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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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  • 65
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 4
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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
great latin food in a great atmosphere

the food is outstanding. great taste, great selection, excellent service. massive amount of seating however it was still full. was great to sit in the outside area, which is actually covered. service was attentive, fast and professional. price was very reasonable. overall, a great experience. i... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
bangkok m
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Rutland, Vermont
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the exterior to the interior, this place is great. The service is outstanding and the food portions substantial. very wide open feel with optional outside dining. The waiter was very attentive as we never ran out of chips, salsa, or wine. We were a party of 10 people and everyone said the same thing about the food. Parking and... More 

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Thank Roadie802
Wisconsin
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a Mexican restaurant. The flavors are more robust. If you don't eat too much bean dip, have the Brisket tacos. Delicious. I've had their seafood as well. Yum!

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Thank Irishgal121212
Bangkok, Thailand
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the food is outstanding. great taste, great selection, excellent service. massive amount of seating however it was still full. was great to sit in the outside area, which is actually covered. service was attentive, fast and professional. price was very reasonable. overall, a great experience. i will be going back.

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Thank bangkok m
Orange, Texas
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a neat place, decorated to perfection, valet parking for five dollars, well worth it. Large bar and drink menu, also lots of menu options for appetizer and meal. I recommend the fajitas they were very good. They also have a bean dip that comes with chips that is very good as well.

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Thank Yeadaddy61
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly "very good". Unlike "normal" US restaurant food you have clean dishes without unhealthy additions of cheese on each and every plate. Went twice and no disappointment.

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Thank VanillaDream
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We went there for dinner on the Christmas day! It is a beautifully decorated place with very good staff. A very good option to sit outside too. We ordered Pollo asado with salad and some kind of a steak with black beans and French fries. The food was just OK. None of the main or side dishes tasted something special.... More 

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Thank Mehdi M
East Glacier, Montana
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126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Three of us had various fish dinners. All delicious. Atmosphere is beautiful, modern, and relaxing. Service was excellent. Would definitely wat here again.

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Thank MariaFolsom
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Long time eatery with a great following. Food is very good but my preference is good old Tex-Mex. It is a fun place to go

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Thank Dudley H
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I can't tell you how impressed I was after leaving this restaurant. Everything was spot on. From the food to the service to the decor. I may have found a new favorite restaurant. I ordered the Chimichanga with rice. It was amazing. The chips and salsa with bean dip was also on point. My water glass was never empty and... More 

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Thank lphatcherjr
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The appetizers were delicious. The black bean dip was addictive. Both my coworker and I ordered a sampler platter, but it was really nothing special, a bit dry. We should have ordered something more specific, as the other meals did look delicious. I would try again, but order something that was not the sampler.

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Thank Rose M

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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?