by Marcus G. on
Is it a tourist trap? Is the food over priced? Do they also have some of the best Jazz Acts in the United States that make you forget all of that? Yes to all three questions. I was in town on business and was fortunate enough to be invited the night that the Jimmy Heath Big Band played which included Bill Cosby acting as a guest MC. The music and acoustics where phenomenal. If you closed your eyes you felt transported back in time to the days of Coltrane and Miles.Even though the food is a bit overpriced it isn't as bad as many of the reviews claim, however I did stick with the Coconut Shrimp and Calamari so those aren't too hard to get right. Bottom line if you're coming here expecting a 5 star restaurant you're going to be sorely dissapointed, but if you're coming to experience some of the best Jazz Music and Musicians in the United States, then this is the premier place.
by I R. on
Only thing great about Gloria's is they have weekend entertainment. Live Salsa on Saturdays but if you're like most folks out shopping in casual clothes you may not get in. They have a dress code. They also charge cover ($10). The food, drinks and everything else just OK. Nothing really sticks out other than the over priced food. Not sure why they chose to fuse Salvadorian and Tex Mex. I think focusing on one or the other would have sufficed, rather losing the integrity of the concept on both. The papusas are dry and the quality of the food is poor. The fajitas we ordered were also under seasoned. The margaritas are decent. If you go, I recommend going for happy hour and order nothing more than chips and queso. The $2 papusas and tamales won't break the bank. I was truly hoping for more out Gloria's.***UPDATE***was there late on Sunday night. They shut the lights off while we were finishing our food and drinks. If I can give a negative star I would.