Gracias Madre - SF
In an effort to cultivate a shared experience of nourishment through food and community, all tables at Gracias Madre are sat communally.
We brought my 9 year old nephew here and he loved it. He didn't miss the meat and was shocked at how good the cheesecake was without dairy.
We came here for Valentines Day. The restaurant itself is very nice and clean with nice decor however it’s in a not so nice area. It’s easy to find right on Mission. It’s communal seating which isn’t my favorite and the lady that sat next to us wouldn’t stop talking to us even though we were clearly on a Valentine’s date. The food was very good but the drinks were terrible. I thought it was a full bar but it’s only tequila and I’m not a tequila fan. Overall I really enjoyed it there and plan to go back.
Absolutely amazing experience here for lunch on Valentines Day !
This place is wonderful and always busy. Over the years they have only improved. The cocktails and juices are really special and house made tortillas are exceptional. Be aware they use communal seating. So if you're hoping for a semi-private conversation and are a party of two, take a spot at the bar, or if you're a large group, then you get a whole table to yourselves. But I don't like coming here with a mid sized party - I've often been irritated by the loud conversations of people directly next to me of self conscious of being overheard myself. The idea is to build community, but generally people want to feel close to who they came with and not make friends with strangers. It works for the restaurant - they can seat more people and turn tables more efficiently, but I have to think first about who I'm coming with, what we'll be discussing, and how many are in my party before I choose this place.
Flavors are still pretty good on the chimichunga, but service was inattentive and the prices are just a bit high (for a brunch).
Home of the best nachos on the planet. The cocktails are the perfect match.
Our server Isela Y was terrible. She did nothing to fix or order that was mismanaged by the guy running the food out of the kitchen. Even after complaining to her about it, she didn’t check to see if my food came out or not. I received my order a good 15 minutes after the other people at my table received theirs. She was just terrible and ruined our experience.
Great food. Everything we ordered was great! (Pass on coffee tho. )
Very bad neighborhood and the communal seating was not something I was told when I made my reservation. Overall great food, but I don't know if I'd go back to this part of the Mission district.
Amazing flavors. Love the plant-based menu.
The food was average-to-good, but service was terrible. very noisy place with uncomfortable seating.
Consistently good food, and exceptional service this time. Thank you!
Staff were great - had good suggestions. Food was good, especially the cauliflower with cashew cream : )
Restaurant interior is rustic and cozy. Ginger-mint tea was overwhelmed by the ginger, couldn't drink it. The strolling guitarist at lunch was too loud for people trying to have conversations.
I love this restaurant. I adore their black beans. I had the Bowl Uno and it was outstanding. I want it again tomorrow. Which it was closer to where I live. So delicious!!
Server was not happy to serve us! For the price we pay, we expect them to be happy! Portions are small for the price especially the chips and guacamole for $10.
Beautiful, warm and cozy setting inside. Service was excellent from the onset and continued through the dinner. Appetizers, posole, tacos were delicious!
We were ice cold sitting outside-- we had a reservation and they sat us under a heating lamp that simply did not so the trick. We had a great server though. Food was quite good. Tortilla for the enchilada was a bit to hard. Beans and sauce was excellent. Cocktails are wonderful. Would I go back? Probably. But with lower expectations.
Food was delicious - little spicy but overall very delicious!
First time in San Francisco
Service was horrible especially compared to the Los Angeles location which I love
Great food great service. Plates are a bit skimpy and a bit expensive. Still best vegetarian we know of.
Gracias Madre was such a great experience, great ambiance!
Great customer service. Friendly smiles greet you at the reservation kiosk. The food is outstanding! I’ve tried just about everything on the menu and I am always impressed with the seasonal selections. Would love to see a little more variety of non-alcoholic beverage options, but the options available are delicious.
Gracias Madre never disappoints, for vegans and non-vegans' alike! Service is always friendly and great, drinks are amazing and the food is TASTY!
Took a friend for dinner who had never been. It was Friday at 6:30pm. I got there early and wanted to grab a drink. Was told by the hostess that I could sit at the bar but because it’s “full service” would need to move if they needed to seat someone. Mind you, the place was empty at this point.
Once seated, server was good but almost immediately after ordering an order of guacamole came to the table. I had ordered it as an add on to my entree so I didn’t question it. Our server rushed up and took it away saying “ that’s not yours!”. as I had a chip in hand about to dig in to said guacamole. When it came time to pay, she was nowhere to be found! And had to have another server find her
The food was fresh, tasty, and the wait time was reasonable. Very highly recommended!
The food choices were varied, and appealed to every person in our party. The server was very attentive to the level of spice desired, and each of us got food spiced as requested.
While it's lovely to eat in a vegan restaurant where one can choose anything on the menu, the food was uninteresting, though perfectly prepared. The menu was very small and it seemed as though the options were nearly interchangeable. When we got our plates, they looked the same though we ordered different things. Not what it used to be.
This has always been one of our favorite restaurants and our favorite Vegan place. We have noticed a change In the level of service that past couple of times, but were willing to overlook that because the food is so good. This time was too much. The service was slow, as has been the recent custom but the child seat we got was defective. When our Infant slipped through the seat and got trapped, he screamed as we worked to untangle him. No one came over to see if we needed help. When someone finally came over with our food, we pointed out the defect In the chair and asked for another one. The response was, “oh, they are all broken like that.” To have one broken chair and not notice it is understandable. To knowingly use defective infant chairs is negligent. We will never again go to any Gracias Madre or Cafe Gratitude after this horrifying episode!
Creative vegan versions of Mexican classics. I had the enchiladas and posole (I ate both!) and my companion has the tamales. Both the enchiladas and tamales used butternut squash in the filling, which made the dishes sweet, not exactly what we were expecting. The posole was watery with very little hominy in it. The dishes were tasty, tho.
The last time we came to Gracias Madre, it took 2 hours for us to be seated even though we had reservations and that was a year and half ago.
This time, the reservations are on point and even though they are busy, service was definitely not to my expectations. It was a bit slower than I had expected.
Nonetheless, the food is always exceptional and I would always come back!
Very good brunch. Yummy gluten free French toast that my gluten eating daughter liked too. Tasty hash and Bloody Mary. Recommend !
Delicious food especially for non-vegetarians! Mushroom tacos were divine. Colifloro fritto was excellent.
Best place to experience vegan Mexican food. Your brain will be confused but your belly will thank you. Sat outside under the heat laps and it was perfect. Food was delish, would recommend everything!
Very tasty food, prepared with many creative touches. Service is attentive and friendly though occasionally a bit slow.
Flavorful dishes, served piping hot and nicely presented. Loved the pozole, packs a punch with tons of spice. My only suggestion is to offer baked tortilla chips in addition to fried ones that are not as health
One of the best vegan restaurants in San Francisco. What I didn’t like was they made me wait outside until my date arrived. I showed up on time and it was not a party of 10. There was no seating in the bar.
We sat behind the bar. The woman back there was working her tail off. The two guys back there were clueless. They walked around doing nothing. Didn’t check on us, and obviously had no customer service training. The woman back there was making drinks for all the tables and she would still tell the guys we needed help.
Second time I’ve been here and the food was just as good the second time. I love be able to go to a restaurant where I can eat anything I want.
By far one of my favorite restaurants. Never disappoints.
They sat us next to the kitchen and one of the waiters was actually packaging food on our table when we sat down. We had quite a wait before the waitress arrived - although she apologized and explained she was new. She wasn't able to describe the food - although she had tasted the dish once. Once we had ordered, food came quickly and was delicious. Waitress did a great job the rest of the time making sure we had everything we needed.