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Posted by Mexican Gourmand on 05/15/2005
I've lived in Dallas and LA, and Gabriela's would thrive in either of those places. In Dallas, even the most died in the wool, W-luvin' (read illiterate) Tex-Mex fans would enjoy the respite from beans and lard. In LA, where there are more restaurants like Gabriela's, its consistency and great service would make it stand out. Gabriela's is the best Mexican food on the Upper West Side, better than Rosa Mexicano even.
Posted by Shelley on 04/02/2005
Definitely ignore the haters. Some people are impossible to please. I live one block away from Gabrielas, order delivery at least once a week, and take friends to the restaurant regularly. Gabrielas has the best marinated beef, homemade tortillas, and phenomenal salsa. The place is a blessing for our neighborhood. And I grew up in L.A., where we have lots fo great Mexican. Gabrielas is busy and charges a bit of a premium, because it can. Top quality Mexican food, without a doubt.
Posted by smoegs on 01/24/2005
I've grown up on mexican both living in Dallas and enjoying Tex-Mex, to having experience close to the border. This is an embarrassment to the food. The beans, gross. Don't waste your time, the drinks are overpriced and not as good as the other places. Look elsewhere.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/27/2004
I've eaten here at least 10 times in the last 6 months and the quality has been consistently excellent. They have 4 or 5 moles available that are some of the best I have ever experienced. Coconut flan is to die for. Also, the tacky decor has a certain charm to it.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/06/2004
Decided to give it yet another chance, but nothing has changed. Unfortunately I think that this is one that I must give up. And such a shame, because in it's time nothing in the Upper West Side could touch it.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/23/2004
I remember when they used to have really wonderful menudo on the menu.... they took it off I guess last year and when I looked at the menu, I agree with a previous reviewer.... a lot of the food has become generic mexican that you can get almost anywhere else.
Posted by Save your money on 06/20/2004
I just went to Gabriela's the other night and I was disapointed to say the least. I got one of the more expensive dishes (carne asada) and the meat was disgusting. There was so much fat on it and it seems as though they tried to cover up the quality of the meat thru heavy dressing. Thisi place just didnt meat my expecations, I would never go back.