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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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house-made chips & salsa
seasonal guacamole & chips
avocado, serrano chiles, queso fresco, radish, pomegranate
taquitos de pato
duck​ confit, mole coloradito, cabbage, avocado
gorditas al pastor
crispy masa cake, kurobuta pork belly, serrano-cilantro salsa, pineapple, onions, watercress
quesillo en salsa verde
Artisanal Oaxacan mozzarella coated in panko, green chorizo, chicharrones, corn tortillas
empanadas de viento
inflated tortilla, shrimp, nopales, green chorizo, crema, queso fresco
queso fundido con hongos
mushroom confit, chorizo, huitlacoche, habanero molcajete, escabeche
panuchos de yucatan
puffed tortillas, black beans, achiote pork, avocado, onion escabeche, habanero salsa
taquitos con salsa verde
beef or chicken | crema, queso fresco, roasted tomatillo sauce, guacamole, cabbage, radish
nixtamal quesadillas
achiote glazed chicken, guacamole, jicama salad
tlacoyo de huitlacoche
Roy farms Mexican truffle huitlacoche, shitake mushroom, grilled tomatillo sauce
tlacoyo de aguacate
masa​ flat bread, black beans, avocado, moscato grapes, persian cucumber, green onion, queso fresco, lime sea salt
coliflor asada
roasted cauliflower, dried hatch chiles, pine nut picado
grilled corn, cotija, chipotle-crema, grilled lime
platanos estilo veracruz
crema, queso fresco
yucca fries
chipotle aioli
herbed chicken $+5
aspen ridge skirt steak $+8
ensalada de aguacate
grilled​ baby gems lettuce, cucumbers, radish, avocado, cherry tomato, pepitas, avocado dressing
herbed chicken $+5
aspen ridge skirt steak $+8
ensalada primavera
kale, muscato grapes, candied pistachio, avocado, red onion, goat cheese, cabernet vinaigrette
herbed chicken $+5
aspen ridge skirt steak $+8
ensalada de pera
asian pear, sugar-crisp apples, currants, arugula, goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette
black beans
borracho beans
tacos de calabaza
seasonal veggies, panela cheese, roasted habanero salsa
black beans
borracho beans
pancita al pastor
pork belly, serrano-cilantro salsa, pineapple, pico de gallo, avocado relish
black beans
borracho beans
chile arbol, cheese, cabbage, pico de gallo, mango, jalapeño crema
black beans
borracho beans
hongos y asada
carne asada, shiitake mushrooms, grilled onions, cheese, smoky morita salsa
black beans
borracho beans
grilled carne asada, smoked applewood bacon, portuguese sausage, grilled onion, cheese
black beans
borracho beans
duck carnitas
watercress, radish, pickled onion, avocado mousse, pineapple-mint salsa
pescado a la veracruzana
barramundi, tomato soffrito, manzanillo olives, capers, pickled jalapeno, garlic white rice
camarones al guajillo
shrimp, red onions, baby zucchini, peppers, peas, garlic white rice
pozole verde
seabream, littleneck clams, shrimp, hominy, arugula, radish, lime sea salt
enchiladas de camarones
shrimp, spinach, cheese, creamy poblano sauce, garlic white rice, frijoles negros
cochinita pibil en hojas de platano
braised achiote kurobuta pork, red onion escabeche, habanero salsa, black bean puree, garlic white rice
mole coloradito
jidori stuffed chicken, rajas, oaxaca cheese, sesame seeds, crema, plantain empanada
carnitas nortenas
braised berkshire pork, pico de gallo, guacamole, chicharrones, handmade tortillas
enchiladas suizas
nixtamal tortillas, jidori chicken, cheese, roasted tomatillo sauce, crema, avocado
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
fortaleza blanco $+4
apple cobbler
hazelnut crumble, creme fraiche gelato
corralejo anejo $+4
mirror glaze chocolate mousse
dark chocolate cake, pumpkin & vanilla anglaise, passion fruit
suerte anejo $+6
guava brulee
creme fraiche gelato, coconut macaron, pineapple gelee
mexican coffee $+1
chocolate sauce, cajeta
gabbi’s house-made ice cream
vanilla​ bean | gianduja chocolate | brown sugar-fig | creme fraiche | coffee | rum raisin
trio house-made ice cream
choose any 3 flavors
samuel ordaz, pastry chef
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mexican, Latin
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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All reviews shrimp enchiladas churros mole coloradito portuguese sausage borracho beans skirt steak gourmet mexican food tortillas black beans applewood bacon queso pork taco rice sea bass salad soups
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm sorry but what is with these rave reviews? I must have gone on an off day because this was NOT good....the service was fair enough. Not blown away with the waiter and overall service but fine enough. Nothing not he menu jumped out at...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cali_Mamasan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with the queso, which is good here. This time I tried something different for the entree - the Pozole Verde. Wow! was it ever good. It was a very nice seafood soup made with chicken broth - they even sub'd spinach for the arugula...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank chandler_traveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Gabbi's, the food is excellent and the service is awesome. I order the carnitas every time I go. They are bomb! I am super picky about carnitas too since my brother-in-law makes the best there is. They have yummy margaritas too, just be...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LauLau326
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
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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
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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.
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
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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