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.
Vegan only; not advertised correctly, misleading
Once again a stellar staff and the freshest of ingredients.
Great time as always, although I requested a seat in the courtyard and there was a private event occuring so everyone had to sit inside. Ambiance is such a key part of the dining experience, if the courtyard is unavailable, guests should be notified in advance. Other than that, a great time.
Fantastic menu, great ambiance, delicious cocktails. The “so fresh so clean” cocktail has to be one of the best drinks I’ve ever had!
I came with a fellow vegan and two non vegans. All four of us loved our food.
I love Gracias Madre. Amazing diversity of food, and just superior flavors. You would never guess that everything is vegan if you are a meat lover, as there is nothing missing. The space can get loud on busy evenings, but the drinks, food and desserts will keep you lingering for a long time.
It was Easter brunch and I couldn’t be more excited to introduce my friend (who is new to LA) to one of my favorite LA restaurants. The experience started out odd when I was told that I needed to wait for the entire party (of 2) to arrive- which was weird considering I’ve been seated under the same circumstances before. I didn’t put much thought to this until I noticed multiple ‘partial’ tables being seated around our table. We had a great waiter, who took our order before he went on break. Somehow our order didn’t make it into the system or to the kitchen. About an hour after ordering our meal, we realized everyone had received their meal but us. Once the error was realized by the coverage waiter, our order was sent into the kitchen and we were comp’d a round of drinks. Eventually the food came, an hour and a half after we sat down. The manager then came and gave a very flat apology, offering desert and a round of drinks. The round of drinks had already been offered by the waiter. The original waiter was very apologetic, much more sincere than the manager. Before leaving, we spoke to the manager again we shared our full concerns from the beginning to end. He again gave a flat response that made us feel unheard and further annoyed. In my dining experiences at Gracias Madre I’ve never experienced such a disregard, and if I did (at another establishment) the meal itself would be comp’d- but not here. We paid our bill and left disappointed. I can’t say I’ll be back. My friend was absolutely turned off and won’t be back. Too bad, I really loved it here 😔
Our server was amazing and the food was, as always, fantastic.
Amazing food and drinks.
The food was not very tasty, and they overcompensated for the vegan thing with overly heavy and insipid sauces.
The guac and chips was good, but completely unremarkable.
Not worth it.
Great ambiance — noisy and fun! Great service.
We were recommended to go here by a friend and so thankful for it. The food was out of this world and so so tasty.
We will be recommending all our friends to go here and will definitely be back to try out the rest of the menu!!
Excellent experience, our food was fantastic and our server was top notch.
I’ve dined there before but a first time for my friend. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, so flavorful. The waiter was helpful with suggestions.
We've eaten in both locations in LA and SF. Staff is extremely friendly in both establishments the food is excellent which can be a challenge to find in a vegan restaurant.
I love Gracias Madre purely for the chef, Chandra. It was great to look at a menu and know that everything was available to me as a vegan. However, I feel like the hype of the restaurant has made it unpleasantly crowded and the service lacks because of it. We had a reservation at 9:30pm and didn’t get our food until 10:30pm. This was because we were moved and the hostess forgot to tell the waitress that we were at our table after we were seated. The waiters kept passing us and didn’t know we were ready to order, so we waited for 45 minutes to even be helped. Once the waitress did realize we hadn’t been helped, she was really apologetic and our food came out fast. It wasn’t her fault, but honestly if I was a restaurant critic, it’d be really unacceptable /:
Second time here. The first time was few weeks ago and it was amazing. This time the service was slow, food had no flavour but the place was really busy.
Wonderful as always.
Great food, service and ambiance.
Casual, cool vibe. Delicious vegan fare enjoyed equally by vegan and non vegan diners. Festive atmosphere.
Far from amazing and I doubt it would convert any non-vegetarians or non-vegans. Friendly staff. Pretty place with a nice patio. Good margaritas,but pricey. Sent my flautas back and decided to just finish my Pazole. Annoying music was bit loud even in the courtyard. Trendy, pricey and unlikely to return.
I love coming to Gracias Madre! The waiters are great and very knowledgable! even the timing from when you order and get your food seems so quick and the food is always amazing!
We've been coming here since they opened, but they seem to be peaking. Half the outdoor section was closed to a private party, which probably contributed to our longer-than-usual wait to be seated. We were a party of 5 seated at a table for 4. The plates didn't fit the table, made worse by the fact that our plates and glasses weren't cleared regularly (usually only at our request). I was at the end of the table, seated next to the bar. I must have been bumped 50 times by staff or customers walking by or by people hanging out at the bar. Our waitress wasn't horrible, but she tended to forget about us and she wasn't especially personable. Compared to other restaurants, food was good to above average. Compared to Gracias Madre in the past, the food was no where near as good. Drinks are tasty, but they are served in tiny glasses with huge ice cubes. So you don't get much for what you pay for. One thing that hasn't changed: high prices.
Very fun spot with excellent vegan food!
My partner and I got the Chef's Tasting menu and it was very good! Not to mention a lot of food! Make sure you're hungry if getting this!
Always great food! Would highly recommend whether you are vegan or not.
I have dined at Gracias Madre a few times in the last year or so. The food is excellent, and the crafted drinks are delightful. From the decor to the meal, it's always clear to me that the restaurant considers every element of the experience.
I could not have been more pleasantly surprised. Everyone was soooooooo friendly. We were happy to find out that our dogs could be inside with us. The food was amazing. The best black beans that I have ever had. Everyone in our family had a wonderful time.
Food is an experience; great food and drinks.
Although, the host service upon arrival could be more friendly. Waited almost 20 minutes past my reservation and the hostess was very rude. A second hostess helped our party and she made up for the experience.
Very nice food and location, but far too loud and crowded.
Awesome food and service
Construction noise on the patio was obtrusive.
Amazing food. Amazing atmosphere. Will be back next time in LA
I was excited to Gracias Madre but the food was bland and the service was subpar. Our waiter didn't come over even once after we got our food. We tried to get his attention multiple times for more drinks and more water. We eventually gave up and when we finally got his attention, just asked for the check. I won't be back.
I went in with my Husband to celebrate our anniversary and we loved everything. The service. Drinks. Specially the food! Definitely going back!!!
Love this place! Food is always on point and the service
Even with a reservation we had to wait, very busy scene. But food and service were excellent!
Amazing food and service!
Were there for happy hour right at 5pm so the crowd was minimal by the time we left it was extremely busy.. service was great waitress recommendations perfect Crab cakes a must... Cocktails great happy hour price... thank you
We went here for my daughter's 24th birthday and it was an wonderful dining experience! It was a bit breezy outside but they brought us blankets and put the headlamps on. The waiter was very knowledgeable
and patient. Food was brought out in a timely manner and every meal was delicious--especially for our first time at a vegan restaurant. We highly recommend Gracias Madre and will go back again!
Amazing food! A little noisy, not a place to go if you are looking to have a conversation, but overall service was great and food was delicious.