10227 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Recently featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” on the Food Network, Gloria’s Cafe in the Palms neighborhood of Los Angeles serves authentic Mexican and Latin American cuisine. Our recently updated decor is cozy, with a rustic, relaxing Latin American flair. Your meal begins with warm complimentary tortilla chips that are thin and crispy, served with fresh salsas. Order homemade guacamole to go with, and it’s almost a meal all by itself!
Abundant fresh seafood dishes reign supreme at Gloria’s Cafe. One of our most popular dishes is the Seven Seas Soup, similar to an Italian cioppino. Overflowing with fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, this king of soups encompasses assorted fish, shrimp, calamari, scallops, octopus, and crab legs, creating a perfectly seasoned rich stew. Our try our fresh tilapia. A whole fish is delicately seasoned and deep fried to a perfect golden brown. Our spicy jumbo "devil" shrimp is truly decadent.
Pupusas, a traditional Salvadoran delight, is a thick, handmade corn tortilla, filled with fresh herbs and oozing cheese or pork. Tender on the inside and crunchy outside, our pupusas are the real deal. Vegetarians will appreciate menu selections such as our veggie fajitas, veggie tostada, or the veggie burrito, which is super popular even among meat lovers. A crisp mixed greens salad loaded with avocado is the perfect accompaniment. Our rice and beans aren't made with lard, so they are vegetarian as well. Just let your server know, and we will be happy to accommodate your dietary needs.
Holidays are special around Gloria’s. We always create unique tasting menus for Valentine’s Day, Cinco de mayo, and celebrate with free Mexican and Salvadoran beer during our Oktoberfest celebration. Customers can place their orders ahead of time for fresh tamales, perfect for entertaining at home. In addition to our fine beer selection, we also serve homemade Sangria and feature several nice wines from the San Antonio Winery and Maddalena Vineyards.
Be sure to save room for dessert. Our flan custard and empanadas de leche, similar to a fried banana in taste, are the perfect end to a perfect meal.