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Gracias Madre - Newport, Newport Beach, CA

Gracias Madre - Newport

4.7
4.7
1551 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan

Our mission is to celebrate and serve the presence of the mother which resides above us, within our hearts, within the earth, and in all those who nurture us. We serve cuisine inspired by the kitchens of Mexico sourced from locally grown organic ingredients. Welcome to a seat at love’s table.

The idea of Gracias Madre was first conceived while visiting the families of our employees in Mexico. We wanted to do both; offer organic Mexican food to the communities we serve as well as honor the mothers who work tirelessly in the kitchens of Mexico and often live without their husbands and children while they work side by side with us in California. Inspired by some of the recipes of these families and the love of their mothers, Gracias Madre serves organic, farm fresh, locally sourced food, full of flavor and love with a menu spearheaded by Executive Chef Alan Sanz and agave-based cocktail program by Beverage Director Maxwell Reis.

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Booked 77 times today

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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Mexican / Southwestern, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Taco Tuesday Tue 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 386-8100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Justin Haefler

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a Private Dining Room for events.

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Griffin: (949) 386-8100

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Dover Street

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the front & back of the restaurant.<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Weekdays 2pm–6pm (Excluding Taco Tuesday)

Bites

  • Chorizo Nachos$10.00

    soy chorizo, black beans, pico de gallo, salsa verde, pineapple salsa, cashew nacho cheese

    • Mini Chimichanga$8.00

      black beans, chorizo, guacamole, pico de gallo, cashew crema

      • Potato Taquitos$8.00

        guacamole, cashew crema, cilantro

        • Spicy Sweet & Crispy Coliflor*$8.00

          batter-fried cauliflower, mango habanero salsa

          • Grilled Street Corn*$8.00

            chili aioli, cilantro, tajin, rolled in your choice of: 'follow your heart' parmesan, toasted coconut

            Tacos

            • Al Pastor*$6.00

              oyster mushrooms, grilled pineapple, onion, cilantro, salsa roja

              • Coconut*$6.00

                crispy coconut meat, mexican kim chee, carrot aioli, micro greens

                • Mushroom*$6.00

                  topo chico-battered portabellos, cabbage slaw, chipotle aioli

                  • Parm Pastor*$6.00

                    crispy parmesan crusted mushrooms, pesto-dressed lettuces, chipotle crema, pickled red onion, micro cilantro

                    Drinks

                    • Purista Margarita$9.00

                      tequila, lime, agave, house orange bitters, citrus salt

                      • Mexican Mule$8.00

                        Tequila, ginger & lime, served in a cantarito!

                        • House Red or White$7.00

                          • Draft Cervesa$7.00

                            Last updated: March 9, 2022

                            What 1,551 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                            4.7
                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.7Food
                            • 4.7Service
                            • 4.8Ambience
                            • 4.4Value

                            NoiseModerate

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                            • Orange County

                              Healthy

                            • South Orange County

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                            1. s

                              stevef

                              Orange County

                              7 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined today

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We are meat eaters &amp; this place IS seriously surprisingly Delicious! Our oldest son is Vegan/GF so we are always open to finding great restaurants of this particular food preparations. Food…excellent, with actual flavor not covered in gross sauces. Drinks were new, also perfectly made and tasteful. Ambience was perfectly cozy, friendly, vibrant. It was all very good. We will return on our own &amp; with our vegan loving family &amp; friends as it meets everyones pallet &amp; needs. Miguel our server was also perfect &amp; professional.

                            2. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Orange County

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined 1 day ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              College graduation

                            3. VV

                              ValerieV

                              Orange County

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 1 day ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Beautiful and sweet hostess, nice manager, great service, great options for happy hour appetizers. Will be back soon!

                            4. s

                              simiburtons

                              Orange County

                              40 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              40 reviews

                              Dined 2 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We all enjoyed the Enchiladas Verde. There were four of us and we all enjoyed a different protein on top, and the dessert was the brownie with two gelato scoops (pistachio and banana). The meal and the evening couldn't have been better.

                            5. DJ

                              DonaldJ

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 2 days ago

                              overall4food3service5ambience4

                              Got to my table and noticed corn and tomatoes all over my seat, I brushed it off and sat down. Service was good, food was tasty and served promptly, but had heartburn all night. Too much sodium? I never get heartburn, but I rarely eat out...another reminder why.

                            6. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Orange County

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 3 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food and service was great

                            7. KC

                              KristaC

                              Dallas

                              10 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              10 reviews

                              Dined 3 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Delicious plant forward menu

                            8. SL

                              SuzanneL

                              Orange County

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 6 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere. The food is a little pricey, but so unique and delicious we don’t mind. Great special occasion place!

                            9. TC

                              ToddC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 19, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Our waiter was excellent, I mean perfect. The food is off the charts good.

                            10. RD

                              RonD

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 18, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              my 4 guests had not been before and all enjoyed the food and service. they could not believe how good the food tasted for being so healthy.

                            11. MG

                              MamaGina

                              Orange County

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              We truly loved our family brunch at Gracias Madre. The only thing we would change if we could do it over was to have the music turned down just a notch. It was at a level that was a little painful for one of our guests. The music selection was fun just a little to loud

                            12. c

                              cynthias

                              Orange County

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a great time at Gracias Madre. Alton was our server and he was fantastic! He asked me if I had any food allergies and when I told him that I did, he suggested a few substitutes and they were delicious. We will definitely be back.

                            13. RD

                              RebeccaD

                              Phoenix

                              21 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              21 reviews

                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Delicious food and wonderful Sunday brunch atmosphere!

                            14. HK

                              HKinOC

                              Orange County

                              3 reviews

                              3.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                              overall3food4service4ambience4

                              As per our past dining experiences here, the food was interesting and well-prepared. I had the carnitas and split a Caesar salad with my wife. My Purista margarita was tasty but light on the Tequila. Unfortunately, our festive mood was dampened by the hostess telling our friends that we would have to leave within 75 minutes. This was quite distressing to me as I had made the reservation for our party, and had received no warning that we would only have 75 minutes to dine with friends we hadn't seen since the beginning of the pandemic. Fortunately, this was not enforced, but our apprehension at being ushered out unceremoniously in one and a quarter hours vitiated our enjoyment of the food, venue and company. I hope that the management reviews it policies regarding how the greeters/hostesses treat their guests.

                            15. KC

                              KandleC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This is one of our favorite places to dine. Every meal, beverage and desert has been made with love and high quality ingredients. It's a romantic upbeat ambiance, perfect for a date or impressing your friends. Every bite is a delicious experience and worth every penny.

                            16. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Los Angeles

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                              overall3food4service3ambience3

                              Everything looked great on yelp, so we gave it a try for lunch. They did a wonderful job with the food very creative and tasty for being vegan. However, be prepared to open your wallet. Margaritas are $18, entrées are almost $30. Our bill for lunch was $40 average per person, that included three drinks and two waters. As I said, the food was delicious but not worth my kids college fund.

                            17. AD

                              AlexD

                              Los Angeles

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful food, great service. Grateful overall... highly recommend

                            18. EP

                              EmmaP

                              Palm Springs

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Love this place, service is always fantastic and food is fresh

                            19. EE

                              EvaE

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It was a perfect lunch the service and the food are good. And the outdoor space was really nice

                            20. M

                              Mjbs

                              Chicago

                              2 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Very good food and excellent service.

                            21. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Los Angeles

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We sat on the lovely outdoor patio and enjoyed the amazing nachos. Will be back.

                            22. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great customer service and the atmosphere is fantastic

                            23. MJ

                              MariaJ

                              Orange County

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent service good food I would recommend Gracias Madre had a reservation and was seated on time

                            24. CW

                              CandyW

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Amazing food, incredible atmosphere and fantastic service!

                            25. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great restaurant, great food!

                            26. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              San Diego

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great time for my husband birthday we really enjoy our time there!

                            27. OC

                              OCMama

                              Orange County

                              8 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              One of my favorite spots for brunch. I love the plantain quesadillas. Cocktails look great but I've been pregnant or nursing whenever I've gone so I haven't tasted them yet. Looking forward to when I can though.

                            28. LO

                              LisaO

                              Orange County

                              13 reviews

                              5.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The menu was so diverse and yummy, we enjoyed a Mother's Day lunch with the non-alcoholic drink and special menu. It was delicious, fresh and beautiful. The staff was very friendly and the day was great. We normally go to restaurants that also serve meat and we didn't miss anything being at this plant based restaurant. We will definitely visit again!

                            29. GV

                              GitaV

                              Atlanta

                              8 reviews

                              5.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This was my first time at the Newport location. It’s in an odd spot, but the food was tasty as always and staff very friendly.

                            30. CB

                              ChrisB

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              Food was amazing and the service was even better. Highly recommend.

                            31. GB

                              GeneB

                              Phoenix

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              awesome for plant based.........................................

                            32. JH

                              JenniferH

                              Orange County

                              19 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              19 reviews

                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                              While this is absolutely and forever one of my favorite restaurants in all of Orange County, it tends to get loud and difficult to converse. That said, the food is outstanding, healthy, next level. Make a reservation here NOW.

                            33. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This food is so good we love it here

                            34. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Los Angeles

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a wonderful time and Karen was a very gracious server. The music was fun and lively. We loved the Nachos and our Purista Margaritas. Our favorite date night spot for sure!

                            35. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Orange County

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Service was exceptional. Fast and friendly. The spicy purista marg with tequila was so good and great deal on happy hour. The food was plentiful. Got the taquitos, guac, and street corn and it was very filling. 10/10 recommend

                            36. M

                              Mtgirl

                              Los Angeles

                              2 reviews

                              3.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                              overall3food2service3ambience4

                              Overpriced for what you get. Good vibe. Food is tasty, never seems to be served hot.

                            37. D

                              Dani

                              Orange County

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This is one of my favorite restaurants. The queso fundido, crunch wrap, corn, nachos, and upside-down pineapple cake are delicious. Brought my parents here and they love it too. As a vegan, it's great to be able to order anything from the menu. Will be taking more friends and family members here.

                            38. B

                              Bekah

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Got the best table in the whole restaurant, the hostess was super sweet and smiling! All of our food came out quick, the server was awesome as well. Best dinner out we've had an a long time.

                            39. S

                              Sawdog

                              San Francisco

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Delicious and healthy food with a variety of options and a great taco Tuesday deal! Excellent service.

                            40. S

                              Sandking

                              Chicago

                              71 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              71 reviews

                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              Wonderful dinner spot. All plant based and delish! Fun vibe too with music playing.

                            FAQs

                            You can order delivery directly from Gracias Madre - Newport using the Order Online button. Gracias Madre - Newport also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.

                            Gracias Madre - Newport is rated 4.7 stars by 1551 OpenTable diners.

                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                            Booked 77 times today

                            Order delivery or takeout

                            Delivery

                            • Order online
                            • Logo image for Postmates
                            Google Map for Gracias Madre - Newport

                            1617 Westcliff Drive. Suite 112 Suite 112 Newport Beach, CA 92260

                            Additional information

                            • Cross street

                              Dover Street

                            • Neighborhood

                              Newport Beach

                            • Hours of operation

                              Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Taco Tuesday Tue 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              Vegetarian / Vegan, Mexican / Southwestern, Organic

                            • Dining style

                              Casual Elegant

                            • Dress code

                              Casual Dress

                            • Parking details

                              Parking available in the front & back of the restaurant.<br />

                            • Payment options

                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Executive chef

                              Chef Justin Haefler

                            • Additional

                              Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                            • Phone number

                              (949) 386-8100

                            • Private party facilities

                              We offer a Private Dining Room for events.

                            • Private party contact

                              Jordan Griffin: (949) 386-8100

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