Gracias Madre - Newport

4.6
815 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan

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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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JamesD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe as always. Will definitely recommend

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DeneeC
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. We were celebrating a birthday and the atmosphere was fun and festive. The food is excellent and the cocktails unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great time with friends

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AsadA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good ambiance, great service, and delicious vegan food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and the patio had a beautiful ambiance.

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VanessaP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best vegan food I've had and I'm not vegan. This was absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and food!!

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AliciaN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The hostess was a little confused about the name on the reservation. I think they printed off the wrong name for her. And, it was kind of strange because she kept talking to us as she was walking away from us. But, the service was wonderful. We loved our server! And, the ambiance was absolutely perfect for a date night! Especially during these times. Thank you

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PaigeS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is my absolute favorite restaurant. But I was disappointed when the thing I ordered had daiya cheese or some kind of store bought vegan cheese on it. I appreciated this place because they make all of their own “cheeses” and sauces. I can make things with store bought vegan cheese on my own for way less money.

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Ronc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my wife. Our server was very good. The heaters in our area were not working and it was cold. The music was a bit loud for our taste. All that said, it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food wasn’t good but vibe is super good. Also super overpriced

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vipOxytiger
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gracias Madre had a wonderful ambience. It was the perfect location for catching up with an old friend. The enchiladas were delicious!!!

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MarioA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! Great spot for drinks and healthy food, all delicious

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AaronB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great place to spend time. Who knew tacos could be this great without meat!

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vipGritzy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The drinks and waiter service was great, everything else mediocre. Food items are hit or miss. The tacos were disappointing, the fajitas were great. Hostess initially tried seating us outside near the parking lot while it was windy and drizzling, and was annoyed when we asked to sit inside or on the real patio with cover from the wind. I understand you’re trying to adapt for Covid, but it’s winter so please take that into account in setting up the outdoor area. Especially since you don’t allow a choice between indoor and outdoor when making a reservation. Overall, everything is way overpriced. The Melrose location is much better.

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Najah
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was amazing! The host that checked us in was kind and friendly. The waiter was knowledgeable and kind and even the food runner was great. Food was amazing. Great ambiance. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great spot to enjoy a meal with friends or family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

super clean and food is always amazing!

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OCgal
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is healhty, creative, good portion sized and delicious. The staff is friendly, ambiance - cozy. Love to dine outside on the patio in the evening. It's a special place.

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DerekGL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience, and overall experience was phenomenal. This is my date's favorite restaurant, but it was my first time. It lived up to all the hype. From cocktails, to appetizers, to entree, everything was spot on. Thank you, Gracias Madre for such a wonderful evening.

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Abc124
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. The food is creative, the staff is knowledgeable and sweet. We always love our meals at Gracias Madre, and our friends who are new to the restaurant always want to come back!

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vipJenniferH
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Highly recommend the Huevos Rancheros. The esquite (sp?) was too tart, perhaps from citrus or maybe tomatillos. The spice level of everything was perfect, not too hot, tasty with a little spice. Loved it! Gracias, Madre! ;-)

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LarissaS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

It would be nice if they distanced the tables more. People were way too close to each other

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still great... just not sure why they spent money to remodel an already gorgeous place to make it look a little less... still a phenomenal kitchen and bar!

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SoniaC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We were one of the firsts tables of the day, and the service was slow. Our server was sweet, but just slow to check on drinks and bring the bill, but super insightful and kind when she was with us. The food was ok. Beautiful presentation but lacking flavor. I frequent the Los Angeles location often and I thought I would get a different experience, but same great taste, near the beach. This location is nice, but its in an outdoor strip of restaurants (similar to a strip mall). Parking was easy and free. I would not return to this location, or recommend it. The thing I love about Gracias Madre is you get best of both worlds, the Mexican dishes and flavor with vegan/vegetarian ingredients...just not this location.

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ClaudiaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from host to everyone helping at the table.
We are certainly going back!

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, my first experience at the Hollywood location was better. Service was really good. Food came fast. Overall, good experience

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BrandiA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for celebrating my birthday brunch

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RosalindaFox
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was surprised when they changed Cafe gratitude to Gracias Madres (same ownership) but love this place. Great brunches, love the ambiance, food is flavorful and delicious. Not the best place if you are trying to eat on a budget but as long as you know that going in, place is amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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Karla
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my fiancé’s birthday.

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Steph
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS food and drinks. Staff was very friendly and accommodating - great service. Everything was spaced out and we enjoyed our socially distanced Sunday brunch. I had the Huevos Rancheros - it was amazing and exceeded my expectations. Can't wait to come back and try some other dishes.

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vipCarolynW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it all!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Interesting concept, vegan Mexican food. I was expecting more vegetables but instead it was a very carb heavy meal with potatoes, mushrooms and coconut in place of meat. Food was tasty and creative. Ambience is gorgeous.

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gibsongirl
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracias Madres is my favorite whole food plant based restaurant! I love the food and the ambience!

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Kell
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gosh I love this restaurant! It was such a lovely atmosphere and the food was incredible. My meat eater friend enjoyed the Caesar salad and the enchiladas so much!

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Hungry1s
Italy
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday month... had been wanting to try ... we enjoyed!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

4 stars for food but 2 stars for service. So I averaged out at 3.

The decor at this place is absolutely amazing. Beautiful outdoor seating with small trees and hanging plants.

We were seated promptly with a reservation but didn’t get any service for 15 mins after that. (Annoying). We had enough time to decide so we ordered all of our appetizers, drinks, and entrees at once. The food came fast but unusually fast: entree came first > then appetizers quite a while later > then drinks last! Super frustrating. The chips bowl had all the broken end pieces which was also disappointing.

I ordered the taco flight which was just splendid. Especially the Al Pastor which is made with mushrooms. My sister got the burrito bowl and devoured it. Finally, we shared the chips and guac and corn appetizers which were both good.

Just wish we had a better experience with service overall. Servers were kind and lovely but the restaurant needs better organization. Perhaps this a result of new covid practices?

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here to celebrate my 7 year vegan anniversary. The food and service was perfect! My friends & I will be back!

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vipjain49
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Vegan restaurant in Newport Beach. Food is excellent and ambience is great.

KS
vipKimS
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Delicious vegan food!

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Gracias Madre - Newport is rated 4.6 stars by 815 OpenTable diners.

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