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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

141 South Glassell, Orange, CA 92866
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Ranked #3 of 418 restaurants in Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
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
Tustin, California, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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260 reviews 260 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Orange, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Gabbi's is literally a hole in the wall in Old Orange. Love this place! Their queso fundido is YUMMY!! I would definitely say that's a must try...

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We went to Gabbi's on a Sunday after a show. We arrived without a reservation before 5PM, and between the wait for a seat and the wait for the kitchen, it was nearly 6:30 by the time we were eating. That being said, the food was excellent. All ingredients were made from scratch and it shows. I had an excellent... More

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Newport Beach
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We came here for dinner on Quatro de Mayo and ate the Hongos Y Asada and shrimp salad. The food, ambiance, and service were great. The portions are quite a bit smaller than you generally get at other Mexican restaurants, but the prices are higher. Check it out when you visit downtown Orange.

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Los Angeles, California
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247 reviews 247 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I've eaten here only once, when my girlfriend's family invited us to dinner. She told me that her sister and brother-in-law really like Gabbi's, but warned me that it's a "pretentious" place. I was expecting the restaurant itself to be quite a bit nicer. It's basically just one large rectangular room with an open front. Seating was rather cramped, and... More

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Villa Park, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Gourmet Mexican food. Not your typical taco, burrito restaurant. Exception Mexican food served in a lovely indoor - outdoor restaurant. The front is open to the street. Delightful atmosphere. Great food. Excellent service.

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Anaheim, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This first thing we noticed about Gabbi's was there was absolutely no sign marking its existence. Which apparently they don't need because everyone seems to know about this place. Hidden just across the street from Haven in Old Town Orange, Gabbi's is a classic "hole-in-the-wall" place that enjoys a bit of the flavor of street dining plus an impressive interior... More

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Orange, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is my neighborhood Mexican restaurant. Gaby's is not like being in Guadalajara, but they did bring furniture from there and have done a great job of creating a stylish Mexican restaurant decor, which is hard to find. They take pride in serving good fresh quality food with a kind and fun service. Margaritas are really good. I recommend sitting... More

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Orange, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place flies under the radar. So stealthy there's no sign out front. The food is good and the menu has more than the standard items. The only problem is the crowds. Get there early or expect to wait.

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