Gabbis Mexican KitchenYou can say a lot without saying anything at all.

Opening a restaurant without a sign says two things.

1.  My food will rock your world.

2. I understand the power of word of mouth marketing.

Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen in Old Towne Orange offers not only amazing food but also  the pure joy of discovering something unique and valuable to share with friends.

Yummy yummy word of mouth.

We heard about it from our friends (thanks Cory and Max!) and since our visit we have been telling everyone we know about chef/owner Gabbi Patrick.

Gabbi Patrick

She is the real deal.

She grew up in the LA restaurant biz and took her talents to UCLA (culinary studies) and Napa’s Greystone Culinary Institute of America. Her food is authentic and varied with dishes from all regions of Mexico.

It’s just awesome and if you don’t believe me check out their 218 reviews on Yelp.

Gabbis Mexican Kitchen Inside

The ambience inside is stylishly rustic with a cool little bar and a friendly local crowd.

Service is great, drinks are great (try the Jalepeno Margaritas with Cucumber) and dessert was some Mayan chocolate thingy that was fantastic.

I can’t stop talking about the place.

It’s filled with surprise and delight.

The essence of word of mouth marketing.

No sign needed.