Babita Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 1823 S San Gabriel Blvd

    San Gabriel, CA 91776

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  • 626-288-7265

About Babita Restaurant

Hours
Mon., Sat. - Sun. CLOSED;Tue. - Fri. 11:30am - 2:30pm

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This place has become a favorite of mine. I have searched all over Los Angeles for a place that served Chiles en Nogades, and the place that I've come to know as my favorite is Babita. They serve delicious food, including the hard-to-find Huitlacoche and my favorite, the Chiles en Nogades. The service is wonderful and the chef/owner is always very nice to chat with. Nice choice of wines. The inside is cozy, and it is easily found just off the freeway.

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★★★★★

This place has become a favorite of mine. I have searched all over Los Angeles for a place that served Chiles en Nogades, and the place that I've come to know as my favorite is Babita. They serve delicious food, including the hard-to-find Huitlacoche and my favorite, the Chiles en Nogades. The service is wonderful and the chef/owner is always very nice to chat with. Nice choice of wines. The inside is cozy, and it is easily found just off the freeway.

Pros: Chiles en Nogades

Cons: a bit pricey

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I have been to Babita on numerous occasions. I fancy myself as a bit of an expert when it comes to Mexican food. My wife is from Mexico and we have travelled a decent amount. The weekend jaunt to Puerto Nuevo for lobster, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Tonala, Tlaquepaque, Monterrey...most recently through Merida, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Cancun and other cities in Quintana Roo.

The dishes are all authentic with the chef's own spin on flavor. The dishes from the Yucatan are excellent. It is not easy to find most of these dishes locally. The desserts are great and the wine list is decent. My wife and I have taken many friends here with rave reviews.

The neighbor hood isn't the best, it looks small and run down from the outside. Inside is cozy and romantic. The main dining are is small but there is a larger room for big parties. The staff is mellow but attentive, reminiscent of Quintana Roo where they have a slower pace of life and enjoy every moment to the fullest. This doesn't mean the service is bad, it's a different culture coliding with ours. The prices are not bad considering that you can't get these dishes other places.

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★★★★★

I have been to Babita on numerous occasions. I fancy myself as a bit of an expert when it comes to Mexican food. My wife is from Mexico and we have travelled a decent amount. The weekend jaunt to Puerto Nuevo for lobster, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Tonala, Tlaquepaque, Monterrey...most recently through Merida, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Cancun and other cities in Quintana Roo.

The dishes are all authentic with the chef's own spin on flavor. The dishes from the Yucatan are excellent. It is not easy to find most of these dishes locally. The desserts are great and the wine list is decent. My wife and I have taken many friends here with rave reviews.

The neighbor hood isn't the best, it looks small and run down from the outside. Inside is cozy and romantic. The main dining are is small but there is a larger room for big parties. The staff is mellow but attentive, reminiscent of Quintana Roo where they have a slower pace of life and enjoy every moment to the fullest. This doesn't mean the service is bad, it's a different culture coliding with ours. The prices are not bad considering that you can't get these dishes other places.

Pros: Regional Dishes

Cons: Neighborhood

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I came here for lunch and was really impressed. It's a very small family owned restaurant. I couldn't tell from the looks on the outside what to expect on the inside. It was very classy and homely. The Mexican food had a French flare with a touch of Cuban cuisine. It was a bit pricey, but worth the try. I think it's very hard to find nice, cozy, sit down time spanish restaurants around this area. I definitely recommend.

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★★★★☆

I came here for lunch and was really impressed. It's a very small family owned restaurant. I couldn't tell from the looks on the outside what to expect on the inside. It was very classy and homely. The Mexican food had a French flare with a touch of Cuban cuisine. It was a bit pricey, but worth the try. I think it's very hard to find nice, cozy, sit down time spanish restaurants around this area. I definitely recommend.

Pros: Food, Service, Cozy Atmosphere

Cons: Price

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First of all the place itself was not impressive at all. I went here some weeks ago because many coworkers recommended it. The place is so small. You'd think that by now they have made enough money with their over the top prices to update the location. At least clean the inside of the restaurant. I felt like I was going into my dirty neighbor's house here in east LA. The food was okay but not great. It seems like this restaurant just caters to rich people. When I went I was the only mexican person there. Everybody else was white. Que van a saber ellos de autentica comida mexicana. I felt like it was a rip off. $30 for a chili pepper with ground beef inside. I don't think so. I've had better mexican food for less than half the price! Its okay to go once to see what the big fuss is. I wouldn't go again. Then the service was bad. I kept asking one of the girls questions about the dishes and she didn't even know! She had to ask this other lady. This lady even gave us wrong information on where the dishes were from. The desserts were a joke. They were not good nor inventive. I'm not a chef and I can make better desserts than what they offered. Very dissapointed. Save your money.

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★☆☆☆☆

First of all the place itself was not impressive at all. I went here some weeks ago because many coworkers recommended it. The place is so small. You'd think that by now they have made enough money with their over the top prices to update the location. At least clean the inside of the restaurant. I felt like I was going into my dirty neighbor's house here in east LA. The food was okay but not great. It seems like this restaurant just caters to rich people. When I went I was the only mexican person there. Everybody else was white. Que van a saber ellos de autentica comida mexicana. I felt like it was a rip off. $30 for a chili pepper with ground beef inside. I don't think so. I've had better mexican food for less than half the price! Its okay to go once to see what the big fuss is. I wouldn't go again. Then the service was bad. I kept asking one of the girls questions about the dishes and she didn't even know! She had to ask this other lady. This lady even gave us wrong information on where the dishes were from. The desserts were a joke. They were not good nor inventive. I'm not a chef and I can make better desserts than what they offered. Very dissapointed. Save your money.

Pros: Food is okay.

Cons: OVERLY PRICED FOR BEING MEXICAN FOOD! Dirty little place. Was expecting a more luxurious dining environment for the price you pay.

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What an experience! I ordered the crab enchilada which cost about $25.00 which I thought was outrageous. After having eaten it, I would order it again and willingly pay more for the experience. And I am someone who eats mostly at very good neighborhood restaurants where two can eat for less than 20 bucks. The chef spent quite some time with us explaining how he changes age old recipes. The lamb which a friend had is put in the oven the night before and slow cooked - It was the best he had ever had. All three of us said this was the best dining experience in the Los Angeles area. Still, we can't go often because it is out of our budget - but what a great place to celebrate or take out of town guests for great Mexican food - the unique selections on the menu make this a particularly exciting place to explore.

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★★★★★

What an experience! I ordered the crab enchilada which cost about $25.00 which I thought was outrageous. After having eaten it, I would order it again and willingly pay more for the experience. And I am someone who eats mostly at very good neighborhood restaurants where two can eat for less than 20 bucks. The chef spent quite some time with us explaining how he changes age old recipes. The lamb which a friend had is put in the oven the night before and slow cooked - It was the best he had ever had. All three of us said this was the best dining experience in the Los Angeles area. Still, we can't go often because it is out of our budget - but what a great place to celebrate or take out of town guests for great Mexican food - the unique selections on the menu make this a particularly exciting place to explore.

Pros: Creative chef, Personal service, Extraordinary food

Cons: Street parking

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went there with my family a couple of weeks ago and had a great time.
the staff was polite and knowledeable and the food was really good.

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★★★★☆

went there with my family a couple of weeks ago and had a great time.
the staff was polite and knowledeable and the food was really good.

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The outside looks nothing like what the inside looks like. When I opened the door, my jaw literally dropped. The walls were bright red and orange with hundreds of tequila bottles surrounding the restaurant. It was a festive restaurant that does not make you realize that you are in that dark corner on San Gabriel.

Appetizers: Ceviche on a bed of tequila cilantro sorbet (ceviche was nicely marinated, tequila was strong), Guerritos Relleno - chile stuff dry smoked salmon with strawberry sauce (only a hint of strawberry which complemented the relleno), and fried calamari in a habanero cocktail sauce (the spicyness does not kick in until 30 secs later so becareful)

Main Courses: Cochinita Pibil - slow cooked pork baked in banana leaves (very good with their house made corn tortillas which were piping hot and fluffy, unlike what you get at the supermarket) Barabacoa - braised beef cheeks (this was the worst dish as it lacked flavor) Enchiladas de Pollo en Mole (mole had a strong chocolate essense which people may find awkward, they were generously stuff with chicken) Beef Tenderloin (a tender piece of beef tenderloin drenched in a herby, heavily spiced sauce (this dish packed the most wow factor) Saute Shrimp Topolobampo - tiger shrimp in a habanero, mustard, tomato, white wine sauce (very spicy and delicious) Chile Relleno (chile stuffed with crab ragout on a bed of green colored sauce (I don't know what the sauce was but it was really good and the chile was generously stuffed) Chile en Nogata - chile stuff with squash in a white cream sauce topped with pomegranate seeds (the most interesting dish of all sweet and crunchy)

Dessert: Mexican bread pudding. It had peanuts too. It was not overly sweet and just perfect.

In the end we spent ~$300 for 6. It was quite expensive for mexican cuisine but I thought the whole experience was worth it; from the decor to the unique ingredients and flavor of the dishes.

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★★★★★

The outside looks nothing like what the inside looks like. When I opened the door, my jaw literally dropped. The walls were bright red and orange with hundreds of tequila bottles surrounding the restaurant. It was a festive restaurant that does not make you realize that you are in that dark corner on San Gabriel.

Appetizers: Ceviche on a bed of tequila cilantro sorbet (ceviche was nicely marinated, tequila was strong), Guerritos Relleno - chile stuff dry smoked salmon with strawberry sauce (only a hint of strawberry which complemented the relleno), and fried calamari in a habanero cocktail sauce (the spicyness does not kick in until 30 secs later so becareful)

Main Courses: Cochinita Pibil - slow cooked pork baked in banana leaves (very good with their house made corn tortillas which were piping hot and fluffy, unlike what you get at the supermarket) Barabacoa - braised beef cheeks (this was the worst dish as it lacked flavor) Enchiladas de Pollo en Mole (mole had a strong chocolate essense which people may find awkward, they were generously stuff with chicken) Beef Tenderloin (a tender piece of beef tenderloin drenched in a herby, heavily spiced sauce (this dish packed the most wow factor) Saute Shrimp Topolobampo - tiger shrimp in a habanero, mustard, tomato, white wine sauce (very spicy and delicious) Chile Relleno (chile stuffed with crab ragout on a bed of green colored sauce (I don't know what the sauce was but it was really good and the chile was generously stuffed) Chile en Nogata - chile stuff with squash in a white cream sauce topped with pomegranate seeds (the most interesting dish of all sweet and crunchy)

Dessert: Mexican bread pudding. It had peanuts too. It was not overly sweet and just perfect.

In the end we spent ~$300 for 6. It was quite expensive for mexican cuisine but I thought the whole experience was worth it; from the decor to the unique ingredients and flavor of the dishes.

Pros: Unique Flavors

Cons: Price

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Chef Roberto did a wonderful job in making my birthday dinner special. After reading reviews about his seasonal Chile Nogado, I was excited to find it was still available. In fact, my husband and I ordered 3 entrees - the Enchiladas de pollo en mole, Tilapia and Scallop with mole, and the Chile Nogado. It was INCREDIBLE! Each bite had a wonderul texture and burst of flavor. Chef Roberto came out and introduced himself after dinner. We were so impressed with his passion and love for cooking. He is a true master. His wife was our server and the service delightful! Althought the restaurant is small, the quality of food is amazing. If you want a culinary experience Babita is well worth the drive. If you want hum drum, go elsewhere. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of food.

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★★★★★

Chef Roberto did a wonderful job in making my birthday dinner special. After reading reviews about his seasonal Chile Nogado, I was excited to find it was still available. In fact, my husband and I ordered 3 entrees - the Enchiladas de pollo en mole, Tilapia and Scallop with mole, and the Chile Nogado. It was INCREDIBLE! Each bite had a wonderul texture and burst of flavor. Chef Roberto came out and introduced himself after dinner. We were so impressed with his passion and love for cooking. He is a true master. His wife was our server and the service delightful! Althought the restaurant is small, the quality of food is amazing. If you want a culinary experience Babita is well worth the drive. If you want hum drum, go elsewhere. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of food.

Pros: Food, Service, Parking, Prices

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My husband and I have been going to Babita for years. We're not the "regulars" as you would call it, but we go often enough. We were just there an hour ago with some friends for their engagement and I have to say...the food was fabulous! It's always good, but I tried the Chiles en Nogada for the first time. I had heard the servers talk about it for a few years, but never bothered to try it. OMG...talk about great! The flavors were just bursting! I have had their Porterhouse, Camarones Tampolobampo, Barbacoa, Mixiote, Cochinita Pibil and New York and Shrimp Maviri...all DELICIOUS!!! Chef Roberto does a wine-paired dinner every 3 or 4 month...this is by invitation only. I have yet to receive an invitation, but I'm hoping soon. Also, he serves Kobe beef...very reasonably priced and so worth the price! Try his duo soups when he has them. If you're lucky, he'll be serving the Cream of Guava (this sounds exotic/funky, but is one of the best soups you'll ever try). The appetizers are great too...last but not least, he's got a limited wine list, but they're all very reasonably priced! The San Simeon Pinot Noir goes with just about everything! Make sure you go back and try different dishes because this is one of those rare-find restaurants that will make you want more...it's that addictive! Provecho!

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★★★★★

My husband and I have been going to Babita for years. We're not the "regulars" as you would call it, but we go often enough. We were just there an hour ago with some friends for their engagement and I have to say...the food was fabulous! It's always good, but I tried the Chiles en Nogada for the first time. I had heard the servers talk about it for a few years, but never bothered to try it. OMG...talk about great! The flavors were just bursting! I have had their Porterhouse, Camarones Tampolobampo, Barbacoa, Mixiote, Cochinita Pibil and New York and Shrimp Maviri...all DELICIOUS!!! Chef Roberto does a wine-paired dinner every 3 or 4 month...this is by invitation only. I have yet to receive an invitation, but I'm hoping soon. Also, he serves Kobe beef...very reasonably priced and so worth the price! Try his duo soups when he has them. If you're lucky, he'll be serving the Cream of Guava (this sounds exotic/funky, but is one of the best soups you'll ever try). The appetizers are great too...last but not least, he's got a limited wine list, but they're all very reasonably priced! The San Simeon Pinot Noir goes with just about everything! Make sure you go back and try different dishes because this is one of those rare-find restaurants that will make you want more...it's that addictive! Provecho!

Pros: Authentic Food, Reasonable Prices, Good Wine Prices

Cons: Service strained when busy

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We have been here twice now - once for dinner, and once for lunch. At lunch the other day the chef himself came out to telll us about the specials; a ling cod on a bed of nopales. The description was so good that we both went for it. It was moist and fresh and incredibly creative. When we went for dinner awhile back we had the same experience - the Chef came out to describe his dishes etc.

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★★★★★

We have been here twice now - once for dinner, and once for lunch. At lunch the other day the chef himself came out to telll us about the specials; a ling cod on a bed of nopales. The description was so good that we both went for it. It was moist and fresh and incredibly creative. When we went for dinner awhile back we had the same experience - the Chef came out to describe his dishes etc.

Pros: Incredibly creative food

Cons: small; recommend reservations

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Their Chilies en gonadas was out of this world..... loved the hand made tortillas and fried calamari.
We went on a week night so there was no wait at all, Brenda's service was wonderful.
We will defintely go back soon.

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★★★★★

Their Chilies en gonadas was out of this world..... loved the hand made tortillas and fried calamari.
We went on a week night so there was no wait at all, Brenda's service was wonderful.
We will defintely go back soon.

Pros: Good Service, Good Value, Romantic

Cons: Street Parking

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This is a tiny restaurant with only street parking, in the middle of nowhere. But it is most definitely worth the drive for the Chilies en Nogadas, a seasonal dish. I'm sure many of the other dishes are fabulous as well, but this was one of the most interesting blend of flavors I have ever eaten. Reservations are a must. The chef serves you many dishes himself and stops by your table at least once. Main courses run about $25 and appetizers about $8, so not for the budget conscious.

2
★★★★★

This is a tiny restaurant with only street parking, in the middle of nowhere. But it is most definitely worth the drive for the Chilies en Nogadas, a seasonal dish. I'm sure many of the other dishes are fabulous as well, but this was one of the most interesting blend of flavors I have ever eaten. Reservations are a must. The chef serves you many dishes himself and stops by your table at least once. Main courses run about $25 and appetizers about $8, so not for the budget conscious.

Pros: Food

Cons: Parking

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Everything was perfect! The service was impeccable and the food was even more so. The head chef came out and introduced himself and presented us with hand made tortillas. The food was not greasy or too heavy. The wine selection was good, too. I enjoyed the atmosphere, serice, and food very much. Th prices are very reasonable.

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★★★★★

Everything was perfect! The service was impeccable and the food was even more so. The head chef came out and introduced himself and presented us with hand made tortillas. The food was not greasy or too heavy. The wine selection was good, too. I enjoyed the atmosphere, serice, and food very much. Th prices are very reasonable.

Pros: great service, great food

Cons: a little tight

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Excellent food. Friend and I had the pork tenderloin, the ceviche sope, and the chicken and shrimp. All wonderful. If the "unmentioned dishes" are that good, then the favorites must be out-of-this-world! Would definitely go back again. The tortillas were awesome on the side.

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★★★★★

Excellent food. Friend and I had the pork tenderloin, the ceviche sope, and the chicken and shrimp. All wonderful. If the "unmentioned dishes" are that good, then the favorites must be out-of-this-world! Would definitely go back again. The tortillas were awesome on the side.

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Chef and owner Roberto Berrelleza is proud of his creative, artistic menu and rightly so. He comes out frequently to check on his guests, who enjoy highly personal interaction with this funny, charming man. He told us of several chefs from famous LA eateries who came to try his unique flvors and were quite satisfied. We can see why! We tried a saucy broiled swordfish, and 2 flavors of dense, melt-in-your-mouth flan, so far removed from the usual pale restaurant rendition of this classic that we felt shame for the others! The decor is elegant and tasteful and Roberto makes you feel quite at home. Do try this!

PROS: authentic, unique, delicious flavors, interesting host, good beer list
CONS: Park on the street

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★★★★★

Chef and owner Roberto Berrelleza is proud of his creative, artistic menu and rightly so. He comes out frequently to check on his guests, who enjoy highly personal interaction with this funny, charming man. He told us of several chefs from famous LA eateries who came to try his unique flvors and were quite satisfied. We can see why! We tried a saucy broiled swordfish, and 2 flavors of dense, melt-in-your-mouth flan, so far removed from the usual pale restaurant rendition of this classic that we felt shame for the others! The decor is elegant and tasteful and Roberto makes you feel quite at home. Do try this!

PROS: authentic, unique, delicious flavors, interesting host, good beer list
CONS: Park on the street

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The food at Babita was flavorful, and the waitstaff very friendly. However, on this particular visit I had to wait 1 hour for my food to arrive. Yes, you read that correctly, 1 hour. With no explanation other than a reminder 40 minutes into it all that my food was arriving shortly. I'm sure this is an anomally, but certainly making a patron wait for that long deserves explaination or recompense.

Unfortunately, I would not dine again at this restaurant. Just slightly overpriced for what you get, but certainly the flavors are unique and worth at least one visit.

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★★★★☆

The food at Babita was flavorful, and the waitstaff very friendly. However, on this particular visit I had to wait 1 hour for my food to arrive. Yes, you read that correctly, 1 hour. With no explanation other than a reminder 40 minutes into it all that my food was arriving shortly. I'm sure this is an anomally, but certainly making a patron wait for that long deserves explaination or recompense.

Unfortunately, I would not dine again at this restaurant. Just slightly overpriced for what you get, but certainly the flavors are unique and worth at least one visit.

Pros: unique flavors, waitstaff

Cons: bad experience

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Chef Roberto Berrelleza, does a fine job in collecting the best of the ingredients from different sources and artistically creating heavenly dishes that screams excellence for your palates. I discovered this place six years ago and I have been going back over and over again ever since. The restaurant to me its like a hidden treasure - its easy to miss, does not looks like a restaurant from the outside, but great food. There is nothing in the menu that its not good at all. One of my favorite dishes is the filet mignon with pimienta/mint sauce (hot/cold tastefully together). Definately great to enjoy it with a person that loves food. Its somehow crowded in the weekends. I recommend going on a weekday, when its more quiet and you feel like you have chef Berrelleza for your party.

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★★★★★

Chef Roberto Berrelleza, does a fine job in collecting the best of the ingredients from different sources and artistically creating heavenly dishes that screams excellence for your palates. I discovered this place six years ago and I have been going back over and over again ever since. The restaurant to me its like a hidden treasure - its easy to miss, does not looks like a restaurant from the outside, but great food. There is nothing in the menu that its not good at all. One of my favorite dishes is the filet mignon with pimienta/mint sauce (hot/cold tastefully together). Definately great to enjoy it with a person that loves food. Its somehow crowded in the weekends. I recommend going on a weekday, when its more quiet and you feel like you have chef Berrelleza for your party.

Pros: Quiet/Romantic, Gourmet, Affordable

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I am a culinary heat seeker, and can clearly say that the camarones topolobampo is the hottest dish I have ever had. The staff politely suggests 1/4 or 1/2 strength, but I went full, as usual. Searing flavor and heat. Don't get scared away from this gem of a restaurant! This is the only scorcher on the menu. All other entrees have the amazing style and flavor. This is not simply Mexican cuisine, but world-class cuisine. I've been back several times on special occasions, and can say it is one of the best restaurants I have been to.

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★★★★★

I am a culinary heat seeker, and can clearly say that the camarones topolobampo is the hottest dish I have ever had. The staff politely suggests 1/4 or 1/2 strength, but I went full, as usual. Searing flavor and heat. Don't get scared away from this gem of a restaurant! This is the only scorcher on the menu. All other entrees have the amazing style and flavor. This is not simply Mexican cuisine, but world-class cuisine. I've been back several times on special occasions, and can say it is one of the best restaurants I have been to.

Pros: culinary excellence, amazing food

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I have a confession to make. I had always thought of the term "Mexican Cuisine" as an oxymoron. The concept stayed true until my visit to Babita. When I could not find tacos or burritos on the menu, I knew I was in for a treat. Chef Berrelleza had shown me that the truth of fine Mexican dining. Everything was delicious and delicately presented. The decoration is simple but possesses a touch of elegance. Babita is a fine restaurant.

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★★★★☆

I have a confession to make. I had always thought of the term "Mexican Cuisine" as an oxymoron. The concept stayed true until my visit to Babita. When I could not find tacos or burritos on the menu, I knew I was in for a treat. Chef Berrelleza had shown me that the truth of fine Mexican dining. Everything was delicious and delicately presented. The decoration is simple but possesses a touch of elegance. Babita is a fine restaurant.

Pros: Fine Mexican Cuisine, Cozy decoration, Friendly services

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Saw the reviews and decided to head down and try it. From the outside it looked like a hole-in-the-wall restaurant. BUT, once you walk in, it turns out to be a really cozy, nicely decorated date place and restaurant!

Completely shocked at the fact that it wasn't the stereotypical "tacos, burritos, tostadas." In fact, the menu contained a lot of dishes I've never heard of! Turns out to be authentic Oaxacan Mexican food. They had Mexican LAMB dish(!) which I've never had at a Mexican restaurant before (very nice). My marinated Cochinita pibil was AWESOME! (The pork was tender and moist and had great flavor.)

Chef Roberto even came out himself to greet me and to see how the food was.

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★★★★★

Saw the reviews and decided to head down and try it. From the outside it looked like a hole-in-the-wall restaurant. BUT, once you walk in, it turns out to be a really cozy, nicely decorated date place and restaurant!

Completely shocked at the fact that it wasn't the stereotypical "tacos, burritos, tostadas." In fact, the menu contained a lot of dishes I've never heard of! Turns out to be authentic Oaxacan Mexican food. They had Mexican LAMB dish(!) which I've never had at a Mexican restaurant before (very nice). My marinated Cochinita pibil was AWESOME! (The pork was tender and moist and had great flavor.)

Chef Roberto even came out himself to greet me and to see how the food was.

Pros: Gourmet Mexican, Met the Chef

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If you like your suegra's food. this is the place on the San Gabriel Blvd resturant row. The chef is the real deal. Mexican regional food cooked by a loving mexican hand. You have to try this place and then figure how to get back

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★★★★★

If you like your suegra's food. this is the place on the San Gabriel Blvd resturant row. The chef is the real deal. Mexican regional food cooked by a loving mexican hand. You have to try this place and then figure how to get back

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Babita is the closest thing I could find to my mother-in-law's Oaxacan cooking. The food is absolutely delicious and the presentation is outstanding. I don't think food this good exists anywhere else in the U.S., unless of course my mother-in-law is visiting.

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★★★★★

Babita is the closest thing I could find to my mother-in-law's Oaxacan cooking. The food is absolutely delicious and the presentation is outstanding. I don't think food this good exists anywhere else in the U.S., unless of course my mother-in-law is visiting.

Pros: Quiet & Quaint, Excellent Service, Fresh Cooked Food

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Do not be alarmed by the outside appearance, what awaits you in side will surprise you. Had the chile en nogada, the first served this season. A wonderful mixture of different tastes. A little sweet.
Also, we had the camarones topolobampo. They will spice to your taste. Serve was excellent, but preparing good food takes time. Staff is very friendly.

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★★★★☆

Do not be alarmed by the outside appearance, what awaits you in side will surprise you. Had the chile en nogada, the first served this season. A wonderful mixture of different tastes. A little sweet.
Also, we had the camarones topolobampo. They will spice to your taste. Serve was excellent, but preparing good food takes time. Staff is very friendly.

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This place is tiny, with only about 6 tables. They're totally friendly, but it seems to take forever. The food sure is good, though. You can park for free on the street, which is a plus.

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★★★★☆

This place is tiny, with only about 6 tables. They're totally friendly, but it seems to take forever. The food sure is good, though. You can park for free on the street, which is a plus.

 

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