I may have died and gone to plant-based food blogger heaven when I visited Gracias Madre. This wonderland of Mexican cuisine offers up plant-based locally grown, organic, seasonal dishes in addition to having one of the most inventive drink menus in town. Beverage director Jason Eisner’s impressive cocktail program makes the trip from Los Feliz to West Hollywood well worth it. I mean there’s a seasonal witches brew cocktail containing an ingredient called “smoke bomb love magic”, how could anyone resist that sexiness? I always start with the classic purista house margarita made spicy and I swap the tequila reposado for a bartender suggested mezcal, it’s perfection. The Menu at Gracias Madre is small, something I really appreciate, when I go out I want to try the best dishes without having to make difficult decisions. I put way too much hot sauce on Mexican food to properly review the menu but the sweet potato filled flautas are delicious and everything is plant based! Did I mention the space is styled to perfection? Envision a stylish California girl moves into a renovated hacienda in Tulum where she weaves her own bohemian fabric and her carpenter boyfriend hand assembles all of their furniture out of salvaged wood.lol When can I move in guys?
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