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Gloria's Restaurant - 1 Reviews - 600 W Davis St, Dallas, TX - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (214) 948-3672

Gloria's Restaurant

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600 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
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(214) 948-3672
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Okay, so you don't live in Oak Cliff; you're not an artist; you're not even Salvadoran. There are Gloria's all over Dallas but somehow I have never had the meal, nor the ambience ...

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THIS Gloria's is MY Gloria's 3/29/2008

Okay, so you don't live in Oak Cliff; you're not an artist; you're not even Salvadoran. There are Gloria's all over Dallas but somehow I have never had the meal, nor the ambience in any one of them except West Davis. It wasn't always ""funky""; I have had to drag folks there until recently. So why here? I could tell you the juicy rumor I ""heard"" from a former Mayor talking about workers; DMN writers about the Mayor; or my own hookey-playing employees. Annnyway: the food --it's not TexMex even if the chain made some acquiescence to Our Home. I get pork: tenderloin fajitas or spicy asado. Or ""I'll just have a salad"", a HUGE bowl with spicy grilled shrimp. I even like their steamed tamales. Everything here, though, is about scale: the converted gas station feel generates necessary dining neighbors, smiles over shared aromas and flavors. And the soups! A long quart each of chicken or seafood (I once watched amazed as a South Arkansas friend dished out her crab claw as if it came from Mars, and cracked it). Of course, the assorted menu focuses on a broad and sometimes familiar palette; ignore that, order Gloria's Special, order asado de puerco; hell, order fajitas. None of this will come out looking that familiar, thanks to the kitchen standards --this is food cooked for Salvadorenos (""C.A"" it says on a market across the street and they know that means Central America, not Mexico). We've come in dressed as flea-marketeers, as retired bankers, and of course we bring all of our guests here (no wonder they have such an opinion of Oak Cliff); we've never been turned away, nor treated as well elsewhere. I don't even mind when, once we've finished training them, they send our favorite waitstaff away to provide such friendship elsewhere; so as they don't take the bar and the cook, we're still coming to Oak Cliff. Price? We have fed a table of guests for $150 and ourselves altogether too well regularly with a couple of well-made drinks and coffee for around $50 or less. Pros: You won't find its twin, even inside its own chain, especially for attention Cons: I can't get there often enough, lunch or dinner more
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  • In Short
    The menu features dishes from Mexico and El Salvador, combined with a Texas twist. Of special note is the handmade corn tamal dish packed with potatoes, sweet peppers, tomatoes...

  • 3/6/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon. - Sat. 11am - 10pm;Sun. 10am - 10pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Kessler Park and Stevens Park