Gracias Madre - SF

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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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PR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food - we came from Montreal and Ohio - looked for organic, vegan food and found this lovely restaurant - flavors and food combinations were outstanding

M
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One word: Amazing .
Everything was on point, service, cocktail, food etc.

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible vegan food with the kindest wait staff!! 10/10 would come back

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I dine at Gracias Madre regularly, and as usual the food was delicious. The portion of the service relating to taking the order and bringing food and drinks was efficient and friendly. My only complaint has to do with the handling of reservations. We arrived at 4:45, 15 minutes before our reservation. One of the wait staff told us to sit anywhere. I explained to her that we had a reservation, gave her my name and asked that she make sure to note that we had indeed arrived. She did not and I received an email from Open Table asking why I had not honored my reservation. This is the second time this has happened. Please ask your staff to follow through with a simple request of noting that a customer with a reservation has arrived.

SH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The brunch menu was limited, wish I had ordered off the regular menu. It was pretty dark and the restrooms needed attention even though we were the first guests that day.

Wishing a vegan restaurant would offer fake egg dishes for their brunch menu.

BL
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place to meet friends enjoy the food and ambiance you never feel pressured to hurry up a local favorite

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Located on a street where the homeless gather outside, doing all sorts. Not the restaurants fault but FYI location does not feel safe. Just want to make others aware before they visit.

Restaurant is nothing like the LA Gracias Madre, we were told by waiter food is more authentic- it was awful, no flavour, no effort and no taste.

I have no idea who would ever recommend this restaurant but I really wouldn’t bother trying it.

FYI Gracias Madre In LA is amazing, food is outstanding and innovate vegan Mexican cuisine.

D
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I’ve had the most amazing brunches here. We went for lunch and it was not the same experience. Our bowls were VERY spicy. I like some heat and have had spicy here before but someone in the kitchen was over doing it Monday. Love the staff and ambiance.

A
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan Mexican food! Fast service and friendly. I would highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Very heavy food, quite bland. Salsas are good, guac was good but basic.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Enchiladas and tamale were hard...and not that hot. A sure sign they were prepared ahead of time and zapped in the microwave. No wonder they came out a couple of minutes after we ordered. Very pricey even if the food had been good, but for such sub-par food, no excuse.

HM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it here! I come time and time again. This time I have a reservation for 3 and ending up bringing 4 and they were very accommodating. We also shared a table which I have no problem with. You'd assume you can hear the other party at the same table as you but you cant. The food is so delicious!!! I'm trying to try everything on the menu.

MT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This place is good but far from great and definitely overpriced. I am troubled that you cannot get chips and salsa gratis at a Mexican restaurant. The cocktails for $16 looked creative but in the end weren’t spectacular. There are really great bars in San Francisco that give much more for that price. I’m sure it’s great if you are vegan but there are better places otherwise, even for vegetarians.

GZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city! The most delicious vegan food and great drinks too. Service is always super friendly. Highly recommended!

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was honored on time. Service was friendly and helpful. The margaritas were killer, really quality and refreshing. The food was a hit with everyone in the party. Enchiladas, flautas, tacos were all good. Side dishes as simple as black beans were excellent. Deserts of chocolate cake and "ice cream" and the cinnamon "ice cream" were a hit. Our first trip here and we will be back.
I might suggest early reservations since the place was packed by the time we left. We loved it.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg. AMAZING. Loved the staff. And obsessed with the food.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We haven’t eaten at Gracias Madre in a few years. We always had a good experience, although the food was always on a heavy side. This time, everything was great, except for food. It appears that the menu has slightly changed and the food became increasingly starchy. We’re not vegans ( pescatarians) but do enjoy good vegan food occasionally.. It seems that the chef ran out of the food plant protein dishes and replaced them with carbs. The prices don’t match the quality. I really miss the Herbivore restaurant on Divisadero that served good vegan food at very reasonable prices.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food; has a bit of a spicy kick (I'm a mild-spicy guy). Very friendly staff.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food, made of quality organic ingredients. Spicy! Good selection of drinks, also.

j
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my friends and I are from Los Angeles and we have a GRACIAS MADRE here in West Hollywood but we enjoy this location, the original, so much more. from service to food quality- we are never disappointed with our experience.

J
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is delicious and our waiter was really friendly.
However, we had to wait for 15 minutes even with a reservation and were seated just next to the entry door - where a cool air draft blew onto us while eating whenever the door was opened.

M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service, only downside is the many homeless with their smells parked outside .

RR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're a vegan or vegetarian and like great Mexican food that's not run of the mill this is a must go to place.

JG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was looking for a nice vegan restaurant with good quality food at a good price and found this place. I was soo excited that I booked a reservation 3 months in advance and I’m glad I did it was definitely worth it.

ND
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavors of Mexican food captured in vegan food! And the desserts are just as amazing as well. We sat at the bar and the service was so friendly and very welcoming. I don't think I ever had food served to me so fast after ordering. If you love, or are open to trying vegan food, I would definitely put Gracias Madre on the list to eat!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I shared the enchiladas and tamal. Both were delicious but I think the enchiladas were better!

RP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is delicious although appetizer proportions are small- especially chips and guacamole. My Tofu dish was good but not outstanding. The tofu was too too firm. The server was very businesslike and not very friendly. We did not appreciate the live performer who barely played anything at our table come around literally forcing us to tip him! That just spoiled our mood!! The drinks were dilute (we ordered several cocktails and margaritas).

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Yummy gluten-free French toast and gorditas. . The figs in the fig salad were not good. Good refried beans.

AN
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Seems to have gotten worse over the past year. Appetizer portions were tiny and the entrees were just OK. Service sporadic. Very loud.

CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was prompt and friendly. I had cauliflower tacos and gorditas. Both were delicious and good value at $5 each on the Happy Hour menu. Others in our party had flautas, enchiladas and jackfruit tacos--all very good! Will definitely come again when next in San Francisco.

OT
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was nice but I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere at the Gracias Madre in Los Angeles better.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early on a Sunday for brunch and enjoyed a cozy patio spot. Bowl Uno for me was delicious and full of tasty flavors, and spices. We also had yummy plantain French toast, gluten free with cashew cream and maple syrup. We enjoyed lattes with almond/rice milk and chocolate. All a lovely experience. Get there early!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was not as good as we hoped, the pozole was not very tasty.

MN
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner with friends. Love the food, met nice people!

SF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Gracias Madre is absolutely not a place I'd come back to in San Francisco. To start, the host checking in tables clearly had too many tasks assigned to them and needed additional support—they were checking people in, checking reservations, taking people to their tables, and also helping to clear and set up tables. That's way too much for a restaurant the size of Gracias Madre, and left the host clearly overworked and the restaurant with a long and slow line. Additionally, there was someone outside of the restaurant asking for food and money. This person was in no way situated on the restaurant property, and was not physically or verbally harassing any patrons in any way. Despite, restaurant "management" came outside and got aggressive with this person, asking them to leave in a near-yelling voice. I thought that was both irresponsible and unwarranted—it would have been much easier to just give the person what they wanted; food.

Finally, on the topic of food, Gracia's Madre's food was actually just horrible—a half step up from Chipotle with store bought margarita mix. The bowls that Gracias Madre is "famous" for are quite literally the same as what one would get at Chipotle or another fast food restaurant—beans on top of romaine and rice. That the food took about 5 minutes to be delivered to our table after ordering tells you everything you need to know about the quality of the food—it's not freshly made, unoriginal, and quite frankly, not worth the price.

LC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan organic Mexican food. If you need it, you need it!

GC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and we had an excellent server, Connor I believe. He worked really hard to help my wife with her many food restrictions. I had a special, a tamale with mole sauce - amazing. A pure watermelon juice to drink-delicious. She had cauliflower tacos that were pretty spicy and tasty. Being located in the Mission District May turn off some, but I’ve never had any issues parking or walking around. But I’m fine with street people and homeless, vendors selling their wares, etc. It’s hard to find anything matching vegan Mexican like GM.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner for four, never a let down. We always reserve Gracias Madre for special occasions.

MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great, but way too noisy at times in the outside area... Might be nice if there were sound barriers on either side of the front gate. Just a thought. I hope that’s helpful.

SG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice to have vegetarian menu selections. Food was fresh.

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