Gracias Madre - Newport
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.
Romaine, black beans, brown rice, chorizo, pico de gallo, guacamole, cahew cream & pumpkin seeds
Great service from host to everyone helping at the table.
We are certainly going back!
Food was good, my first experience at the Hollywood location was better. Service was really good. Food came fast. Overall, good experience
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!!
The food was delicious and the service was excellent!
We were celebrating my fiancé’s birthday.
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.
Love it all!
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.
Gracias Madres is my favorite whole food plant based restaurant! I love the food and the ambience!
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!
Birthday month... had been wanting to try ... we enjoyed!!!!
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?
First time here to celebrate my 7 year vegan anniversary. The food and service was perfect! My friends & I will be back!
Excellent Vegan restaurant in Newport Beach. Food is excellent and ambience is great.
Love this place! Delicious vegan food!
Great meal! Saturday night live entertainment. It was so great!
Great food and service. Food is ecclectic and innovative. Thanks for bringing the Chef to our Table.
Ask for Princess, she is the best server there. She had a lot of experience and is well versed in everything vegetarian.
Increíble lugar comida fenomenal
Great service! Super attentive and delicious food. Waiter gave great recommendations and brought everything we asked. We went for happy hour and would go back, nice place to eat and drink with friends or go on a date.
I enjoyed the service and food. They only had one Pinot Noir red wine and it was terrible. The one they had previously was lovely. It spoilt my meal as it didn’t go down well. I did talk to the bar tender and I told him. I hope they get a decent Pinot Noir for next time we visit as I would like to be a regular at the restaurant. They should get La Crema Pinot Noir as that is vegan but I am open to something else.
place has a great feel to it, food was excellent, had a good singer on the patio which added to the feel. overall great night!
Food was amazing!
Bday dinner was excellent
Customer service is amazing, table and chairs were uncomfortable but other than that everything was good
Great food, perfect noise level, would totally go back again!
The appetizer (nachos) and entrees were excellent. The drinks were unique, inventive and delicious as well, however the Pina Colada “cheesecake” tasted like goats milk. I trust absolutely that it was not, in fact, goats milk, but it had an acrid, strange aftertaste that rendered the dessert unenjoyable. Staff were very attentive and everything otherwise, was great!
Firs time going and it was a good experience. Also first time trying vegan food. It was really delicious.
Service towards last 30 minutes was bad. The initial experience was good though.
This restaurant is the definition of consistency. Food, beverage and service are excellent. I live out of town and always make a point of visiting this restaurant when in Newport Beach.
We had a lovely evening at Gracias Madre. Our table was ready when I arrived. We ordered an appetizer and we weren’t sure if it was going to be tasty but it was very delicious. The ambience was great and they had lots of lights hanging from above. The server was very nice and brought us a sample of Horchata to try. We had a wonderful evening.
A small group of us had just finished a 21 day cleanse and we wanted to celebrate with clean food. We were a little surprised that there were many fried food options on the menu... it was Taco Tuesday but still the plantains, potatos, mushrooms were all fried. We had fun though. It’s a beautiful restaurant.
The staff here is amazing! Everyone was so kind and the service was amazing. I'd give it a 100/10 ! - The food is AMAAAAZING, the chief Alan is incredible too- he's an artist!
I also recommend everyone to try the horchata, it's so good !
Vegan Heaven, and also an awesome place for anyone who wants incredible food to try. Service was exceptional, there was live music and even our 14 month old vegan daughter loved it. We hope to be coming back sometime in the near future.
Decided to try the vegan restaurant during restaurant week. The selection was fine. The food was different, yet tasted very good. Both my wife and I thought the food was a bit spicy. We also did not recognize many of the ingredients. We will probably try it again in the future
Enjoyed everything, our server was absolutely amazing. Only thing my wife and I questioned was the music. My wife said it sounded like something from "NOW that's what I call music 25!" (those horrible compilation CD's from the 2000s). Your ambiance is very unique, your music should be as well. A mix of Music in Spanish would be Fitting!
Absolutely love the concept. Organic vegan Mexican food! Wow! Some of the descriptions seemed to suggest the food was different than it was, for example, the menu says ceviche, when in fact it was a jicama slaw, but it was all tasty and beautifully presented.
The music was way too loud. I asked them to turn it down, but they never did. We were having a hard time carrying on a conversation over it.
Good lunch service. Excellent food, though the chilaquiles were a little too spicy. The cocktails are worth trying. The staff was not wearing masks but required customers to.
A big fan of the Hollywood location and was excited to visit the Newport one. Came for Sat brunch. Food was decent - their lunch/dinner menu is definitely tastier than their brunch options in my opinion. The main issue we had was with service. After getting seated it took 15 mins before a waiter even came to our table and then we waited another 50 mins before our entrees came out. We had to flag down any waiter we could find to get utensils and more drinks because ours was nowhere to be seen. The extent to which the service was lacking was just ridiculous...
We had a lovely brunch. We were the first few to arrive and funny thing the hostess sat my group in the front of the steps to the south end and with the sun blazing on our faces. When I repeatedly told her to politely just place us anywhere else that’s shaded with more seating since our men took up the chair areas and blocked a good amount of walking area on that end. She gave me a look and attitude then we never saw her again and sent over a gentleman to accommodate us. The food was delicious and drinks were perfect otherwise. Fortunately we didn’t stay seated in her choice of location and no one else was seated there during our entire brunch time.
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Gracias Madre - Newport is rated 4.6 stars by 790 OpenTable diners.
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