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Gloria's Latin Cuisine

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Mexican, Salvadoran
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
High Priced but Excellent Food

A local at the hotel we where we were staying recommended it. We had quick and very good service. Prices were a little higher than expected when we got there, but the portions were huge and the food was excellently prepared.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
acemom98
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Glenpool, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We were discriminated,( well, my black friends were) against and I know others who have been treated the same. No other Gloria's in the Metroplex is Discriminative as this location is notorious for.Beltline and Tollway in Addison Tx. So, if you have black friends you Dont Want to go to this location because You will get in but theres a... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A local Addison resident recommended this to us and we were not disappointed ... The chicken fajita burrito was amazing! The atmosphere was trendy yet comfortable and the staff were great! I highly recommend Gloria's for a night out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Gloria's is a Latin Salvadoran, Tex Mex, and Mexican cuisine all put together in one. The menu choices are enough to bring out the appetite in everyone. The sophistication and detailed put into every dish, is to be admired. When you enter the restaurant the ambiance is classy and brings out a festive kind of atmosphere. At first you are... More 

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Glenpool, Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A local at the hotel we where we were staying recommended it. We had quick and very good service. Prices were a little higher than expected when we got there, but the portions were huge and the food was excellently prepared.

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Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

When I first visited Gloria's, it was for an industry function and we sat outside on the patio. The food was good, but the atmosphere was a little lacking. Upon my latest visit....I found a complete revamping of the decor. Modern Mexican Food with a continental flair! The food is still very good and the atmosphere is very appealing. Pricing... More 

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Bronx, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went there for lunch and was actually shocked at how good was the service and the food. I will be back for seconds the next time I'm in town.

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Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This location was recently remodeled and it has a very trendy vibe, the patio is awesome but so is the area near the fireplace. I had dinner with my daughter last night and enjoyed a 1/2 price bottle of Pinot Grigio. She loves white wine.

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Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Unbelievable dinner. Great cocktails, great service, great prices. The menu had Tex-Mex and Latin options. We ordered a few and shared. The brisket tacos were the favorite for everyone. Next time I won't share :)

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Minneapolis, MN
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Super fast and attentive service, without being overwhelming. A couple of people in our party ordered the super special plate of Salvadoran specialties, and enjoyed them a lot. Outdoor seating area was very comfortable. Great value for the price, too.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was crowded,but the atmosphere was lively. Waited at the bar for a table and bartender brought us chips and salsa to snack on with our drinks (free). They were SUPER Busy but service was still great. Will definitely go back again for lively weekend people watching and ambiance.

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?