Gracias Madre - SF

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not a fan of their flavor palette, service was very poor and we were surrounded by empty tables so I was a bit confused by that.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was amazing, staff was amazing!!

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Michelle
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

What a hidden gem. My non-plant based partner was just as delighted with our meal as I was.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall experience was good but I was a little unpleasently surprised that the hostess did not even tell us that she is sorry and we will have to wait for some time, not even approximetly for how long and I had a table booked (we were on time). The patio where we were supposed to stay was completely booked and none of the tables looked like they are about to leave. After 15 - 20 mins of waiting, which I would not mind if she offered for example waiting on a bar, we got the table in and an amazing server who was really kind, professional, and passionate about what he does. We ordered 4 dishes and only one was kind of off but not Gracia’s Madre fault, just not a good pick. Wine was amazing, despite it was full it was not as loud. I would like to give people a heads up that you might end up sitting with someone since that is Gracias Madre’s policy and it is not always pleasant, especially when people who arrive at your table are not social skilled and well-mannered.
Overall good experience, but in the future I will probably go back to GM in L. A., not here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again... AMAZING.

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CarolineP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food! You'd never even suspect it's vegan...

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vipFoodTechie
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

You won't find Mexican Vegan food very many other places ... so if that's your thing, it's a great find. That said while the food was tasty, it was slightly overpriced (especially the margueritas) ... 1 drink, 1 entree, shared app = $50 / person.

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Hungryinsactown
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere! Food was reasonably priced, drinks were a little pricey, but we didn’t try them to know if they were worth it.

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vipMaxine
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience here for lunch on Valentines Day !

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AliciaR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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cwopp
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Flavors are still pretty good on the chimichunga, but service was inattentive and the prices are just a bit high (for a brunch).

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tallosaurusrex
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Home of the best nachos on the planet. The cocktails are the perfect match.

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vipVegan4Life
San Francisco
197 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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.

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AnnC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Everything we ordered was great! (Pass on coffee tho. )

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KevinF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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PaulB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors. Love the plant-based menu.

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PJNJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

The food was average-to-good, but service was terrible. very noisy place with uncomfortable seating.

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JustMir13
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food, and exceptional service this time. Thank you!

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Debbie
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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boppiess
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.

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DavinaM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, warm and cozy setting inside. Service was excellent from the onset and continued through the dinner. Appetizers, posole, tacos were delicious!

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vipmaude
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious - little spicy but overall very delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time in San Francisco

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Gaby
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Service was horrible especially compared to the Los Angeles location which I love

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Suez
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food great service. Plates are a bit skimpy and a bit expensive. Still best vegetarian we know of.

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Edmund
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracias Madre was such a great experience, great ambiance!

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OrganicLifestyle
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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tahoe4me
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracias Madre never disappoints, for vegans and non-vegans' alike! Service is always friendly and great, drinks are amazing and the food is TASTY!

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Teddy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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Jocelyn
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipBobroyer
Sacramento
48 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

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!

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SiriJodhaK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

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Arizona
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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!

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Stacy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good brunch. Yummy gluten free French toast that my gluten eating daughter liked too. Tasty hash and Bloody Mary. Recommend !

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vipDiner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food especially for non-vegetarians! Mushroom tacos were divine. Colifloro fritto was excellent.

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