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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

4.6
4.6
1579 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Interim Daily 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 633-3038

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gabbi Patrick

  • Private party facilities

    We have an underground cellar for private parties of up to 12 people. Call to inquire!

  • Neighborhood

    Orange

  • Cross street

    S Glassell St

  • Parking details

    Parking lot behind building

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,579 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Mexican

  • North Orange County

    Mexican

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  1. KF

    KathyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite restaurant!! Perfect for date night.
  2. JC

    JeffC

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Alas, Gabbi's seems a shadow of its formerly wonderful self. Yes, covid is (probably) to blame. Both the Swiss enchilada and shrimp taco seemed reduced from their former (great) versions. Unless I missed it, their former (great) aquaverde salad is now missing. The wine list is better now than it was a few months ago though. (bravo!). I look forward to a post-covid re-boot of Gabbis with something approximating its former menu. Best wishes, hope for the better.
  3. KS

    KayS

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We love Gabbi's, and Chaak, as well. The food is imaginative and well-executed. The drinks are interesting and beautifully presented. The four stars instead of five, which the food richly deserves, is really about the noise. It's difficult to converse here because the walls are hard and the music is too loud. I think some softer Latin jazz would match the food and decor, and prevent hollering.
  4. J

    James

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Waiter slow and not attentive
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always good and our server was awesome! I never write reviews but this place deserves it!
  6. KJ

    KarenJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great service from the staff and the food is so delicious. Only thing is the chairs at the tables are uncomfortable and that's why I gave 4 stars for overall.
  7. DU

    DaveU

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always great. Next level mexican food so make a reservation.
  8. SR

    SandraR

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food delicious as usual.
  9. LK

    LuisK

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Mexican food concept. The atmosphere is perfect. Try their Margaritas, which are highly recommended.
  10. L

    Lindsay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! Food, service, drinks, 10/10 experience!
  11. VC

    VanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Expensive baby small cokes. Best tortillas ever! guacamole out of this world. Wish I lived here to eat there every week!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabbie never disappoints!
  13. VJ

    VictoriaJ

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous fusion Mexican. A bit noisy
  14. r

    rjmm

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fun vibe, good drinks and food. Smaller portions and have to pay for chips. Definitely a higher end Mexican food experience.
  15. J

    Jordan

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host and server were wonderful. Food was great but make sure and save room for the chocolate churros. They are to die for.
  16. R

    Roc2

    Orange County

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night out was a great night with great food . Love the variety of flavors they offer . A lively atmosphere with delicious drinks and a menu to meet many peoples palates ! Beautiful night and great service !
  17. a

    annf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique, flavorful food. Welcoming staff. A place for special occasions.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience... Ab
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Let me preface by saying, I’ve been looking forward to going to Gabi’s for a long time. I wanted to food and drinks to taste amazing, alas it wasn’t that way. They have a much smaller drink menu than I expected, no mixed drinks or a blender to make them, not good for a restaurant of their ambition. The flavors starting from chips and salsa to entrees were wayyy too muted. I was waiting for a flavor the whole night and I was disappointed. And the bill reflected a much different eating experience than I actually ate, it was very expensive. They may have had an off night so I will try again, but overall this was a let down.
  20. FO

    FredO

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely i recommend it, the service ,the ambiance ,the decor 5 stars
  21. p

    paulaayala

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Less attention to detail in terms of food execution. Not what I remember before pandemic.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  23. T

    Traveler

    Los Angeles

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and very flavorful It good to go before it gets too crowded A very popular spot
  24. BS

    BethS

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place for a special lunch! Food is outstanding, as is the service. Highly recommended!
  25. SB

    SBEE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service, from hostess to waitstaff. Food is good, hard to eat the tacos because the tortilla fall apart. and more mushrooms than asada...chips and salsa - outstanding. Fundido could use more flavor than just white cheese-overall glad I went but it was really expensive all things said and done. 4 tacos, some fundido, 2 beers - over $75.00 without tip. I don't know...spending close to $100 on tacos is a bit much for me.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty and healthy food. I enjoyed the meal.
  27. EP

    EPad

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we arrived to finishing dessert, Gabbi’s and their staff made the evening special. Our waiter gave wonderful suggestions and we ordered just the right amount of food. We ordered to split with each other and that gave us more tasting experiences that ordering alone. This is a wonderful restaurant not to be missed.
  28. AR

    AngelaR

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little place! Excellent all the way around!
  29. M

    Monica

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and nice service. Cocktails were also delicious!
  30. LO

    LauraO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Drinks took 1/2 and arrived separately, and wrong twice. apparently from the beginning we got the wrong order, manager had to come to apologize. Don't know what happened to the restaurant.
  31. AD

    ADM2

    Las Vegas

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Camarones de Mole Verde and Jicama Salad were our favorite dishes. Great flavors overall. $18 for two tacos then tacking on a service fee for the team is ballsy.
  32. IM

    IdaniaM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Waiter was rude. Asked him if they could make a margarita with no agave and he said they come the way they come and at the end of our dinner he made sure to let us know they needed the table for the next guests. I thought I was being punked. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a terrible dining experience. With all the great restaurants out there an amazing service this is not a go to for me ever again. Sadly I used to like this restaurant. The food was also not what I remember it to be.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Just terrible.
  34. SP

    StephenP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious and in a fun location. Both mole dishes are delicious
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food, margaritas and the atmosphere! Staff were extremely friendly!
  36. NC

    NickC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Way too pricey, still busy though. Sister restaurant Chaak much better IMO but this place has tenure.
  37. SK

    SharonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch experience! We had excellent service and tasty food!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp enchiladas were fantastic and the drinks are amazing!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm ambiance and delicious food and great cocktails!
  40. J

    Jewls0830

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was great, and drinks were delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1579 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

141 S Glassell St Orange, CA 92866

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S Glassell St

  • Neighborhood

    Orange

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Interim Daily 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking lot behind building

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gabbi Patrick

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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