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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Vegan (237)
Good Vegetarian Options (179)
Great for Outdoor Dining (151)
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Healthy (148)
Creative Cuisine (136)
Good for a Date (132)
Organic (117)
Fit for Foodies (116)
Fun (108)
Handcrafted Cocktails (105)
Hot Spot (101)
Special Occasion (101)
Good for Birthdays (98)
Good for Groups (92)
Romantic (88)
Worth the Drive (81)
Great for Lunch (77)
People Watching (74)
Neighborhood Gem (73)
Casual (71)
Happy Hour (67)
Tasting Menu (66)
Gluten Free Options (64)
Great for Brunch (63)
Authentic (62)
Vibrant Bar Scene (61)
Bar Seating (58)
Sunday Lunch (52)
Cozy (50)
Local Ingredients (50)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Business Meals (41)
Tapas (37)
Comfort Food (35)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Spicy (30)
Seasonal (23)
Paleo Friendly (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Afternoon Coffee (16)
Kid-friendly (16)
Late-night Find (16)
Notable Wine List (12)
Quick Bite (11)
Great Beer (9)
Scenic View (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Afternoon Tea (5)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We had called the restaurant twice in advance to remind them that we were celebrating two birthdays and we pre-ordered the two desserts we wanted. Sadly, the birthday's were not acknowledged and the desserts never arrived.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 3 days ago

-this was a return visit. not as good as the first time,
-couldn't accommodate out door seating even though there were clearly table open, and the table inside was far too noisy for a pleasant conversation
-food seemed to have dropped in quality

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·Dined 3 days ago

Before a made our reservation I read the story on Gracias Madres Website which stated that they served Vegan Mexican Food that was authentic. And i can tell you that is not the case. I sent the tamale & quesadilla back after one bite it wasn't edible. One of the worst vegan food we've had in LA. I was disappointed. We won't be going there again.

Tags: Cozy, Vegan
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent vegan restaurant...fresh, very tasty, nice presentation

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Organic, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

One of my favorite vegan spots in LA. Never disappoints!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Most vegan restaurants are not my thing, but Gracias Madre is a great example of a well executed vegan restaurant. It really isn't Mexican, so don't go expecting excellent Mexican. Even though the chips, salsa and guac are excellent, it's more of a great vegan restaurant with mexican influences and some south of the border flavors. The outdoor patio is beautiful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

I was a little nervous about a restaurant that was all vegan but once I tasted the food I didnt think about that at all. I had the crab cake appetizer and the Sopes Con Mango for my entree. I wish I lived on the west coast so I could visit again real soon.

Tags: Healthy, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

This is such a great place that it will shock people that it is vegan. Great drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert. The staff is very friendly, and the place is beautiful.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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·Dined 7 days ago

Wow! A seriously good quality restaurant. If you are a carnivore, don't let the fact that this is a plant-based restaurant scare you away. I enjoyed this restaurant as much if not more than any high end Mexican restaurant I have ever eaten at. Service was spot-on. Food was great. Fun atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Vegan, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service were excellent as we celebrated an anniversary in a relatively quiet corner. Squash quesadilla appetizers were delicious and pumpkin flan was heavenly, especially paired with vanilla ‘ice cream. ‘ There are so many choices for entrees it was hard to decide. Special menu for DineLA altered the usual Chef’s Choice.
Can’t wait for another dinner there!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Gracias Madre is always a treat and especially so during Dine LA. Had a Purista margarita and chips with guac to start. Cauliflower, flautas de camote, gordita and wedding cookies were all excellent. Patio is beautiful.

Tags: Vegan
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was delicious service was perfect place had a great vibe

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was terrible. The service did not exist. Avoid at all cost. Worst la dining experience in over 30 years. Nothing but la hype.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We didn’t know this was a vegan restaurant when we booked it, and we’re not vegan, but this restaurant was AMAZING!!! We both enjoyed it so much. It’s beautiful and fun, and the food was so freakin good. Even if you’re not vegan or even vegetarian, trust me, you’ll never miss the meat! Excellent cocktails too!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything is vegan. It’s a fairy wonderland.
The food is amazing. This is actually my 2nd time here and it is so good you don’t want to stop eating- everything. I had the taquitos & taco. Nom! I had the margarita and I had the desert (brownie + orange cake thing)
I would like to eat here everyday.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Vegan, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything about this restaurant was great, except for the chairs, most of which were slouchy with no back support. I had to ask for a hardback chair, but it was speedily brought to me. So it was a great experience. Perfect place for vegan friends and non-vegans to eat a great meal and not feel its too veggie/healthy.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It was my first time at Gracias Madre. Really cute for a first impression.
The courtyard is perfect for LA brunching or lunching or hell dinning too!
Price value is fair . I only wish our waitor would have been a lot more helpful and engaging. He seemed grumpy and matter a fact. I'm a full blown LA women born and raised here. So, the whole attitude thing is tired out. He would of gotten a lot more from us with honey rather than lemons. Also, the straws are cute and all. Except they are really non functional. They get wet and after a couple of sips you don't want your cocktail anymore.
Maybe re-visite a new straw strategy.
Overall nice place. Will go back.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This meal was supposed to be a special occasion. I specified that when I called to finalize my reservation. When I get there the host asks “do you still have a seating preference” I respond yes and he sits us at a random table by the busboy station...
the food was hit and miss, something’s good other stuff average. Our waitress was really nice. But how disappointing to have my seating request Completely ignored. I would have been more than happy waiting a few minutes for a good table. comes across like you have to look a certain way to get certain tables.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing. Great service, food came very fast although they were busy. Tasty. Great drinks!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

My reservations were at 8:15pm and they didn't seat us until an hour later!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great atmosphere and wonderful service. The food was very disappointing and extremely spicy (doesn’t say spicy). It’s really a shame because it’s otherwise a great venue.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Saturday was great - attentive waiter, great food etc ; went back on Sunday for brunch and got the worst service - and very veiled anti-LGBT waiter who repeatedly ignored our table while serving others. The manager initially brushed off our concern which only made the matter worst. The food is great, location awesome but you guys need to retrain your staff - including your managers. The response to customers is not defensiveness but responsiveness and action!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I reserved a table outside, 4 days in advance. When I got there for my reservation, they told me that outside seating wasn't available. Didn't make any sense, but... food was good!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Place is vegan! Be prepared! But very good!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The atmosphere is terrific and the mole enchiladas were amazing!!! cant wait for o go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Vegan
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 (London)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and ambience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I ordered 3 plates from the happy hour menu and 3 of them tasted the same. The Tequila drink from happy hour menu was excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great Chef's Tasting Menu.. So much food for the price. Good drinks

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always delicious, our “ go- to” for out of town entertaining .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Service was excellent. Dessert was excellent. Appetizers and entrees were good but cold.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Everything was exactly as it needed to be. Thank you!

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food. Good service. Would go back. Went to celebrate a birthday and had a pleasant evening.

Tags: Vegan, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

great food great drinks! great people love coming here !

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Lovely restaurant with creative, interesting food and great service!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Vegan
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Emma was our server, loved her. We were seated on the patio, great ambience. Love Gracias Madre!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food! Fabulous ambiance! A lovely spot to get together with friends or for a date night!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food, snobby people and the tables are too close together outside. I will return.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Was exceptional as usual

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Delicious food and I’m not vegan. Enjoyed everything but my favorite was the Gordita. Hector R was wonderful server. Great experience!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Organic, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Grat ambiance. great food. reasonable prices. patio is lovely.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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