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Gloria's Cocina Mexicana Restaurant

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7401 Florence Ave, Downey, CA 90240-3608
+1 562-776-1488
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Commerce, California
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The bar side is great for adults. It may be difficult to find a seat but the food is good. It is a bit loud so if you prefer something not as loud I recommend that you sit on the restaurant side. Flour tortillas are hand made on site.

Thank misscancer77
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My husband and I were encouraged to give this place a try. When we arrived at our table we were told they were out of red salsa and would not be making any more today. It was around 5 pm when we where there. The only salsa they gave us was red and very HOT. Should have left at the... More 

Thank Dmills58
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Been here many times! It is a great place to come with family, friends or a date at evenings they have Mariachi. On your birthday they give a free shoot o tequila and sing your Mananitas everyone here is very friendly...Food is great the fajitas are great and the margaritas hmmmm!!! I recommend the normita borrachita or the cucumber...Prices are... More 

Thank xzc7988
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We ordered a variety of dinners and found all of them to be very good. The hot sauce was very good - but the chips were just so-so.

Thank Susanne L
Panama City Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Stopped here for a quick dinner. The food was alright but holy cow they gave you so much food for such a little price! Definately worth a stop in!

Thank tkeenan1
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The restaurant is extremely small but the food is so good that nobody minds, at least no body in our group did, its pretty busy all the time but its been in this location for a very long time and as I said the food is really good and authentic.

Thank Joybells12
Downey, California
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

good service and food...weekends are a must-avoid.. too crowded...early saturday is fine....weekdays are better

Thank Jordan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

They have mariachi music, small bar gets packed, there food is awesome and the drinks are even better... Large groups or large family's are accomadated. Lunch is also great with hand made tortillas😊

Thank Monica P
Downey, California
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Food was ok.. But must admit that you must try the shrimp tacos and green poblano soup. Bar is suuuper loud. Cant hear eachother speak

Thank Bavilesny1
Downey, California
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This place serves good Mexican food. However, the weekend crowd after 6pm can leave you waiting outside for quite a while. Forget about sitting at the bar. Id get here right before dinner time to avoid the crowds. They do have security due to a previous incident. Its all for your security anyways.

Thank gmartinez2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7401 Florence Ave, Downey, CA 90240-3608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Downey
  • Phone Number: +1 562-776-1488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?