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Gloria's Cocina Mexicana

+1 562-776-1488
7401 Florence Ave, Downey, CA 90240 United States of America
Open Today: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Amenities

Service options
  • Curbside pickup
  • Delivery
  • Takeout
  • Dine-in
Health & safety
  • Mask required
  • Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits
Highlights
  • Fast service
  • Great cocktails
  • Great coffee
  • Live music
  • Sports
Popular for
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Solo dining
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot
  • Wheelchair accessible seating
Offerings
  • Alcohol
  • Beer
  • Cocktails
  • Coffee
  • Comfort food
  • Happy hour drinks
  • Happy hour food
  • Hard liquor
  • Healthy options
  • Kids' menu
  • Late-night food
  • Quick bite
  • Small plates
  • Wine
Dining options
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Catering
  • Dessert
Amenities
  • Bar onsite
  • Good for kids
  • High chairs
  • Restroom
  • Wi-Fi
Atmosphere
  • Casual
  • Cozy
Crowd
  • Groups
  • Tourists
Planning
  • Dinner reservations recommended
  • Accepts reservations
  • Usually a wait
Payments
  • Debit cards
  • Credit cards

Best PlaceJuice Reviews

We were treated to a Nice Dining experience by our friend Rosa. Had to move to a wider booth, I'm a big guy. Typical Mexican restaurant with nice music selection
Wife had Pozole. My mole was very delicious. Rosa our friend had the enchilada plate. Our beautiful server (forgot her name) was very nice. Will def back
We also got a complimentary photograph. How cool! Thank you Gloria's Cocina
Omg this Restaurant is the best ever. The entire staff are very respectful and polite and are always eager to assist the customers with whatever is needed. The food is very fresh and the presentation is mouth watering. I always tip not because I have too but because of the service given with a smile. ❤️ ????????
The Carne Asada nachos with guacamole were huge and delicious. Enough for two to share. Cadillac margaritas with your choice of tequila (as a customer so kindly pointed out) were terrific. You will get the house tequila (????????) if not. They told us no more orders could be taken after mine. Twenty minutes later they were seating people and taking orders still. The ladies sitting next to me told the manager (argued in Spanish) that I wanted to order more, but wasn't allowed after we put in our first order. Unless, we wanted to order double or triple at once. I’m happy the ladies were there because they seem to be regulars with some pull. So thank you my two angels ???? ???? The night would not have been as great without them, the customers!
Definitely coming back to this spot! Food was delicious and big portions too. Wait time was around 25 mins or so. Service was fast and we didn’t have to wait too long for the food and drinks to come out. Prices were not too expensive either. On the other side they have a cantina which is for ages 21 and older. We got the carne asada fries, Chile verde plate, and the menudo. They also have Mariachi playing music.
The food is very delicious and the prices are reasonable. They serve you plenty of food (if not a lot haha) and it leaves you satisfied. I ordered the Carne Tampiquena and a combo plate of chile relleno and an enchilada. The carne tampiquena came with two thick slices of well done carne, with ric, beans, a red enchilada, guacamole and poco de gallo. The tortillas are hand made and they are super good too. The house salsa is the best! I definitely recommend going there.
The only thing that was not too good, for me, was the queso fundido with chorizo. The chorizo was really good, but I couldn’t say the same about the cheese.
Where do I start!? Gloria's is FANTASTIC ???????? From the moment you walk in, you're greeted by every staff member that crosses your path. The atmosphere is like walking into your abuelita's casa, so home-like feel and warm welcoming. Our server was wonderful, the salsa and chips were delicious, my husband and I split a molcajete which was plenty for us as we noticed they had a bar and wanted to hit that up ???? The asada was juicy, chicken well seasoned and the red salsa inside the molcajete was ???????? THE BAR ???????? was beautiful, loved the decorations ???????? Our bartender was Isabel aka "Chavelita" and she was AMAAZZZINNGGGGGG ❤???? Wonderful personality, recommended beverages, shared laughs with us and honestly made our first visit the best and of many to come! The drinks were on point and well made ???? We can't wait to go back!!! Thank you Gloria's ????
Food is below average. The food arrived in less than 2 minutes and was lukewarm. It can therefore only come from the microwave. Unfortunately, the food was also not convincing in terms of taste.
Service, on the other hand, is attentive and okay.
Nice ambiance, good food, good drinks! Prepare to wait or try to find a place to sit on the bar side, popular restaurant.

Quick Facts About Gloria's Cocina Mexicana

Gloria's Cocina Mexicana has several strengths and weaknesses based on the comments provided.
One of its strengths is the friendly and attentive service. Multiple customers mention the staff's politeness, eagerness to assist, and respectful nature. This is important in providing a positive dining experience and creating a welcoming atmosphere. The comment about the server being "very nice" and the complementary photograph showcase the effort put into customer service. Another strength mentioned is the atmosphere, with one customer describing it as a "home-like feel" and comparing it to their abuelita's casa. This suggests that the restaurant has created a cozy and welcoming ambiance, which can enhance the overall dining experience.
Food quality is another strength highlighted by the customers. Multiple comments mention how delicious the food is, with specific dishes like Pozole, Mole, Carne Asada nachos, and Carne Tampiquena receiving praise. The freshness of the ingredients and the mouth-watering presentation are also mentioned as positive aspects. The use of handmade tortillas and the recommendation of the house salsa contribute to the perception of high-quality food.
Portion sizes and value for money are other strengths mentioned. Customers appreciate the large portions, with one comment specifically mentioning that the food left them satisfied. The reasonable prices are also mentioned, indicating that the restaurant offers good value for money.
Another strength mentioned is the presence of a cantina for customers aged 21 and older. This provides an additional option for customers who are interested in enjoying beverages and potentially live music in a separate area. The availability of Mariachi music is also noted as a positive aspect.
However, there are a few weaknesses that can be identified based on the comments. One customer mentions that the queso fundido with chorizo was not up to par, highlighting issues with the cheese. Another customer criticizes the food quality, stating that it arrived quickly and lukewarm, suggesting that it may have been microwaved. This customer also did not find the taste of the food convincing.
While the majority of comments regarding the service were positive, there is one comment that mentions the service as "attentive and okay." This suggests that there may be inconsistencies in the quality of service provided.
Lastly, one comment mentions the popular nature of the restaurant, indicating that customers may need to prepare for a wait or try to find seating in the bar area. While popularity can be seen as a positive indicator, it can also create overcrowding and result in longer wait times for customers.
In conclusion, Gloria's Cocina Mexicana has several strengths including friendly and attentive service, delicious food with generous portions, reasonable prices, and a welcoming atmosphere. However, there are a few weaknesses related to inconsistent food quality, issues with cheese in a specific dish, and potential overcrowding resulting in longer wait times. Despite these weaknesses, the overall impression is that Gloria's Cocina Mexicana provides a positive dining experience.


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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM

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