The time you go to Gracias Madre will determine your impression of the place. At 1PM, you may feel like the butternut squash quesadilla is a bit dry, despite its tempting cashew cheese you’ve already tried and liked at Cafe Gratitude. At 3PM, you’ll love the horchata and will order a second round just to enjoy the sun and the olive trees a little longer. At 6PM, you’ll be glad you chose Gracias Madre for drinks with your date (probably found on a vegan dating app or the guac is the perfect opportunity to start getting it on. The cocktails are to die for and if you’re in the mood, their bestseller is the “Paleta”, a boozy popsicle. At 8PM, you would order a Bowl Dos, the same one you order every time because it’s the best dish on the menu – but you will get bored of it after a while. Never has a restaurant been so “time-sensitive”, so do not miss the boat. And being jet lagged is not an excuse.


Address: 8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 11AM-11PM


Reservations: (323) 978-2170 or OpenTable

Style: Vegan Mexican

Price: Entrées $12-16, Cocktails $14

Neighborhood: West Hollywood

Best for: Drinks