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.
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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
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.
Unique and beautiful place with imaginative food that is super delicious. It is really loud in there though because it is packed!
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.
Happy hour is fun!
The food is so good and creative! Get the spicy margarita :p
Delicious food in a fabulous setting (on the patio). This restaurant make vegan food that any omnivore (like me) can love.
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!
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.
Gracias Padre - Father’s Day :)
Have been to Gracias Madre a handful of times and the food is always amazing. Great atmosphere and service. Will definitely be back.
We were seated immediately. Great vegan menu. Service was stellar and the restaurant is beautiful.
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).
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.
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!
Great meal on Fathers’ Day
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!
Fantastic food with pretty good and friendly service.
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.
Way too expensive for what it was. The food was good, not great.
Over rated. Dreadfully unfilling food / fruit salad was a joke – could get better and more abundant ingredients at the $.99 store
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.
This meal was amazing!! It was one of my favorite LA meals ever!
The hostess were so nice and helpful. Thanks!
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
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.
Great vegan Mexican food, yay!
A fantastic birthday meal with great margaritas and delicious food.
Will definitely be back! Had a lovely dinner hanging out with friends
Fantastic restaurant! Wonderful vegan and vegetarian restaurants.
All the dishes tasted pretty much the same
Great time and sharing the food and location with friends and family. Perfect table and service -- Will be back soon!
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?
Danny is the best!
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.
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!
Awesome time once again. Great healthy food and wonderful ambiance
An LA gem! Great food and a fun atmosphere. Vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike will love this place.
Omg the food is amazing!! Service is great too!