Gracias Madre

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    ( 121 reviews )
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2211 Mission St (at Mission District), San Francisco, California, USA, 94110

Vegan Mexican restaurant by the owners of Cafe Gratitude. Uses produce from the owners' farm. Makes food in-house including the salsa, tamales, corn tortillas. Concise, seasonal menu. Open kitchen and spacious interior with dim lights and Mexican music played in the background. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Beer/Wine, Mexican

121 Reviews

First Review by alexkors

Not the WeHo experience - Edit

I came here with my wife expecting the fancy vibe of The West Hollywood location. Yeah...not so much.

We went in the evening and the area was pretty sketchy. We made reservations and were told that ALL the seating is communal. I know I’m WeHo there are a couple of communal tables but we expected a little more privacy for our anniversary. Our table companions were fine though so we got over that pretty quickly.

Monica ordered a sangria which we are both used to being chilled. This was not so it went to waste.

When it came to the food, it was as good if not better than what we expect from the WeHo location. We ordered posole which is our favorite back home. It was made differently but we found the broth to be even more flavorful. The rest of the meal including dessert was very good. The dishes are pricey just like at home, but I don’t mind it as much for the ambience you get at our home location. This was a little disappointing, but since it was our anniversary, we brushed it off.

Pros: Flavorful dishes

Cons: Seating, Location (at night)

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Meh... - Edit

Food was overpriced and unimpressive. Cute atmosphere and easy to find. Not much to rave about.

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Scrumptious vegan food, great brunch options - Edit

100% vegan, organic, and farm fresh. They have some of the best vegan brunch options in SF - the chimichanga and plantain french toast are especially yummy. Dinners especially can get very busy, so it's a good idea to make a reservation.

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Expensive but worth it - Edit

Gracias Madre is located in Mission street, a vibrating area of San Francisco. As mentioned, the restaurant is a bit pricey but totally worth it. Food is delicious, wide menu and good wine menu. Cozy environment. I will definitely go back on my next visit to the city.

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love this place - Edit

Food and atmosphere are great. Love the butternut squash quesadillas.

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Lovely staff and delicious food. - Edit

Lovely, friendly staff and delicious food. The gordita was delicious and I was pleasantly surprised by how gooood the sauteéd greens were that came with the mole enchiladas!

Pros: All vegan, friendly staff, cute place

Cons: A little on the pricey side, but worth it if you'r

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Very Friendly - Edit

Very friendly atmosphere. Not too busy during lunch. I had the chorizo tempeh torta. Seemed very authentic Mexican cuisine to my naive pallet, maybe because of the spiciness and beans. Look forward to going back trying other diahes, although the lunch menu only has about 12 main dishes on it.

Pros: Tasty , Quick, organic

Cons: What about a good old fashioned burrito?

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different menu - Edit

I go to the location in West Hollywood all the time and I adore it. Here on the other hand the menu was different and not nearly as many options. I kind of struggled with what to get and had to settle on something I ended up hating. I love the coliflour con frito appetizer but it kills me that it's as much as an entree and isn't big by any means. I'll stick to the West Hollywood location- way more options, better seating, and somehow better tasting food

Pros: location

Cons: pricey , small portions

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Gracias, Gracias Madre - Edit

"For dinner, make a reservation!" Thant's what locals told us and they were right, this place gets crowded. But it's soooo worth it! I wish I had left some space for dessert but oh well, next time!

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Good quality but highly overpriced! - Edit

The quality of the food was very good but everything was very overpriced. We both had one drink, one main dish and some nachos for $ 80.

If you wanna have mexican food, check out the small restaurants around the corner.

Cons: high prices

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bland food; non-ethical restaurant - Edit

As an ethical vegan, I always do my best to support vegan restaurants and give them preference even when the food is not the best.

I went back to Gracias Madre yesterday after a few years and was, again, disappointed by the food quality. Everything was tasteless and VERY pricey - from the guacamole to my husband's flautas.

After I learned that the owners are using the same farm to slaughter animals, there's no way I'm coming back.

(Two stars go for the server, who was great)

Pros: service

Cons: food, prices

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Best Mexican Food Ever! - Edit

Went here for my birthday earlier this year and it was amazing! Tons of variety, everything was super fresh and seasonal, and full of flavor. The non-veg family loved it and was super impressed. Will definitely be back next time I'm in the Bay Area, one of my all time fave vegan spots!

Only drawbacks were that we did have to wait for a table, which I can't blame them for, and it was a little pricey, however completely worth the food, service, and ambience!

Pros: Incredible food, Beautiful restaurant and awesome mosaic in the fro, Servers were helpful and quick

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Great Experience - Edit

This restaurant is a must for vegans and omnis alike. The food is flavorful and interesting. We went on a Sunday during brunch. We started with their papas. I had the chimichanga and my wife had a dish with plantains. Everything tasted fantastic.

With the appetizer, meals, and drinks, the bill total surprised us (expensive), but it was totally worth it. I would definitely return to Gracias Madre if we ever go to San Francisco again.

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absolutely fantastic. - Edit

I took my non vegan cousin to have dinner here and she loved it... As for me I was in absolute heaven. The food and the atmosphere are spot on, 100% vegan, 100% amazing.. I have to be honest the staff seems a little pressie and not very welcoming. But I'll be back just for the food because I've been vegan for so many years and it's nice to have an establishment like this..

Pros: food amazing atmosphere nice

Cons: staff needs a little warmth.

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Good Mexican Food - Edit

We celebrated a birthday in a group of 6. Everything went well. Food was good and we consumed lots of it. Drinks were great too - even my sake Margarita!
We do prefer the Gracias Madre in Los Angeles though.

Pros: Good food and service

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Disappointed - Edit

I was really excited to go here, on a trip from Indianapolis (land of 1 vegan restaurant), and I am sad to say that I was not impressed; I can get better vegan Mexican food in Indy. My husband actually said “you’ve made much better Mexican food at home.” We started with some gorditas, which tasted basically like crispy hash brown patties. I got the enchiladas, which were luke warm and came with a side of delicious refried beans and very blah kale. Husband got the highly recommended flautas which were better than my enchiladas but still not worth the price or the excitement.
I appreciate the existence of this Mexican vegan eatery, however I expected better food. I don’t criticize vegan eateries easily, but I’m sorry to say, this one was a bummer.

Pros: vegan Mexican , refried beans

Cons: overpriced, mediocre food

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Amazing food uncomfortable seating - Edit

Our group of four LOVED the food at Gracias Madre. My local omnivore friends surprised me by choosing this amazing vegan restaurant for my vacation to SFO. I especially loved knowing I could order anything on the menu and had a hard time making up my mind but finally chose the Bowl Uno ($16 Tempeh chorizo, black beans, guacamole, brown rice and pico de gallo served on a bed of romaine and topped with nacho cashew cheese and pepitas), which was delicious, but my favorite dish served to our table was the Enchiladas Verdes ($17 Two rolled tortillas filled with potato, zucchini and peas topped with tomatillo salsa, crema and avocado. Served with sautéed greens and beans).
My only complaints were the beyond loud mariachi bands playing and then roaming tables begging tips and the communal tables. Our rambunctious group of four were sat with a couple on what was very obviously a first, very awkward date. As odd as that was for me, i would have been even more uncomfortable being in their shore... not a great setting for a first date.
I can handle awkward situations for amazing food. Will definitely be back.

Pros: 100% plant based, huge menu variety, delicious food

Cons: awkward communal seating, loud mariachi bands playing and panhandling for ti

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a treasure in mission - Edit

Wonderful restaurant !

Pros: amazing service, great food

Cons: nothing

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cool and delicious spot - Edit

Can't go wrong with the "bowl uno". Will be going back for sure

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Fantastic Mexican food! - Edit

Truly beautiful food that felt healthy and tasted amazing! The vegan interpretation of traditional Mexican dishes is inspired.

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Delicious, filling, and healthy! - Edit

Coming here is such a treat. It's not authentic Mexican by any means, but the vegan interpretation of dishes that are typically beef is amazing. Vegan mole, chorizo, and Pozole are so creative. The dishes are huge, really healthy, and super flavorful. The decor is also great. Definitely recommend!

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great - Edit

Great food and service !!!!

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Best Vegan Mexican Food!! - Edit

Absolutely LOVE this place!!! Came with my dad and shared the guac which was super tasty! I ordered the tacos and my dad ended up having a Mexican soup (I'm sorry I forget the actual name haha) both of which we agree were amazing! For desert we shared the chocolate ice cream and my dad couldn't even believe it was vegan! Totally coming back the next time we are in San Francisco!

Pros: Vegan, Super Tasty, Traditional Mexican Food

Cons: gets pretty crowded

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parking is Horrendous but... - Edit

So this review is a preference review. The food wasn't bad but my pallet wasn't having it. I ordered a Tamal a la cart and a quesadilla. I feel they should call the quesadilla a sweet potato taco. As that is what it was. 1/2 thick sweet potato mash in a small corn tortilla folded in half with chile verde salsa and cashew cheese or crema drizzle in top. Flavors were good but not of a taco than anything else. Tamal nope never not liked a vegan dish ever. This I couldn't do. Sorry not my
Thing. My husband had the gorditas and thought is was the best he has ever had. We also had their chocolate cake and ice cream that was bomb diggity!! So I think I may go again oh yeah they ran out of beans!? Weird. But overall cool restaurant fast service. Not a good part of town but not everything is. I may have just picked things that were not fitting me. Idk

Pros: fast service , good food, it's vegan!

Cons: Tamal nothing like a Tamal , ran out of beans- must have beans at a mex restaur, parking - horrible

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gracias madre ❤️ - Edit

I've been twice and both times were delicious. It's super cute inside, the ambiance is great. The service is good. Both times live music was there for part of our dinner. The bowls are yummy. This time I personally ordered the platanos con mole negro. So yummy it also came with pickled veggies. Mmm!!

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Absolutely Fabulous - Edit

We went here for my cousin's birthday and I probably got to try 50% of the menu between the dozen or so guests we had. Absolutely everything was delicious.

Their vegan "cheese" sauces were some of the best I've had. I also loved getting to eat fresh tortillas, and truly locally sourced ingredients. Highly recommend.

Pros: Great ambiance, Authentic, Truly local foods

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Favourite resto in SF! - Edit

Wow! The food is so tasty and the presentation so amazing!! They also serve the most delicious horchata and Micheladas. All of this awards Gracias Madre the badge of my favourite restaurant in SF.
I loved it so much I went twice during my weekend in SF. The first time we had the sweet potato quesadilla and a kind of crispy burrito with chorizo and some other delicious fillings. The second day we had the bowl 1 and the platillo de legumbres (day 1 was better).
For dessert the chocolate cake topped with ice cream was so gorgeous as well. I wish I have had a week to try more dishes. The decoration is also lovely and the staff very nice. Be aware the area around it is a bit rough, so we took a taxi the second time around.

Pros: tasty food and huge portions , amazing drinks, nice stuff and deco

Cons: location

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