I've eaten at the Austin location at the Domain four times now. Judging from the menu and the restaurant interior, one might hope to experience fine TexMex dining, but what actually gets served is somewhat dressed-up cheap food.
First impressions were not good.
The servers are friendly, but make sure the hostess doesn't make any dumb blunders like putting you next to a boisterous party of 14 in an otherwise empty dining room. When I suggested it would not be a pleasant dining experience to have to deal with the noisy party throughout my meal, she became irritated and gave off an attitude that I was asking for something unreasonable. Seriously...if there is a big open dining room with many seating options, please don't seat an arriving guest right next to the drunk loud after-work dinner party.
My first clue that the food is dressed-up cheap is when the bland out-of-a bag chips arrive with the black bean mush dip. Bland bland bland. Any Latino food restaurant that is serious about good food serves fresh (and hot) well salted tortilla chips. Gloria's serves factory made chips instead of kitchen made chips. If I were their CEO this is the first thing I would change.
The entrees have colorful descriptions on the menu, suggesting they've put a lot of thought into their ingredients and kitchen execution. This is not the case. I gave them four chances to impress me but each time the meals fell flat.
I will not be returning.