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Babita Restaurant

1823 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776-3929
+1 626-288-7265
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“enchiladas” (2 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
1823 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776-3929
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Reviews (26)
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We wanted to try Babita after reading so many outstanding reviews. The chef used to work at the Brown Derby, so he is applying his knowledge of French cooking to Mexican food.The food was all very fresh. We enjoyed the double soups in a single...More

Thank MaryMargaretMcMertz
Reviewed 28 February 2017

All the warmth of a small family restaurant combined with refined Mexican cooking from a chef constantly experimenting with new tastes. He is known for his 'double soups': one part fruit based and the other vegetable, roasted peaches being the base of one half of...More

Thank GardenPam
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I have gone several times. I would go today, but they are closed for a couple days. Can't wait til they get back. This is one of the best restaurants around.

Thank ttp620
Reviewed 11 March 2016

we were recently invited to a what for us was a new place, Babita and it was Great! if i had to put a label on the cuisine i would say worldly, sophisticated Oaxacan. its in a undistinguished neighbor in San Gabriel in what is...More

Thank rabenbru
Reviewed 26 August 2015

A fine treat if you're in to Mexican food, yet want something a little more refined. Thoroughly enjoyed the owners take and adventurous take on traditional Mexican dishes; all delightfully presented and a joy to eat; good beverage selection too.

Thank Bruno M
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Small, quaint, family owned restaurant...very up-scale menu. Only the freshest ingredients. A true delight! The daughter, whom the restaurant is named after, greeted us at the door and took care of us. The mother is responsible for the delicious fresh tortillas each day. And the...More

Thank rabbolding
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Don't expect traditional mexican but a great mexican cooking with inventive, capacity and an hearty eye to Mexico. Cozy and family ambience. Her, him and their daughter. Guava soup, pork dressed with cactus leaves, outstanding dessert. It pays a drive to San Gabriel. Enjoy.

Thank CarmineLosco
Reviewed 9 May 2014

After my fourth visit over a period of years, I continue to think this is the best Mexican cuisine outside of Mexico (and possibly IN Mexico). Chef Roberto produces inventive, delicious delicacies to delight diners at this small, unpretentious place in an unlikely locale. He...More

1  Thank NYscholar2
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The only restaurant that compares is Casa Oaxaca....in Oaxaca Mexico; so if you can't make the trip....head down to San Gabriel (of all places). Chef Roberto only uses the very best ingredients in whatever dishes he prepares, the finest sea foods and meats...his soups are...More

1  Thank Roberto3250
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Fine food, tasty surprising combinations, beautiful presentation in a very small family-run restaurant in an offbeat location. Mexican food does not get better—anywhere (I live in New Mexico and travel to Mexico). Not cheap, but a fair price for the quality. Wine and beer only.

1  Thank Cati2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 PM - 11:30 AM
9:00 PM - 11:30 AM
9:00 PM - 11:30 AM
10:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1823 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776-3929
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Gabriel
  • Phone Number: +1 626-288-7265
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