Food & Drink

Show Some Gratitude for Gracias Madre

Vegan cuisine with Mexican flavor to spare

gracias madre!

Two truths and a lie:

• Plant-based meals can be hearty and filling.
• One of the tastiest tacos in town is entirely meatless.
• Gooey yellow cheese and greasy beef are requisite ingredients in Mexican cooking.

Get your facts straight: Traditional south-of-the-border cuisine relies on beans, corn, and squash and has been markedly underrepresented — until the opening of Gracias Madre today on Melrose.

gracias madre!

Chef Chandra Gilbert whips up the kind of flavor-packed vegan meals you expect from the team behind Cafe Gratitude: house-made chips and pumpkin seed dip; savory and sweet empanadas (grilled plantains, cacahuate sauce, cashew crema); and corn tortilla tacos (fried cauliflower, grilled zucchini verde, mushrooms).

Stop by the rustic, sun-drenched space for a Lavanda margarita (lime, lavender syrup, bitters) and other inventive tequila cocktails best sipped on the patio. Just make sure to save room for the flan.

Trust us.

Gracias Madre, 8905 Melrose Avenue, between North Almont and North La Peer Drives, West Hollywood (323-978-2170 or graciasmadreweho.com).

gracias madre!

Photos: Kimberly Genevieve for DailyCandy

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8905 Melrose Ave
bt N Almont & N La Peer Drs
West Hollywood, CA 90069