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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

141 South Glassell, Orange, CA 92866
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Ranked #6 of 421 Restaurants in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: S Glassell St
Description: GABBI PATRICK is dedicated to integrating moderngastronomy with the indigenous and traditional recipes of Mexicancuisine. In her pursuit of preserving the rich culinary heritage ofMexico, Gabbi has adopted an eco-gastronomic approach in herinterpretation of “Old World” recipes. Her passion and vision arereflected in every detail of her craft, from supporting local farmsto her extensive travels throughout Mexico.
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Fountain Valley, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This isn't a typical Mexican restaurant; the menu is creative and the dishes are delicious and beautifully presented. Gabi's is located in a trendy spot close to the traffic circle; it's a relatively small place, easy to miss among the antique stores and souvenir shops. Once inside you'll find cool stained glass and other nice decor. The kitchen (in view... More

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Agoura Hills, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

There is often a long wait & the room is very loud. It is a fun place to go with a great location and interesting decor. The food is OK to good & some of it is excellent. But everything is way over priced which takes away from the experience. We would definitely come more often if we didn't feel... More

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Anaheim Hills, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great ambiance, great food, great outdoors seating on a beautiful night...and enjoying family time. Think the pricing is overpriced though.

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Pennsylvania, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
413 helpful votes 413 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We finally tried Gabbi's and wonder why we hadn't been there before during our trips to OC. This was one of the very best mexican restaurants I have ever been to. Gabbi would give Rick Bayless a run for his money. I had the shrimp with the mole verde. Great subtle flavors and the shrimp were perfectly cooked. The flavors... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Went here on vacation. Hour and 45 minute wait even though we saw a table available for that entire amount of time. Food was very good and interior was very pretty. Everything was made fresh. Woman was making tortillas at a rotating grill.

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Orange County, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love Gabbi's, but, sometimes it's next to impossible to get seating. They really need to enlarge this place. Try it when you are in the Orange circle.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had an absolutely delicious lunch here today with friends. As I ate my watermelon salad with a wonderful fusion on herbs I commented it was so good it was like a party in your mouth. My friends both commented it was the best enchiladas and steak salads they have ever had. It has a festive chic environment open at the... More

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California, USA
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288 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Friday night, the place is packed, lovely décor and great atmosphere. A little wait necessary. Draft beer and tacos and so much more. look for the people waiting outside, since there is NO name on the large open front entrance. so many excellent dishes. recommended MeuterMedia

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Coto de Caza, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have taken my family to Gabbi's several times over the last year. The food is excellent with authentic Mexican flavors and rustic surroundings. They serve Pacifico on tap. It is located just off the "Orange Circle" and Chapman University campus so you can walk to other small shops in the area. The atmosphere is great inside and not too... More

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Bakersfield, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Was in town for business and this place was recommended. Gabbi's does not have it's name in front so look for the address or black awning. The restaurant was busy, but it is not very big. I sat at the bar and the staff was very friendly. I ordered a drink that had jalapenos and cucumbers and it was delicious.... More

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