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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

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141 South Glassell, Orange, CA 92866 (S Glassell St)
714-633-3038
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: GABBI PATRICK is dedicated to integrating moderngastronomy with the...
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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  • 15
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  • 7
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Atmosphere and Excellent Food

Right off the Orange Circle, Gabbi's opens to the street with a kind of open air feel. The parking in the area is bad, especially on the weekends and evenings so be prepared to walk a few blocks... It's worth it! The mojitos are perfect, light and natural tasting. The shrimp enchiladas are the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gwen C
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Orange, California
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Norwell, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Gabbi's a number of times before but this last trip the service was less than satisfactory. Server was all over our party of 4 to take our drink orders before we even opened the menu. After giving us a moment, took our drink orders but rushed us into our food orders. Had to wait over 20 min... More 

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Orange, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right off the Orange Circle, Gabbi's opens to the street with a kind of open air feel. The parking in the area is bad, especially on the weekends and evenings so be prepared to walk a few blocks... It's worth it! The mojitos are perfect, light and natural tasting. The shrimp enchiladas are the best, served with a light cream... More 

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Thank Gwen C
Costa Mesa, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Gabbi's was a great choice for our New Year's Eve dining, first time trying it and thought it was very good. I ordered the Enchiladas Suizas, yummy, full of chicken, sauce was very different than anything I have ever had, was almost black, kind of bitter. Still good. Wanted to try the enchiladas camarones, however was told that I could... More 

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Orange, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you want a mexican food dining experience that is a cut above, Gabbi's is a great choice. They take the time to make it fresh and right. Freshly made tortillas, salsa, and slow roasted meats make all the difference.

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Thank ete1234
Athens, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

After walking the grounds of Disney all day, my wife and I decided to go for some Mexican. I don't think that we could have found a better spot. Amazing salsa, soup and enchilada. Great service and ambiance as well!

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Thank drakeab
Redding
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Years ago we lived on the outskirts of Orange, so we always do something near the traffic circle whenever a trip takes us anywhere near there. (I had an office right off the circle many years ago.) On a recent nostalgia drive we were in the mood for Mexican food, so decided to try this place out. It was packed... More 

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Thank gandresen
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I had to stay overnight in the area for business reasons and a colleague of mine recommended this place for dinner. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and by jovial atmosphere. It is definitely not your typical Mexican restaurant, the cuisine is from the Yucatan region of Mexico, very refreshing and innovative. Highly recommended!

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Thank js972
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I was visiting Chapman University with my son, and some students there recommended this place nearby in quaint Orange. Open air (!!!) we are from Chicago so this was a real treat. We got a table right by the sidwalk, so we could watch people in their Halloween attire. Very fun. A beautiful night (isn't it always that way in... More 

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Thank momsters_inc
Orange, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

You wouldn't know it from the blank awning, but inside this brick alcove lies one of the best restaurants you'll find downtown. If you're hungry for Mexican food, look no further than this culinary haven of all things south of the border. You'll know from the time you arrive you are somewhere special, with its exposed brick, rustic wood, and... More 

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Thank Michael M
Elkhart, IN
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Good selection of dishes. Flavor's were spot on delicious. Spice levels to suit everyone's taste. Friendly staff offering suggestions if your undecided.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 141 South Glassell, Orange, CA 92866
    (S Glassell St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: 714-633-3038

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?