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“Really close to dining in Mexico City!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Gloria Ice House

La Gloria Ice House
100 East Grayson, San Antonio, TX 78212 (Midtown)
210-267-9040
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Ranked #209 of 4,137 Restaurants in San Antonio
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: New establishment in the Pearl Brewery area.
Louisiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Really close to dining in Mexico City!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We heard the buzz about this place & had to go see. It's next to the Pearl Brewery & has an eclectic, young, Mexico City vibe! Uniquely decorated & full of families & young people alike. They have an outdoor seating area that resembles a park; with metal umbrellas, grass/dirt floor & kids playing soccer in a fenced-in yard. The margaritas are all worth sampling. I had a mango-cantaloupe margarita, rimmed with tamarind powder & a big candied tamarind stick swirled in with it. Great presentation. The food is uniquely Mexico City, meaning: the portions are small, but effectively priced to order a bit of everything. The queso was a bit over the top & too stringy, as if it was a hot pizza. It was too hard to eat. However, the pork, steak & fish tacos were all excellent, as was the service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great place for visitors to SA and locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

La Gloria has an awesome atmosphere right on the San Antonio river in the Pearl Brewery area. With its yummy Mexican street food and delicious ( and strong) margaritas you can't go wrong!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Street foods of Mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We love this restaurant. Now, even more so, because when we showed up on a very busy sunday afternoon we were disappointed to find the wait was an hour; we kindly asked the manager Oscar if he had other suggestions of nearby restaurants as we had a flight to catch...within 15 minutes we had a table! He was gracious and anxious to please, and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. We were with 2 other friends; with the small plates, and so many interesting menu items, I would suggest sharing it all if you can! The guacamole was fresh and delicious, as was the ceviche. We overindulged on the melted cheese served in piping hot stone dish. The margaritas were tasty and served with a rim of spicy chili powder. We will definitely return when our travels bring us back to San Antonio!

  • Visited March 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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Authentic Mexican Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband, his co-workers and myself loved this Resturant. Great menu selection of tacos, tortas, tlayudas,sopes,and ceviche. I had the fish tacos and they were excellent. The house margarita was also very tasty. This is a very good and authentic Resturant in San Antonio, it's on the river walk but not part if the touristy section. Skip the restaurants that attract tourists on the river walk and check out La Gloria. You will not be disappointed!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“One great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

I arrived on a busy Saturday nite totally expecting the wait so it did not surprise me the wait was 1.5 hours.. What did surprise me is that I was paged less than an hour into my wait that our table was ready...we sat at a tiny table that overlooks the lawn and river..perfect for date night..our waitress -Erica or Riggs as our receipt says-explained the menu and recommended the camarones in the agua chili and a mariscos moljacete..and they were every bit as good as she described...this was a great experience and I will be back many many times

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