AFBA Brunch at Gabriela’s Downtown

By December 11, 2019Events

Gabriela’s Downtown invited Austin Food Blogger Alliance to their restaurant for a brunch tasting and we had a fantastic time!

This restaurant off 7th street was opened by a brother-sister duo (sister named Gabriela) and serves inspired Mexican family recipes. We enjoyed brunch (and the beautiful fall weather) on their spacious back patio. The restaurant has great views of Downtown Austin.

First, the drinks! We started with a pineapple mimosa and many of us agreed that this variation is much better than the typical orange juice! We also tried the horchata, margarita, aguachiles-topped cervezas preparadas, and micheladas.

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Major crush alert! 😍 ⁣ ⁣ We don't mean to be weird about it, but we just realized our favorite East Austin happy hour spot with a view, @gabrielasdowntown is also a stellar brunch choice! 🙃 ⁣ ⁣ Contributing blogger on the go, @jojoaustin, attended an Austin Food Blogger Alliance brunch here. 🥭🍍🍾🍞🥙Can we take a moment to gush? For real. 😯🤩😍⁣ ⁣ The choriqueso with guac and salsa is a good way to start the meal, highly sharable (a little bit goes a long way). Then we had carnitas, so juicy and delicious. We also had gorditas de chicharron. They topped us off with a yummy Tipsy French toast, made with a little rum and drizzled with sweetened condensed milk and cajeta. 🔥⁣ ⁣ And the drinks, wow. 🍸🍹🍾🍻🍤🍍🥭⁣ ⁣ 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽⁣ ⁣ Co-owner Gabby (AKA Gabriela) brought us piña mimosas ($2.00 each at brunch)! We then tried a Gabby's margarita with tamarind syrup and a chile salt rim. The top shelf margarita comes in these nifty clay pots. We all swooned over non-boozy Nena's horchata, made fresh daily by the owners' mom. 🍸🍹⁣ ⁣ Gabriela's specializes in micheladas, topped with aguachiles or fruta (jicama, mango, and cucumber with chile and lime) and these aguachiles-topped cervezas preparadas. What a great @atxfoodblogs brunch! ⁣ ⁣ Look for a full article on this charming, colorful, authentic Michoacán-style gem. In the meantime, go get ya some brunch! ⁣ ⁣ #austinbrunch #atxbrunches #gabrielasdowntown #michoacanstyle #austineats #mexicancuisine🇲🇽 #afbahh #afba #atxcocktails #ouratx #atxmargaritas #horchata #choriqueso #aguachiles #cervezaspreparadas #cheesepull #drinksatx #austindrinks #atxfoodies #austinfoodbloggers #austinhappyhour #sponsored #austinfoodie #atxeats

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Then, out came the food. We devoured this delicious menu:

  • Choriqueso
  • Queso Flameado
  • Salsa Sampler
  • Half Pound of Carnitas
  • Gorditas de Chicharron en Salsa Roja
  • Tipsy French Toast

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Thank you, Gabriela’s, for your hospitality and great food! We look forward to coming back again!

Gabriela’s Downtown
900 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78702
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 11am – 10pm; Thursday – Saturday 11am – 11pm

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