The word is out! Dallas eatery and hot spot, Gloria’s Restaurant opened its doors in Midtown Houston and the award-winning margaritas are already flowing! Located at 2616 Louisiana Street (the old Ruby Tequila’s building), Gloria’s Houston offers the sultry Latin atmosphere and elegance you are accustomed to at the 13 other locations throughout Texas. And let’s not forget about Salsa Saturdays, which begins July 7 and continues on thereafter each and every Saturday night.
Now, let’s move on to the really important stuff … the food! Gloria’s fuses traditional Salvadorian dishes with the Texas state signature cuisine, Tex-Mex. The combination is nothing short of delicious! Enjoy tasty Salvadoran delights such as Pupusas, which are hand-made corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and pork or Platano Frito, which are fried, ripened plantains that are served with black beans and sour cream. Not feeling like trying something new? You can always resort to the one of the three staples of Texas cuisine: enchiladas, tacos or flautas. My personal suggestions? Try the Carne Flameada, your choice of steak or chicken, served with sautéed onions, mushrooms and Queso Flameado; or the Pescade Acajutla, a tender marinated tilapia (the way they do it in Acajutla, El Salvador) served with grilled vegetables. Both come with black beans and rice. Basically, Gloria’s has something for everyone.
Today, patrons of Gloria’s Restaurant know Gloria and Jose Fuentes as successful business owners and entrepreneurs. But this success story has its humble beginnings. Gloria and Jose Fuentes first came to the United States in 1978, both were 17 years old. Like so many young immigrants, they were filled with hope and longed to create a better life for themselves. Eventually, Gloria and Jose met in Houston and fell in love. That love carried them to the Dallas area to work at a Salvadorian restaurant owned by Gloria’s sister. Only a year after arriving in the Dallas area, Gloria’s sister decided she didn’t want to run the restaurant any long and the rest is history. Now in business for 26 years under the management of Jose and Gloria, this Salvadorian restaurant has grown and prospered and the Fuentes family has created a legacy they can be proud of.
To view the menu or for more information, visit Gloria’s Restaurant on the web at www.gloriasrestaurant.com or call them at (832) 360-1710.
Specials & Events:
- Happy hour all day Mon – Thur; Friday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.; $5- Margaritas, Sangria & Mojitos.
- Sat & Sun offers a brunch menu and bottomless mimosa’s.
- Lunch menu available Mon – Fri from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Salsa Saturdays (beginning July 7) – Live Music 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.; $10- cover starting at 10 p.m.; Must be 21+ to enter – after 10 p.m.; Dress code enforced.