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About Gracias Madre
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.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Mexican, Vegan, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking and valet are available for lunch and dinner.
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
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Gracias Madre Ratings and Reviews
While on holiday with my husband we visited Gracias Madre three times, because the food, the service, the setting were just beautiful. We loved everything we tried, especially as it was all organic plant based. Even though we’re not vegans we didn’t miss having fish or meat at all!
We would love to return next time were in LA and would recommend everyone try this gem, whether your a vegan or not!! Food is exquisite!
The food was tasty and the cocktails were fun and varied. I would definitely return to try the happy hour as the cocktails my friend and I tried were very good. The only con was our server offering chips and a small portion of guacamole when we sat down and we found out after receiving the bill that it was $12! Overpriced.
Gracias Madre is always a great place to meet and hang out with friends. In the cooler weather, outside dining is really perfect. We were meeting up with friends we hadn't seen for a while, so we planned a long lunch. No problem. The food was great and not rushed, even with the business lunch crowd coming in, so it was perfect. We ordered different things and everything was perfect-- from light eaters to those wanting to try everything.
Went to a birthday dinner, we were seated right by a door leading to the outside, every time the door was open (which was constant), we would feel a freezing gust of wind. We moved over a table and even then, it was bad. The host said we can close the door and told the staff to mind the door. At one point it was open a long time so I get up to close it and one of the staff confronts me as I am closing the door and tells me not to. He starts arguing with me while I am standing in the doorway. He would not let up, I told him we are allowed to close the door and the host and waiter are aware. It was extremely rude and another member of the staff had to intervene and I never received an apology from the staff member that caused the scene.
We went for my wife’s birthday and for the first time we were able to be seated right away! even with a
reservation we would have to wait for almost a half an hour nice quiet for being 630 the waitress informed us it’s very busy during the summertime but fall and winter a little slower so we were able to be accommodated quickly! nice!!
I had a disappointing experience at Gracias Madre this past Sunday. Despite rave reviews I had received from MANY friends, I experienced everything but good encounters. I hosted a birthday brunch for my sister and 4 others (including our parents). Upon our arrival, we were given a table VERY close to the glass door leading to their patio. There was a private event occurring outside--which we assumed would mean the door would be LOCKED. WE WERE ENTIRELY MISTAKEN.
As it so turns out, this was the ONLY door that the patio guests could use to get inside to reach the restrooms. My father, who is currently on crutches, was placed at the seat nearly touching the door. Whenever a patio guest would enter the restaurant to go to the bathroom, they would bump into my father and proceed to shimmy their way around our table. To add salt to injury, guests would repeatedly tell us we "had the worst table in the restaurant" as they walked by.
Upon our complaint to the restaurant, someone from Gracias Madre came to our table to "justify" their bad table placing. She claimed they originally intended to move the tables out and away from the door, but never did. These excuses were her justifications and we were NOT offered to move to a better location. Instead, my father was bumped and shoved by rude guests for the remainder of our stay.
To top it off, we had poor service from our waitress. She rarely came around because she knew how upset we were of our table location and never brought out something one of our guests ordered.
I will never return here, nor will the 5 other guests in our brunch party!
i had a great time here. i wish the policy on larger parties were handled differently. unfortunately, i could only sit with half of my guests that night. if you’re looking for good food and have just a couple of friends this spot is for you. for 5 people the tab was over $350 including appetizer entree drink and dessert.
We celebrated a birthday at Gracias Madre with two vegetarians. The restaurant is beautifully decorated the servers were knowledgeable and helpful. The food was delicious as were the cocktails and coffees.
The only slight negative I might mention is that’s the music was a little loud, but that would not detour me from going back. I loved this place.
I have to say that this was a very mixed experience. I was happy about the ease of getting a reservation, the friendliness of the waitress, and the quality of the entree (pumpkin flautas). But these were off-set by some very disappointing experiences. First, the bartender was void of any personality at all. He was a frumpy guy who could barely be bothered to look directly at me. He didn't have any interest in serving people. He delivered the check with the appetizer as if to suggest, here now get out. Can't believe I tipped that guy! The chips were 50 percent fresh. Before anyone reading thinks I might not know better, note I worked in an upscale Mexican restaurant for 7 years, and I'm from a Mexican household that loves to cook and researched recipes.
But here's the strangest of all. When making my reservation on Open Table, I noted that it was a reunion of old friends and to get, if possible, the quietest table. Then I checked in thirty minutes early. I was pleased to see a half-empty restaurants. When my guest arrived, the place had even more seating options. The hostess asked if we preferred inside or outside. I confirmed that she saw our request and repeated it, "how about something that's easy to hear each other."
Get this, drum roll, she seats us in the closest two top to the kitchen. I was a bit floored. We spent the next 1.5 hours trying to talk over the loud sound of dishes smashing into each other, silverware being moved around, pots and pans on the oven, and of course the ubiquitous sounds of Spanish speaking kitchen workers yelling, joking, laughing loudly as their work day comes to a close. Spent the evening wondering in what restaurant the "quiet" table is the one very closest to the opening of the kitchen. Can't get my head around it.
Overall, while the place has some interesting options for vegetarians, their approach to the customer is passive and below par.
I had an amazing meal here. To me, if you're a meat eater and you go to a vegetarian restaurant and you don't miss the fact that there is no meat in your entree, then they have done their job. Gracias Madre was awesome! I highly recommend the coliflor frito and the flautas de camote (sweet potato filled flautas). The service was great, extensive cocktail list and wonderful ambiance. I really enjoyed sitting outside by the patio. Would definitely go back.
This was my third dinner at Gracias Madre, and I live in Pittsburgh, PA., and I have found myself looking for reasons to come back to Los Angeles, just so that I can have dinner at Gracias Madre. That should speak a bit of volume for how good this place is.
Terrible seating hosts. When you walk into a new restaurant a seating host sets the tone. This is my second and probably last time at the restaurant. All the servers are friendly... same can’t be said by everyone “working” at the front. I only tell people to come for the drinks and great ambience... that is about it. Will be telling all friends and family to steer clear of a restaurant not interesting in providing an inviting environment.
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