Organic, all-vegan, Mexican food restaurant chain by the owners of Cafe Gratitude. Most of the produce used is grown on the owners' own local farm. Food is made-in-house in its open kitchen - including the salsas, tamales, and corn tortillas. Concise seasonal menus. Formerly Gratitude. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

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68 Reviews

First Review by AlexanderTaylor


Points +2482

18 Sep 2023

A favorite brunch spot

A big bowl of pozole hit the spot on a cloudy Sunday morning. The tender hominy, chick peas and carrots in a red chile broth tasted delicious garnished with shredded cabbage, cilantro and radish slices, and lime wedges. The broth wasn’t oily and the ingredients were fresh. The chips and guacamole were great. I loved the avocado chunks. The French toast is a winner and comes with berries and cashew cream.

Pros: Tasty brunch entrees , Friendly, attentive service , Outdoor dining

Cons: No chocolate chip cookies , A little pricey



Points +3015

17 Sep 2023

Decent food, cool vibe…

I came here with my cousins and we all really enjoyed the food and ambience. The place has definitely got a vibe. We tried the Esquites appetizer which was creamy and delicious. I ordered the Enchiladas Verdes for my main dish which was good. I’ve had better Mexican food elsewhere, but it wasn’t terrible. If you’re looking for a place to have a nice dining experience, I wouldn’t hesitate coming here.

Pros: Very cool restaurant space , Service was nice


Points +547

05 Aug 2023

Upscale vegan atmosphere

Great spot to take non vegans to when having an event/special occasion. Good food, friendly staff and creative cocktails. Definitely love the one in weho more tho


Points +86

13 Jul 2023

Good vibes

The restaurant had a fancy, yet good atmosphere, and the service was impeccable. The food was quite average (I had the empeñadas and a few appetisers).

Pros: Service, Atmosphere

Cons: Food is average


Points +44

21 May 2023

disappointing service

Impressive, trendy looking place with bad service. No server or water for 10 minutes after being seated. Similar service for rest of visit. First visit for me...is it always like this?

Pros: very nice interior design and patio, clean restroom, fancy, strong cocktails ($18)

Cons: unattentive service, the food is just ok


Points +118

18 Apr 2023

Ahh so good

I got their “fish” battered gluten free tacos and they were so good! I also tried two other types of their tacos and was just as impressed. The sauce it comes with is great. I ordered the food to go on my way to a nearby family event so I didn’t eat inside but I was so happy with their food and am looking forward to returning and bringing my family along

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-18

Pros: Yay for the gluten free options!


Points +102

11 Apr 2023

Gracias madre

Crunch wrap and enchiladas. Great


Points +204

12 Mar 2023

Not my favorite

Love the vibe, it’s a beautiful place. Service was wonderful. However this was my 4th time being disappointed in the food. Growing up in a household where Mexican food was all we are, I was expecting a little more authenticity. It just lacks flavor, the best thing we had was the queso fundido, worst thing we had was the crunch wrap. I came this last time because a friend wanted to go and convinced me to give it another try. That will for sure be my last time though. 🥺

Pros: 100% vegan, Beautiful place, Great service

Cons: Food doesn’t taste authentic, Lacks flavor


Points +91

12 Mar 2023


Loved the food. Really great beans and the portions are big. The guava cheesecake was the highlight.

Pros: All vegan , Good Mexican , Good service


Points +50

23 Feb 2023


The food is out of this world delicious.
The menu changes with the seasons so there's always something different.
Service was attentive and knowledgeable.

It's expensive, but it's for sure worth the value.

Make sure to get a reservation, wait time for walk-ins are sometimes 2 hours.


Points +166

18 Feb 2023

Wow wow 🤩

All organic and all plant based, non alcoholic cocktails, clean sodas and fresh juices 😭😍 I loved this place beyond anything. So worth the price point.


Points +354

05 Feb 2023

Great ambiance and cocktails

This place is super good and innovative.i appreciated the fun things they were using for ingredients. Notable are coconut meat tacos, which unfortunately came ice cold but I think they'd be dank otherwise. Also had Ceviche, fish tacos, portobello, and oyster tacos. Fish tacos were tasty as heck.


Points +112

15 Jan 2023

Top Notch Food and Dessert

Absolutely fabulous food and ambience. Our highlights were the fysh tacos, huevos rancheros, and the guava cheesecake. As a vegan baking enthusiast I’m especially impressed by the unique flavor of the guava cheesecake that worked so beautifully with a perfect texture. I would not have known it was vegan! #Veganuary


Points +34

24 Dec 2022

Upscale vegan restaurant

Great food, but pricey. I like that it’s organic. I wish there was a Long Beach location.


Points +82

23 Dec 2022

Great food

My wife and I went in for dinner. Great service overall but the fish tacos arrived wrong (we ordered corn tortillas and they came with flour… my wife is gluten intolerant). It took a while to get the replacements and they did comp one of the meals. The nachos and guacamole were great. The key lime pie was only okay.

Pros: All vegan, Great fish in fish tacos, Great flavors

Cons: Expensive, Small portions (fish tacos)


Points +26

Mostly Veg
06 Dec 2022

Great find!

It’s been so long since my husband could order ANYTHING on the menu .. even dessert. The margs were great and the food was delish. We highly recommend. We were there on Tues at 11. The service was attentive.

Pros: Fresh! , Taco Tues!

Cons: Nothing


Points +1392

12 Nov 2022

Awesome brunch.

The service was out standing! Food delish! I really enjoyed the potato tower on the brunch menu. Roasted potatoes soyorizo and queso(cashew). Yummm! Right up my alley!! Hubby enjoyed the Huevos rancheros. Didn’t save room for dessert but grabbed a couple of cookies from their sister restaurant around the corner!! I will review that later:) GPS sent us to the back parking lot, not sure why?? But there was a sign saying the parking was for them, so we walked and found the restaurant.

Pros: Awesome menu, Great staff, Good service!

Cons: A bit pricey , GPS misguiding


Points +73

16 Oct 2022

Great tasting food, poor service

The food was very tasty, unfortunately the slow service negatively impacted the food quality and experience. Our waiter poured our water then disappeared. After 15 mins I had to ask another waiter if we could order drinks and apps from them. Our pozole soup was Luke warm and the crunch wrap was a “soggy wrap”. It clearly sat too long. Lots of potential to make this place great.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-16

Pros: Great taste , Great ambiance , Lots of tasty options

Cons: Slooooooow service 🐌, Luke warm food , Under staffed?


Points +32

20 Sep 2022

Swank Vegan Restaurant - FIVE STARS!

Beautiful, comfortable, stylish space for wonderful vegan Mexican food. We were celebrating so we started with the Guacamole & Chips (spendy menu of Starters ranging from $14.50 to $25) and a couple delicious house margaritas. Then we moved on to the Tacos Del Mar ($23.50) and the Enchiladas Verdes ($22.50).
D E L I C I O U S !!!!!! Plenty of food, no room for dessert. Will definitely eat here again when we are in the Newport Beach area.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-20

Pros: Swanky Vibe, Very Nice Staff, Very Flavorful


Points +130

06 Sep 2022

Beautiful place, delicious food

I read before coming that the portions are huge, but even for me when I was sooooo hungry, I brought home leftovers! Everything was delicious - had the nachos, Crunchwrap, brownie, and pineapple upside down cake. The pineapple upside down cake was out of this world - light, fluffy, sweet, and delicious!

Pros: Great outdoor dining, Amazing dessert, Huge portions


Points +207

06 Sep 2022

What vegan food should be!

We had three tacos (the coconut one was recommended to us and it was so good!) and some other flavours and they were all absolutely delicious. Had the fuerte crunch wrap and that was amazing also, so crunchy and fresh. Very beautiful atmosphere, great drinks, and attentive staff. We’re just visiting California and it was the best meal we’ve had so far! So happy that it is all vegan, it is the standard of what vegan food should be!

Pros: Extensive vegan menu, Unique choices , Attentive staff & great atmosphere


Points +53

07 Aug 2022


Great food and great atmosphere. I highly recommend

Pros: All vegan

Cons: A little pricey


Points +146

20 Jul 2022


This is a sit down relax atmosphere eatery, this is not another run of the mill sandwich shop. Welcome to 21st century of VEGAN dining.

Pros: Good atmosphere , Great service, And Better FOOD

Cons: $$$$$


Points +899

Non Veg
18 Jul 2022

Lovely restaurant

This place is really nice but kind of hard to find. Maps directed us to the back side of the building. I'm glad we finally found the place. We were lucky to get a table since it was pretty busy.

Our server was Shanie, and she was amazing. Being our first time, she answered all of our questions about the menu. We ordered the Chorizo nachos before deciding on the main course. Our drinks were also served. We were able to enjoy the nachos before ordering the main course. The nachos weren't typical since there was pineapple on them. They were really good though.

For the main course my lady had the crunch wrap, and I had the taco flight. The crunch wrap looked really good, and my lady said it was delicious. I really enjoyed the taco flight, The tacos were Al Pastor, coconut, and mushroom.

After dinner came dessert. My lady ordered banana bread pudding, and I had the fudge brownie. My lady and I both loved the brownie since she tasted it, she loved her bread pudding. I didn't try the pudding since I'm allergic to bananas.

Everything here is Vegan. It's nice to have a fancy Mexican meal that's Vegan. Non-Vegan's will love the food here too. I'm not Vegan and left with a full happy tummy.

Only bad part was Shanie forgot to apply the Yelp check in discount. I'm glad I didn't mark it as used so I can use it next time. We defiantly will be back. You are NOT rushed here. It's a great place to bring a date for a wonderful meal. I recommend dining on the patio. You should probably make reservations because it's a popular place.


Points +15

Mostly Veg
11 Jul 2022

Incredible food and service

The food was so good. The unique tastes and seasonings were wonderful. Service was excellent all around. The patio was such a pleasant place to sit and converse with great shade. I can highly recommend the taco flight and the guava cheesecake dessert.

Compliments to the chef and to the servers for this awesome dining experience.

Pros: Menu all vegan, Great service, Delicious food

Cons: margarita needed more salt on rim


Points +36

26 Jun 2022

Great cookbook!

Love is Served cookbook is packed full of great recipes!! You can alter them to reduce the sugar and salt.

Pros: Huge assortment , Very yummy!

Cons: Would like less added salt and sugar.


13 Nov 2022

Returned three more times with friends!! Love the food and service! ❤️❤️


Points +608

19 Jun 2022

Setting the Bar for Mexican

I dropped in for a wonderful dinner at Gracias Madre. The ambience, dominated by a large open patio, is upscale but comfortable. The food choices were spectacular- so much so that I ordered an appetiser plus two (2.5?) mains. The street corn was simple but delicious. My tamale verde and taco flights were fantastic as well, with the latter being a more indulgent choice. I’m almost embarrassed to admit I went for dessert, too- the brownie. Fantastic! Just make sure you book a seat ahead of time, as the restaurant appears to be permanently packed.

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