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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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ENTRADAS | SMALL PLATES​
$3
house-made chips & salsa
$11
seasonal guacamole & chips
avocado, serrano chiles, queso fresco, radish, pomegranate
$14
taquitos de pato
duck​ confit, mole coloradito, cabbage, avocado
$14
gorditas al pastor
crispy masa cake, kurobuta pork belly, serrano-cilantro salsa, pineapple, onions, watercress
$13
quesillo en salsa verde
Artisanal Oaxacan mozzarella coated in panko, green chorizo, chicharrones, corn tortillas
$14
empanadas de viento
inflated tortilla, shrimp, nopales, green chorizo, crema, queso fresco
$15
queso fundido con hongos
mushroom confit, chorizo, huitlacoche, habanero molcajete, escabeche
$14
panuchos de yucatan
puffed tortillas, black beans, achiote pork, avocado, onion escabeche, habanero salsa
$11
taquitos con salsa verde
beef or chicken | crema, queso fresco, roasted tomatillo sauce, guacamole, cabbage, radish
$16
nixtamal quesadillas
achiote glazed chicken, guacamole, jicama salad
VERDURAS | VEGETABLES​
$16
tlacoyo de huitlacoche
Roy farms Mexican truffle huitlacoche, shitake mushroom, grilled tomatillo sauce
$14
tlacoyo de aguacate
masa​ flat bread, black beans, avocado, moscato grapes, persian cucumber, green onion, queso fresco, lime sea salt
$8
coliflor asada
roasted cauliflower, dried hatch chiles, pine nut picado
$7
esquites
grilled corn, cotija, chipotle-crema, grilled lime
$6
platanos estilo veracruz
crema, queso fresco
$7
yucca fries
chipotle aioli
ENSALADA | SALAD​
$12
herbed chicken $+5
aspen ridge skirt steak $+8
ensalada de aguacate
grilled​ baby gems lettuce, cucumbers, radish, avocado, cherry tomato, pepitas, avocado dressing
$10
herbed chicken $+5
aspen ridge skirt steak $+8
ensalada primavera
kale, muscato grapes, candied pistachio, avocado, red onion, goat cheese, cabernet vinaigrette
$11
herbed chicken $+5
aspen ridge skirt steak $+8
ensalada de pera
asian pear, sugar-crisp apples, currants, arugula, goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette
TACOS | HOUSE-MADE CORN AND FLOUR TORTILLAS​
$17
black beans
borracho beans
tacos de calabaza
seasonal veggies, panela cheese, roasted habanero salsa
$17
black beans
borracho beans
pancita al pastor
pork belly, serrano-cilantro salsa, pineapple, pico de gallo, avocado relish
$17
black beans
borracho beans
shrimp
chile arbol, cheese, cabbage, pico de gallo, mango, jalapeño crema
$17
black beans
borracho beans
hongos y asada
carne asada, shiitake mushrooms, grilled onions, cheese, smoky morita salsa
$17
black beans
borracho beans
puebla
grilled carne asada, smoked applewood bacon, portuguese sausage, grilled onion, cheese
$17
black beans
borracho beans
duck carnitas
watercress, radish, pickled onion, avocado mousse, pineapple-mint salsa
DEL MAR | SEAFOOD​
$22
pescado a la veracruzana
barramundi, tomato soffrito, manzanillo olives, capers, pickled jalapeno, garlic white rice
$24
camarones al guajillo
shrimp, red onions, baby zucchini, peppers, peas, garlic white rice
$16
pozole verde
seabream, littleneck clams, shrimp, hominy, arugula, radish, lime sea salt
$20
enchiladas de camarones
shrimp, spinach, cheese, creamy poblano sauce, garlic white rice, frijoles negros
CARNES | MEAT​
$21
cochinita pibil en hojas de platano
braised achiote kurobuta pork, red onion escabeche, habanero salsa, black bean puree, garlic white rice
$20
mole coloradito
jidori stuffed chicken, rajas, oaxaca cheese, sesame seeds, crema, plantain empanada
$18
carnitas nortenas
braised berkshire pork, pico de gallo, guacamole, chicharrones, handmade tortillas
$18
enchiladas suizas
nixtamal tortillas, jidori chicken, cheese, roasted tomatillo sauce, crema, avocado
$27
arrachera
9 oz. aspen ridge skirt steak, cebolla asada, guacamole, Nopales, Mexican corn
substitutions graciously declined
split plate fee 4.50 | 20% gratuity for parties of 8 or more
POSTRES​
$10
fortaleza blanco $+4
apple cobbler
hazelnut crumble, creme fraiche gelato
$10
corralejo anejo $+4
mirror glaze chocolate mousse
dark chocolate cake, pumpkin & vanilla anglaise, passion fruit
$10
suerte anejo $+6
guava brulee
creme fraiche gelato, coconut macaron, pineapple gelee
$9
mexican coffee $+1
churros
chocolate sauce, cajeta
$7
gabbi’s house-made ice cream
vanilla​ bean | gianduja chocolate | brown sugar-fig | creme fraiche | coffee | rum raisin
$9
trio house-made ice cream
choose any 3 flavors
samuel ordaz, pastry chef
About
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I guess it must be a different region than I am used to. For the 77.00 bill for the 2 of us I really expected to be blown away. The bartender said the steak was amazing and it was a smaller steak the price would...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KathyB173
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We have loved the food and experience every time we have gone to Gabbi’s (about 5 times). The tortillas and hand made in open view and the house margaritas are excellent. Be adventurous and try something new each time you go. You will not be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RainbowTraveler123
Reviewed January 4, 2019

The food is good. The hostess (every time we have gone) is quite rude. It is crowded and usually a very long wait. Not worth the wait or the price.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Vikki M
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

We were unable to get reservations for a couple of days during holidays, but we persisted and we enjoyed our meal very much. The restaurant has no visible signage that we could see. Service was prompt and efficient. The food was very good. We recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank robp79
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I've eaten here three times and each time I had to have a reservation. I've been turned away each of the 3 times I've showed up at dinner time. But this is well worth it! EXCELLENT upscale Mexican food and wonderful, personable service. We just...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cindy F
Reviewed November 17, 2018

The food here is fabulous and it is consequently crowded. I was there for my birthday on a Monday and it was packed. The staff seemed slightly overwhelmed and not truly oriented towards a customer service experience. They were not rude but not friendly or...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ken A
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We've been going to Gabbi's since its opening. The food is consistently very good and the mole specials are the best! We were just there for an anniversary and were waited on by Juan (he's been with Gabbi's for years now and has frequently been...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joefleuette
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We love this quaint taste treasure! Great mole, wonderful shrimp dishes...everything we have tried has been delicious and authentic. Only one problem...they charge for their chips and dip...this is why we haven't been back for quite a while. It just rubbed me the wrong way......More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sherry M
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Went back on a Sunday evening. Not crowded at 6:00, full by the time we left at 7:00. Had a reservation and seated immediately. Wife had a Weinstephaner Dopplebock and I had a house margarita. The beer was dark, smooth, and rich, almost chocolatey. Carlos...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 65oski
Reviewed October 31, 2018

A business colleague and I visited Gabbi's during the downtown Orange "Halloween Festival". The main street was blocked off and kids of all ages were going from shop to shop for treats. I was apprehensive at first, but the experience was outstanding! From the warm...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Leonard D
April 25, 2018|
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Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
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September 29, 2016|
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Response from Katherine C | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if they have a kid's menu, but I see a lot of families there. However, it's crowded, dark and somewhat pricey, and the cuisine is more gourmet than the average Mexican restaurant. If your kids are little, I'd... More
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September 29, 2016|
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Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
No kids menu that I know of. Probably still kid friendly.
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