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Gloria's Restaurant

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Mexican, Salvadoran, Central American
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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 - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Humble Beginnings Gloria and Jose Fuentes were seventeen years old when...
Humble Beginnings 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
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Fried Plantains!

I have been to this location a few times over the years. Overall, all of my experiences here have been good. With the remodel and expansion going on, sometimes the servers get overwhelmed with the amount of tables that have to cover. Luckily they keep the bean and salsa dip coming so I don't mind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Andrew S
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The Colony, Texas
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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The Colony, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been to this location a few times over the years. Overall, all of my experiences here have been good. With the remodel and expansion going on, sometimes the servers get overwhelmed with the amount of tables that have to cover. Luckily they keep the bean and salsa dip coming so I don't mind. The fried plantains are my... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great Sunday brunch. Has more than the regular menu and $1 regular mimosas with $2 Pomegranate and Mango Mimosas as well. Yummy! The Miami / Zen decor is cool as well. Paule our server was very good and personable.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I've been here twice and I love the quality of the food and the décor is very nice. I will say the décor doesn't say "Latin or Mexican", but it is definitely classy. I wish I could go there now!

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Carrollton, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Gloria's has a larger, more beautiful interior now. I ate there last night with family & it was very enjoyable. The enchiladas and brisket tacos were very good.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Im from Ohio and when my friends said Gloria's for food, I assumed soul food. My fault. I was pleasantly surprised. Im not a bring Latin or Mexican food eater but they let me get a sample platter of fish steak and chicken tacos; not a part of the menu. The surprise was when they started to break down the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I have been here a couple of times and brought a couple of friends once. Thus far everything we've had is very good and the service has not been bad. We've always been seated right away, even on a Friday or Saturday night, and received fairly fast service considering how busy it always is. The lighting is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

After reading reviews here I followed up by asking the staff at the Marriott Quorum, where we were staying, for restaurant suggestions nearby. This was at the top of the list so we had the hotel shuttle van drop us off. It's close enough to walk but definitely not pedestrian friendly. As noted from other reviews, this place is Salvadoran,... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Interesting contemporary setting in a very large room with little separation. Makes the place very loud and not very relaxing. The food and service is the showcase which is a great reason to dine here. Bar area is very large and great for happy hour.

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Tyler, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Me and my wife drive 2 hours to go there at least 5 times a year , we always get the Gloria's special , and it's always good, the atmosphere is live and fun, we also like to go on Friday nights when they have live music after 11 there is a cover to get in, but we usually get... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

All I can say is....OUTSTANDING !!, I came from Seattle on a business trip and while in Dallas thought to grab a bite. What I actually received was a desire to return and enjoy the best food I had in Dallas, Period. Normally, I wouldn't consider a Restaurant a Destination Location for a trip... However, this place is a "Must... More 

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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, Central American

Description

Humble Beginnings 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 - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?