Gracias Madre - SF

4.5
1161 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Gracias Madre is truly an expression of who we are – it represents our deep love of and reverence for food, our commitment to health and sustainability, our unconditional love for our multicultural family and community, our devotion to the Earth and the divine feminine, and our commitment to raising consciousness on the planet. It is our intention that the emphasis we place on the sourcing of our food will bring consciousness in the community to the importance of sustainability and of buying and selling locally grown organic food.

In an effort to cultivate a shared experience of nourishment through food and community, all tables at Gracias Madre are sat communally.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1161 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience1

While the menu states plenty of gluten free options, there is rampant cross contamination so if you have a true allergy there is close to nothing you can eat. It was loud, freezing cold from fans pumping and service was slow. I was texted that my table was ready 20m before my reservation and called 3 times to busy signals to make sure we wouldn’t lose our spot… what’s the point of making a reservation at a certain time if it’s not honored???

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vipalbertb
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had delicious bacon wrap, torta ,flan and coconut ice cream. Never disappointed with food.

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ElizabethS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, complex flavors and the food just happens to be vegan. A warm, comfortable and casual atmosphere, thoughtful attentive servers. Great place.

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vipBruceK
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place for Mexican food when we visit San Francisco

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vipIggyTheMonkey
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so good. The Pozole is ridiculous. Service is wonderful as well!

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vipalbertb
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Service was very slow but once we ordered it was forgotten. Ordered torta and my husband ordered flautas de comote . The dishes were outstanding. I have never eaten a better torta w/ or w/o meat. Half was filling but had to eat whole thing it was so good w escabeche. Black bean spread on best bread (acme)in the world. Hadn't been here since shutdown of pandemic and glad to he back. Can't wait to be back.

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VanessaM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't realize this restaurant was vegan until I arrived. (I'm not vegan.) My party and I were all pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious and we actually want to go back. :)

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vipIggyTheMonkey
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meat loving

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WheatleyH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious plant based food that everyone at the table can enjoy! Plenty of amazing drinks to try, definitely plan to come again

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vipKarlaO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is good for vegan fair. Flavors are good and not sweet. That being said, salsas could be spicier and stronger flavored.
Some of the prices do not make sense

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Jess
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch at Gracias Madre. The food was amazing, the staff (Natalie and Anna), took excellent care of us and helped us celebrate my Mom's birthday. One of the best margaritas I have ever had! We enjoyed the flautas, quesadilla, Bowl Uno, strawberry cheesecake and flan. If we lived in San Francisco, we would definitely eat there, at least once a week. We highly recommend that you visit for the food, cocktails and hospitality!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Had to wait about 10 min for our table to be ready

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Candi
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I’m not a vegan and restaurants like this help me realize how yummy vegan food can be. Very nice staff. Great spot!

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vipCJ197
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Honestly... The food was not great. I ordered a sweet potato quesadilla and it was just an entirely too thick log of sweet potatoes with barely any flavoring. My dining partner had the avocado toast which tasted okay, but was fairly unappetizing to look at. The drinks were fine. The service and location were lovely. I won't be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious but the service was incredibly slow. The server didn’t check on us for quite some time and when she finally did we ordered a round of drinks which we didn’t see for at least 20 minutes and it required prompting from a different server who walked by. I don’t know if the cost and time wasted was worth the good food.

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MonicaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for vegan food! Friendly staff and excellent cocktails.

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AlliW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and drinks! Love that everything is vegan and everything was so delicious!

Only cons, a bit pricey! and parking is not very good. Not in the most desirable location of SF (had a lot of strangers/creeps trying to talk/catcall my friend and I and we witnessed one man try to aggressively grab a young girls arm when she ignored him trying to talk/catcall her.)

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vipjexmas
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely evening with a dear old friend- great food and service.

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ClaireE
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love that this restaurant remains open, and that it requires proof of vaccinations. We had a nice lunch there for the first time since Covid hit, so it was a nice treat to even be able to enjoy a sit-down mean in a vegan restaurant. Thanks for being there for us, and also for being safe.

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SusieQ
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great desserts and horchata lattes.

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vipAlweia
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this iconic SF vegan restaurant. I don't get the chance to eat there often, but it's always nice when I get a chance to. I took a vegan friend who hadn't been to California before, and she enjoyed it thoroughly. The gorditas, tortas, and quesadillas were all solid and fresh. They have an extensive mezcal and tequila drink list, too. I'll definitely keep coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was very cold. Staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I told them I was allergic to treenuts but my food had traces of treenuts because I had an allergic reaction afterwards.

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vipnikkikatz
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love this spot. However, the last couple visits the dishes were way too spicy (and we are not usually sensitive to spice) despite the server saying they were medium spice to the point of being almost inedible. That said, solid vegan fare and anything with the jackfruit carnitas is bomb.

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vipAshMo
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was decent for vegan cuisine but nothing amazing. I have been to the LA location and the food and ambiance is much nicer at that location

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JCOregon
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went to Gracias Madre ten years ago and loved it. My SF bestie told me it is still the best vegan restaurant in the city. She was right! The staff was so kind and the food was amazing! I had the tamal and my son had the torta. We shared the cauliflor frito for an appetizer and the chocolate cake for dessert. My only non-"five" in my review was just because they were packed and we ended up next to the bar and payment station, but that won't deter me in the future. I will go to Gracias Madre every time I'm in the city!

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HelenG
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Came back here for the 2nd time with my friend for lunch. Food was delicious, service was a bit slower than I remembered.

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vipKKan
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really excellent front staff. We had asked for an outside seating and they had a table right by the street for us. Being vegetarian‘s, the options on the menu were really interesting… This was our first experience dining at this restaurant and I have to say that both of us enjoyed it and will be back.

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vipJDEATS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional quality of food. I’m not vegan at all but I LOVE their food. The drinks are on point. The service is very diligent and friendly.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and good service. It's refreshing to have such a flavorful vegan meal. One of my favorite places to eat when visiting the city. All of their vegetables come straight from their non GMO garden. And their margaritas are also deliciois!

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vipKennyD
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sat at a table that had no light and was impossible to read the menu with out using a flash light. Pretty dark since is was an 11:30 am seating. We did mention it. Funny how you remember and irritation like that.

Food was excellent and generous portions. I had the posole and would definitely order that again.

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Nina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chilaquiles I’ve ever had! Service was great too. Coming back!

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PBfoodie
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the creativity in the plant based cuisine! The service was top notch and will be back again.

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nick
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice menu, sat outside, service a little slow, we like the ambiance

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DeniseC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here. We ordered the jackfruit tacos and soy chorizo burrito. Delicious and satisfying. The tacos come in 3's, you can share these. Order with avocados slices on top!

Love this place!

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SophieK
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

incredible service, food, and drink! mood lighting was great for our date :) thank you again <3

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vipBruce
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I love that it's a vegan experience. The drinks are way overpriced and all ice served if unusual glasses. The bowl we ordered was served missing a key ingredient. They fixed the issue but it was indicative of the experience. The cauliflower was very good. The cheesecake was also good. I'm GF and nice to have choices

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SoniaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracias Madre is such a treasure. Their food is beautiful and imaginative and the ambiance is as well. I've been coming here for years and hope to for many more.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great for a vegan Mexican restaurant. The people I invited to try it out said I made a great choice of where to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was so tasty, and

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