Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Gabbi Patrick is dedicated to integrating modern gastronomy with the indigenous and traditional recipes of Mexican cuisine. In her pursuit of preserving the rich culinary heritage of Mexico, Gabbi has adopted an eco-gastronomic approach in her interpretation of “Old World” recipes. Her passion and vision are reflected in every detail of her craft, from supporting local farms to her extensive travels throughout Mexico.
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Jeanne
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great meal at Gabbi’s! I highly recommend the queso fundido with their yummy flour tortillas.

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vipYummy
Orange County
142 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just WOW! Superb service, excellent menu, delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great, as always.

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Rock118
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The various dishes sent our tastebuds into overdrive!!!!

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billb
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for outside seating, but it was rainy and windy and the only table was right by the door, way too cold. We ended up waiting for a table for 45 minutes, but here's the thing, the manager was wonderful, she turned what was heading for a bad experience into a very nice evening. I wish I could remember her name, it was Sunday at 6:30.

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vipAmyM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the atmosphere

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carolynb
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Gabbi's is wonderful - amazing menu and friendly staff with the exception of the bar and bartender - who is overworked and annoyed - the bar is very aggressive because it is such a popular restaurant - so people can be rude. Only go if you have a reservation!

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vipAllaboutdeb
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good ! Had to pay for chips and salsa ! It’s a bit pricey for a casual lunch

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Schmeed
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is awesome!!!! Service is great. And a very neat location. Love the outdoor seating and ambiance.

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vipSueD
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our FAVORITE Mexican restaurant. We traveled 25 miles for a weeknight dinner. The dishes are inventive and delicious, quality is exceptional and service is always outstanding.

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cinascharr
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, great service, love the location.

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vipJessM
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Very sophisticated Mexican food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentines Day

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BenC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and the food was delicious!

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NoahA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant!! Food is delicious and reasonably priced. Fun atmosphere. One of our favorite places to eat!

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service here is absolutely amazing, the food not so much I felt like I could have gotten better tasting food and more of it at a lower price. We where sadly seated next to a group of ladies who where annoyingly loud and very un profesional they acted as if they where at a bar not a fancy restaurant, as well as that we where seated in the outside area where a mosquito flew into our salsa.

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vipkristinag
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Mexican food I have ever had. Gourmet Mexican! In fact I would put it in the category of overall, any food type, top 10 meals. We started with the house made guacamole and handmade chips. We then had the vegetable tacos which were a delicious combination of butternut squash, mushrooms and crispy kale. We also had the plantain empanadas which were delicious. We mentioned, to our waiter Juan, that we didn’t like things too spicy so he brought us an extra salsa which was made with tomatillos. I wanted to take a bottle home! Too bad I live all the way across the country I would come here all the time.

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RDT1
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was heavy-fried things were soaking in oil-meets were over done. Server only wanted us to order what he wanted. Too many flavors in dishes-confusing. Not recommended. And no name on the exterior of the restaurant-unusual! As we had trouble finding it, we arrived 20 minutes late and were told our reservation had been canceled. But wasn’t it wonderful that they had 4 empty tables-not!

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Oneword
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mexican food with even better service. Gabbi’s has me trying to find reasons to visit Orange.

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MacMan
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Amazing food, cool place. They have good vegetarian options and can make those vegan.

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vipMikeI
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good not great. I was faintly disappointed because my foodie friends have been raving about Gabbi's.

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BrianH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fifth year in a row making a special trip to Orange City just to go to Gabbi's. Well worth the trip

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vipJohnS
Miami
200 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Seems to have lost a bit of luster, but still good and worth a visit.

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Toni
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drink were excellent. A little loud, but enjoyable anyway.

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HarryC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Gabbi's quite a few times. I think it's possibly the best Mexican restaurant in California. The dinner last night was fantastic and the service was terrific.

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Gullivers
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect dining experience. Good friends, delicious food and cocktails, great service and ambience.

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vipLauralAnn
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! No more text needed!

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VictoriaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service is always very good. Unfortunately, all of us in our party requested Arnold Palmers, but the restaurant does not serve lemonade, so we could not be accommodated. We would still choose to eat here.

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PenjamoGuanajuato
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and high-value food ,made in small quantities from high-quality ingredients.

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Joey
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Two BDs , in my family !

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Dragonsback
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Will be back as usual.

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Wayfarer
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was pretty bland overall. The guac was just avacado moosh and the salsa just kinda tasted like tomato and cilantro. We sat there for a good long while with our dirty dishes when we were done and then at the end when we were waiting to pay the bill we got asked three times if we wanted more chips. Well no, we are done now. It was very frustrating and a lack luster experience overall. I think it has a lot of potential but it's not realized yet.

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vipSteveM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Expected the food to be MUCH better since they're supposed to be a Michelin restaurant. The Queso Fundido was disappointing (cheese hardened almost immediately); the Tacos were quite good and the Enchilada was average.

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NicoleH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so good! I'd take anyone any time. It really is amazing food and the restaurant itself is very cute too. The exposed brick gives it a very cozy feeling.

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Beth
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mexican never tasted so good! This is true gourmet Mexican food. But not esoteric - just not run of the mill Mexican. Mole just bitter enough, with fried kale, and delicious homemade tortillas. Tacos with Portuguese sausage and pork belly that wasn’t ‘ too meaty’ it was perfect and comforting. And who would ever expect a plantain empanada to die for! If you want real Mexican, don’t waste time anywhere else!

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RossC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the dinner for two
Great Shrimp burritos special and partner thought the margarita was yummy

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DianaF
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch, excellent service, always good going to Gabbi’s!

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We normally are big fans of Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen, but this last time that we went we waited for 45 minutes for our food! When we told the waiter how long we waited, he debated the time with us and didn't apologize. It was my husband's birthday, so it made us extra bummed that the service was not good. When we asked him for a desert menu, it took another 10-15 minutes to get it. Needless to say, the service was terrible, and it made us question whether we would be coming back again.

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EvelynJ
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very disappointed in main courses- red fish blah , shrimp enchiladas - too rich and cream cheesy and taco- pork was dry.
Drinks were excellent and chips & guacamole delish!

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