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Gloria's Latin Cuisine

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5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 864, Addison, TX 75254
(972) 387-8442
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a solid meal

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Erik R
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Dallas, Texas
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The place is huge; with dancing after restaurant hours; The menu has something for everyone, it was served fresh and very quickly. Service was very attentive and I would have expected the prices to be higher for the setting and quality! I would suggest fit for large groups as they accommodate you and have very affordable prices

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The bean dip served with the salsa is fantastic and goes great with the warm chips. I liked the salsa as well; it is slightly chunky which is a plus to me. We ordered the tostados. Three come to an order. We ordered two chicken and one beef. They are huge! Loaded with meat and fresh toppings. I was not... More 

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

I went to the new spacious location. The food was good and the drinks are strong. Do not drink too much or you will not be able to drive! A word to the wise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

we ate at glorias the last night in Addison. the food was excellent. i had steak tacos and others ordered shrimp and fish and all items came out awesome.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I love the Music & Margaritas!!! Been going there for about 6 years! It's always busy but you'll love it too! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Loved the place! Food is excellent! Always lots of people there as a matter of fact they are expanding now. Drinks were good. We will definitely be back, if we can get in the door!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Friday night and busy as all restaurants are in the area. There is not much to buffer the sound, so the place is/can be very loud. If you have been seated by a large group, ask to be moved. I had the house enchilada special. And my wife had a 2 enchilada plate. She tried mine and I tried hers-... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a very pretty restaurant with a great patio. Our party of 5 had several dishes. The tamales were a miss and flavorless. The enchilada could have used some more flavor. But the ground beef chili relleno was excellent. The spicy pineapple margarita was great but the sangria was just red wine on ice. Sent back. The food was... More 

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Additional Information about Gloria's Latin Cuisine

Address: 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 864, Addison, TX 75254
Phone Number: (972) 387-8442
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Addison
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Salvadoran

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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

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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