Gracias Madre

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 129 reviews )
Contact
415-683.1346
Find

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

129 Reviews

First Review by alexkors

Yes - Edit

Delicious, authentic Mexican, nice vibes. I would eat here again.

Cons: Pricy

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Good Mexican - Edit

I wasn’t awed by the food, it was good and it is nice to go to a full vegan restaurant but I wouldn’t write home about this

Pros: Fully vegan menu, Affordable prices, Decent wat times

Cons: Not very flavorful

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Used to love cafe gratitude but... - Edit

This place is kind of dark and different energy from Cafe gratitude...

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Avoid the brown chocolaty sauce! - Edit

It was probably only our bad luck, but we ordered two dishes that both came with the same brown chocolaty sauce (negra something), and I must admit that because of that we could not eat the meals, it tasted so bad. The guacomole we had was also disappointing, it was pure avocado, no other ingredients, except some cilantro. The staff was not very friendly either. It was only the homemade tortilla chips that were good. All in all, I’m sorry, but I cannot recommend this place.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

MUST TRY TOSTADAS!!! - Edit

A beautiful covered outdoor terrace for seating coupled with the most delicious tostada I have ever had made my first experience at Gracias Madré an unforgettable one.

Pros: Happy Hour for food and drink, Friendly service

Cons: Small bathrooms, Not a lot of light inside

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

LOOOOVE - Edit

Wish they had one in Seattle!!!

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

enchiladas not the best - Edit

I first tried out this restaurant in LA it was much nicer there and the food seem to taste a bit better that time around. The enchiladas had a weird taste here I couldn't put my finger on it but I'll def come back though probably not for the enchiladas.

Cons: expensive but it is SF

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Incredibly good vegan food! (But very loud) - Edit

The food at Gracias Madre is some of the best in San Francisco. If it weren't so loud (and it is really loud) I would go here all of the time.

Pros: great vegan food, really good juice

Cons: super loud

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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)

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Meh... - Edit

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

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

love this place - Edit

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

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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?

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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!

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

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

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

a treasure in mission - Edit

Wonderful restaurant !

Pros: amazing service, great food

Cons: nothing

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

cool and delicious spot - Edit

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

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Link to this page from your site. .
Return to San Francisco Vegetarian Restaurants & Health Food Store Listings
Business Owners, if you see an unfair review, read this.
Why was my review removed? - details / Review guidelines
Reviews are not endorsed by HappyCow - review terms
Has Gracias Madre closed, shut down, moved, or changed? Please use the Update Form.
This page has been viewed 21249 times.

Keep HappyCow Growing Strong!

I would like to support