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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.

8905 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Vegan, Organic

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

Cross Street:
Almont Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 978-2170

Website:
http://www.graciasmadreweho.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking and valet are available for lunch and dinner.

Executive Chef:
Chandra Gilbert

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

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Gracias Madre Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Vegan (262)
Good Vegetarian Options (194)
Good for a Date (159)
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Healthy (157)
Great for Outdoor Dining (157)
Organic (140)
Creative Cuisine (139)
Special Occasion (126)
Fit for Foodies (124)
Hot Spot (121)
Fun (120)
Handcrafted Cocktails (111)
Good for Groups (110)
Good for Birthdays (108)
Romantic (93)
Worth the Drive (91)
People Watching (90)
Great for Lunch (88)
Casual (85)
Neighborhood Gem (79)
Gluten Free Options (75)
Happy Hour (75)
Vibrant Bar Scene (72)
Authentic (69)
Great for Brunch (67)
Tasting Menu (67)
Bar Seating (65)
Good for Anniversaries (64)
Cozy (63)
Local Ingredients (58)
Sunday Lunch (58)
Tapas (47)
Comfort Food (43)
Business Meals (38)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Spicy (35)
Paleo Friendly (25)
Afternoon Coffee (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Kid-friendly (20)
Seasonal (19)
Late-night Find (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Scenic View (15)
Quick Bite (14)
Great Beer (13)
Disabled Access (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Live Music (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Can’t say enough good things about the food. The avocado toast was on the most delicious bread. We scraped the plates of our entrees and finished with a delicious brownie for dessert. All vegan and all amazing!

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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

Not for adults looking for adult ambiance. Was marred by more than one crying infant. Not appropriate for a brunch environment.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

I have been wanting to try Gracias Madre for ages, so I was super excited! I loved the ambiance and decor, but overall I thought the flavors were lacking. The food was decent but kind of bland and not at all special. This place seems super overrated to me.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Vegan, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious, creative takes on Mexican favorites like pozole and tacos. I also love their desserts, especially the tangerine pound cake and Mexican wedding cookies.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Fun, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

My Birthday Dinner , and i loved it ! Food and drinks were amazing ! Will be back for sure !

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 5, 2017

While tasty, the dishes are all trying real hard to be something that they’re just... well, not. An inventive experience, but I doubt I’ll go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding and amazing. Our server was great too. Would definitely come back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is one of our favorite vegan places. The food is creative, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. The place is deservedly always packed, which no doubt explains the high noise level, but it's worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had a great first date with this person. This place was the perfect choice.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food wasn't hot enough. Had to send it back twice but my beans were still cold

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Vegan, People Watching
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great spot, good drinks but definitely the food is not the best.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Slow service but great food and atmosphere

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The place is pretty good and healthy too. I think i would go back! And I heard Jay Z and Beyonce go all the time, so it must be good, keep an eye out for them too!

Tags: Romantic, Vegan
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Still the best! From food to ambiance and service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

What can I say? Everyone loves Gracias Madre for good reason. I had the $20 Chef tasting lunch and felt like I'd died and gone to heaven. Excellent!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Unique LA dining experience- delicious food in beautiful hip atmosphere

Tags: Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Awesome food, perfect brunch spot in WeHo!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Organic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food and atmosphere are terrific. Dana our server was excellent.

Definitely a most go restaurant

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love it all

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was our first visit to Gracias Madre and my husband’s birthday. Rachel was our server and she was great. The food is yummy and the patio is divine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Cozy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The owners made a big mistake removing the tostadas from the dinner’s main coarse. Because of that, I try to go there far less frequently.

Tags: Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always a fantastic time at Gracias Madre. The food is spectacular and the service is unbelievable. Really incredible dining experience.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The outdoor patio, the vibe, the tasting menu, allergy options, music and ambience, and upon that vegan. This place has everything, and we enjoyed ourselves accompanied by a 2 year old and a 4 month old! Love it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Vegan, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Wonderful ambiance. Great food. Exceptional service. A favorite.

Tags: Vegan, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food is pretty good, unique for vegan options. But I always leave feeling like I should have paid $10 for a meal that cost me $16.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The host lied about table availability. The server and food were excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Absolutely delicious for all - vegan or not! Beautiful setting - especially the patio. What a treat!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Organic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Enchanting place - we will certainly be back and true all the different dishes

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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