wonderful service. I cant say enough good things :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoyable
    AOCRegularVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The weekend brunch is my favorite thing in LA right now. The service can be variable, but it is always friendly and pleasant. I've probably had brunch here a dozen times and been for dinner another 4-5 times and I would definitely recommend GM to anyone who likes Mexican food, whether you be vegan or not (I'm not).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Loud
    Fraxalato
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Cocktails and food was great. Service was slow, but sometimes it's nice not to feel rushed. The noise level indoors was really bad. Could barely hear the person I was with. They allow animals indoors and out, so there may be someone licking your feet throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This place was fantastic. I took my husband here for his birthday because we live nearby but had never been. We had no idea it was a vegan restaurant, so I was a little hesitant when we first got there, but my fears were squashed as soon as the first appetizer came out. (The cauliflower with cashew cheese as amazing!) The service was wonderful and helpful, especially for someone who is not a vegan. The ambiance was great and staff was friendly. I also think the prices of everything were right on point. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go Vegan!
    foodsurfer
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    My partner is a vegetarian so I am always searching for food that is delicious and NOT simply 'fake meat.' So far every item we tried at G.M. was amazing. Great textures. Very fresh. Super original.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible food
    Journalist
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Sorry but I went to review the place for my column and felt I shouldn't as the only positive thing was the outside dining area. Food was terrible!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ecnerwal
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The ambience of this place is great. It feels like a modern upscale bistro with a mexican twist. However, I did not enjoy the food as much as I hoped I would. The guacamole was bland and was such a small portion for the price ($8). The mole enchilada ($16) was sizable, but it tasted overly salty and lacking of flavor. I suppose I expected better for the price. But the attentive service, the presentation of the food and the vibrant atmosphere were all wonderful, and made up for my disappointment in the dishes. Perhaps I just ordered the wrong items, but I am not sure I could give it my recommendation from this first experience at least.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great special occasion vegan
    vegchic74
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Though if I lived closer I'd come more often than just special occasions! This vegan restaurant has a menu that will please veggies and omnis alike, I think. Their drinks are excellent, and so are their chips. Lovely space - both inside and out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AOCRegularVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My all-time favorite brunch spot. I have been here more weekends than not since the summer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite there.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Some of the recipes sounded very interesting but I don't think the taste was quite there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poor service
    Swansonp
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I love this place for the environment/ambiance but the service is terrible. it happens every time. they need to get it together.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This Place is THE Place
    MiamiToLA
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I've dined at Gracias Madre about 5 times since I moved out to LA a few months ago. This is the absolute best place for vegan food with a extraordinary twist. The drinks are of divine nature, the food is excellent, the service is laid back, friendly and approachable. Not pretentious whatsoever. Love this place. Will continue to dine here and bring all my family & friends when they visit Los Angeles! Keep up the phenomenal work, Gracias Madre!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Just Great
    GreatVegan
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Second time I have been to Gracias Madre it was so hood the first time I decided to take my family and friends . None of them are even vegetarian. They were not disappointed. Everyone loved everything about it .GREAT Food GREAT atmosphere , GREAT People. GO NOW !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • VEGANS REJOICE!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I LOVE the food here. Even my non-vegan friends who were probably a little scared of the idea of eating there LOVED everything they ordered. The Gorditas were awesome, and everything had flavor. Most vegan and vegetarian restaurants in LA are asian themed. So to find a Mexican vegan restaurant is cause for celebration in and of itself. And to have the food be as excellent as it was, BONUS! It's a little on the pricey side, but it's well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    NativeAngelino
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    2nd time. Way smaller portions. Enchiladas not filled, just empty rolled tortillas. "The plata" not only was not balanced to the palate, It was like they ran out of food and just plated condiments. We should have kept the the other peoples food that was wrongly served to us 15 minutes before.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent food, bad attitude
    John
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The hostest was extremely unfriendly upon entering. Once I was able to get her to even look up at me from her desk, she refused to say hello and immediately asked if I had a reservation. I did. I gave her the name and asked if my whipe party (2) was there. I looked to see if my date was at the bar. She barked "come back when you're all here". A moment later I saw my friend waiting for me and I tried to tell her. She ignored me and gave major attitude until reluctantly leading us to a table with a frown. The waiter was a little more friendly. The good was just ok but that hostest really ruined the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Melrose hot spot
    EatSleepEat
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great outdoor patio. Food and Margaritas were delicious. Celebs everywhere (Cindy Crawford sat at the table next to us).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No expectation Big surprise
    BrandoXO
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This place impress my clients big time even thou it was vegan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum, yum, yum
    JonnyMussVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Love that this is totally vegan - A+. Food was even better my second time around. I ordered the roasted cauliflower in cashew sauce that was simply the best dish I've had in a long time. Their salad selection is outstanding and perfectly portioned. Love the prices even more. This will be a go to location for me moving forward. Love the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always love it
    AOCRegularVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've probably eaten here a dozen times, and I'm not even vegan. The dinner is great, and I love the brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Gracias Madre has a couple of opportunities: they sometimes seem to be understaffed behind the bar, which causes delays in getting drinks out, and the bartenders won't make a drink to order; they'll only serve the drinks on the list, which are all premixed and kept in jugs. This tells me they don't want to pay experienced bartenders who actually would be capable of making custom drinks. However, the drinks thing is a small issue, made up for with a good wine and tequila list which gives you options outside the list of generally over-sweet cocktails. I'd love to see a made to order Oaxacan old fashioned!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Go To
    SkycycleVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Gracias Madre has become my go to restaurant for everything from work drinks to special occasions with friends. They are always so helpful when it comes to seating us quickly, finding us a good table, and making recommendations. I will continue to return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LolaVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great patio, beautiful... But the food was not to our taste... Too spicy, too sweet... But the tequila was good :)
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  • Food Mostly Very Good
    UpscalehealthynaturalVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Enjoyed the tacos very much but a side of kale and pumpkin seeds needed more flavor as very bitter. The red wine was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Bit disappointed
    JimDVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I had hoped that this would be a GREAT vegetarian place after reading many positve reviews.Unfortunately I was disappointed in the food. Believe me, the place looks great Inside & out on the Patio, but not sure who designed the seating but they should never be allowed to do so again.Actually not sure what is going on these days with seats in many new restaurants but they DON'T feel good.HINT:If I feel as if I'm being tortured, I'm not going to enjoy my food. Now for the food.The gucamole was blah & extremely small. Come on folks it's California at least use 1 large avocado?The rest of the meal was more me trying/hoping to enjoy it, but it was just ok. And I'm sure others will say it's a texture thing, but the tortillas were tough and chewy.
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  • great !
    LADiner77
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Second time there. I will return- great food excellent service in a beautiful setting. Opulence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Early Close
    david515VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Didnt realize when I made a 10:00PM reservation that they closed at 11 on Saturdays. They had us in and out before close.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    mishy
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The servers were busy, but they made up for it by being as attentive as possible. Will be back over and over, pricey but worth it for special occasions would be nice to get some churros, and maybe just a little more variety in dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere & drinks; food meh
    boyonfilmVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food didn't come as ordered. Menu is unexciting, food unsatisfying. It's a gorgeous environment. Come for yummy drinks & guacamole.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First time
    vegan
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    First time we have been to Gracias Madre. The food is excellent the restaurant is beautiful ,and I am so happy to see a vegan restaurant of this size this full on a wednesday night ! We were planning our next visit halfway through dinner If I had any complaint it was that the menu was a bit had to read in the lighting . But I say go to Gracias Madre now ! What are you waiting for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific vegan cuisine
    William
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Even if you don't eat a plant-based diet, the food here is so good that you might change your mind. The waiters will guide you through the menu, but everything we tried was top-notch, so you could just pick anything at random and be served a winner. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebrating a vegetarian's birthday
    Philippe
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It was nice to invite our vegetarian family member to dinner and know that she could choose anything on the menu. Personally, I wonder how many diners would be affected if the restaurant were to include dairy products in its dishes. Philippe
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful space, bland food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Although the place is beautiful, the food is bland and drinks are off. I ordered the "mi palabra" drink and I would have to describe it as potpourri water. Not drinkable. Maybe the bartender was off that night? To eat I ordered the enchiladas con mole. It could have been spicier and the beans are too liquidy.
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