Gracias Madre

4.7
3072 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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.
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 3072 People Are Saying
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C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible. We were sat in the back corner by a trash can which smelled terrible. For parties who have made reservations, I would expect a much better table location. It also was not very crowded so I do not know why we had to sit in the corner. The waitress was very rude and rushed us to order. When we asked her to come back, she seemed very annoyed. We were celebrating a birthday and the waitress was not accommodating at all. The food quality and portions do not match the price at all. It was very bland and I have had much better vegan food elsewhere. The drinks were also not very good at all. It was a very disappointing experience and I would not come back.

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KK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique place with delicious out of common food and very nice service

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NB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! The food is amazing as well as the service. The mezcals and tequilas are great quality!!!

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C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful birthday party, thank you for being so accommodating!

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C
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. I like the tasting menu!

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AA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

First impression was a jammed packed hostess area with little room to stand. Server took longer than expected taking our order while serving the tables around us. Food was decent but nothing I would rush back to get. Pineapple upside down cake was the most flavorful thing we ate. Atmosphere was good. I’ve been once but no need to return.

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CT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gracias Madre did not disappoint! It's the best vegan mexican food in LA! Can't wait to go back!

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious. It was a warm night, so we got a table on the beautiful patio. Service is friendly. Moderately priced

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great quality food. If all vegan food tasted this amazing i could actually be vegan!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s was pleasant and a fresh new place we needed for our date night.

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London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

If you like horrifically conceited staff and average overpriced food, then this is the place for you. It’s definitely an experience and feels very Hollywood but disappointing all at the same time!

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service- roasted corn note to be missed!

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WA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place and I was a complete rock star for suggesting this restaurant. The food is always amazing and the design of the restaurant is perfect. I kept watching the look on my guests faces as they kept looking around and saying wow.

I'm coming back for my birthday!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The hostess was extremely rude. She refused to sit us outside when there were many open tables, then sat us in a spot we could barely fit. When we asked the 4th time they finally sat us at one of the MANY available seats outside and said they didn’t realize. The place wasn’t very busy at this time either. I never really comment much on this app, but I’ve never been treated so rudely for no reason. The arrogant attitudes were at an all time high. Had I not already paid for valet I would have left.

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MZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is one of my favorite place. The staff are very nice and welcoming

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful. :) I had the chef's tasting menu and devoured every bite I could handle. :) Some of the best food I've ever eaten & best service I've ever received. Would return in a heartbeat next time I'm in West Hollywood. :)

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v
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants! Chef tasting menu is delicious and the margaritas as well!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic atmosphere you want to stay in for hours on end. You have to try the cauliflower and spicy margarita!!

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MF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday atmosphere, great food. Service was top notch.

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CP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Great place and great food but extremely busy and it can get extremely loud. If you’re not careful you can bump on your neighbor’s table which we saw happening a lot. The patio is beautiful but very popular.
Recommend the picante margaritas, they’re delicious.

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BC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Brought a party of 7 for a birthday. Took over 15 minutes just to take our drink orders, then another 15 to get the orders. They forgot to take our food order in the meantime, we had to stop them and ask to order food. The food was good, but the service in general was extremely slow (and it was 3 PM, not busy, many open tables) and not worth the price.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I called 15 minutes before my reservation to let them
Know I was running late because of the unusual rain in LA. They said it was totally fine. When I get there they told me because I was late they couldn’t hold my reservation anymore and they put me all the way back in line even prioritizing walk-ins. We waited 1 HOUR AND A HALF! On my mother’s birthday. Host attitude was incredibly uncaring, no apologies, no explanations. After talking to the manager she showed “concern” and just plainly apologized. Waitress had a mediocre attitude, service and didn’t make it up for our already ruined night since half of the menu wasn’t available anymore. All this for a person who dined here at least twice a month. What an awful experience. All this just for getting there 5 minutes after their grace period, even though when I called and they stated “it was totally fine”.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were running late to the due and upon calling and speaking with Sabrina, she informed us that we would be waiting over an hour plus to get our table due to the rain. We arrived ten minutes after our reservation time and we were provided a table immediately. The table was excellent and the waiter was fabulous. I don’t know if Sabrina worked magic for us but I couldn’t be more thankful and appreciative. We had such a great night!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

See and be seen space in Melrose Ave. Perfect for a fun friends night out. Great tortillas and cocktails. Noisy but cozy. Wonderful staff service. Book in advance!

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MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Mike, and his support crew made our party comfortable in the lightening and thunder storm all around us. Great service and food. We will be back and back again. Thank you

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as usual.

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LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was incredibly delicious!

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J
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gracias Madre was recommended b our hotel concierge and we were so pleased. We are not vegans or vegetarians but the food was excellent nonetheless. Atmosphere was vibrant and the service was friendly and excellent. We shared the chefs tasting menu which was enough food for 2 and a great way to try lots of different dishes.

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G
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan Mexican with huge selection of tequila and mescal

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RC
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We have eaten at Gracias Madre several times. The first time, it was not so good but we gave it another try and had a better experience. This time, however, it was again disappointing. The restaurant is beautiful, especially the patio, but the host was unfriendly and some of the food we ordered was overcooked and hard as a rock. We have ordered these dishes before so it was a problem with the cooking rather than the recipe. The server was exceptional and the best items were the street corn, crab cakes, nachos, and enchiladas. But the rest of our meal was barely edible. I think this is probably a place to grab one of their amazing cocktails and one of the dishes mentioned at the bar rather than a full dining experience.

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Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I was visiting from out of town with my sister and have eaten here many times and have always really enjoyed it, so wanted her to experience it as well. As usual, the food was amazing, however, I was surprised by the level of service. Our waiter disappeared a few times and took orders from tables that arrived after us. The restaurant was not very busy at the time, so I'm not sure what the reason was, but we often found ourselves wondering where he was, flagging him down when he did show up or asking other waiters to help us out. Again, the food was wonderful and usually I have a great experience, so I'll just assume this was a one-off but it was very disappointing.

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AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Gracias Madre is a go-to whenever I want to impress someone visiting from out of town. Thanks for another great meal!

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i
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s definitely a drive to get to Gracias Madre from my house but I have been going out of my way to schedule dinner gatherings there. It’s that delicious! I have been a strict vegan for 3 yrs and I have eaten a lot of “forced vegan dishes”... (the kind of dish that was thrown together with every plant-based item in the kitchen and then overseasoned to make it have flavor)

Gracias Madre mastered plant-based cooking! All my non-vegan friends always say that they can’t believe they are eating a completely plant-based meal.

My go-to staples are: the cheese platter, street corn and the jackfruit tacos!

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ML
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is truly a gem. The beautiful decor, delicious food (the sopes are my favorite), fantastic cocktails (loooove the sangria) and great service are the reasons why I keep going back! I really appreciate that despite being in Weho borderline BH the vibe is welcoming of all and feels pretty laid back. I’ve dined here for both brunch and dinner and would recommend either.

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SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ... always a good meal. Took to show how great the meal is.

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DV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, just a wonderful dining experience! We scored a great table on the beautiful patio. There was a festive buzz but still very easy to chat with my dining mates. And our food choice were varied and all delicious. And now let’s talk about those superb margaritas—surely some of the best around!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food.

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AA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely patio dining. Great drinks. Awesome menu. Fantastic service. Would definitely return!

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JR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. I’m not vegan but always enjoy the food and drinks at Gracias Madre!

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RS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the prix fixe menu as we had a group of 10. Everything was really good, and veryyy filling and decadent. The guac with pickled veggies is really good and they give you 1 order per 2 people. It was my first time having jackfruit and it really does have a texture like pulled pork/chicken. Amazing!

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