May 20, 2011

Gloria's Cafe

It's a Friday night.  You've had a rough week at work, or if like me, a long week of law school finals.  All you want is some delicious comfort food and a large glass (or two, or three) of sangria.  If you're on the Westside, go to Gloria's and all your problems will disappear, if even for a moment.

Large pitcher of sangria - $21 (very large, very refreshing)

Chicken Quesadilla - $8

Beef Taquitos plate - $9

Carne Adobada - $12

The most popular dish at Gloria's is the carne adobada.  Tender chunks of carnitas served in an adobada sauce that is stewed and prepared with much care and love -- what more can you want?  Gloria's secret sauce is incredibly flavorful and ever abundant.  If you love carnitas, you will not be one bit disappointed in this dish.  I rarely do this, but I'll guarantee it!

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cuisine:  Mexican / El Salvadoran
location: Venice
hours: M-Th: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Fri-Sat: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Sun: 11:00 AM - 9:30PM 
website: { G'syelp }
attire: Casual
parking: very small lot with limited spaces in front of the restaurant or street parking nearby
notes: Gloria's Cafe was featured in Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. { link }
try: Carne Adobada