Gracia

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122 Reviews
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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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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, modern with true mexican flavors.

JP
Seattle
20 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.

C
Seattle
97 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.

EE
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.

OT
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.

MM
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

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent!

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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.

OT
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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Very reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

OT
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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
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.

B
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.

ZR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

OT
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!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, but the music is too loud.

OT
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.

OT
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

JP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
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!

KG
Orange County
12 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.

R
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was mediocre. Meat tacos were not tasty

A
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The Waitress was just "ok" - never checking back to ask if our food was good, if we wanted more drinks or dessert. I am always amazed that in a business where your income is determined (in part) by these things, why people don't take care of their customers? As previous diners had commented, it is very loud in the business. The food is good but not amazing. With average food, poor waitstaff and a loud atmosphere, I would not be able to recommend this business to others.

ER
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service, comfortable, fun ambiance - what more can you ask for? We both got the seafood tostadas and they were amazing, and the homemade tortillas were worth the price of admission all on their own.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, chic atmosphere, and attentive service. Get the chips & salsa sampler - you won’t regret it!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner with friends at Gracia. The food was delicious, from the chips and salsa to the tacos to the enchiladas, everything was great. The cocktails were tasty, and the churros for dessert were the real standout. Add these to the menu so people can plan to leave room in their stomachs! The service was really excellent, as well!

KL
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only reason gave Very Good for Service was because it dropped after we had finished eating. Yet we were visiting as the group of girls were planning our trip to Hawaii and took work to get another drink ordered while there. Otherwise, loved the place and would love to go back again with my fiance.

AH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Tried a bloody/spicy maria, the tomato juice was just a little sweeter than I prefer but everything overall was great. Will definitely be back for their dinner options.

NF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious! We will definitely be backN

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious! Such wonderful food! The queso fundito was wonderful. The crab tostadas were yummy but we’re served cold and with a lot of toppings, so it was not what I expected; however so ate the whole thing! Awesome tortillas and guacamole! Service was a little slow, there was no one server. The bar tender came out to help us once he saw us sitting there forever. Great atmosphere though! Would definitely recommend!

NP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Make sure you make a reservation on the weekend as the wait can be long.

AM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a fun date night with my wife. Just happened to hit happy hour, and that made it even better. Was wonderful as usual!

LX
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, responsibly cultivated and artfully prepared. We had the tacos recommended by our server, and have never had a better taco. The Barbacoa was my favorite. Our server is passionate and knowledgeable, making the experience delightful.

TS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious and the crab tostada!- extremely memorable. We will definitely return to satiate the cravings we are already experiencing for it!

JF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food continues to be outstanding, especially the pozole. The noise level makes it impossible to enjoy

SH
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We forgot how *loud it is in there. You cannot hear each other without having to talk much louder than normal. The tortilla soup was overpriced at $17, and although the chicken was very tender, there was not enough of it and the soup was way too salty. The taco and salsas were very good. *My geeky husband has a decibel meter app and it was a constant 79 decibels.
The service was excellent and swift.

BD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, noisy place for dinner and difficult to hear across tables, so not the best for conversation.

d
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I took my friend for a birthday lunch. Very cute spot. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The drinks were great. My friend thought her soup was good. We both thought $17 was pricey for soup. My tacos were okay but dry. I would go back for happy hour but will not revisit for a meal.