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Gloria's Cafe

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10227 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034-5902
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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(310) 838-0963
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After seeing a recent episode of Diners,Drive-ins and Dives while visiting California, we decided to go here to eat the next day while out sight-seeing. It was very busy and very ...

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If it wasn't for their food, I would give it zero or negative stars.

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/17/2012

Great food, pupusas are awesome. Great refried beans as well and delicious salsa. Our service was great until we needed our check... ended up taking a half hour to leave because the owner was chatting with another customer and would not let our waiter know what we ordered so he could give us our check. Besides that, check it out, good stuff. more

USED TO be a regular (PAST TENSE) 3/16/2011

If it wasn't for their food, I would give it zero or negative stars. more

GREAT food! 8/24/2010

After seeing a recent episode of Diners,Drive-ins and Dives while visiting California, we decided to go here to eat the next day while out sight-seeing. It was very busy and very crowded, if we had not seen it reviewed by Guy, we too may not have stopped......but don't let the location and size fool you. The food was great, the staff was wonderful, though very,very busy and once you are inside, it is very charming. more

Topnotch! 8/11/2010

Had dinner here w/recent L.A. visit, after a Google search. From the outside, we probably would've never gone in but glad we did. Topnotch service, excellent food, friendly staff. If you're in L.A., eat @ Gloria's! more

The whole enchilada... 3/21/2010

""Hello, my friends, what can I get for you this evening,"" the server intones with a genuine smile. He's gentle, disarming and eager to ensure that every diner's evening at the Culver City Mexican/Salvadorian restaurant is a memorable experience. It's refreshing to see a family-owned-and-operated local business with such heart -- especially in a dingy strip mall on Venice Blvd. The personal service, however, is just one reason to stop in for a pitcher of sangria and order of pupusas. Gloria's offers more than warm smiles and knock-out pork and cheese (revuleta) pupusas. The rest of the expansive menu is just as compelling -- in particular the carne adobado and the epic sopa de 7 mares which truly is ""the king of soups."" The best part? One doesn't have to be a king to afford it. Pros: Pupusas, carnitas, affordable, service, sangria more

great tamales de elote 1/21/2010

i love this place for the soup and tamales . great salvadorean style !!! Pros: the sopa de 7 mares. tamales de elote Cons: pupusas more

This is a gem in Los Angeles 11/19/2009

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Los Angeles area. I have been coming here for years after a... more

This is a gem in Los Angeles 11/19/2009

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Los Angeles area. I have been coming here for years after a friend of mine took me here. The family... more

Great place! 9/25/2009

Great food, great service and fair prices. Home made tamales! Great pupusas! Service with a smile! $8-11 per dish! Pros: One of the better Latino places around Cons: Interior could be nicer more

I like 1/9/2009

I like glorias cafe. Its got good mexican food. Didn't think they had mexican cafes, but they do!!! more


Excellent El Salvadorian 9/28/2008

Went to Gloria's after reading the great reviews on Citysearch and took my wife who is from El Salvador. Just have to say that Gloria's is outstanding. The location may put you off (located next to a tire shop and the interior is ok (mismatched table cloths but nice wood decor) but once you get past those things the experience changes for the better. The customer service was so good that it felt like a family owned restaurant that really cared about you. We ordered a carne asada burrito, 2 pupusas & one tortilla soup (with chicken). I asked if they could bring two spoons for the soup so me and my wife could share and instead we were told by our server that he could bring us two bowls of the soup for no extra charge (so nice). The food was very tasty and my wife really liked the pupusas. We actually talked to the owner Gloria who spent 10 minutes telling us about the history of the restaurant (from their beginnings in Downtown L.A. to Hollywood and then to their current location on Venice). We will be coming back to this place and bringing more friends with us. Don't be put off by the surrounding businesses and don't blink or you might just pass by it. Pros: Great service and tasty food. Cons: Slightly more pricey than you would expect but the service and food is worth it. more

excellent Salvadoran specials 3/8/2008

this place is way too tasty. We have ordered take-out a few times and the food is ready fast, the people are friendly, and it's delicious. What we've loved is the carne adobado and the marinated chicken steak and the pupusas, of course. I can't comment on the restaurant atmosphere since we get takeout, but man, is that food good. Can't comment on the more tex-mex type dishes like enchiladas (I love that stuff, but the Californian versions taste weird to me) but their Salvadoran and chef specials sections are excellent. Pros: food more

Great mexican food, great enchiladas, great service, low prices 10/19/2007

We went on a Saturday night and the food was very good. I loved the cheese enchiladas wuth green sauce and my husband loved the chicken enchiladas with red sauce. The refried beans were very tasty and as well as the rice. The servers were friendly and very accomodating. Very reasonable prices. Will definitely be coming back. A very good value for the money. Pros: excellent food, great service, fresh food Cons: kind of a dive atmosphere, but charming in it's way more

Great neighborhood destination! 6/21/2007

I have gone to Gloria's almost once a week since moving to the area. They are the NICEST people, have great service, and great food! I tried their burrito once, and it was ok, but then we started trying their salvadorian food (and I got hooked on their awesome pupusas). Try something off their specials menu - especially their carne adobadas or their pupusas loroco, and you WON'T be dissapointed). Pros: Great service, great salvadorian food, reasonable prices Cons: gets crowded on weekends more

Great Salvadoran and Mexican food... 5/9/2007

I love this place. First of all, it has a very friendly, attentive owner in Gloria who remembers all her customer's and will actually care what you have to say. But most importantly, for a reasonable price you get excellent food. I usually order the House Special Burrito with chicken, and it is one of the best I have had anywhere. The soups are excellent as well, and the guacamole tests very fresh. Overall, it's a hole in the wall, but you'd be hard pressed to find many restaurants with food this good at such reasonable prices. Pros: Great food, great service, solid value. more

Salvadoran food at it's best 4/7/2007

A cozy homey family restaurant with great Salvadoran and Mexican food, Gloria's shows what attention to business can do. Try the Salvadoran tamales, a real treat. Gloria herself goes from table to table and chats with each group, and she actually listens to what you have to say. This is a special place, a great meal and a pleasant experience. Pros: Great affordable food Cons: parking more

South of the Border Comfort Food 12/5/2006

Gloria's is a good family style place. It's cozy, old school, and affordable, with some excellent El Salvador cuisine. I recommend the Carne Adobada, carnitas style pork simmered in a tangy tomato based sauce. The steak picado and the pork chops are also tasty. This is not a low fat-nouvelle-baja kind of place. Some may find it heavy or oily. The Mexican fare is also good, but it's the Salvadorean enterees and appetizers (papusas, tamales) you must try to really appreciate this well kept secret tucked in a mini mall on Venice Blvd. They serve beer and wine, no hard stuff. Muy Sabroso. Pros: Salvadorean enterees and appetizers Cons: No tequila more

shhhh!!! 5/16/2006

My fiancee and I live right down the street from Gloria's and it has become our regular Friday ""date night"" locale. The food is absolutely phenomenal (she loves the tortilla soup and the fish tacos; i like it all!), the service is first rate, and the ambiance is very traditional but festive. Gloria herself is a wonderful woman, always greeting us when we arrive, offering helpful menu suggestions and answering any questions we might have. On Cinco De Mayo, they had a special celebration where we were treated to two of Gloria's specialties (the Chicken Mole and the Birria) both of which were out of this world. My only fear is that the rest of the world will find out about our ""hidden jewel"" and it will become too crowded--so please, come and enjoy but shhhhh!!!! Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Great Value more

Best Mexican in Culver City 4/2/2006

This place is Fab. I love the salsa and the enchilada's suizas. They are super friendly and the prices reasonable. The atmosphere is old style but they have a great attitude. Check it out. Pros: food excellent, people nice, prices cheap Cons: old fashioned more
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  • Hours:

    Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM Sunday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 09:30 PM
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Visa, Master Card, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    West LA, Palms

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