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Gloria's Latin Cuisine

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Mexican, Salvadoran, South American
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5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 864, Addison, TX 75254
(972) 387-8442
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Gloria and Jose Fuentes were seventeen years old when they arrived to the...
Gloria and Jose Fuentes were seventeen years old when they arrived to the United States in 1978. Like many other young Salvadorians, they were filled with hope - longing for a better life than what they were experiencing in a cruel and intense civil war, and civil chaos which lasted many years (decades) in El Salvador. Without knowing each other, Gloria and Jose settled in Houston, Texas and faced the precarious existence and survival difficulties of undocumented immigrants for some time. Now we're cookin' Fatefully, love created a miracle when they met and moved to Dallas to work with Gloria's sister at a Salvadorian restaurant, which her sister owned in Oak Cliff. A year later passed, and Gloria's sister gave up on the restaurant and Gloria and Jose chose to take over. Despite all the obstacles, and showing amazing resilience and a persistent work ethic, their life was beginning to change for the best. Playing an entrepreneurial role - with no previous knowledge - they registered the assumed Gloria's name before the Dallas County Clerk on April 15, 1986. A few months later they became legal U.S. Residents under the amnesty provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Under Jose and Gloria's management, the little Salvadorian restaurant became distinguished for their tasty food. It was so full of flavor that an undercover critic of the Dallas Morning News gave them a very positive review. The next day there was a considerable line of Anglo clients waiting under the summer sun of Dallas, for an opportunity to indulge in the new and delicious dishes. Even William "Bill" Clements, Jr., The Governor of Texas at the time, was one of those curious customers. Gloria's growth has been a constant ever since then. Now boasting 15 Texas locations, the restaurant still serves the same delicious Latin cuisine that has been satifying hungry Texans for over 25 years.
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Latin Cuisine - good atmosphere

Nice restaurant, very good food. Good variety of latin and mexican choices. Active, noisy restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Came with a group of 10 coworkers and they were happy to accommodate large groups. Our server was clearly experienced handling multiple orders with multiple credit cards. Great food and they are good with special requests.

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mendota heights
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant, very good food. Good variety of latin and mexican choices. Active, noisy restaurant.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We came here for Sunday brunch with 3 adults, 2 teenagers and 3 kids and there was something for everyone, with kids fully catered for. Watch out for the $1 mimosas - they are heavy on the bubbles and light on the OJ, one went straight to my head. I had the sopas, they were good but needed slightly more... More 

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Wonder Lake, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Came here because the staff at the hotel said most people enjoyed their experience here. I was less impressed. The atmosphere is very nice with a cool vibe and style. The menu has a good mix of options. The bar produced some tasty options. Then there was the food. Starts with the chips and salsa, the salsa is nice but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited Dallas for a few days and made sure to stop here for dinner! It was awesome, as always. We had the chicken nachos, sour cream enchiladas, guacamole and queso...all were delish!! Seriously, the best nachos ever! 😄

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Several visits here and always leave happy. Never a disappointment with the fresh food. Tired of grease and prefab Mexican food? Try this for some light fresh creations. Can be busy and a bit noisy on weekend nights. Try the patio if the weather is friendly.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The restaurant is decorated very well. I sat outside and the patio was nice too. The food is very good and the presentation is nice too. Definitely would recommend when in the area. The frozen drinks are very good and very popular.

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Newcastle, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Love this restaurant. They have one in Dallas too. The food is mexican. The atmosphere is nice too and very clean.

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went to Gloria's as part of a work conference and they took great care of our party - and there were about 30 of us. The chips and salsa were wonderful, the guac was fresh and great, and the shrimp fajitas were out of this world. The margaritas were quite fine as well :)

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Not rock your world magical, but good salsa, nicely done skirt steak and shrimp fajitas. Always a solid margarita, frozen or rocks. Service was a touch slow,but otherwise a good spot!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 864, Addison, TX 75254
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Addison
  • Phone Number: (972) 387-8442

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Salvadoran, South American

Description

Gloria and Jose Fuentes were seventeen years old when they arrived to the United States in 1978. Like many other young Salvadorians, they were filled with hope - longing for a better life than what they were experiencing in a cruel and intense civil war, and civil chaos which lasted many years (decades) in El Salvador. Without knowing each other, Gloria and Jose settled in Houston, Texas and faced the precarious existence and survival difficulties of undocumented immigrants for some time. Now we're cookin' Fatefully, love created a miracle when they met and moved to Dallas to work with Gloria's sister at a Salvadorian restaurant, which her sister owned in Oak Cliff. A year later passed, and Gloria's sister gave up on the restaurant and Gloria and Jose chose to take over. Despite all the obstacles, and showing amazing resilience and a persistent work ethic, their life was beginning to change for the best. Playing an entrepreneurial role - with no previous knowledge - they registered the assumed Gloria's name before the Dallas County Clerk on April 15, 1986. A few months later they became legal U.S. Residents under the amnesty provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Under Jose and Gloria's management, the little Salvadorian restaurant became distinguished for their tasty food. It was so full of flavor that an undercover critic of the Dallas Morning News gave them a very positive review. The next day there was a considerable line of Anglo clients waiting under the summer sun of Dallas, for an opportunity to indulge in the new and delicious dishes. Even William "Bill" Clements, Jr., The Governor of Texas at the time, was one of those curious customers. Gloria's growth has been a constant ever since then. Now boasting 15 Texas locations, the restaurant still serves the same delicious Latin cuisine that has been satifying hungry Texans for over 25 years.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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