Gracias Madre - SF

4.5
1175 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Good Vegetarian Options
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 1175 people are saying
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Carl
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!! I am vegan and was in heaven!! Came with two omnivores and they also loved it. Best part was ALL VEGAN COCKTAILS!

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JohnB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

My favorite restaurant for a vegetarian meal - good food, friendly service, and well priced.

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vipVegan4Life
San Francisco
198 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

What has happened to Gracias Madre? We've been dining here for years and the changes they've implemented to the menu and service leave me questioning if I would want to ever eat there again.

Even taking the COVID pandemic into consideration, the service is horrible and the manager on duty during our visit this past Saturday completely lacked any understanding of their menu items. He noted he had only been a manager for 3 weeks. Again, even taking that into consideration, my meal was way off from the countless times I've ordered it over the years. It was cold (supposed to be hot), far smaller then every other time I've ordered it by 60%, turned into some type of mash versus individual components. It lacked flavor and being cold or at best, room temperature was off putting. The manager reluctently offered to send another one out to the table. He admitted it should have been served hot. I even took the time to show him what it should've looked like from a previous review I posted. He didn't hardly say a word. The replacement eventually arrived to the table, same size, same room temperature. The manager never stopped by the table again to check and see if it was better. The check came from the server while we were stilling eating, never asking if we wanted anything else. We paid and left. Doubt we'll be back after supporting this restaurant for well over 5 years. A very sad experience.

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ShaneS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Enjoyed the food. Love that they are all vegan. There was a hiccup as forgot to add guac and vegan sour cream even though I ordered it. They did give it too me on the side once I realized it wasn't in the burrito. I thought the server was a bit rude and at first wouldn't split our bill yet finally did. Felt she could have been nicer.

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KellyR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good for vegan food, especially because I’m not vegan. Expensive for sure. I probably won’t go back again. My vegan daughter probably would. The posole was really good, especially with the “carnitas” aka jackfruit.

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Giive
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite place to stop in the mission! Everything is always better than I expected.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margaritas and burrito were awesome!

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Stranglve
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Will definitely come back :)

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BrianS
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with Gracias Madre. We arrived a bit late and even though the kitchen was about to close, they still let us place a last minute order and dine. We really appreciated that service.

The food was delicious and with a great Vegan menu. Overall excellent experience. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a variety of food allergies and am a vegetarian it accommodated both. Fun vibe and atmosphere great drinks reasonably priced. Definitely a go to

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vipecho1450
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracia Madre was fantastic. Despite being in the Mission District, the primary outdoor seating (there is some seating out on the sidewalk, which is not behind the wall/gate) was beautiful and quiet. The service was incredible from start to finish, with the feeling of the best kind of local restaurant. The food managed to exceed all of my expectations. I eat mostly vegetation (with a few cheat days), and the vegan dishes served here satisfied my desire for Mexican that excelled most of the traditional Mexican restaurants I've eaten at (my dad is from New Mexico, so that is more than I'd like to admit). The totopas were incredible, my flautaus were fantastic, and my wife's cauliflower taco and vegan chorizo quesadilla were amazing. Also, the hibiscus margarita and horchata were great. Don't miss this unique gem of a vegan restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waiter was inattentive and food was bland.

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Jared
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth time here. It never disappoints! Every item on the menu is top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
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
44 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
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 on September 24, 2021
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 on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The mission district is filthy. Dining there after getting past the filth felt a bit iffy. But everything else was great!

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vipalbertb
San Francisco
44 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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