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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

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141 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866-1421 (S Glassell St)
+1 714-633-3038
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Why go to south OC for a stuffy and overpriced Mexican restaurant when you have Gabbi preparing the best and most creative food in Orange County. Love the Mole sauce and the restaurant is fun and festive! Make your reservations well in advance because this is no longer a secret here in Orange!

Thank Karen C
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic! My wife and I had a reservation for 7pm to celebrate my birthday. We arrived 10 minutes early and still they seated us immediately. Our waiter, Adal, was exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu, extremely attentive, and very friendly. He even took our picture for us! The ambiance was also very nice. Set in the Old Town... More 

Thank Henry B
Anaheim, California
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just stumble on it walking around the Orange Circle. No front door name, the chef like it to be a conversation piece. Great food, culinary experience of Mexican food. Decor is artsy, service is fine. Rosario the hostess is really helpful. We had the shrimp tacos and salads, husk and chips, wine. All good. Will recommend it.

Thank katycarey
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my husband for lunch- we both had not been before. He had shrimp tacos and I tried the shrimp enchiladas. We split the salad with pears and pomegranate and a balsamic dressing. All were good. I liked the enchiladas with a creamy green sauce but they were a tad too sweet to be awesome. My husband's shrimp tacos... More 

Thank Neecie007
Orange, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What happened? Always a favorite, but this time service was slow and interior was very cold. No more free chips and salsa. What's with that? If you turn down the air you can afford the chips and salsa!

Thank NMoore99
Orange, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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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208 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 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 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

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
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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

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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, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
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: +1 714-633-3038
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?