ALL VEGAN MENU.
Very allergy conscious.
Before I get into details, allow me to share a little bit of what I know about the company. I met one of their employees at a random event; and, of course, we naturally began the small talk song & dance. I asked where he worked & that was my end of the conversation (happily). He RAVED about working the bar at Gracias Madre, how the owners really care, the atmosphere is supportive, & even the servers can kick a bad attitude out. This isn't nearly half of what he told me, but it makes me happy to know that a VEGAN restaurant is truly operating with compassion & morals.
This is a vegan Mexican restaurant with a full bar, late night hours on weekends, & open until 11pm on weekdays. It's a great, central location for meet-ups & dates. (Seriously, you should bring a date here. You're Welcome in advance.)
When I visited for a late nightcap (I know...Bar & a conscious menu...What?) & quick bite to eat, the hostess & server were SO NICE; happy; & polite!! Our server was one of the nicest people I've ever encountered in the service industry...Maybe just one of the nicest period. It was awesome. He recommended our drink based off our appetizer. (Food pairing...REALLY?? YES, THANK YOU!)
The food was AMAZING. Soy free cheese & gluten free options for me & my loved ones! The food is responsibly sourced & organic. (At this point you may wonder...But, no, I'm not lying.)
I didn't want to leave, but my wallet & waistline told me otherwise. It is somewhat pricey...But, compared to the other "high-end" & "trendy" Vegan restaurant/dining options, it's a bit more reasonable & the follow through (from farm to company to plate/customer) is just so much more exciting; engaging; & BETTER than the rest of the plane-jane fad-following options out there. It's my new favorite choice (Sage & Cafe Gratitude are now my second & third...when I can afford it)!
I'm going to go ahead & tell you to keep this in mind as a, "WELL WORTH IT," & thensome... :)