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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

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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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Shell Beach, California
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank lindalund2016
Orange, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Gabbi's. The food is always good and the table service is attentive. I love their spicy margarita. Getting a reservation is usually a challenge, but besides that, it is one of my favorite neighborhood places to go for dinner. I would highly recommend Gabbi's. It has never disappointed.

Thank rss4649
Laguna Beach, California
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206 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

As the first person to ever review Gabbi's for Zagat.com (and giving it a rave review), I have returned many times for lunch and dinner. Every time, I have come away thoroughly impressed with the quality of the food and the atypical recipes that chef-owner, Gabbi Patrick, and her kitchen crew turn out EVERY TIME! Today, I tried two dishes... More 

1 Thank James J
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Food s wonderfully prepared from fresh. Everything tastes great and the service is impeccable. The bar drinks were also well mixed and tasty. The only thing to remember is to make reservations ahead of time ot you are not getting in. Tha area for parking is chancy.

Thank David K
Irvine, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We were seated and served drinks promptly, but had to wait a really long time for our food. When we asked about it, we were told that it took a long time because everything was made fresh after we ordered it. That's fine, but the problem was that when it was served, it was room temperature--not warm at all. We... More 

Thank MPV25
Windsor, California
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Despite being on the main drag in downtown Orange, this place is hard to find because it has no signage, no name outside etc. Look for the plain black awning. Food is upscale Mexican and beautifully prepared. Excellent service. We had the vegetable/zucchini tacos and they were divine. There isn't much to improve upon, but I will say it is... More 

Thank MoreBounceInCA
Albany, California
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had a great experience tonight. Yes, parking is not easy. Be prepared to walk a few blocks. And please don't complain they don't have a sign - it's easy to find. Service: Warm greeting at the door. We had a reservation and were promptly seated. Wait staff was attentive without being cloying. We were never rushed, but this is... More 

1 Thank Russell H
San Juan Capistrano, California
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We love Gabbi's! It is a favorite of a large contingent of coworkers because everything on the menu is exceptional. The circle is a fun place to go; so many shop and restaurant options, and the little historic park. Gabbi's is one of many outstanding options.

Thank BarbZoo
Orange County, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Nice fun trendy arty atmosphere. Within walking distance to Chapman University and the new Musco Center. Puebla tacos and the coffee were fantastic!

Thank NLV-E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, 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
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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