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About Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

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.

141 S Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Gastro Pub, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pmg - 11:00pm;

Cross Street:
S Glassell St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 633-3038

Website:
http://www.gabbipatrick.com/gabbis-mexican-kitchen/

Parking Details:
Parking lot behind building

Executive Chef:
Gabbi Patrick

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Gabbi's Sunday Brunch, every Sunday at 11am

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be open Christmas Eve and taking our last dinner reservations at 7:30pm. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be closed Christmas Day.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be open New Years Eve! Join us for our featured menu and ring in 2018. Salud!

Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (35)
Fit for Foodies (33)
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Good for a Date (30)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Fun (23)
Hot Spot (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Spicy (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Romantic (10)
Tapas (10)
Business Meals (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Cozy (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vegan (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Good service, love the salsa!!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Very busy and kinda noisy but good vibe. We had a reservation and were seated right away. My only complaint is the very high cost of the drinks in relation to what you get. I had a white sangria. It was delicious but maybe 6 ounces in a tiny highball glass. $13.50. Ridiculous. Should be double the size in a nice tall glass for that price. Otherwise all was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. It’s a smaller restaurant so the noise level was a bit loud for a first date but overall I’d give it a 4.5 stars

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wife had been there before with friends and had been trying to get me there for a while. Fodd was excellent! City of Orange Circle is a great location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food at Gabbi's is consistent and delicious! If you get a drink or two it will add up, but it is that way anywhere.
Check it out- you won't be bummed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our 4th time here in the last year, as we live in Las Vegas. They seated us early for our reservation, which we were very happy about and while the food is always the absolute best, this time the service fell short. Our server brought out the wrong drink. My boyfriend asked for no salt and got salt. No big deal, we weren't going to die. Then another server was walking by and dropped a cocktail napkin on his way to a table. Our server picked it up and followed the other server to the table and put it down on their table! Ew! Dessert came and we asked for more caramel for the churros (we didn't like the chocolate) and we were served cold caramel instead of hot like the first one. The bill came and we were charged for a drink we didn't order (Seagrams/7). No apology until after the correct bill was brought back. I was also disappointed they didn't have the Tres Leches dessert this time too. Things happen, we get it. The food is always phenomenal that's why we make sure when we come to CA we go here. It was not insane busy like it has been the other three times we were there but the service was really lacking from our waiter.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We ate at a glacial pace and the waiter adjusted immediately to our pace. He didn't hover. Rather, he watched from afar and anticipated our needs. Great food!

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Every time we eat here is fantastic in every way! The empanadas, cevice, shrimp enchiladas, carnitas, Puebla, salsa, guacamole and churros are always cooked/made to perfection.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Gabbi’s is such a great restaurant that I’m now hooked to. Their shrimp tacos are so unique and delicious, I just can’t get enough of them! Drinks are amazing, especially the organic skinny margarita. Great restaurant with a great ambiance. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Worth the wait with food. Lovely fresh ingredients. Good drinks and service.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen is my absolute favorite restaurant in Old Towne Orange. Chef Gabbi Patrick is a master with the deep and soulful flavors found throughout Mexico. And just when I finally decide what I want, the waiter tempts me with beautiful descriptions of the specials. When I want to impress a foodie, this is my go-to. Reservations strongly recommended.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Wonderful shrimp enchiladas. Good vale for good items. Fancy cocktails are good but more expensive. Overall a wonderful lunch.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful food and excellent service. We enjoyed the atmosphere. The spicy salsa was the best.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Cozy
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delicious food and great group experience celebrating our colleague's birthday. Desserts are phenomenal!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good Mexican food and great atmosphere. Our server was very helpful in describing the menu and everything we had was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun, Tapas, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great place that my boyfriend and I have eaten at twice now; the food is delicious. I would give this 10/10 from my first experience and about 8.5/10 for my second, the only thing being the service wasn’t quite as attentive the second time. Regardless, the food is delicious and it’s a beautiful venue

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was our first time trying Gabbi's and we thought it was Great. The server was very helpful and made the experience so much fun. The food was delicious and the cocktails were good as well. Would for sure recommend trying.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We love Gabbi’s! It’s our stop for birthdays, anniversaries,etc. The food is consistantly fantastic and highly recommended!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place charges for everything! What would normally be complimentary in most restaurants...extra salsa, chips and salsa!
I ordered the vegetarian tacos, which were not good. Prices are too high for the place, and food they serve.

Tags: Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A friend recommended this restaurant on our trip to California. Wow!!! Mexican is not generally my favourite cuisine, but everything is absolutely amazing! We’ve been twice and have been super impressed each time. The enchiladas and churros are out of this world!
And the house margarita is dangerously delicious. I will be visiting Gabbi’s every time I’m back.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Delicious food that is creative and ever changing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

This was my first time at Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen and I would definitely go back. We were offered great service along with great food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The Camarones Al Guajillo - shrimp, calamari, red onions, peppers, corn, english peas, garlic white rice is AMAZING. Do not ever drop that from the menu! We love it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food is good, love the Orange Circle. Noise level on a friday afternoon was very high. Difficulty hearing people next to you.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I’ve heard nothing but amazing things from this restaurant. So I finally went in to give it a try and celebrate a friends bday. The restaurant and ambience was nice and fun, perfect amount of noise level. I ordered the shrimp tacos (recommended from the waiter) and the hand made tortillas tasted amazing, but so so cold. The shrimp lacked flavor. The guacamole we ordered was meh, I’ve had better. Their chips were delicious, salsa was bland. I ordered house margarita also recommended by the waiter who said it was the specialty. Big mistake. It taste like something out of a ready mix. My next margarita I made Cadillac, and it saddens me when you go to a Mexican restaurant and they cannot even get the margaritas right. 🤔 I rather go to El Torito over this place again, and I hate El Torito but the margaritas there at least are delicious. Sorry Gabbys.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Had lunch with a friend here, food is good. Sorry that they decided to charge $3 for chips & salsa some time back. And portions were smaller than in the past, it is noticeable to regulars.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This was my second dining experience at Gabbi’s in Orange, which was Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:35 pm. We decided to show our out of town guests what great food Gabbi’s served but the evening started off with a hostess and,I believe, the manager lying to us. This was unacceptable.
A reservation was made two weeks in advance for our party of four. Upon arrival(15 minutes early and Restaurant half empty), we were told our table would be outside. We did not ask for an outdoor table nor were we asked for our preference. We saw three tables situated along the right wall inside that were clearly four-tops. When asked if we could be seated Inside at one of those tables we were given the “run-around”. We were told they were to be saved for parties of five(I suppose they’d put a chair at the end). We asked if they were spoken for, we were again told they were saving them for parties of five and they would not seat us there.
We accepted the outdoor table.
Ten minutes later, I turned around to not only see one table had a party of four seated, but the other tables only had two people at them!
My husband got up and asked the hostess why we couldn’t have been seated at one of those tables and he was clearly lied to. The hostess and the manager gave him some BS story about how “someone else” had seated these tables, and some other Mumbo-jumbo like we were stupid and would believe their lame lies. Really?
We dine out 3-4 times a week and are happy to drive from Newport Beach to wherever(even LA) to get a good meal. We spend a lot of money, tip heavily and are appreciative to the Restaurant help.
We will NEVER return to this restaurant again because of the ignorance and lies given to us by the hostess.
I am in the service industry myself and would never blatantly lie to a customer, especially when representing a sole-proprietorship Restaurant. UNPROFESSIONAL!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tapas, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Outstanding, creative cuisine. Attentive, skilled waiters. Fun atmosphere. We hosted a dinner with friends who are very hard to please when it comes to food. They loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

DON'T GO HERE ON YOUR LUNCH BTEAK!! The waiter took long to give us our check and drinks and blamed his lack of service on having a large table. I ended up being an hour late back to work because of this and had to stay late to make up my time at work because I'm an hourly employee.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This was our fourth dinner at Gabbi's, and we've ordered something different each time. The prawns in a spicy verde sauce were amazing, as was the skirt steak. Can't get enough of the salsa and the guac. Waitstaff is professional and friendly, and the jalepeno margaritas couldn't be better!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a great time! The food was amazing, the service was outstanding, we will need back very soon!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very nice dinner.
It fills up quite quickly.
Very tasty and good variety

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 4, 2017

As always, the service was excellent at Gabby's. Love their guac! Love their shrimp tacos. Ambiance is so enjoyable!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent food, wine, service and location. One of our favorite places.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fun, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great Tacos! Would like to see a "Happy Hour" menu.

Overall......Great experience!

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I had a great time there. We got the Veggie tacos and chicken salad. Both were very good and the environment was fun.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I had heard great things about this place and was underwhelmed. Very cute place and food was fine but margarita was very disappointing. Service fine nothing special.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

I would recommend the restaurant for their delicious food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Have been to Gabbi' s 4 or 5 times. So quaint. The food is always delicious!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The 3 stars is mostly for the service. For a Tuesday night I was expecting a little more attentiveness. Our server was nice but my goodness did it take long. I also stated in my reservation that it was a birthday dinner & it was not mentioned once. Highly disappointed about that. Will come for the food but not for any special occasions.

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