Gracias Madre

4.7
2817 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
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 Chandra Gilbert and agave-based cocktail program by Beverage Director Jason Eisner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Vegan, Organic
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Dinner
Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(323) 978-2170
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chandra Gilbert
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Almont Drive
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Parking details
Street parking and valet are available for lunch and dinner.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2817 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Two of our guest cancelled and i informed the hostess when i showed up that it would be 3 instead of 5 and she stated I had to wait because she didn’t have tables for party of 3 and said she would pretty much put me at the end of the waiting list to wait for a table of 3 after i had a reservation on open table. Place was nice, and drinks were good. I just thought it was unfair to make us wait just because our party was 3 girls instead of 5

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Many people told me they love this place, seemingly making it the perfect crosstown destination for my vegetarian, Mexican food-loving girlfriend for her birthday. Our experience, which seemed ordinary, left much to be desired.

The drinks were decent, but more schtick than substance. Imagining them and reading their descriptions are the highpoints; the long wait for each round of drinks and the overall flavor were downpoints.

Our appetizers came out wrong and the chips were stale. My cactus main course was about 80% rice and beans, which was a total rip off for the money. Couldn't have been more than $2.50 of actual food on my plate. The corn tortillas were quite nice.

My girlfriend had the enchiladas, which we both enjoyed. Not standout, but did the trick.

We dine out at least 3 times a week. Gracias Madre is average at above average prices without any special charm to make it worth doing again.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Unique and beautiful place with imaginative food that is super delicious. It is really loud in there though because it is packed!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We enjoy this restaurant for our girls lunch out. the energy on the patio was perfect. The food is always inventive and really tasty. I am a meat eater so it was challenging to figure out what to order. Our waitress (with the stunning grey hair) was so patient, and kind as she accomadated our every wish.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Happy hour is fun!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food is so good and creative! Get the spicy margarita :p

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food in a fabulous setting (on the patio). This restaurant make vegan food that any omnivore (like me) can love.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Charles, my server, was Awesome! Friendly & attentive! Food was delicious! Got the $20 lunch special with 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, & dessert so my friend got it too and we got to taste most of the dishes;) Yummy! Great Deal! Ambience gorgeous & quaint!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Thanks Ronnie!

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Honestly, our mistake. We are not used to vegan food, we gave it a try, we did not like it at all. We had expected it to be more savory and close to the Mexican taste we know. It was not the case. But all people around us were happy and enjoing their food, therefore I guess our expectations were wrong, not the food per se. The service was very good, and when we said we did not like one of the cocktails we had ordered, they just changed it with a different one, free of charge.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Gracias Padre - Father’s Day :)

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Have been to Gracias Madre a handful of times and the food is always amazing. Great atmosphere and service. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We were seated immediately. Great vegan menu. Service was stellar and the restaurant is beautiful.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Everything went well; however, I ordered a salad that was advertised as "Quoina with Black Eyed Peas and Spinach". However, I did not see one black eyed pea in the salad. The salad should have been called "Quoina with corn and tomatoes and fragments of spinach". Any who, all is well (smiles).

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

A wonderful Father's Day celebration meal here today. We brought three non-vegans with us and they all loved the meal, which was delicious, creative, and visually appealing as usual.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This has been on his bucket list for a while and it did not disappoint. Great Father's Day treat and enough food for a second meal of leftovers. The tasting menu is most definitely the way to go!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great meal on Fathers’ Day

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Absolutely Love It, my first time! Started with how attentive there valet is An the Greeters are so full of a welcoming spirit and Bartenders are Tops, and servers are Lovely!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Fantastic food with pretty good and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Everything was perfect! The ambiance and aesthetics matched the food! I was the only vegan one in the group but everyone else truly enjoyed it as well. My father is usually very picky with food but he loved it! That to me says a lot.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Way too expensive for what it was. The food was good, not great.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Over rated. Dreadfully unfilling food / fruit salad was a joke – could get better and more abundant ingredients at the $.99 store

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Absolutely delicious! I Love that it's vegan and so delicious! I will recommend it to friends and go there again the next time I'm in LA.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

This meal was amazing!! It was one of my favorite LA meals ever!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The hostess were so nice and helpful. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We loved this restaurant! My wife and I are vegetarians and we came with a friend who eats meat. We all thought our food was fantastic. And it has a lovely garden. Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

I love meat. So I was not particularly optimistic about going out for vegan Mexican food. But wow, was I pleasantly surprised. We did the 4-course meal for $40. The food was interesting and tasted excellent. Will definitely be going back. My only complaint is that the a la carte menu and drink menu is a bit steep.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great vegan Mexican food, yay!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

A fantastic birthday meal with great margaritas and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Will definitely be back! Had a lovely dinner hanging out with friends

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fantastic restaurant! Wonderful vegan and vegetarian restaurants.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

All the dishes tasted pretty much the same

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great time and sharing the food and location with friends and family. Perfect table and service -- Will be back soon!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food was good as was the portion size but a bit overpriced for what we had. $100 for lunch with tip for 2 people. No alcohol.$12 for a basket of chips with guacamole. Really?

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Danny is the best!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great healthy option whether your vegan or not. Worth the drive and agree with the hype. If you are traveling to LA. Make it a point to make a reservation and try it. Will not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Amazing creative Mexican cuisine. Lots of seats on the terrace and inside, the ambiance is lively and the staff is great. Loved the food, will go back for sure!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Awesome time once again. Great healthy food and wonderful ambiance

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

An LA gem! Great food and a fun atmosphere. Vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike will love this place.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Omg the food is amazing!! Service is great too!

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