Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gracias Madre

Guacamole con Tortillas
Mashed avocado with cilantro, onion, chile and lime

this was served with the guacamole AND the dishes

prickly pear cactus served with a pico de gallo and cashew cheese, plus rice and beans

Platillo de Legumbres
Hongos – saut√©ed mushrooms with garlic and Sugar Snap Peas, served with rice, beans and tortillas

Don't those pictures look amazing? I think they tell a better story than any words could. I visited Gracias Madre in San Francisco over the weekend and couldn't wait to write a review. This place is absolutely worth a stop. It's located on Mission Street and 18th, and it's very close to the BART line.

The best way to describe the food is that it's the kind of Mexican food you always want but never can find in a restaurant. It's wholesome, flavorful, and perfectly seasoned. It doesn't taste particularly fatty, nor is it lacking in substance, and you can actually taste the quality of the ingredients.

Click here to read a recent interview with the chef.

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