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“Food was mostly good”

Gloria's Latin Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Fairview
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Sat outside which was comfortable but constantly had to watch for the flies. Enchiladas were very greasy and we could not eat them - would not recommend. We love the chips and black bean dip with salsa - yummy. Service was OK, could have been more prompt especially for the time we were there as it wasn't that crowded. Overall, it was good. I would suggest sitting inside.

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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Nice place, food pretty good but the tude is not attractive.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

The food was great as always. We had fajitas with queso as an appetizer. The chips and salsa are my favorite. Our waitor gave great service. The only down-side this time was that it was really packed and the only place we had to stand was outside and it was cold.

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Thank Chris E
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Great food and Margaritas, go early and you'll avoid the long wait for seating.

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Thank 4PeteSakes
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

I love their Salvadorian options and tex mex combos. The margaritas are awesome - even the house margaritas are very potent. We have always had wonderful service too.

Thank TravelWithAlexa
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