Gracia

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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Gracia is the Spanish translation of the word grace. The vision for Gracia is the evolvement of Chef Chester Gerl’s admiration and reverence for Mexican culture and cuisine. A palette cultivated by his several years of travel across Mexico and his tenure in Seattle and New York kitchens, Gerl strives to create dishes reflective of his personal experiences. Our mission is to preserve and honor the history and techniques of traditional Mexican cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was okay, extremely loud. Felt like I had to yell at my friend, would not go back

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ScottL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience here — I would suggest looking elsewere. I made a reservation and we arrived on time. We were seated promptly and ordered appetizers, as well as drinks. A little time went by, our drinks arrived, and then we ordered entrees. So far so good. Entrees came and we began eating. The server asked us if we wanted another round of drinks, and we said yes. Closer to the end of our meal the 2nd round of drinks arrived. At this point the sever and the manager kept trying to take our plates that were still working on. Seriously? We finished our food and were told we needed to leave because another reservation was due in. Both our drinks were about 75% full at this point and we had been there for about an hour. This person was either the hostess or same terrible excuse for a “manager” that was telling us this (it wasn’t the server). I just spent 107 dollars on chips, salas, tacos, and drinks — thats right $107 and we asked to leave. This is incredibly unprofessional and you have lost me as a customer forever. Congratulations.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best and authentic Mexican food I have in Seattle. Tortillas are made from corn from Oaxaca, Mexico. The Empanada is to fair for. And the Mezcal flight is really good. All mezcal were absolutely high quality.

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sandiw
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We are big Mexican food lovers, so we were excited to go. Chicken Tinga was a standout. Guacamole was good. Enchiladas were terrible. No chicken, sauce not balanced, mushy tortillas. Margs okay but overpriced, and our server was so rude. He really ruined anything good that we could have experienced. This place is overhyped and over priced. Go to La Carta if you want great food and drinks.

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vipPatrickH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Gracia is our favorite restaurant and we have been seeking something authentic since we moved from Austin Texas a few years back. This is by far the best Mexican food we have in the area and nothing else compares in the Seattle area. If we lived near Ballard, I would eat here every day.

Congrats to the Chef, he has made Gracia something super special!!

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vipAlyssaL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Very impressed by the octopus dish. Felt sardined in among rest of patrons - 6 inches btw the tables :/ mole old fashioned was intriguing - would definitely get it again.

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MorseB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in while visiting Seattle! Food was excellent, staff well informed, And I loved the ambiance. I will definitely come back next time Im in town!

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DF12
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and great service....it's loud....I'm sorry I cannot remember our server's name, but she was lovely and made solid recommendations regarding drinks/menu.

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Rocman
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time patrons, two couples for a pre-event dinner. We arrived a little early and waited at the bar for our friends. We were seated promptly at the vsvp time by the hostess. Wait services was very good helpful and friendly. The restaurant is lively and initially was a bit too noisy for our tastes, but after seating noise wasn't an issue. The food was very good and as described in the menu. The portions and prices seem reasonable and we'll be coming back in the future.

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vipmel2
Seattle
113 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a fabulous time at Gracia. I really love the food and the ambiance is terrific. It is my favorite Mexican restaurant in the city.

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vipSeattlefoodlover
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently good meal and service. The tacos and posole are especially delicious. Service is sometimes slow and it can feel understaffed. Noise level on the weekends is a bit much for holding a conversation. But otherwise a go-to place for good Mexican food.

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KatieP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The servers were nice, but it took forever to get anything ordered and to get our drinks. I ended up switching to wine and still had to ask after 15 minutes where my drink was. Tacos tasted good but were way too wet and served in a bowl, so they just fell apart.

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EricaA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, great service, timely, an beautiful ambiance. A little noisy and a little pricey, but a fun treat.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Check my yelp review I took pictures of the food it's always good no matter what

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco’s were lovely and a great choice of margaritas. Friendly staff, efficient service and great food.

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modernegirl
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Trendy spot and very loud. I was pleased to see a kids menu although my kids didn't like their food but kids are picky.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We wanted to love it, but the food was quite bland. Salsas were great, but enchiladas Suiza had flavorless chicken. Black Beans were very bland. Kids quesadilla were beyond cheesy (dairy bombs). Caesar salad was super flavorful, though!

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DylanC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The toastadas are excellent, and the burger is enormous. The selection of red wines by the glass was not great, but there's a full bar besides.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, modern with true mexican flavors.

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vipJamesP
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I've been a fan of Gracia for years, but hadn't been there in ~6 months. The place has definitely changed. Cocktails are more expensive ($16) and generally less interesting. Why pay so much for a cocktail that I can easily make at home? I ordered the mariscos totstadas. It was challenging to find the shrimp or crab under the large heap of lettuce. I did find crab shell though. My wife found a bone in her pork dish. Generally a disappointing meal.

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vipChesterfield
Seattle
107 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Gracia was great. The food was amazingly fresh and authentic and the margaritas were equally good. We’ll be back for sure.

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ErictheEater
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracia never disappoints. This was at least my fourth time dining there and Chester and his staff always deliver the goods. His imported corn tortillas are the best I have found in Seattle and are so sturdy that they only require a single tortilla to hold together the many varieties of mouthwatering tacos. The guacamole is outstanding and the menu offers an excellent selection of hand crafted cocktails and other libations. Do yourself a favor and eat at Gracia soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambience was great, food was decent, service was slow and we felt slightly neglected. We were the first table of the evening and it took forever to get our dinner. Would return but wasn’t 100% satisfied with the last experience.

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vipMarkM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We sat about 25 feet from the door and no effort was made to keep us warm. Tacos were drippy

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent!

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ShannonF
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We went the first night of Restaurant Week. Got a reservation for it. Unfortunately they decided not to do the menu that night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely make a reservation, but the food was great and everyone was so friendly. Great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Very reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was a little slow and the place was really loud, but the food and drinks were quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super busy but they worked so hard to get everyone seated and taken care of. It’s a bar atmosphere with amazing food. If you’re looking for a place to have a chat while eating dinner on a Friday night, this isn’t it. We go here Frequently and have never been disappointed.

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Brendan
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

we've been here quite a few times now. overall I think the food is very good, though some dishes are on the boring side compared with others. Good fresh ingredients. Every time we've been, they seem totally slammed an unable to keep up with the service. We waited over 15 minutes after seating, at our reserved time, to even have someone show up to take a drink order. Then, it took forever to even get them. We got our food before drinks ever came. This is horrible. They need 2 more people working at their busy times, maybe more, with one of those helping at the bar. The staff is clearly working as fast as they can, they just need more of them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Place has bad acoustics and makes it difficult to converse.

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vipZulkaRG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Meehhh. It was an OK experience. Food was not delicious and the noise level was kinda high.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Good was great.
Service was poor.
We had (in my opinion) the best seat in the house though!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, but the music is too loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food and drinks were good. Only complaint is that it was loud. Made it hard to hear our server and carry a conversation with my husband.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food, freshly made tortillas. Good margaritas. Friendly atmosphere. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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JessicaP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was so delicious. Fun cocktails too. Definitely coming back.

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Brendan
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Service is a little backwards. Drinks take forever to come. Food comes way too fast!

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vipKatherineG
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having recently relocated from Southern CA, we have been on the hunt for great Mexican food and Gracia didn’t disappoint with their selection of “street tacos” (a little bigger in size than your typical street taco too). I’m also a big fan of their house margarita (not too sweet! Perfect mix!). Yes, this restaurant is a little on the pricier side (you have to pay for your own chips and salsa - say what!?). However, the service and food did not disappoint so all in all, I’d say we’ll certainly be back in the future.

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Gracia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 268-0217.

Gracia is rated 4.4 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

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