The cooks at Gabbi’s understand the essence of great Mexican food, which it has been delivering for many years. Trust in their skills and do not be dismayed with the menu line reading “substitutions are graciously declined.” Yet many dishes offer a spin on traditions, such as the citrus-tinged achiote pork that tops the creamy black beans and puffed corn tortillas in panuchos de Yucatán. Tacos are a signature for good reason, and two per order encourages guests to explore their range of tortillas and fillings.
This delightful kitchen also makes the most of its idyllic setting, amid dozens of antique shops with an open front that spills onto the street. The interior is bright and warm, with plenty of tequila bottles lining the backlit shelves.- MICHELIN guide inspectors