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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.
Orange, CA 92866
Mexican, Gastro Pub, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pmg - 11:00pm;
S Glassell St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot behind building
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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