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“Great experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gloria's Latin Cuisine

Gloria's Latin Cuisine
152 Fountain Court, Fairview, TX 75069
(972) 549-4031
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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Fairview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Salvadoran
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Dining options: Breakfast
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.
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“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

I have been there for the first time, and I can say it was great! The local is very nice, the food as well, the service was attentive.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Delightful Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

really enjoyed meeting family and friends. Great area for kids, friendly staff. Everyone truly enjoyed their meals. And the skinny margarita was delicious.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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“Glorious Gloria's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Gloria's is an upscale Mexican restaurant. They feature gourmet dishes as well as Tex-Mex fare. Our Tex-Mex selections were delicious and beautifully presented. Good selection of beverages. The service is prompt and efficient. Nice patio seating area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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“Pollo con Champiñones”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great, lively atmosphere. Fun for couples date night.

Please get the Pollo con Champiñones...delicious!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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“Love the feel of this Gloria's with tons of indoor/outdoor convertible seating.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Went there yesterday with one of Texas' 75 degree March days, and was happy to sit outside but have the convertible walls up to block the wind. The food was right on par to the other Gloria's I had visited. Can be a bit loud in back as it is right next to the strip mall's kiddie splash pad. Being spring break, it was running & so were the kids!if you want peace or romantic setting, sit inside or towards the front!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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