Gracias Madre - SF

4.4
926 reviews
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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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JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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MN
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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SF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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LC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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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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VL
San Francisco
191 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. We’re just annoyed they didn’t check us in on open table when we arrived and we received a notice saying we missed our reservation. I really don’t like that.

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Location isn’t great, wait staff was pleasant but definitely wanted us to speed up our eating/drinking. Portions are great for value but too big given the flavors.

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H
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is heaven for a vegetarian.....or a human! The flavors are on point, so rich and flavorful. In LOvE! We will be back!

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

Friday early lunch so it was pretty empty and thankfully quiet.
Food ( torta and 'BLT' wrap) were so fresh and delicious...recipes and quality of
ingredients I can usually only have at home. At last...a restaurant I can feel good
about frequenting!
Service was just right.
A great choice for those wishing to eat WFPBD!

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G
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful. Quick seating outdoor for our pup. Food came fast and was delicious.

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S
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, very interesting & creative combinations. The only downside to this place is the huge homeless encampment just steps away from the door.

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HY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

The food has always been amazing (and thankfully still is), but the service seems to be declining. This visit was the first time I've ever had a server at this (formerly?) wonderful restaurant be rude to me. It was disappointing.

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pozole a rare treat, strawberry rhubarb pie topped with cinnamon ice cream just a dream. One needs not be a vegetarian to enjoy this wonderful shop.

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CK
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great vegan food and drinks. Super friendly staff. Will be back again soon!

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Hostess was really nice and sat us right away but server didn’t seem too attentive, it was pretty busy so we understand but mostly I am upset at the fact that our night ended with the manager causing an embarrassingly unnecessary argument with us about paying with American Express. I understand that some businesses choose to not accept American Express due to the extra cost percentage charges but as someone that has worked in the industry for years I know how it works and he could’ve made an exception due to the circumstances as we were traveling for work and only had our work credit cards with us which happen to be American Express. Instead he decided to argue with us for about 10 min instead of trying to fix the issue at hand and even went as far as trying to accuse us of ‘dining and dashing’ which was absolutely not the case, I even offered on multiple occasions to charge us the extra percentage that they would incur but he refused. In the end he found a solution and apologized, however, I feel like that entire situation could’ve been avoided by having a knowledgeable manager on staff at all times. Needless to say i will NEVER step foot in another one of their establishments again.

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k
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow. Chairs are hard. Food is okay. It took forever to get our order. Even though there are not too many people, waiter asked us to come close so the table can be shared

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DB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The most delicious vegan options ... but you have to be prepared being in the "hood" which is scary!

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CD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I was excited at the thought of vegan Mexican food (I am from Mexico City ) but was disappointed. I had the bowl 2 and my friend hav the enchiladas. The salsas they made there were watery and didn’t taste like simple and elegant Mexican salsas. They suffered from use every spice in the rack syndrome. Ambiance was great however and the service fantastic! I will go back and try other things hopefully they get better at salsa making

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U
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I can no longer have dairy or egg. It was so nice to go to a restaurant with food that tastes great and I can eat everything there! It was so delicious!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch spot, especially if you can snag a spot outside. Vegan cuisine, but as a meat eater I still love this place. Highly recommend

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! I’m vegan but even if you’re not, the food is some of the best you’ll ever have. For a vegan, it was pure heaven. With everything plant-based, there was no need to special order or “tweak” dishes and consequently change flavors to make it suitable. And no settling for boring hummus plate or garden salad either. Gracias Madre would be a weekly routine if I lived closer.

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BL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I and my husband aren't vegan or vegetarians but our family dinner guests were. Nevertheless we loved the food. Very tasty, fresh and well prepared. We enjoyed it.

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AR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with a friend!

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! Lots of GF options. Excellent Margaritas 👌🏼

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J
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was poor. Food was not authentic. Chef was not accommodating. Will not return.

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NL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our Father's Day dinner at Gracias Madre.
The food was delicious and wholesome.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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G
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our recent meal at Gracias Madre very much. Our server was friendly and helpful. The food was very good and the restaurant wasn't as crowded as we thought it might be. We were seated in a timely manner and everyone was pleasant and helpful. We will be back!

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t
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff always excellent and very attentive to dietary - celiac - issues!

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E
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

I brought my boyfriend here for a special date night and the receptionist was super rude! I believe her name was Mulally. I gave her my name and told her we had a reservation outside at 6:15. She told me no tables were available but I could sit at the bar or inside. We were willing to wait for a table outside but when I asked how long it would be to wait for a table outside - I was told I would only be sat at the community table and my choices were the bar or inside. We sat at the bar. Our wait person at the bar was awesome and nice but I am not going to lie- the evening was pretty much a bust. We couldn’t shake how rude Mulally was . I go to Gracias Madre often and love brunch but it is definitely going to be awhile before I go back. Good food doesn’t trump nasty treatment.

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had to share a table and where were were first seated near the door chilled us every time the door opened, but after we moved, everything was excellent. The food was so good this carnivore forgot that he was eating vegan.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Wrote in opentable reservation for outdoor table and that it was our anniversary, neither was acknowledged when we arrived or during the meal. Our service was terrible....times between acknowledging us, ordering drinks, waiting for drinks, to food, and for the check was not normal. He preferred chatting with other wait staff and at one point seemed to “disappear.” I’ve worked in customer service for 15 years so I’m very observant and pay attention to details. Food was very average for the price. I’ve had wayyy better food at other vegan/plant based restaurants and the drinks were disappointing for 15 bucs each. Again, for the “attention to plant based ingredients” and the like the drink tasted like a pre-mix drink. The positive of the experience is the ambience, it’s a beautiful restaurant, but that’s about it.

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CP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice service. Food is fine but not great. Pretty interior space but not that comfortable.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Why mess with the concept of Mexican food? Over fussy options

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Portions small but tasty

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