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Review: My boyfriend and I went to GM with a friend of ours. We're from Southern California, where vegan Mexican food is abundant, so we had pretty high expectations. GM fell short though. Aside from the mediocre service, the food was beyond disappointing. To start with, the portions were small for the prices. I would have looked past that if the taste was extraordinary, though. But it wasn't. GM seems to use a "one size fits all" seasoning blend, so all of the food tasted the same (and we got enchiladas con mole and tacos, which are vastly different... or should be). The only thing that varied was how spicy it was. Some things were really spicy, others not so much. I love spicy food when it's balanced by good flavors. This wasn't. Our desserts didn't redeem the meal, either. The dolce de leche ice cream had an icy texture and a burnt sugar flavor, nothing like the rich creaminess of dolce de leche. The flan had a disgusting texture, also. Overall, Gracias Madre is great in theory, but really falls short in practice.