Gracias Madre - SF

4.5
844 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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FP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I brought my husband, vegetarian sister-in-law, ex husband and his wife here and we loved every dish we had. We had the guacamole, spicy cauliflower, butternut squash quesadillas, beet salad, enchiladas and tacos. Too much food, but I love leftovers. Everything was so delicious. I’m taking my vegetarian cousin there for her birthday in a few days. Go with as many people so you can try different dishes.

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AL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

great place, service was slow but its fine since the ambience is nice!

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Would highly recommend this place to anyone who would like a non-meat alternative. The place was really affordable especially considering the quality of the food.

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Natalie was amazing. She was so friendly, and was quick to assist us with any questions we had and offer recommendations. The food was wonderful and I am a CARNIVORE so the fact that I liked a vegan spot is a big deal. I got the nachos which had jackfruit as a carnitas substitute, and it was delicious. The fruit had the same texture, taste, and look of meat which was insane and so so soon delicious. Will be back :)

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G
14 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Parking is terrible but the food was excellent

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o
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s dreamy to be able to go to a Mexican restaurant and order anything I want off the menu. Vegan flan was spectacular. Service was amazing. Already planning our next trip to SF for more meals!

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dinner! Food is awesome and handmade. No short cuts. I am not a fan of the shared tables but 🤷‍♂️.

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AM
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous restaurant. Loved it.

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great place for delicious and healthy food, vegan and mostly gluten free, too!

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EB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was gracious, food was delicious. I especially recommend the brussels sprouts appetizer. It would have been nice to be warned that the hot chocolate was spicy. My friend thought it was the best hot chocolate she ever had.

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RS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Visited here after researching before our trip and the food was delicious!! The staff were helpful and we helped us with our order. Would return if back in San Francisco, the only downside is the area is quite sketchy! But once in side you wouldn’t know.

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UU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Not worth the long drive. Terrible service! They didn’t bother to even take a look at the note I put in.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxing and no stress dining experience. Vegan from scratch dining. Delicious and interesting entrees and cocktails. Great bartender. Everyone on the place seemed to be relaxed and happy.

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v
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great menu and delicious food! Good spot for casual dining! :)

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good plant based food!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Overpriced and bland food. Terrible service. Please note it is a vegan restaurant. The title is misleading! Not at all a Mexican restaurant.

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KR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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LF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

The food came out cold and was very bland. Very disappointed in the quality vs prices.

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PF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a joy to find delicious vegan Mexican food! Everything we had - the Brussels sprouts, Torta, Plantain tacos (special for that day), Chorizo sandwich, mocha cheesecake- were fabulous. Flavorful and sumptuous. It does take a little while for the food to arrive, but it’s well worth the wait. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well.

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NR
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Who thought Mexican cuisine could be delicious without cheese! Didn't miss not having dairy at all - in fact loved it even more! The mole enchiladas are to die for and their tempeh "chorizo" adds a lot of flavor to their totopas. Even if you are not a vegetarian / vegan - highly recommend you to try food that is packed with flavor. The ambiance of the restaurant is really nice :) It is communal tables so expect to be sitting right next to another group.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, healthy vegan food that we loved! Very creative and fresh. Nice outdoor seating.

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BD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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D
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, really enjoy eating here. I'm not vegan, but I like eating at this spot because they do a good job at striking the balance between making dishes authentic and having it be vegan.
It can get pretty loud in here at points and it's a little bit pricey, but overall it's very much so worth it and I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice sit down meal.
Also, even though this past time I sat down at an individual table, the general communal seating is a huge plus for me. Attempting to make strangers interact with each other while eating dinner is something I'll always be in favor of. Eating is supposed to be a communal experience, and I wish more restaurants did this.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor service and singer roaming around restaurant came up with a paper bag and ask for a tip during meal. Not what i would expect for a 76.00 meal for 2 people.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fabulous, the restaurant clean and organised. Service was very mediocre, waited 30 minutes and needed to ask for first order of drinks. The band was very loud for a very long time.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

love love love

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JV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

As a couple who eat a lot of vegan food as well as mexican food, my wife and I were very excited to try this place. Our experience, however, was very disappointing. The service was fine but felt very rushed and without much input on dishes. The food itself was incredibly mediocre... we got enchiladas, basically a spinach salad with some beans and lentils, and a potato appetizer. The quality was ok but very forgettable. I would expect better from a quality food truck and ultimately the cost of gracias madre is absurd. If you think vegan mexican food is somehow genius then come here, but this was the worst meal we ate in San Francisco or Napa by far.

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HD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Made my friend wait outside in the cold until I arrived even though there were ample available tables inside. The guacamole was good but the taco plate was incredibly basic and disappointing.

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w
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The quality and taste of the food was amazing! Our server was very “disinterested” in being there that evening. She acted very bored and was not engaging at all. Would go back for the food but ask for a different server!

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RP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

As for the food it was fantastic! I'm not a vegan or vegetarian but the food was great. My girlfriend is a vegan and I wanted to take her to Gracias Madre while we stayed in San Francisco.
However our server was never around and didn't offer us any appetizers to start with. We would perhaps enjoyed the nachos because they looked amazing. Secondly the person playing the guitar was ok. More of a nuisance than anything else and then asked for tips afterwards. Being from the San Diego area we have many great Mexican restaurants and have entertainment but they ask you if you want them to play for you and if not they move on. I just found it disturbing and so did the couple sitting next to us. The Food. Awesome! Service and entertainment was so so.

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat at a communal table
But it worked out great.

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MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant came highly recommended but we felt that the food was just ok/good. Atmosphere and everything else was fine we just felt a bit let down by the flavor of the food and the price/value.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gracias Madre never disappoints. As a vegan, I'm always so happy to have so many options! And after many visits, they're always great. This time I went with a non-vegan who agreed that it was delicious. We did have to wait quite some time for our waiter to follow up after we received our food and ask if we wanted another drink, but other than that, a perfect dining experience.

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l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The menu has changed to be less delivery than previously including less major ingredients in some menu options. Dishes are served quickly as if the tables need to be turned quickly and staff was just OK at attentiveness.

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NO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Everything is spicy, if that's what you like, this is the place for you. Even the beans were hot. Also over abundance of cilantro. If everything has cilantro, it all tastes the same. I was very hopeful as it is vegan organic, but won't return.

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G
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and I'm looking forward to going again

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HH
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best vegan Mexican food I have ever had. The cashew cheese sauce is delicious and the dishes were creative, colorful, and healthful. The service was also excellent!

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J
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. And helping the environment !

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M
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our food and overall experience was excellent.

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MG
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thrilled to find a vegan restaurant near by to our accommodation
Excellent service, we had reserved but the same day for a dinner reservation.
We had a delightful table in the outside area that was heat lamped so no chill factor.
The cocktails were delicious and spicey. We had tacos and enchiladas which are to be commended.

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