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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

141 South Glassell, Orange, CA 92866
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Ranked #3 of 420 Restaurants in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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English first
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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10 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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487 reviews 487 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 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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40 reviews 40 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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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Our favorite family Mexican food restaurant is actually around the corner, but for a date night Gabbis is great! Cool atmosphere, nicely dressed crowd, excellent, gourmet style Mexican food that is slightly more pricey than the family place around the corner. The carnitas had a citrusy flavor and the chips and salsa were excellent! No name on the front! Just... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is among the best Mexican meals I've ever eaten. Gabbi is certainly giving the 2 Hot Tamales of Border Grill a run for their money. My watermelon salad with cucumbers was light, fresh, crispy, and colorful. I watched one of the chefs making fresh corn tortillas by hand and cooking them on a rotating grill; they were bursting with... More

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Tustin, California, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

never disappointed in the flavors and quality of the food! A favorite local spot of mine. Always a busy place, but never have had to wait very long.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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291 reviews 291 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I'm willing to give Gabbi's another try, but personally I wasn't impressed. Overall the group thought it was ok but I think it was average. I think the biggest problem was the service. All of our food from appetizer to entree came out cool/cold so it's hard to give it a good rating. I had the shrimp enchiladas which were... More

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