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Gracias Madre - Newport, Newport Beach, CA
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Gracias Madre - Newport

4.7
4.7
1798 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
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 Alan Sanz and agave-based cocktail program by Beverage Director Maxwell Reis.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Mexican / Southwestern, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Taco Tuesday Tue 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 386-8100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Justin Haefler

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a Private Dining Room for events.

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Griffin: (949) 386-8100

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Dover Street

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the front & back of the restaurant.<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cena del Amor y la Amistad

    $100.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    TARTAR DE BETABEL Roasted golden and red organic beets, fresh avocado, organic extra virgin olive oil. TACO DE FLOR DE CALABAZA Squash Blossom stuffed with wild mushrooms and queso fundido. Served on a handmade blue corn tortilla, watermelon radish and chipotle cream. MOLE COLORADITO Savory and sweet coloradito mole, roasted cauliflower, shaved red onions. Warm handmade blue corn tortillas. COLONIA ROMA ENCHILADAS Roasted yams, grilled Mexican zucchini and fresh cheese enchiladas, served with a Cashew salsa rosa, avocado and Hoja Santa. FLAN DE MEZCAL Baked “Mal Bien Mezcal” infused custard, mezcal reduction and fresh mint. 5-Course Menu Includes Mal Bien Mezcal tasting

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What 1,798 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Healthy

  • South Orange County

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at a vegetarian restaurant. I loved the ambience as we walked in. Gorgeous restaurant. I had the spicy traditional margarita. Wow. Subtle spice and nothing floating in my drink. I ordered the enchiladas and I actually lost the concept of eating a veg meal. The flavors were so real and vibrant. My friend had the Paloma and the Patatas with chorizo. Really good but definitely more of a sharing plate. We saved room for the brownie and we were honestly dumbfounded at how rich the chocolate flavor was and not sweet at all. Paired perfectly with the vanilla ice cream. Already planning a visit to the LA location!
  2. NM

    NiruM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have been wanting to try Gracias Madre for a long time. I love the special foundation of the name, "Gracias Madre", giving thanks to our Mother Earth. I also love the prayer message box and candles in the front as you enter. The interior is beautiful with neutral shades. It reminds me of being in a resort in Tulum, essentially. The food is delicious. My least favorite was the breakfast burrito, because it was much more soggy in texture than I expected it to be. However, I loved the hearts of palm ceviche and the enchiladas. I would DEFINITELY go back and try other items because so many things sounded incredible. I just know I would avoid the breakfast burrito.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food
  4. M

    Molly

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Gracias Madre. Delicious food and great service! The taco Tuesday deals are great too
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Beautiful setting, excellent food.
  6. AD

    ADSD

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible service, terrible food, don’t bother. Senior staff member juggling oranges whilst people wait for some attention.
  7. A

    Annette

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Food was cold and came out in 3 minutes on a super busy evening. They must pre make and microwave. It was awful.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m not vegan but my friend who I went with is and we LOVED it. Doesn’t even feel vegan or vegetarian (don’t know the difference ☺️). We really enjoyed it. The guava cheesecake is extraordinary!!!
  9. LF

    LauraF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We have dined here since inception and long before when the restaurant was Cafe Gratitude, for years. We have always referred family & friends to this establishment because of their excellent menus and service. Yesterday was disappointing. Our server was extremely polite, yet absent! At one point my husband tried to get her attention while she was talking in the corner to co-workers (and yes someone saw us attempting to flag them down, roll back the footage) until my husband stood up to go over and get her. I have no problem with servers chatting when the place is not at full occupancy but that was flat out ridiculous & immature. Her follow up & communication was absent on different occasions. Our hostess who checked us in was very professional and sweet and whenever we have had "Helton" as a server, he & others have always been excellent. But this last couple of times we have dined, service has been seriously lacking. It will be awhile before we go back or recommend Gracias Madre.
  10. SL

    SharLee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful first visit. Sorry it's taken me so long. Definitely will return. Service was great, food was amazing, drinks great, Nojito the best.
  11. SB

    ScottB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Extremely loud club music. Going out to dinner, not a bar where you couldn’t even talk.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Love the vibe and the food! The service is always so slow! So, definitely come with some patience. All the staff is lovely though.
  13. D

    David

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice restaurant. Great vibe. Kind of pricey. Indoor and outdoor seating areas are nice
  14. AP

    AndreaP

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was not the first time we had lunch at Gracias Madre, but have always ordered the salads. Yesterday we ordered enchiladas and enjoyed the entire plate rice and bean and salsa verde. The enchiladas were crispy and tempting to order again. Wonderful dish. Too filling for the cheesecake dessert, unfortunately. My 2003 goal is to order that cheesecake!
  15. D

    Daphny

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable and our server was just the most lovely individual. The food was delicious and the drinks were so good. I never get tired of dinning at Gracias Madre
  16. SP

    SaharPugh

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Slow service; latte took about 45 minutes to arrive at my table. Good vegan good.
  17. AM

    AnneM

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Loved food but service was slow and watched folks that were seated after us got their food first
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! Great cocktails and wonderful service! Must order the queso dip.
  19. JC

    JenniferC

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the West Hollywood location, and this Newport Beach outpost does not disappoint. The food is delicious as usual, cocktails are well crafted, service was great and the restaurant is beautiful...what's not to love?
  20. TM

    TMYoung

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, especially enjoyed the butternut squash soup. I had the little gem Caesar salad and it was bitter and unappetizing. Chips and guacamole were fantastic. Loved the ambience and our service was impeccable.
  21. R

    Ryan714

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasty, fun food options. Worth the trip out to dinner. Taco Tuesday is where it’s at! Great assortment of vegan tacos. My favorites are the jackfruit carnitas and coconut meat tacos. The chips and salsa is also great for the table.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such beautiful, well thought out vegan food!
  23. i

    irvs

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    the food was very average, the service was subpar and either they were understaffed or our server was just too distracted with errors being made on our order and on our bill which was really unacceptable. we have eaten at the west hollywood location which was just the opposite of this experience. we were treating another couple and had such high expectations for the meal and service. don't plan on returning there again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  25. D

    Drek

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gracias Madres always has great service, food and atmostphere!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good prices, great service and menu options. The live music and heating in the outdoor patio made it a great time.
  27. OC

    OCPescatarian

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Pros: Vegan, beautiful ambiance, bomb margaritas, nice staff, good music. Cons: Cold food, flavorless food, overpriced.
  28. MH

    MichaelH

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great spot, nice patio, full bar, tasty vegan food (am I'm not a vegan). Burrito bowl and taco fleet were very good.
  29. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I am a healthy person that enjoys fish, chicken, and some meats as part of my regular diet. I lived in LA for 10 years and first enjoyed Gracias Madre at the original location so I get it. The Newport Bch outside patio is fantastic but candidly I just don't ever go due to the strict menu. I live walking distance in dover shores and my friend in the heights would attend regularly if the menu was not ALL vegan.. My wife goes more often but even she whom never eats meat finds the hard core all vegan menu too much. Anyway, I NEVER right reviews but just wanted to LYK since everything else is great..
  30. JK

    JKings

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing here, and the service is outstanding! Our server Shaney was so helpful and kind!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful, charming, fun, UPSCALE vegan restaurant! The food is intensely flavorful, rich, satisfying, and delectable! The service is warm and friendly. I bring all my not-yet-vegan friends here and they love it! This is my favorite vegan restaurant ever. Perhaps my favorite restaurant, period.
  32. SO

    SOZA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We tried variety of dishes family style and enjoyed all of them. We started with ceviche and street corn as appetizers. Ceviche was a bit on the spicy side and delicious. Street corn came in three pieces, not sure they have one third of one corn or three half size ones, they were juicy and very good. We ordered two different kind tamales, taco sampler to share and nachos from the kids menu. All of them were delicious. Poblano tamales received more praises than mushroom but I enjoyed both of them very much. We finished course with fudge brownie and guava cheesecake. Fudge brownie was a bit dry for my taste. Guava cheesecake did not disappoint. It was delicious. Service was good, happy faces, polite and mostly quick. With this much food in a small table, plates, glasses were overflowing. Empty glasses sit in our table for a long time. If they cleaned those up, everything would have perfect. We sit outside and ambiance was beautiful. They brought us heaters. It quickly got warmer than inside.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for a first date. It was definitely appetizing as well having a service that was above and beyond.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent and the ambiance is wonderful! I’m a vegetarian and love everything I’ve tried so far. My husband on the other hand is a big meat eater and he actually love this place lol. Our top favourite is the crunch crunch wrap. I tried the madre burger and WOW! The grilled pineapple in the burger hit me by surprise, it was delicious. And last but not least, I highly recommended the guava cheese cake! It’s definitely the best of its kind
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Birthday dinner; large loud law firm holiday party behind us. Great service and food
  36. K

    Kattttt

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience ever! The food was amazing as always and we enjoyed the live band for Taco Tuesday. The icing on the cake was the hand soap in the washroom. They have Aesop hand soap and lotion. Amazing!!! Finally a vegan restaurant that has vegan hand soap. I’ll come back more and more because of this.
  37. JR

    JeromeR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are Always treated well as weekly clients! Thank you. We would like to see new additions to the Brunch menu!!!
  38. G

    Gina

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Very disappointing, food was terrible. Restaurant is cute though
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious vegan cuisine, great ambience and service is great.
  40. NN

    NN27

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Very pricey restaurant which is why I don't frequent here, only special occasions. The table we were sat at had piercing white street lights that were hard to not look at or be bothered by, but I didn't change tables because I didn't want to be a bother. I was more bothered at the end of our meal when the waitress didn't ask if I wanted a receipt (which I did) after I paid, and she watched as I was choosing a tip amount. It was uncomfortable even though I tipped 20%. Not the kind of vibe or service I like at all.

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Gracias Madre - Newport is rated 4.7 stars by 1798 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Gracias Madre - Newport

1617 Westcliff Drive. Suite 112, Suite 112, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dover Street

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Taco Tuesday Tue 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Mexican / Southwestern, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the front & back of the restaurant.<br />

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Justin Haefler

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 386-8100

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a Private Dining Room for events.

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Griffin: (949) 386-8100

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