Gracias Madre - WeHo

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8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, California, USA, 90291

Organic Mexican food restaurant 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. Prices moderate for the area but on the expensive end for a veg restaurant. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Take-out, Mexican, Fusion

43 Reviews

First Review by kenvegan

fantastic! - Edit

I came during Saturday brunch. We had enchiladas and the Uno Bowl. The menus is extensive and the food is very good the setting is luxurious and the patio cozy. I am looking forward to coming back.

Cons: none

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yummy !!! - Edit

Got the pozole and was not disappointed!

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5 stars for the ambiance and decor and most importantly the organic food - Edit

Great place but do make a reservation before going

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Pretty Good - Edit

Nice style of mostly Mexican. It gets really busy on the weekends, long wait for tables

Pros: Great pickles, serves alcohol

Cons: No parking

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the best restaurant ever - Edit

i could talk about this place for hours. it is so beautiful inside and on the patio. the staff is super knowledgeable about the food. the guacamole and the salsas were yummy. the coconut ceviche was so creative and well done. the enchiladas verdes and jackfruit tacos were unbelievably tasty. the strawberry shortcake was absolutely amazing. i wish we had this place in michigan

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very tasty - Edit

Quite good and satisfying. Patio is great.

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Clean deliciousness - Edit

Great service, amazing young coconut ceviche, groovy salsas, bright and yummy enchiladas verde and a good drink menu (even though I stuck with a simple IPA). Is it the greasy sloppy street cart Mexican food I prefer usually? No. It doesn't have to be though! It's clean, filling, bright and tasty. Check it out but be warned, make a reservation. This place gets jammed!

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Amazing food with authentic experience! - Edit

I was lucky enough to stumble over this place on a saturday night as wonderful entertainere were performing!
Ill definitely recommend the lasagna!

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amazing! - Edit

Great margarita! ORDER THE CAULIFLOWER APPETIZER! You won't regret it! Sooooo good!

Pros: appetizers, drinks, atmosphere

Cons: pricey , snotty wait staff

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Crazy good French toast - Edit

Awesome French toast and a delicious chimichanga

Pros: Friendly staff, great food, everything is vegan!

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great food, great ambiance - Edit

What a combination.
Such a nice place to visit and..... great food. I love it that the terrace is spacious and comfortable.
Inside, it is trendy and a gathering of interesting people.

Go!

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beautiful place - Edit

Great food, really nice place.

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ALWAYS AMAIZING - Edit

No comments simply AMAIZING !!! So gooo

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Excellent Meal - Edit

The food here was excellent. It's often hard to find an all-vegan place that is also fancy, but this fits the bill perfectly.

Pros: food, atmosphere

Cons: crowds

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incredible food! - Edit

Did the tasting menu and everything was fantastic!

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best Mexican vegan food ever ! - Edit

The atmosphere is amazing but the food is even better. The nachos with the cashew queso is to die for. The chimichanga was on the brunch menu, and was so incredible. I want to come back over and over and try the rest of the menu, because I was stalking the other tables and their food looked amazing too. MUST GO !!

Cons: none

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Good drink selection - Edit

The flautas and the gorditas that I had for lunch were quite good. Their drinks selection is impressive.

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Beautiful meal in every way! - Edit

I lunched here on July 9, during a brief visit to the LA area. I'm vegan and my lunch buddies were two old friends who are both omnivores - we all loved every dish! The beautiful outdoor seating made the lunch feel like the special occasion it was. Staff were all super friendly and accommodating as well.

Pros: excellent food, beautiful outdoor seating, excellent service

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good food and atmosphere - Edit

Good place for groups, birthdays or dates. Has a casual/upscale atmosphere with nice outdoor area. I like the bowls. It's a family favorite.

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Great vegetarian restaurant with outside seating - Edit

Gracias Madre is one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco and Los Angeles! While the whole menu is vegan, it's one of those places you could take a carnivore or a vegan too, because the options are varied and the cashew cheese is phenomenal, so you don't simply feel you're eating a plate of vegetables. We took a friend whose from Mexico City to the San Francisco location, and he requested to go back again when he came back to town with his wife (both are meat eaters) - to me, that's a true testament to this place!

However, in comparison to the San Francisco location (quite dark and a bit awkwardly shaped with many communal tables), this location is one of the most gorgeous restaurants I've ever seen! The inside is quite large and there's a good amount of space between tables. The outside area may even be a bit larger, and it again looks like something out of a design magazine. No touch was forgotten about, and you immediately feel comfortable in this place. Service is generally good here too, and the clientele is more of a Hollywood vibe and less of a hipster vibe, which the SF location is more of.

Cocktails are strong and creatively designed. They have a variety of drinks (and a mocktail or two) on the menu. Note that they are expensively priced for what you're getting though. Especially with the mocktail - it ends up being a lot of ice for what you pay for!

The appetizers and mains are fantastic here! Guacamole is good, anything with cashew cheese on it is creamy and filling and the entrees come with a sizable amount of food. Our favorite dish is the tamal mojado - a very satisfying dish that comes with pickled vegetables and rice. The sauce is thick and spicy, without being overwhelmingly so. Their coconut bacon is also very cool. It doesn't try to impersonate bacon, and instead has an almost bacon-like texture with great coconut flavor, very unique! The only course that sometimes leaves something to be desired is dessert. We've tried cheesecake, their gluten-free black bean brownie and their chocolate cake. I found all to not be quite as deliciously sweet as a non-vegan dessert (we've even had better vegan versions of all three elsewhere). The black bean brownie came with sauces drizzled on top which certainly made it sweet, but not in the best kind of way. I recommend going elsewhere for dessert.

Overall, a very solid restaurant - it could be a perfect date spot or a great place to bring the whole family due to its size!

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Amazing! - Edit

So glad I heard about this place. We had dinner here on Mother's Day. They were very busy and we had no reservations, but they offer a couple of community tables and we were able to sit there immediately. First of all, the guacamole was amazing! Many others have said it and I concur. For my dinner I chose the uno bowl: brown rice, guac, black beans, lettuce and tempeh chorizo. The flavors blended so nicely. The only negative was that the service was rather slow. I chall it up to the fact that is was especially busy for mother's day. I will definitely be returning!

Pros: Great flavorful food, Really welcoming space

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Delicious Food and Temping Cocktails - Edit

100% vegan with an incredible menu for both food and drink. Great service and indoor/outdoor seating. Food presentation was beautiful and the taste matched the presentation.

My friend and I went a bit silly and ordered waaaay to much food but it all tasted sooo devine and we managed it eat it all!

We came here for weekend lunch with a reservation and I recommend making one as this place was busy!

Pros: 100% vegan, large menu, great cocktails

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Fantastic - Edit

So many options, I didn't know what to choose! I ordered several items off of the happy hour menu, an appetizer ( the brussel sprouts with pesto was AMAZING) and the Mexican wedding cookies. Everything exceeded my expectations.

Pros: Amazing food, good service.

Cons: Difficult to get in; it's always busy. HIGHLY reco

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Amazing - Edit

Pretty much if you want some of the tastiest plant based food you'll ever eat...go to Gracias Madre. It's amazing. No joke. Get the sweet potato flautas, no the burger with truffle cheese and coconut bacon, no get it all.

If you don't like this place, we can't be friends.

Pros: yummy, beautiful environment

Cons: a little pricey, but worth it

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Save up and devour deliciousness!! - Edit

Came here for my non-vegan mom's birthday and she loved it! we definitely had a great time tasting the food! (I got the sopes and my mom got the chimiganga, plus the guac and chips with salsa & delicious dessert) The salsa was amazing by the way!!! Over all, it was amazing, though quite pricey so I'd just prepare

Pros: delicious meals!!, impressed non-vegans, lovely environment

Cons: pricey

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Delicious and fancy! - Edit

Friendly staff and great gourmet Mexican dishes. Love this place!

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environment - Edit

chique, cool, relaxing outdoor seating.

Pros: location, hygiene, refreshing patio

Cons: dessert took too long, customer service ok, seatings are too intimate with others

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