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Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen

141 S. Glassell St. Orange, CA 92856 | Orange | 714-633-3038

Location Description:

Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen is a Mexican restaurant in orange. This Mexican restaurant off the Orange Circle sports no signage after years in business. After a few weeks of a constant line of customers within their opening, chef Gabbi Patrick figured it don't need it. The mole is spot-on, and the churros are homemade and crisp. Who needs a sign?

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  • Cuisine(s): Mexican
  • Hours: Daily 11am-11pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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