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La Gloria Ice House

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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100 W Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78212-4116
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is located at the Pearl Brewery area where you can take a water taxi all the way to the Riverwalk. The restaurant itself is nothing fancy but they do serve good Mexican food. For those people who only know tacos and enchiladas, there are other Mexican dishes worth trying like the Puerco chile molcajete, For dessert try their... More 

Thank evelyn s
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place does not disappoint! It is Mexican street food with some interesting margaritas! It is next to the Pearl Brewery, so you can work it into a day a shopping and lunch.

Thank lulu329
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drinks were good, but super strong and a bit pricey! $13 for a margarita, which I guess isn't bad for how much tequila is in it, but it is super strong. The tacos were good, mine were a little cold, I had the tacos Al Pastor but they were still very good. My boyfriend had the tacos verdes with... More 

Thank mmg2046
San Antonio, Texas
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304 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were visiting the Saturday morning market at the Pearl and decided to try La gloria for lunch since we had not been there before. It is modeled after street food in mexico and the serving are similar to those plates. i ordered chicken tacos and my wife ordered the spicy pork, there are 3 per plate and that sounded... More 

Thank TexasTravler45
Fairport, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Johnny Hernandez has a terrific reputation. That may be why some reviewers were disappointed. The food at La Gloria @ the Pearl is different than a lot of Mexican restaurants. This is Mexican street food and it's better than any Mexican food I've had. I'm from Rochester, NY and when I visit my friends in SA, I always request... More 

Thank sandio55
Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The last time I was at La Gloria was three years ago. I was on a business trip, I wanted tacos, and I didn't want to pay the world and all for them. So I stumbled into La Gloria and the place has never left my memory! After persuading my coworker to come with, we headed there. Now, we're from... More 

Thank mariposa34221
san antonio
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From all of the hype I expected to be wowed but definitely was not. The food was OK but expensive for Mexican food. Service was slow and not very friendly. The outdoor patio is nice next to the river.

Thank P1122XJmikes
New England
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248 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so excited to try La Gloria after reading about it. I have to say I was not impressed. My margarita was nothing I would go back for or recommend. It tasted like it came from a pre-mix. I have had so much better. We had the Chorizo con Rajas and it was ok but again - nothing special.... More 

Thank snow_beach
San Antonio
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had heard how great La Gloria was so since our busy schedule allowed us an opportunity we gave it a go. Beautiful Day for outside dining and that was the highlight. Tiny portions and not so tiny prices. We had street tacos and Ceviche, neither of which had a lot of taste. Regrettably the hype must... More 

Thank Fred P
Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome location on the new part of the River Walk. Got to hang out under Cypress trees and watch turtles while we waited for our table. I could've eaten everything in their kitchen, yum. Recommend sitting outside....a lotta noisy inside.

Thank Rainey G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78212-4116
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 210-267-9040
New establishment in the Pearl Brewery area.

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