Restaurant: Gloria’s Cafe
Location: 10227 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034. (310) 838-0963
Date: March 28, 2017
Cuisine: Mexican and Salvadoran
On this particular night I was on duty at my own restaurant, but the Hedonists were gathering for an informal dinner just blocks away and the assistant manager covered me.
Papusas. Typical Salvadorian papusas (fried corn pancakes) stuffed with cheese. These are to be eaten with the slaw below and red sauce.
On the Mexican side, chips and salsa.
House special burrito. Our most popular burrito! We layer our house burrito with beans, lettuce, guacamole, & sour cream; then top it with salsa, fresh pico de gallo, and cheese.
Gloria’s was fine. I guess they execute okay on Salvadoran, but it’s a pretty sloppy cuisine and I remember better meals of similar food 10 years ago — but I haven’t been recently to sync up my memory (as it’s impossible to compare meals fairly across a decade). Gloria’s really loves the deep fryer, but I guess that’s the cuisine. The decor is cute and kitschy. And best of all it was nice to get away from work and see friends.