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Gracias Madre

4.6
2664 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • 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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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 2664 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.7
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Loved it! The hostesses were very sweet and service was solid.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

An authentic Mexican restaurant that happens to be vegan. Delicious and filling. A large mescal and tequila menu. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing place to chat with friends or a first date. Delicious food and cocktails. Can’t wait to go back.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Valet parking was easy, the outside patio is great, it is clearly a popular place. We ordered a taste of many items and nothing was terrific. This was the 2nd time I’d eaten here. You definitely have to go in and NOT expect the flautas, for example, to actually taste like any flautas you've had before...Or the jackfruit carnitas tacos to actually be like any carnitas tacos you’ve loved before. Even if you go knowing all this, the food still wasn’t great in my opinion. I wanted to like it even a little, but I wouldn’t go back.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

For a couple of years I’ve been looking forward to a meal at Gracias Madre. My friends decided now was the time. I made reservations for four, we arrived on time, we were seated, our drink orders were taken, and that was when the service quickly went down hill. Our food arrived quickly and was fresh and hot. The runners dumped the food on the table, never picking up the dirty dishes from the previous course. The waiter never came by to see if I wanted another drink (I would have), and when I tried to flag him down again I was told he was on a half-hour break. It would have been nice if he mentioned that. The reason for the gathering was to celebrate my birthday. Once the dessert course was upon us a runner delivered a candled scoop of delicious ice cream then, as is their style, they quickly ran from the table. No napkins, no spoons. I had to, once again, flag down our de facto server. Spoons were delivered. Our bill was delivered. Again, no one asked how the meal was or if we wanted another round of drinks.

My friends paid the bill, and I told them I wanted to speak to the manager. I spoke with a hostess who told me she’d get the manager for me. I waited at least 10 minutes and no one came. The hostess saw that I had yet to speak to the manager, so she went on another hike to get the manager. A nice woman named Yasmina (forgive the misspelling if that’s not correct) heard my story, sympathized with me, then told me the general manager would phone me the next day. It never happened.

As good as the food was, the service was disappointing to the point of we will will not be returning.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful place!! Yummy food!! Great service!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Have never had a bad experience there!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Had 2 small tacos that where delicious and an uninspired salad that was chopped up plain lettuce and beans. Cost over $30 was not a value but worth it to taste the uniqueness of the tacos. If my budget was $30 for lunch I would come back and try other unique entrees.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing! Loved the crab cakes.. I could have just eaten four of those and been satisfied.. I will be back for happy hour!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Hip & trendy vibe. Beautiful decor. Unique take on traditional Mexican dishes. Everything is vegan and organic.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Really nice ambience and in a nice area. The food is expensive and just okay. Most of the items we ordered were too sweet in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Waiters are incredibly nice, food is incredibly delicious, Gracias Madre is incredibly awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Hosts were very nice considering I was late 15 min
Waitress was brilliant

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing! I was skeptical at first because I’m not your usual vegan eater but food was delicious! Service was great as well and our server was quick and kind! Will be coming back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I am not a vegan, but the food was really good with a diverse menu.

I think that the most interesting thing was their drink menu. They had a whole selection of "High Times" drinks, with cannabinoid (pot) in them. I guess this is the way L.A. is going. Be careful with arriving under the influence!

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Reservation for 6, but table was set for 5 (and was already small). Changed waiters on us 4 times so the service was inconsistent at best. At least the food and drinks were good, but the service was so poor we'll avoid it as a business meal location in the future.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Stunning dishes and super sweet server!

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Horrible salad with a definite attitude from Maitre d

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The hostess insisted my reservation was for 2 adults only when it was for 3. She was so rude to me at check in and told me she “might have a table for us.” She sat is in the corner back near the kitchen. Otherwise, everything was great.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Host gave up our reservation after 15 mins. So we had to wait an hour to be seated after that. Otherwise great.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Disappointed. I don't like to complain, but I feel like it's important to provide feedback in order for establishments to maintain (or improve) their quality.

This place has been a favorite of mine since I moved here 3 years ago, but the food was very different this time. I brought my cousin who was here from the midwest and her food was drenched in oil. The Brussels sprouts looked like a huge soggy mess and her other dish just looked gross. She didn't complain, but I could tell she didn't like it because she barely ate any at all. I got the tres bowl, which I've had a few times in the past and LOVED before, but this time not only was it totally under seasoned, but the squash was soggy and dried out at the same time like it had been reheated several times, and there were carrots in it that seemed very much like a frozen vegetable mix that was thrown in. It was extremely gross. It tasted like a frozen dinner or like something that someone with no cooking experience threw together with a few cheap ingredients. I would've enjoyed my own food that I cook at home much, MUCH more.

I was embarrassed that I suggested this place to my cousin and made such a big deal about it. The only thing good was the wine. We didn't even get to enjoy the ambiance, because even though I requested a table outdoors we were sat inside up against the back wall. It was a very bad experience and I don't think I'll be coming back for a while. A big disappointment since this is where I usually bring my friends and family on special occasions. :(

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fantastic service and food! Wish there was a location in Atlanta!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food, cool audience and perfect service!

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Hostess poor attitude ruined the entire experience for us all. As a group we were disgusted by her lack of problem solving and superior attitude, which is laughable, considering she’s a hostess.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Gracias Madre is always great. The food is creative and delicious, with great presentation, good size portions, and reasonable prices. The ambiance is nice, both outside and inside, but a little louder inside. The restaurant is a real happening place and great place for people watching. The service is wonderful. The food is all plant-based, which is perfect for my wife and I since we are both Vegan eaters. However, the food is just plain delicious, so the variety of food would appeal to both vegans and non-vegans. We plan to go back again and again. Sitting outside is such a wonderful setting.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Not being vegan, wasn’t sure if I would like it. The food was amazing great place to go if your hungry
As the portions are big. We sat in the garden area really pretty and not as noisy as inside.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Fantastic vegan cuisine, and an all around great vibe.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

This was my first time here, recommended by a friend, and I loved it. Great open atmosphere, and very fast service!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I love this place! great food and great atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Every thing was perfect!!LOVE THE CRAB CAKES!!!!! WILL BE BACK SOON!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fun fresh and exciting menu and ambiance

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I so appreciate amazing vegan food! This is elevated, delicious and outstanding vegan food!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We wish that Gracias Madre would open in Australia! Love coming here when we visit LA, consistently great food and a wonderful atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

One of my favorite spots for brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fantastic as always! Their cocktails are amazing and strong, and the food is flavorful.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I’ve been waiting to dine at Gracias Madre and it all what I expected and more. Our server Daniel was amazing he knows the menu and all ingredients well the busboy was very nice to. I will definitely be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My friend and I arrived at noon on a Tuesday and were seated in the patio. We had excellent service, the food was great, drinks delicious and the ambiance was nice. This was our first time and we are planning a return visit with more friends.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It was my 2nd and my friends 1st time coming here! The food was amazing and we stayed for dessert. The best part was our waiter, Josiah! He made it fun for us and we would love for him to be our waiter again 🙌

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Yummy food. Of the 5 of us, we had one vegetarian & one with a severe dairy allergy so vegan meant everyone could enjoy the evening out. Everything was hearty & satisfying & not bland as vegan can sometimes be. Interesting choices & appealing but unpretentious presentation.

The waiter was very attentive & informative. One of us had a birthday coming up & either the waiter or the busser heard us - when dessert was delivered, birthday girl got an extra treat with a candle in it. Small thing but it made a big impression.

Definitely recommend this place. Try to sit outside -it’s lovely. Very LA.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Although the food was delicious, unfortunately we had gotten food poising. I’m not sure what could have happened but having this horrible food experience I’d be scared to come back and eat. Hopefully if I do decide to return this does not happen again.

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