The next and last stop on the Bite Tonight’s Texas culinary adventure is to Gloria’s Latin Cuisine.
It’s no surprise that Texas has some killer Spanish eats, but Gloria’s is doing real deal, authentic Salvadorian food with an upscale vibe, without the upscale price. Gloria’s planted it’s roots in Texas 25 years ago and now has 15 restaurants across the state. Offering brunch, lunch, dinner, and some of the finest tequila this side of the border, Gloria’s has become quite popular. See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 4 out 5 bites
Price: 4 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 4.5 out of 5 bites
Service: 4.5 out of 5 bites
Wow Factor: 3 out of 5 bites
Of course we started off with way too many drinks and appetizers
Fresh Guava Margarita: Tequila, guava, Grand Marnier, orange juice and agave nectar give this Margarita a tropical taste unlike any other. Smooth, sweet, and fruity!
Spicy Pineapple Margarita: A perfect blend of spicy and sweet, this mix of tequila, lime, pineapple Chipotle and Cointreau is sure to please the senses. A nice blend of sweet and heat. I really liked the pepper garnish.
Guacamole: Fresh, bright, and delicious! Some of the best guacamole I’ve ever had. The ingredients were crisp and super vibrant really showcasing their quality.
Tamale: A hand-made tamale wrapped and steamed in banana leaves, gently spiced and stuffed with chicken, potatoes and bell pepper. Very different from the Mexican tamales I’ve had in the past, but in a very good way. The filling had a lot of texture and was seasoned perfectly.
Carne Asada: Skirt steak, marinated and cooked to perfection. Served with Spanish rice, fried plantain and chimichurri on the side. The steak was tender, juicy, and was delicious. One of the best skirt steaks I’ve tasted. The chimichurri was bright and fresh and added a brightness to the steak. The fried plaintain was sweet and slightly caramelized. The yuca was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Nancy’s Ribeye: 10 oz. certified angus ribeye, sauteed green beans and red onions with yuca dressed in chimichurri. The steak was amazing and you could really taste the quality. The green beans were crisp and bright and the chimichurri brought the whole dish together. I am in love with chimichurri!
Asado de Puerco Salvatex: Pork tenderloin grilled to tender perfection. Served with chile ancho sauce, an enchilada (chicken or beef) and Spanish rice. Tender, juicy, with a delicious grilled flavor. The corn enchilada wasn’t the best I’ve had, but the ancho sauce had a nice heat to it.
If you’re looking for a nice authentic Latin meal, Gloria’s is where it’s at. Service was on point and for a busy weekend night, we received our food very fast. Gloria’s definitely had the timing down and there was not a lot of down time in between courses. The decor is very stylish and classy with a nice warm ambiance. The prices were very reasonable for the great service, exceptional quality, and upscale feel. The next time you are in the Addison, Texas area, swing by Gloria’s and indulge in a premium cocktail and true Latin grub.