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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

141 South Glassell, Orange, CA 92866
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Ranked #4 of 430 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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Orange, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is a cute, very busy, South American cafe. You usually have to wait but just use the time to explore the local shops in the Circle. They page you. The food is "different" than the traditional Mexican faire and is, accordingly, more expensive. They have very good margaritas, sangria and amazing French press coffee. Location in Old Town Orange... More 

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Long Beach, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Took my husband for his first time for dinner. Margaritas were good...he had the Tacos and I had the shrimp enchiladas...rice and beans were delicious. Enchiladas were good and filling...Highly recommend reservations!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I decided to treat my friend to lunch because she has an affinity for authentic Mexican cuisine. So do I, as my mom is Hispanic and I grew up on authentic Mex. I also had recently read a story about Gabbi and her family in a local publication. The story was great and an even greater enticement to finally go... More 

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Orange, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Gabbi has established a great restaurant where the food is excellent and the margaritas are the best. The place is always busy so plan early or try to get a reservation.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Gabbi's food is excellent, with a wide assortment of typical and not so typical Mexican dishes. They seem to be quite inventive, mixing things you wouldn't normally mix. It's in an old church-like place, and the surroundings are quite nice. Service was a bit slow--we were there late after a 5PM Ducks game, and the servers were obviously cleaning up... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
448 helpful votes 448 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Additional Information about Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

Address: 141 South Glassell, Orange, CA 92866
Phone Number: 714-633-3038
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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