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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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141 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866-1421 (S Glassell St)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Orange, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Living local, I've been to Gabbi's many, many times and the food is consistently outstanding! Love any of the tacos! The mole is great! Best margaritas in the Orange circle! Always prompt and courteous service. If you arrive without a reservation during dinner hours, expect to wait...but it will be worth it!

Thank munchkin2plump
Laguna Beach, California
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203 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding is a understatement! I love good Mexican food - Gabby's is beyond expectations! Original, great tasting, presentation A+. It is located in Old Town Orange so, after having good recommendations, we drove 20 minutes to try it. Bar scene is decorated with a nice collection of tequila bottles. The jalapeño cucumber margarita is a must!

Thank Kelly R
Bangkok, Thailand
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good friend and I stopped in for dinner with no reservations about 5:30pm. We were very well taken care of. Chips and salsa were excellent. We both had the enchiladas de camerones and they were OUTSTANDING!!! Lots of different flavors but none of them overpowered the others. One of the finest Mexican meals I've had in many years. Our... More 

Thank BKKDan
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happened on the lovely restaurant. Ate outside at a corner booth giving us a choice people watching spot.

Thank SLNJax
Tustin, CA
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Gabbi's offers south of the boarder dishes but not the usual enchilada, taco, rice and beans. Gabbi's has an eclectic Mexican dishes with a gourmet take on the cuisine. Loved most of what we had and looking forward to a return visit!

Thank Alan R
Orange, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

An impromptu stop for dinner one evening after work, my husband and I had our BEST Mexican meal In our life. I had the chicken taquitos and grilled corn. The corn was sweet and savory and the taquitos with overfilled with tender flavorful chicken. My husband had the enchiladas camorones. This sauce and shrimps were plentiful and blended well with... More 

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Corona, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Dropped by at 5 pm on a Saturday, without reservations, and before the rush. When we left, everything was crowded with long waits. After this great meal, I can see why. A really unique mole sauce, and I especially liked their standard salsa. We ordered three different items which were all excellent, unique in their taste (versus the same items... More 

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Riverside, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We went to Gabbi's based on good reviews. It was our first time and we weren't disappointed. House margaritas were good as were the chips and salsa, which was very unusual. Couldn't place one of the flavors in it, probably a spice, but really liked it. I had the hongos/asada tacos and borracho beans (awesome) and hubby had enchiladas suiza.... More 

Thank cyndyd860
Shell Beach, California
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

This menu is amazing. Dishes from all over Mexico. The wait staff knows all! Started with the Empanadas De Viento. 3 puffed corn tortillas filled with shrimp, nopales, green chorizo, crema and queso fresco. Very tasty. Entre of Cochinita Pibil en Hojas de Platano. It was fabulous. Tender seasoned pork, with garlic rice. These were enough to share and walk... More 

Thank Kathy S
Anaheim, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

I have been coming to this restaurant for a few years now. It is my absolute favorite Mexican restaurant! The service is always attentive and the food is creative and fresh. Gabbi takes Mexican food to a whole new level. We dined there tonight and tried two new desserts on their menu: White Peach Cobbler and Chocolate Torte with Cherries.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866-1421
    (S Glassell St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: 714-633-3038
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?