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Our mission is to celebrate and serve the presence of the mother which resides above us, within our hearts, within the earth, and in all those who nurture us. We serve cuisine inspired by the kitchens of Mexico sourced from locally grown ingredients. Welcome to a seat at love's table. Un lugar en la mesa del amor.


We first conceived the idea of Gracias Madre while visiting the families of our employees in Mexico. We wanted to both offer organic Mexican food to the communities we serve as well as honor the mothers who work tirelessly in the kitchens of Mexico and often live without their husbands and children while they work side by side with us in California. Inspired by some of the recipes of these families and the love of their mothers, Gracias Madre serves organic, farm fresh, locally sourced food, full of flavor and love.

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With the arrival of Gracias Madre in Los Angeles, Chef Chandra Gilbert finds themself once again featuring bold flavors and seasonally-conscious ingredients. The veteran chef, who has 33 years of experience working in the restaurant industry; including stints at Alice Waters' Café Fanny in Berkeley, Cowgirl Creamery and Greens Restaurant in San Francisco; has been with the Café Gratitude family since 2004 when they began working as Director of Operations for the esteemed family of vegan restaurants in the Bay Area. It was during that time that the idea for Gracias Madre began entering into the conversation with Café Gratitude Founders Matthew and Terces Engelhart. Together, they co-designed the restaurant's aesthetic and co-created the menu featuring produce from the Engelhart's Be Love Farm in Vacaville, bringing Gilbert's dream to fruition with Gracias Madre's San Francisco opening in 2009. The restaurant, located in San Francisco's Mission District, quickly garnered critical acclaim for its vibrant interpretation of Mexican cuisine. With the opening of Gracias Madre in West Hollywood in January 2014, Gilbert brings that passion to Los Angeles with a menu that blends produce from Be Love Farm with ingredients sourced from local farmers markets.

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8905 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone 323-978-2170

Fax 323-978-2168


  • Weekdays: 11am - 11pm

  • Weekends: 10am - 11pm

  • Weekend Brunch: 10am - 3pm

  • Weekday Lunch: 11am - 4pm

  • Weekday Happy Hour: 3pm - 6p


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