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“Great Girls Night Out”

Gloria's Latin Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Fairview
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Salvadoran, South American, Central American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
McKinney, Texas
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Girls Night Out”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Had a great time hanging out with the girls on a Friday night. Live and energetic atmosphere and the food and service was really good.

Visited February 2012
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McKinney, Texas
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679 reviews
444 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Amazing service, great food”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

My husband and I ate there recently and we were so pleased with the quality of the food (I got ceviche, he got sirloin), the atmosphere and the service. They went out of their way to ensure that our meal was perfect. Can't wait to go back again!

Visited January 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant but...”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

The shrimp and chicken fajita combo to my surprise was just "average" The plate was overloaded with too many onions which made the dish look full. I thought the rice was just too bland and blah. The black bean dip and salsa were good. And the margaritas were excellent. Overall, I would probably retun but I wouldn't order the fajitas.

  • Visited October 2012
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Anna, TX
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202 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Just excellent food and service. A diverse menu filled with some great items. Go there and know you will love it.

Visited July 2012
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Allen, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always Good”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Really good and very consistent --- love the black bean dip!!! Atmosphere is friendly -- service good and fast.

  • Visited August 2012
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