Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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MICHELIN
Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
₹2,505.00 – ₹1,670.00
CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

The cooks here understand the essence of regional Mexican cuisine, so trust in their skills and do not be disillusioned by the menu line that reads "su...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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About
GABBI PATRICK is dedicated to integrating moderngastronomy with the indigenous and traditional recipes of Mexicancuisine. In her pursuit of preserving the rich culinary heritage ofMexico, Gabbi has adopted an eco-gastronomic approach in herinterpretation of “Old World” recipes. Her passion and vision arereflected in every detail of her craft, from supporting local farmsto her extensive travels throughout Mexico.
PRICE RANGE
₹2,505.00 – ₹1,670.00
CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles350 reviews
Excellent
197
Very good
97
Average
29
Poor
17
Terrible
10
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Diana F
San Francisco11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
We have never been disappointed with Gabbi’s. They have outside dining. The staff is friendly and attentive. We had excellent guacamole and the chips were fresh, but the REAL treat is the carnitas, always tasty. Their Queso Fondito is our favorite appetizer! And they make an excellent Paloma🥂
Written 2 September 2020
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hilo88
Honolulu361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
The food at Gabbi’s has always been delicious. I absolutely LOVE the shrimp enchiladas and the creamy poblano sauce it is smothered in. I used the sauce for chips and to dip my flour tortillas, and my queso fundido. SO good. The fundido was yummy, but was a little spicy due to the chorizo. The chorizo used to be an add-on (as were mushrooms), but now they are both in the fundido automatically. Very good, but pricy and spicy. My son could not eat it. My wife got shrimp tacos and liked them. She did say that she wished she got the shrimp enchiladas too. We got chocolate churros and they were yummy too. I was really full from the enchiladas and the fundido but I had to. The chocolate churro was a fun touch. Service was great. It was quick and the server was solid. Answered all questions thoroughly. Hostess was really nice too. I think it was literally her first or second day working there. We had a really nice lunch at Gabbi’s. Hadn’t eaten there in about 10 years, but while the menu changed a lot, the food was still excellent.... ESPECIALLY the enchiladas de camarones (shrimp).
Written 13 April 2022
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Mike H
Folsom107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Great Mexican off the circle in orange. Nice ambience internally with a fun relaxed vibe. Home made chips and salsa are excellent (note there is a small charge so you need to ask for them). Empanada to start with was not the normal dough but more filo like which made the ratio of filling (shrimp) to dough better, highly recommended. Carnitas with home made tortillas was excellent. Great service. Cocktails were great. Great dinner location.
Written 5 April 2024
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valentinanat
Garden Grove92 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 solo
One great find at this restaurant is pozole, a green soup with clams, hominy corn, shrimp, fish, and raw avocado. The green in the soup comes from the grinding of Serrano chili and green tomatillos. The background taste of this soup is a tasty, seafood stock. It’s very, very good. I would usually come to this restaurant and order one soup for there and two orders for to go. Today, what I got was this same soup with the fish, shrimp, and everything else but the soup stock was basically water and some lime juice. They managed to put in a clam that didn’t opened up also. (If I would be so bold to ask that the fresh arugula that is put on top of this soup be picked off of old, yellow leaves before putting them in for future orders.) Today, this soup was so void of any soup/stock taste that I managed the courage to ask if Gabbi (the owner) was in the house because I wanted her to taste it. They said she was away. Anyhow, the manager was nice enough to let me not have to take the two orders to go. I found out from the waiter that my portion was the last of the batch. I believe that what the cook was trying to do was enlarge the portion to cover all three orders. What made me curious was that what was added was not even stock. It was just straight water and lime juice. We’re they out of soup stock also? Ay yah, if you go and you want to order this soup, I recommend you go Thursday or Friday when maybe they had just made a new batch to get ready for the big rush. Another item on the menu that’s very good is “quesillo en salsa verde” which is mozzarella cheese wrapped in panko crumbs and served with fresh, handmade tortillas. The portion is enough to share with two, even three people.
Written 29 September 2021
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Jane H
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
The food was expensive but good. It was $18 for my two tacos at lunch, drinks are about $12. Our server did a fine job, and we had a nice meal. When the bill came, I lost it. I was extremely disappointed that a Michelin Star restaurant would feel the need to add a "Kitchen Appreciation Fee" to the bill. I had to Google it to see what it was. Basically, it's an added fee that supposedly goes to the kitchen staff to subsidize low wages they are being paid. Are you kidding me? This place is busy and has high prices. They don't want to pay their employees a decent wage and are passing it off to their customers. SOOO shady. Most people probably wouldn't even notice it. It's an extra 3% of the bill. SO WRONG! I did not pay it and will not return.
Written 7 January 2022
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SpannyS
77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
We had an interesting experience. The food was delicious, and our server was nice, but there were several issues. We ordered cocktails, apps, and entrees at the same time. One app came out wrong - it was not what we ordered. When the correct one came, our entrees were delivered literally 60 seconds later. One of the entrees was also not what I ordered. By the time the correct one came out, the other 3 people were half done their entrees. By this point we STILL had not received our cocktails. And our waters hadn’t been refilled. They finally refilled waters and brought our cocktails shortly after entrees arrived. Waiter said he would make up for it with dessert. After we finished the entrees (everything we had was wonderful), our waiter asked about dessert and we were stuffed, so politely declined. He told my husband, “don’t worry I will take care of it on the check.” But then he brought out 3 desserts, and the bill also still had all the drinks on there. This made us all laugh. We didn’t complain, but this was all a little crazy and disappointing for a Michelin-star restaurant. If the cocktails had come out at a normal time we probably would’ve each had at least 2. Oh well!
Written 14 May 2023
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Anne R
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 family
Very Expensive for what you get. Ordered a vodka tonic and got vodka with flat club soda. Our waiter didn’t understand so I Switched with Sangria. The food had limited options that wouldn’t burn the skin off your tongue so I stuck with Chips. The bill came and I it included both drinks! Ugh. Paid the bill $49!! Best part of the evening was being with family. Wish we had gone to 3 Roots Mexican Cocina…next time
Written 14 February 2023
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thane_paolo
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
As a family we only had a short trip to the States and one of my great joys when travelling in the US is Mexican food. I will tell you Gabbi's did not disappoint. The food was carefully prepared, looked great on the plate and tasted fantastic. The two biggest hits of the night were the esquites (grilled corn) and the alhambre taco. The corn was so wonderfully savoury with a strong smokey flavour. The restaurant is a lovely space and the waitstaff was wonderful. In short it was perfect. Sad that they don't have one in Toronto.
Written 24 January 2024
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65oski
Irvine538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
Saturday evening at 5:45, place was full. Got a table inside but much too noisy so we waiting 30 minutes for one outside. Good choice! Much quieter, roomier and much more pleasant. Ordered a skinny margarita and a el viejo. Drinks are $14 but are very good. Wife had the mole chicken and I had the carnitas. Both were nice sized meals, just right for hearty appetites, enough for a nice lunch for seniors like us. Adriana was our server. We were never rushed even though it was quite crowded.
Written 19 June 2021
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Shanelle
Santa Monica7500 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Michelin-recognized Mexican spot. Came here with my parents for an early dinner on a Sunday. We made a reservation online in advance and got seated immediately. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Restrooms are available inside to the left (past the kitchen). Credit cards accepted. Vegetarian options are available. Free parking available on the street or in the city parking lots. We started with the queso fundido with chorizo. It was interesting that the cheese was solid as we were expecting some melted cheese, but it paired well with the chorizo on top. It came with flour tortillas on the side. For entrees, it’s not family style. I had the mole coloradito enchiladas and also tried the carnitas nortenas and Puebla tacos. I know that the mole is a popular thing to get but I preferred the carnitas nortenas more (perhaps because it came with chicharron).
Written 2 September 2023
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petercD4277MP
Madrid60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
This is the real Mc Coy for Mexican food No Tex Mex here. We have been to this restaurant on many occasions when we visit from Spain. It never fails. Same superb quality as always. Good food no matter what you choose and excellent margaritas. This time we had the gorditas de pastor, the mole tostaditas and the shrimp tacos. Keep it up. Orange should be proud to offer such good Mexican dishes. Enhorabuena.
Written 20 February 2024
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Carrie C
38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 business
Authentic and tasty Mexican, nice margaritas, good service and fun ambiance. Had the enchiladas and they were a large portion & very good!
Written 17 November 2023
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David M
Louisville78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
Awesome restaurant recognized in Michelin Guide. Food and service outstanding. Location is quaint.
Written 22 April 2023
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kingofsp8s
Madison141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
Good food, reasonable service. Just keep in mind this isn't Del Taco. Bring your wallet. But enjoy and savor the flavor.
Written 14 January 2023
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Billy Shoemaker
Valldemossa52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
We are from Vegas and very familiar with good food and service! Our servers were both on point with our orders and the food was amazing! Look forward to coming back soon :)
Written 25 July 2022
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