Gracias Madre

4.7
2947 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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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
What 2947 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.7
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 18 hours ago

Everything was incredible. We was in outdoor table for 2 and was perfect. The ambience, the food and the service make you feel relax and at the same time spoiled. Love that they can add CBD to every beverage. That’s really cool. Also if the food said that it’s spicy, it’s going to be spicy. Believe me, I’m Mexican and everything spicy thing that we ordered was really hot but in a good way. If you’re not vegan or vegetarian you will not noticed that all the food it’s vegan cause everything it’s delicious.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Enjoyable evening on the outside patio. Food is very creative and flavorful. Guacamole and chips are amazing. Try the cauliflower.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Happy with everything (except $12 valet parking). Tasty Sangria 😋. Our excellent server kept our water pitcher and glasses full, and checked on us every time dhe passed the table. No eye contact avoidance 🙏🏻.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Really delicious vegan food & in the perfect setting

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always love GM!!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Vegetarien, bon et original. Même mes mangeurs de viande n'ont pas été frustrés car belles assiettes. Ambiance très sympa et jolie deco interieure et exterieure. Quartier et restau où, parait-il viennent des "celeb". Mieux vaut être à l'extérieur car très bruyant.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

This place is so overrated. Food is pretty average and nothing spacial. Service was very slow. Will not go back.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I am not a vegetarian but food was good, I could not really imagine Mexican with out food. Maybe a live band could be cool, actually amazing

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Wonderfulssssssssssssdd

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food at Gracias Madre is wonderful, even for those, like me, who are not vegetarian. While quite loud, it has a beautiful intimate ambiance, and is reasonably priced.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

No disable entrance stairs very high. Had open table reservation had to wait 15 min for table. Was seated in patio not given option way too noisy and hot hot.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

In the beginning when we first arrived, 30 minutes, early. The hosted took my name and confirmed cell phone number. We walked to the bar to get a drink, and if the experience would have ended there, this place is solid. Bartender, professional, attentive, made both of us two delicious drinks with mezcal, 5 diamonds for overall service. Now, after 40 minutes wait, I finally get a text that my table is ready. When we got to the hosted, we felt ignored and it took another 6 minutes until we were asked, “how may I help you?” This area needs more organization and prompt surrounding Awareness, so guest don’t feel, IGNORED. Finally we sat down in a very uncomfortable corner table for me, people were hitting my head every time they passed around, it’s cool, I don’t mind. We got a couple of appetizers and they came really fast, looks like they microwave before serving them to us. The tortillas flavor were ok, but not fresh or recently made. The chips and coconut ceviche was ok, not great flavor. No coconut flavor and tortilla chips had an old taste. I ended up not ordering my main entree because at this time I was not happy with overall taste of the food. My date order the flautas for her main entree. I tried the black beans beans that came with that order, delicious. Would I go back? Maybe in a year, I was not impressed with food, service was ok.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

I loved everything about this restaurant
It’s my new favorite vegan spot 🙌🏼

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Very good food! I got the crab cakes and flautas de camote. Crab cakes were tasty but kind of pricey for the amount you get. The flautas de camote was also delicious and a must get if you're a fan of sweet potatoes.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Have been a few times but first time for happy hour and thought it was perfect. Great classic LA place. Good food, good drinks, fun decor and you might spot a celeb. Great place to take out of town guests who are foodies.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Lousy food and the service was terrible

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Lovely time with friends, enjoyed drinks and vegan food that tasted great! Def. coming back again very soon.

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1.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Food was disgusting. Too bulky, not fine at all. Taco bread was not fresh. Trying to be innovative, but not interesting at all. I really don’t understand why it is recommanded in so many guides and articles. Maybe a very bad day...

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Always great. One of the best vegetarian menus in town. So good, meat eaters will be satisfied. Super fresh ingredients. Bright, happy ambience. Delicious crispy tacos! Fantastic tequila list!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service-- overall an amazing dining experience

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

It was fine. But it was the worst food I’ve had there. Not sure what was up. I also ordered a Spivey marg and it was so sweet.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Food was good, wait was 30 mins for a table on the patio with a reservation. Beer selection was very limited and sold out of 2 choices.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The food was REALLY salty: guacamole + gordita + crabcakes especially. The jackfruit taco was still salty but not as much. Chimichanga was ok. The drinks (CBD and quinceanera snowcones) were pretty unique and quite tasty though. I believe I would not go back here nor recommend.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

What a wonderful experience! The food, the service, the drinks...all terrific.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Asking the best Vegan food in SoCal, and certainly the best Vegan Mexican.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Having heard so much about Gracias Madre, we knew it was next on our list. We were a party of 5. We were seated right away at an outside table. There was 6 chairs at the table, with only 5 of us. I point this out, as that chair was in the sun, thus we reconfigured so we weren't in the sun. We had to do this several times until the bus-person shifted an umbrella so that we could spread out more and still be clear of direct sun (it was very hot that day).
We started with drinks that were exceptionally good. The price of the martini was a bit high at $20 for the size that it was. But, it was absolutely delicious.
The food was terrific. We were certainly not lacking for choices. One person in our party ordered a soup-like dish. It was described as a stew, but was a very large and hot (spicy and temperature) bowl of soup. The wait-staff might have told him that this might not be a good idea in the hot summer sun. It was very good, just not right for the season.
We ordered the tofu, bowl dos and the enchilada along with chips and guacamole. Everything was terrific! We will definitely come back, but perhaps, ask a few more questions.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Loved the atmosphere. Food is tasty and the service was top notch. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Outstanding restaurant, lovely staff, fresh local food, divine decor. Every meal is a treat.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We just Love everything about this place! Danny G. was our server and he was Amazing!!! Definitely will ask for him next time. Food was the best ever!! Everything about this lunch was above and beyond! It was a friends’ get together and a birthday too. Our dogs are always welcome outdoors and indoors too!! Charlie who is the manager, is simply the best and nicest man you would ever want to meet!! He has a wonderful staff and he runs an A1 Class and top notch restaurant!! Can’t wait until we go back again!!

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

It was at best average. I have given it two tries. Not sure I will try it again. The service was uncomfortable. Not what I have grown accustomed to in LA.

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great concept, but way over expensive. Too many other options on LA

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We came here for my daughters 16th birthday dinner. I noted that in the reservation and also mentioned to the server. However, the birthday wasn’t acknowledged by the restaurant except for a “happy birthday” from our server. They also forgot our starter dish and when our entrees came we asked where our starter was and was told they would bring it. It never came. Anyway, the food was outstanding and the ambiance and space was absolutely beautiful!

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

It was my younger vegan brothers birthday. I made the re two weeks ago for 4. We arrived and were greeted by a rude woman who said they were expecting two but possibly they could accommodate us on the patio. We were led to a table in the very hot sun. It was 5:30. I refused that table and then we were seated at a high table way in the back by the bar. Stools no backs.
Uncomfortable. Luckily we had a charming server, Beverly who saved the day. Food okay. Marguerites good. Screaming loud voices. Bottom line: Avoid high end vegan joints like Crossroads and Gracias Madre. They have been hurt by their success.
We will not be back, as if they care.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Whether you're vegan or not, delicious food and spectacular cocktails. Lovely atmosphere - but make a rez in the evenings. It gets jammed.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Great flavors and friendly service, however once we got the food no one came back to check on us. We have to ask for extra plates as we ask for 3 different dishes and places were never cleaned or replaced. I will come back regardless of this. I always like to share feedback si places have an opportunity to get even better.

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Service was unfortunately terrible. Our food came out paced very badly. It all kind of tasted the same, and was very pricey given the ingredients were relatively simple. Would go back for drinks only and the chips and guac - MAYBE the crab cakes, but nothing else.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Our server sucked

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

This will become very popular if it‘s not already a trend. Mexican tapas food reinterpreted. Only vegetables used. Great value and a fun place to spend time with friends. Ask for table on the patio.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

I'm a longtime vegan and was genuinely impressed by the food here. The cheese plate was delicious, our entrees were good, and drinks were excellent as well.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

I went with my Mom and sister for brunch to celebrate my birthday. It was perfect. Loved the blueberry scone and avocado toast. French toast was delicious.

My biggest compliment has to go to the service. Sorry that I didn't note our waiter's name. He was fantastic. He was friendly, attentive, offered great recommendations - just the best. The support staff was also spot on both bringing the food, clearing the table and making sure that our glasses were filled.

Highly recommend, Gracias Madre. It was an enjoyable way to celebrate my birthday!

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