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“If you want real Mexican Food and supplies to make your own go here.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Gloria Taqueria

La Gloria Taqueria
4140 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 733-9102
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Ranked #38 of 389 restaurants in Bellingham
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Bellingham, Washington
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60 restaurant reviews
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“If you want real Mexican Food and supplies to make your own go here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This place is so totally not Whatcom County-ish. The food is real Mexican and a lot of Hispanics eat here. There is a meat market/grocery/old school general store attached. If you like to make your own EVERYTHING you could possibly need is there. If you like Mexican go there. I'll bet you can find one or two items either on the menu or in the store that you had no idea about!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Down South food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

As a Vancouverite, this is the nearest actual Mexican eating experience that you can find. Great food at great prices. Classic tacos in a diner style eating establishment that is popular with the local Latino population, for obvious reasons. Once you eat here it will become a habit. I like to shop at the market next door as they carry mole paste (Telomoapan) that I usually have to bring back from Zihuatanejo otherwise. Also stocks a lot of other Mexican products which are hard to find north of the border and at very good prices, as well.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Abbotsford, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Simply The Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

I have been going to La Gloria's, behind the Car Wash on The Guide, for years now & I can honestly say La Gloria's in the best!!! The tortillas are home made when you put in order, the Horchata & Jamaica are oh so good. Needless to say the food is out of this world!!! When I'm done eating I walk a few feet to the Carniceria for all my needs in meat. Try La Gloria's and I am sure you also will love it...

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham, Washington
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“The Real Deal for Authentic Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

La Gloria Tacqueria can be a trifle hard to find, even though it's right across Guide Meridian from Bellis Fair Mall. It's in a non-descript building that faces the mall, but since it's uphill from the street it can be easy to miss. Easier to see if one looks for the much larger sign for the Mexican grocery store (of the same name) the restaurant adjoins. However, find it, and you'll find truly authentic Mexican food.

The day my partner and I tried it for the first time, we were the ony people there speaking English, other than the helpful woman who took our order at the counter. I haven't had food like that since my last trip to Baja! The Chile Relleno was superb: not greasy or encrusted with heavy batter, with liberal amounts of cheese. As I was in more of a "veggie" mode that day, I had the Cheese Enchiladas. Great! The red sauce was rich with chili, not diluted with too much tomato. Can't wait to return and try some of their meat dishes.

It's not a fancy place by any means. A few tables and booths. It felt like Baja.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We love Gloria's! It is a market but they have expanded their restaurant. You can get great authentic mexican food for as little as $5.95 for a combination plate and it is all good. Love the pork tamales, tacos, chile rellenos... the salsa is great! I can't imagine why this would not be the #1 mexican restaurant in Bellingham... nothing else compares! I've never had their soups but they look terrific!! If you want real mexican food, go where hispanic people go and where they are actually preparing the food!! Go to Gloria's!!!!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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