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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

Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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Creative Cuisine (21)
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Casual (21)
Fun (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Romantic (10)
Spicy (10)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Business Meals (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vegan (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tapas (4)
Cozy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was a bit slow, which was unusual. Seemed like a slow night. Otherwise this restaurant is always a favorite.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant is a bit expensive, but the food is really good and original. The Mexican meals are revisited with unexpected ingredients like tangerine.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Upscale Mexican. Very pleasant experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything we ate was excellent. We got chips and guacamole which were perfect. I ordered the enchiladas suiza and my husband got the pork tacos. Everything was prepared perfectly. Our waiter was very attentive and made sure we were well taken care of. I got their jalapeño margarita and it was good but I’ve had spicier jalapeño margaritas before and this was lacking some of the bite. I did see Pisco Sour on the drink menu and it looks like it’s prepared just like my family makes it in Chile, and I will probably order that next time. We were so full we didn’t try any of their desserts either. But we will be back, hopefully soon!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great selection of fish and steaks and shrimp
Very flavorful
Excellent service

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This is one really great restaurant! Loved everything about it except the noise level. The restaurant has perhaps the best and most unique Mexican food we have ever eaten. We loved it! We had the Carna Assad’s Tacos (flour) and they were like no Taco I have ever tasted. Very interesting, unusual, and wonderfully tasty. We also had the Enchallidas Souza. The best ever! The Tomatillo sauce is to die for! The restaurant is just enough upscale to be really nice without being over-the-top either with atmosphere, attitude, or price. Service is outstanding. Atmosphere wonderful (though loud) and yes the Margaritas are excellent too! Highly recommend to anyone who is tired of ordinary, same Mexican food. This is absolutely extraordinary and something completely different.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Everything from the chips and salsa, salad and vegetable tacos was incredibly flavorful. Best corn tortillas ever. The guacamole was almost like a mousse texture - just heavenly!! Most items on the menu are gluten free.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Always a treat dining here. We order the guaccamole every time and it never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this place! Always great service and food! Great ambiance too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 1, 2018

After swearing off Gabbi’s forever because of the bad service I received last visit, I came back because I just had to have the Pueblo tacos. This time was excellent! The hostess in the front had resting “unhappy” face and was less than welcoming. However, hour server Ramon was fantastic! Very accommodating, very nice without being over baring and recognized we were celebrating and brought us some ice cream. Very sweet and restored my faith in Gabbi’s. The food was consistent and amazing as usual. When we left there must have been a switch in shifts and another girl was at the podium - very nice and thanked us for dining!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a great time, everything we ordered was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great dinner ! We had a wonderful evening celebrating with friends !

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Definitely not Mexican street food. All 4 of us loved our meals. Spectacular tastes.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding take on Mexican standards. Warm chips to go with salsa and guacamole are a nice touch to start. Meals are clearly crafted with attention to detail both in terms of presentation and taste. This was a repeat visit for us and won't be our last.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome - excellent service, all the recommendations were awesome. Handcrafted cocktails. Chips and guacamole. Flavorful. Pork dishes with home made corn tortillas were awesome. Shrimp special over rice were perfectly cooked.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Love this place!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were glad that we made the reservations, the place was packed (6:30 PM). Seated at a table for two we first noticed the interesting way that the restaurant was decorated with asundry items. Our waiter Orlando (sp?) was very knowledgeable and professional.
Both ordered tacos which I would highly recommend, fresh tortillas made in kitchen. The tacos had a delicious blend of ingredients. The order consists of two tacos and they were quite filling. A little on the pricey side but for me well worth it, total was $56 for two entrees and two drinks. Right on Glassell just south of the traffic circle.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Always Awesome food!!! A must whenever you are in Orange County!!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food as always! Service was slow and not as attentive as prior visits. Went on Saturday night and it was chilly out. Could have cranked up the heaters a bit.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is amazing

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Nice place for casual dining. Mexican cuisine was mixed—carnitas nicely done, enchiladas unremarkable, salsa looked unappetizing. Overall, not bad. Good service.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food is good to mediocre with traditional Mexican ingredients but with a more contemporary Flair. The presentation of the meal is average but they would like you to assume that it is more prestigious. Overall this is a restaurant that one would enjoy if you're looking for the so-called "high-end Mexican" but as with most high-end food it is simply repackaged traditional food with flair. It is a place that I would not go back to except for the bar area and possibly bring friends for drinks. It's still is a business and restaurant that I would frequent but not for food just to Simply maintain my support for local own businesses.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was delicious and authentic. The server was knowledgable, polite and very capable at her job.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Went to Gabbi's based on the high reviews and I have to say, I was not disappointed. Everything from the service to the food was absolutely amazing. Juan, our server, was very attentive and accommodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food, ambiance..servers are exceptional...Margaritas are so tasty and made the way you like em. Enchiladas camerones...YUMMMMM and for dessert - Churros with Chocolate sauce dip. LOVE Gabbi's

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food. Lively ambiance. Very good experience, but too rushed, especially considering the relatively high cost.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Always fabulous!!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I wasn't impressed by the food. We visited about a year ago and for some reason the food seemed to be better then. The margarita (jalapen~o/Cucumber) was just ok. The food was ok. They had some kind of crispy salad with the mole colorado plate that was extremely salty to be enjoyed. The mole was ok. I didn't like the banana empanada. I dont' think I'll be going back. I was there for a friend's birthday. The restaurant didn't seem too busy at 1 pm on a Sunday, but there was a time that we didn't see our waiter for about 40 minutes, until we asked a busboy if he knew where our waiter went so he went and got him.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My husband and I love Gabbi's, it has been a favorite neighborhood spot for us for years. The ambiance is romantic and fun, the food is fantastic, and the service is usually great as well. This last time we went, I was a little disappointed in the bar service. We arrived early for our reservation and wanted to get a drink at the bar. I am pregnant, so cannot drink alcohol; My husband ordered a margarita while I looked over the menu. I asked the bartender if I could order the Paloma with no tequila, and add soda water; he simply shook his head, said it would be only grapefruit, and walked away. And he never came back to see if there was anything else I would like to drink. I understand that it was a Friday, so they were a little busy, but he was extremely rude and it upset both my husband and I. But I will say once we sat at our table the rest of the service and the rest of our evening was great and we enjoyed our date night. Overall, I will always recommend Gabbi's for great food and a fun night out. My favorite dish is the Carnitas, and the churros for dessert, of course.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We absolutely LOVE Gabbi’s! Food is always wonderful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our first time and it was great. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

delicious food & drinks, excellent service! not inexpensive, but worth every penny!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Absolutely delicious! Enjoyed the queso fundido and puebla tacos...both are to die for. The homemade tortillas really set them off. And their margaritas are on point! It's Mexican food taken to a new level. Can't wait to go back!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The restaurant was very beautiful, the decor is awesome. Staff were friendly and accommodating. I’d made a reservation to treat my family to dinner before I returned home to Toronto. We had the salsa, guacamole and chips to start. I had the Asada tacos and my family had the mole coloradito and enchiladas. The mole might have been the winner of the night. We just found the food ho-hum and a bit lack luster for the price. Nice evening out but won’t be back. Better suited as a date spot for drinks and apps.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is always fresh and delicious!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I’ve been to this restaurant several times and the food is always amazing. On this visit we saw a increase in the level of customer service that’s it was once lacking. There is an interesting drink menu. It can be a bit loud inside and be sure to have a reservation before going.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Slow service, one plate was Cold. They remade it , but everyone else was finished.
So we had it boxed!
They did remove it from the check alone with one other entry .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I love this place
The food is delicious especially the pozole verde

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food here is Amazing!! Love the flavors!
The service is great as well!! Perfect Lunch with friends!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our meal. Juan provided excellent service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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